Privacy Promise, Terms Of Service, Code Of Ethics, Legal Disclaimers

These are the Terms of Service and info about the way we run this site.

About this website

AmazingRibs.com is all about the science and art of barbecue, grilling, and outdoor cooking, with great brbecue recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, and unbiased equipment reviews and ratings by experts. Learn how to set up your grills and smokers properly, the thermodynamics of what happens when heat hits meat and vegetable, and and unlearn the old husband's tales. There are also buying guides to hundreds of barbeque grills, smokers, tools, accessories, and thermometers, as well as hundreds of excellent tested recipes including all the classics, all by Meet Meathead, Barbecue Whisperer, Hedonism Evangelist, Culinary Mythbuster and an Meet Our Team.

Copyright © 2005 to 2017 by AmazingRibs.com

Unless otherwise noted, all text, recipes, photos, and computer code are owned by AmazingRibs.com and fully protected by US copyright law. This means that unless you have written permission to publish or distribute anything on this website you have committed a Federal crime. But we're easy. We usually grant permission and don't grant a fee. To get reprint rights, just click here and tell us what you want to use and what for. You do not need permission to link to this website. Note: Some photos of commercial products such as grills were provided by the manufacturers and are under their copyright.

Privacy promise

AmazingRibs.com promises to never sell or distribute any info about you individually without your express permission, and we promise not to, ahem, pepper you with email or make you eat spam.

Code of ethics

We adhere to the Blog With Integrity Code of Ethics. We treat others respectfully, and when we disagree, we attack ideas and not people. We also welcome respectful disagreement with our ideas. We expect the same from our readers. We believe in intellectual property rights, providing links, citing sources, and crediting inspiration where appropriate. We disclose our material relationships, policies, and business practices. Readers will always know the difference between editorial and advertising. We do not do sponsored articles, paid articles, or accept junkets. We always present our honest opinions to the best of our ability. We own our words. Even if we occasionally have to eat them. No ketchup allowed.

Posting comments

Before you can post a comment or question we require you to sign in because we want everyone hanging around the grill acting friendly. We use a popular comment service named Disqus, also used by NPR, ABC, CNN, and TIME. If you prefer, you can log in with credentials from Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Disqus promises to keep your info confidential and they would certainly go out of business if they violated this promise. It is possible we might change services or technical difficulties will cause the loss of some or all comments. For Disqus to work you must enable JavaScript and accept cookies. All comments become the property of AmazingRibs.com and we reserve the right to quote them, edit them, or delete them, and block people from making future comments for any reason at our sole discretion. This is something we rarely do, but we do not tolerate uncivil comments, nastiness, racism, porn, inappropriate language, never ending arguments, or attacks on others.

Liability

We are serious about quality recipes and make every effort to be certain that they give excellent results on a variety of cookers. We actually test all recipes thoroughly. Not many websites can say that! Still, we cannot be responsible for recipes that don't turn out the way you expected, and we cannot be held liable for costs or harm done by any cooking you do. In other words, you can't sue us if you cut yourself, if you burn yourself, if the food doesn't taste like you want it to taste, or if somebody gets sick. If you follow our instructions, none of these should happen.

Likewise, we only recommend products we love, but we cannot be responsible for a manufacturer whose quality control is beyond us. In other words, if you buy a grill or something we recommend, chances are you will love it, but if the manufacturer built you a lemon, or changed the way it is made, we cannot be held responsible.

The Pitmaster Club

We have a subscription membership service called The Pitmaster Club. Click here for more info about the Pitmaster Club and its benefits. We do not store your credit card info. The subscription page is a pass-through directly to a bank or PayPal that uses state of the art security. A transaction this way is far more secure than handing your credit card to a stranger in a restaurant or store. You may request a full refund anytime within the first 90 days after payment for any reason. Membership in the Pitmaster Club renews automatically after 365 days but you may also request a refund any time within the first 90 days after renewal.

Cookies and how they are used

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. Most websites use cookies. They are not programs or capable of harm. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but this may stop a website from functioning properly. We use cookies in for our comment system and for our Pitmaster Club to help track a subscription process and if you are a Pitmaster Club member we must use cookies to keep you logged in and to help you keep track of your current session. Cookies are the way we use to deliver ad-free pages to our Pitmaster members. If you disable cookies we cannot remove the paid ads from the pages. Cookies also allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook.

Google Analytics Advertising Features

AmazingRibs.com has enabled Google Analytics Advertising Features to give us valuable information about our visitors as a group, not as individuals, so we can continue delivering pertinent information to you about grilling, smoking, and outdoor cooking. We understand that some visitors may not want to be part of these analytics so if you want to opt-out, click this link, download and install the add-on for your web browser. It will turn off Google Analytics Advertising Features for all websites, not just this one.

Other third party services

Like most websites, this one uses third party services to help it operate. We chose them carefully, and their businesses depend on their ability to adhere to the highest privacy and security standards, but we cannot be responsible for errors or negligence on the part of third party services.

Website hosting. AmazingRibs.com lives on a computer at a reputable website hosting service that uses industry-standard security safeguards. The host is not authorized to use any information you provide under any circumstances.

Newsletter. We publish a free email newsletter named Smoke Signals with the help of a well-regarded email service provider. You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every newsletter. They store your email address and are not authorized to use it for any purpose. They are an industry leader and are widely respected for their integrity. If they cheated and spammed people they would be out of business in a hurry.

AmazingRibs.com products. We offer some humorous aprons, T-shirts, and other fun tchotchkes available for sale through a service called CafePress. If you purchase a product or service from them, they request information on their order form such as name, email, shipping address, credit card info, etc. They use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If they have trouble processing an order, they will use this information to contact you. That's all.

Surveys or Contests. From time-to-time we may offer contests or surveys. Participation is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to disclose any information. Unless otherwise noted, this info is used strictly for the contest or survey. We may use a third party service to conduct these surveys or contests and that company is prohibited from using personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Advertising. We use third party services to sell ads on this site and we are never involved in the process. Our ratings and reviews are never influenced by advertising because ads are sold by third party networks. Advertisers sometimes place cookies in readers' browsers. This is the case on every website on the internet. Click here to learn more about advertising on this website.

Links to other websites

AmazingRibs.com contains links to other web sites. The links on the editorial portion of all these pages are selected by a human who has reviewed the site. Once you leave this site through a link to another site, we can not be responsible for the content of that site and you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. But you knew that, right?

Disclaimers and limitations

The information on this website is for educational purposes only. All material within comes without warranties of any kind. We are human, and capable of mistakes, so we make no guarantees of the accuracy, completeness, or safety of the information. Under no circumstances are we liable for any damages that result from use of the site (so you can't sue us if you burn your tongue on hot ribs, cut your finger, or get a tummy ache, OK?). You should follow USDA recommended minimum cooking temperatures at all times. For more info, visit FoodSafety.gov. Please note that your information may be transferred if there is a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition of AmazingRibs.com. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If you have any questions or comments, click here to contact us.

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Please read this before posting a comment or question

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1) Please try the table of contents or the search box at the top of every page before you cry for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can't help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

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