TERMS & CONDITIONS
We own the intellectual property rights of the content presented on our social media websites. Any content provided by guests or material from other sources will be clearly indicated as such and references will be provided. If you have the desire to share content from our website, we ask that you give credit where it is due by utilizing the approved sharing options that are provided. If you are interested in obtaining prints or digital artwork, including licensing, please use the contact form to reach out with your request below.
Our content is copyright protected and the approved sharing options allow for proper crediting and appropriate referencing back to our social media sites. Section 1202 of the U.S. Copyright Act makes it illegal to remove the photography copyright management information (CMI/watermark) from our photos. Any unauthorized use of our content and context in which they are used, including but not limited to, photo CMI removal, duplication, defamation, alterations, distortion, inaccurate representation, or unintended use of our photos, audio/video, narratives, or recipes such as selling, renting, marketing, or licensing without verbal and written permission from our social media sites results in infringement and is strictly prohibited by law and is subject to prosecution. Fines for such infringements range from $2,500 to $150,000 USD, in addition to attorney’s fees and damages.
You may print materials, such as recipes, with the approved printing options that are provided for personal or classroom use. Distribution of our content whether digital or print, including but not limited to, photos, audio/video, narratives, or recipes for commercial use or contest submission is a violation of copyright claims and is subject to legal action.
Upon use of our content, the item must clearly display and/or verbally acknowledge Erica Robbin along with a link leading directly to the site of origination of which they were obtained. More specifically, credit for items used from this particular website should be given to Erica Robbin and include the appropriate social media URL https://ericarobbin.com.
Ability to Accept Terms and Conditions
The content of our social media websites is not intended for use for children under age 18 without the supervision and permission from a parent or guardian, emancipated legal status, or without being fully able and competent to use our site and some content may not be suitable for adults under age 21.
We will never sell, market, distribute, license, rent, or disclose any personal user information obtained from the exchange of products or services, giveaways, subscription e-mail service lists, or comments and inquiries to third parties without your consent. Subscription services are voluntary and you may unsubscribe at any time via the links provided in the promotional e-mail. Comments and inquiries and any other personal information provided in the contact form may be used to respond to the request through appropriate means provided and response is at our discretion. Participation in our online polls is voluntary and results are the opinions expressed by users who respond to the polls and are not a reflection of Erica Robbin, the social media platform, host sites, endorsements, partnerships, affiliates, third party relationships, or public opinion. We reserve the right to suspend, change, or cancel a poll at any time without warning. One vote per person or IP address.
We have the right to report any suspicious or inappropriate activity on any of our social media sites, including but not limited to, abuse, threat to health, life, or safety of an individual or the public, exploitation of a minor, pornography, illegal activity, violence, defamation, obscenity, bullying, harassment, racial insensitivity, fraud, spam, data mining, phishing, or malware distribution. We have the right to remove any material submitted to our social media websites, block any user, and terminate any service or e-mail subscription at our discretion for violating any terms and conditions or as per our discretion at any time without warning.
Your personal information may be stored digitally and in print. We cannot guarantee that your user information or interactions with our social media websites are secure and we are not liable for any consequence resulting from a breach of security, theft, or negligence. We use Bluehost for our domain and web hosting services, which uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for encrypting all personal information, including name, address, and credit card numbers. You will agree not to interfere with any security-related features of the service that is provided.
Recommendations, Products, and Services Disclaimer
Our social media sites are for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only and are not a substitute for professional, legal, financial, or medical advice or services. Any references, links, affiliations, or partnerships mentioned are not a complete endorsement of any person, group, brand, or company and may not fully represent our values and opinions. The views expressed on this blog and associated social media websites are our own and do not reflect the views of current or former employers or charitable organizations. We cannot guarantee accuracy or completeness of any content and we are not liable for any personal harm resulting from this. We are not liable for and cannot guarantee you will have a positive experience or any intended outcome with any interaction of our social media websites or any third party recommendations, products, or services. We are not liable for any benefit, risk, or harm, whether personal or of collateral consequence, resulting from any interaction from other user comments, suggestions, or recommendations posted on our social media sites or any posted or linked data, content, services, products, or downloads. Always seek the counsel of a professional, qualified source for any advice or questions you may have regarding other user responses and comments.
We may feature products and services that we purchase ourselves, sent to us by companies, gifted to us by an acquaintance, friend, or family. Any services or goods sent to us by companies are not guaranteed for personal use, review, or acknowledgement upon receipt. There is no guarantee that any product or service sent to us will be featured or that we will have a positive experience with them. We maintain the right to choose whether we will or will not personally use or feature them and have the right to provide our personal opinion about them. We only feature products and services that we enjoy or want to try and as per FTC guiding principles the disclosure of our relationship with the company whose product or service we are endorsing will be clearly identifiable and will represent our accurate experience and opinion whether positive, neutral, or negative even if outside of the intended product or service claim. Opinions may include but are not limited to service delivery, first and overall impressions, packaging, appearance, ease of use, experience, accessibility, price point, outcomes, and any other relevant factors.
We are not responsible or liable for any form of risk, damage, liability, expense, loss, gain, or promotion of any user, references, featured products and services, or third parties associated with our social media accounts. We are not liable and waive all claims for any damages resulting from use of our social media sites including but not limited to punitive, exemplary, incidental, loss of privacy, personal injury, property damage, loss of business or profit, loss of data, failure of service, unauthorized access, or any consequential damages.
Featured products and services may include links to retailers for convenience only and does not mean that we are receiving a commission unless otherwise indicated. In accordance with FTC Guidelines, all affiliate links will be clearly indicated. Affiliate links are URLs associated with a listed product or service that are linked with our brand in order to guide traffic to a specific business or organization, which in turn, may provide us with a commission upon your purchase at no additional cost to you. You are under no obligation to use affiliate links provided to you. If you choose to make purchases with the affiliate link provided it would help in supporting our social media creative content and charitable activities, for which we are grateful for; however, our content is not dependent on your use of them. The use of an affiliate links is voluntary and we are not liable for the experience or outcome, including any corresponding third party products or services. We only provide affiliate links on products, services, brands, and corporate entities we enjoy, recommend, and trust based on our discernment and experience. We maintain the right to terminate the display of any affiliate links and any accompanying relationships at our discretion at any time without warning.
Sponsorships and Advertisements
We enjoy maintaining creative ownership in addition to the creative process and outcome of our online activities. In order to avoid personal conflict of interest and maintain a specific aesthetic appearance and reputation of our brand, we do not accept and have never accepted paid-promotions or sponsorships for product placements, banner advertisements, or popups on our main website. We only accept endorsement offers with brands we trust and maintain partnerships that are consistent with our values and interests. We have the right to terminate any sponsoring partnership that does not meet the terms of conditions and provisions outlined in each individual contract at any time without warning.
Any products or services featured in a giveaway cannot be substituted or exchanged and participation is voluntary and at your own risk. Children under the age of 18 are required to have the supervision and permission from a parent or guardian in order to participate. Giveaway products or services are provided to the winner without expense or return compensation and chosen by the rules and terms in which the giveaway is presented. We reserve the right to terminate any giveaway at any time without notice. We are not responsible for any benefit, risk, or harm whether intended or unintended that may resulting from personal or collateral consequence from any interaction, participation, or receipt of products or services associated with a giveaway. No compensation will be given for any lost, damaged, or unsatisfactory product or service provided in the giveaway. Sponsored giveaways will be clearly disclosed according to FTC guidelines.
Questions and Comments?
If you have any questions or comments about these terms and conditions fill out the contact form below.