Terms, Disclosure and Privacy Policy

General Disclaimer

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

Welcome to the SimplyInspiredMeals.com website (“Site“). SimplyInspiredMeals.com maintains this Site to provide general information to our visitors. All use of this Site is subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing and browsing this Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Copyright. This Site, including all text, images, software and other content contained herein, is the property of SimplyInspiredMeals.com or its suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation and arrangement of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of SimplyInspiredMeals.com and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.

Trademarks. All SimplyInspiredMeals.com marks, graphics, photographs, logos, designs and trade names used and displayed on this Site are service marks or trademarks of SimplyInspiredMeals.com and are the sole and exclusive property of SimplyInspiredMeals.com. The “look and feel” of this Site constitutes proprietary trade dress of SimplyInspiredMeals.com. All other trademarks not owned by SimplyInspiredMeals.com that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any such marks for any purpose whatsoever without the express prior written permission of the owner.

Use of Site; Restrictions. You may view and print material displayed on this Site subject to the following conditions: (a) the materials may be used solely for your own, personal information and not for commercial use; and (b) you must retain without modification all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices affixed to or contained in the materials you print and all copies thereof. You may not copy or otherwise use this Site or any portion hereof, except as expressly provided above. You may not reproduce, download, republish, frame, transmit, distribute, sell, license, modify, alter, reverse engineer or prepare derivative works from this Site or any portion hereof, except with the express prior written permission of SimplyInspiredMeals.com. Use of data mining, robots and similar data gathering and extraction tools is expressly prohibited. Links to this Site should not be made without the express prior written permission of SimplyInspiredMeals.com. Nothing contained in this Site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of SimplyInspiredMeals.com or any third party. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

No Rendering of Advice. The information contained in or made available through this Site is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as rendering consulting, design, or other professional advice of any kind. Your use of this Site does not give rise to a client, advisory, fiduciary or professional services relationship between you and SimplyInspiredMeals.com.

Accuracy of Information. While SimplyInspiredMeals.com uses reasonable efforts to furnish accurate and up-to-date information, SimplyInspiredMeals.com does not warrant that any information contained in or made available through this Site (including, without limitation, any information provided directly by representatives of SimplyInspiredMeals.com) is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. SimplyInspiredMeals.com assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this Site or such other materials or communications.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY SimplyInspiredMeals.com ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, SimplyInspiredMeals.com AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SimplyInspiredMeals.com AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AS TO THE OPERATION OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. SimplyInspiredMeals.com DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, OR THAT THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

SimplyInspiredMeals.com AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA OR USE), EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION AND WHETHER IN CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Links to Third Party Websites. For your convenience, this Site may provide hyperlinks to websites and servers maintained by third parties. SimplyInspiredMeals.com does not control, evaluate, endorse or guarantee content found in such sites. SimplyInspiredMeals.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services or content of these sites or the parties that operate them. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use. Your use of these sites is entirely at your own risk.

Feedback and Other Submissions. All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and similar submissions furnished to SimplyInspiredMeals.com in connection with your use of this Site shall be deemed assigned to and shall remain the property of SimplyInspiredMeals.com. No such submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of SimplyInspiredMeals.com, and SimplyInspiredMeals.com shall be entitled to unrestricted use and disclosure of such submissions throughout the world for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without any obligation to compensate you for such use or disclosure. You represent that you have the lawful right to furnish such submissions to SimplyInspiredMeals.com and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so.

Termination or Suspension of Access; Modifications to Site. SimplyInspiredMeals.com reserves the right to terminate, suspend or otherwise restrict your access to this Site, or any portion hereof, with or without notice at any time for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, your violation of these terms and conditions or any inappropriate or unlawful behavior on your part. In addition, SimplyInspiredMeals.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Site or any portion hereof at any time with or without notice. SimplyInspiredMeals.com shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination, suspension, restriction, modification or discontinuance.

