I’m a biologist by training, but that doesn’t make me an expert in health, nutrition, fitness, finance, or anything I may blog about outside of my own experience. I will provide links as necessary for clarification and make every effort to use trusted sources in my posts. Ultimately YOU are responsible for any decisions you make regarding YOUR life.
With regard to the recipes I post: I’m going to assume you will use the best sources you have for your ingredients based on your family’s needs and budget. Therefore, if you see “chicken” listed, you are welcome to use organic pasture raised fowl or the stuff from the freezer at the box store. I’m not going to judge. It’s my opinion that cooking from scratch at home is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and financial situation. Work within your family’s limits, have a great time and don’t worry about what your virtual neighbor is eating :).
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Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from August 10, 2017.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as zip code
- preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
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We would be thrilled if you linked to one of our posts, or shared it with your friends via social media. I’ve supplied the means for you to do so, afterall.
We would be thrilled if you took a recipe we provided and tweaked it to suit yourself and made your own blog post about it. Cooks have been doing that very same thing since fire was discovered. However, it would be appreciated if you took the time to give us credit for the work we’ve done and link back to the original post. Please take the time to tell about how you went about preparing the recipe in your own words, rather than mine.
Photos that do not have attribution were taken by us. Please do not link to them directly, but rather to the post in which it resides.
Other than blog posts and social media (sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and the like), you may not use our work in any other type of publication (digital or otherwise) without permission. When in doubt contact us at LydiaF1963 at gmail dot com.
With Regard to Affiliate Links, Advertising, Reviews, Etc.
Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog intends to accept various forms of compensation including— but not limited to— cash advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links or paid insertions.
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As the owner(s) of this blog we may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. There’s a lot of misleading information on the internet, I’ll do my best to ensure accuracy, but any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
In the event this blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest, I will make every effort to ensure this content will always be identified.
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