Dispute Resolution. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions or breach hereof, or otherwise relating to this Site (with the exception of injunctive relief sought by SimplyInspiredMeals.com for any violation of SimplyInspiredMeals.com’s proprietary rights), shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current rules of the American Arbitration Association. Before entering into arbitration, the parties shall each appoint an arbitrator, and these two arbitrators shall select a third arbitrator to be a member of the panel. Should the two arbitrators not be able to agree on a choice of the third, then the American Arbitration Association shall make the appointment of a person who is neutral to the parties. None of the arbitrators shall be officers or employees of the parties. Each such arbitrator shall be an attorney having experience and familiarity with information technology disputes. The location of arbitration shall be El Dorado County, CA, USA. The arbitrators shall have the right to award costs, fees and expenses, including but not limited to the arbitrators’ fees and reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the prevailing party. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no such arbitration shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these terms and conditions, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Each party hereby waives its right to a trial by jury for any disputes between the parties.

Applicable Laws; Exclusive Jurisdiction. SimplyInspiredMeals.com maintains this Site in El Dorado County, CA, USA. SimplyInspiredMeals.com makes no representation that this Site or any content on or accessed through this Site is appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with all local laws and regulations, as applicable. Use of this Site and any dispute arising therefrom shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. SUBJECT TO THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE SHALL BE INSTITUTED ONLY IN A STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN EL DORADO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.

Modifications. SimplyInspiredMeals.com reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time upon posting. By continuing to use this Site after any changes are posted, you acknowledge your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions. Please visit this page regularly to review the then-current terms and conditions to which you are bound.

Miscellaneous. If there is a determination that any provision of these terms and conditions is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, that determination will not affect the rest of these terms and conditions, and these terms and conditions shall be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to make them valid and enforceable. The failure of SimplyInspiredMeals.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action against SimplyInspiredMeals.com arising out of or related to use of this Site or under these terms and conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Affiliate Participation

The Website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

SimplyInspiredMeals.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and iTunes affiliate program, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to linked shops.  As part of the affiliate programs, the Website will post customized links, provided by our affiliate programs, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Amazon

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

iTunes

SimplyInspiredMeals.com is a participant in the iTunes affiliate program. The following language is required as part of this program: PHG and/or Advertiser (or another third party, where applicable) may use code or cookies on Publisher’s website to track the performance of Advertiser’s marketing efforts, and that no personally identifiable information is collected in such process.

Disney Disclaimer

SimplyInspiredMeals.com is not affiliated or sponsored with Disney in any way and does not claim to represent the Walt Disney Company. We pay for our meals, travel costs and tickets. In our Disney food reviews our aim is to picture as many meals as possible and provide our review based on our experience as a customer. These opinions are our own based on our experience and your experience and taste may vary. All names pertaining to Disney are registered trademarks of the Walt Disney Company. For official Disney information, visit Disney directly.

Privacy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

  • When signing up to the SimplyInspiredMeals.com emails, you give consent to receive SimplyInspiredMeals.com emails. I do not share or sell any information and there is always an option to unsubscribe at the bottom of each email.
  • These emails may be used for advertising purposes and all newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. These pixels are embedded in emails to allow analysis of the success of email newsletter campaigns. These tracking pixels allow me to to see if and when emails are opened and links clicked. This information will be used to adapt future content and will not be passed to third parties.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, this site and our third-party service providers, such as advertising and analytics providers, may use cookies, web beacons and other data technologies to receive and store certain types of information when you interact with us through your computer or mobile device. Using these technologies helps us recognize you, customize your experience and make relevant marketing messages. When you use the Website, the analytics provider will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. The analytics provider may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Who we share your data with

SimplyInspiredMeals.com does not share any personal data with anyone however we do use third-party service providers. 

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Akismet – Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at admin@simplyinspiredmeals.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to admin@simplyinspiredmeals.com.

Amend – You may contact us at admin@simplyinspiredmeals.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to admin@simplyinspiredmeals.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

At any time you can contact us at admin@simplyinspiredmeals.com.

Additional information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

How we protect your data

This website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. Your personal information is contained behind Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website.
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account.
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries.
  • To provide you with user support.
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The content of SimplyInspiredMeals.com is a source of income and may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.  Any mention of products, services, or businesses that may be a source of income to the Website will be noted as an affiliate in accordance to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding endorsements in blog posts.

  • This blog does contain advertising generated by a third party ad networks. SimplyInspiredMeals.com is compensated for any purchases made through these advertisements at no additional cost to you.
  • The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
  • I will always try my best to promote products/businesses/services that I feel will be beneficial to SimplyInspiredMeals.com readers.