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This site is not intended to provide medical advice. It is the reader’s sole responsibility to determine which foods are appropriate and safe for their family to consume. Always consult your doctor. The author makes no claims regarding the presence of food allergens and disclaims all liability in connection with the use of this site.

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All content copyright © 2015 The Heritage Cook.

Thank You for your understanding and respect for this usage policy.

Giveaway Rules

No purchase necessary to win.


TheHeritageCook.com Giveaways (the “Giveaways”) are open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 18 years of age or older. Employees of the sponsor of the giveaway or TheHeritageCook.com are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.


The Giveaways are sponsored and at no cost to TheHeritageCook.com unless otherwise stated. The giveaway is not administered in any way by the sponsor(s) or its affiliates, but solely by TheHeritageCook.com. Any questions or comments regarding this promotion should be addressed to TheHeritageCook.com and not to the sponsor(s).


TheHeritageCook.com may receive compensation for hosting the giveaway; however, the opinions expressed on the sponsor’s products and services by TheHeritageCook.com are my own and are not reviewed or edited by the Sponsor. Information collected for the purposes of this giveaway will only be used to contact the winner(s) and will not be sold or given to any third party.

Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in a Giveaway constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Entry Period: The start and end times/dates (the “Entry Period”) are located on the applicable Giveaway page.

Giveaway Entry/Submission:

Follow the directions on the applicable Giveaway page in order to submit an entry. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.

Winner Selection:

Winner(s) will be selected via random number generator. The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winner(s) will be contacted via email and will be asked to provide their first and last names, age and mailing address. If a potential winner does not respond within the stated time frame, located within the applicable giveaway page, TheHeritageCook.com may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during the Entry Period.


The prize(s) (and their retail values) are located on the applicable Giveaway page. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.

General Conditions:

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume the Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Release and Limitations of Liability:

By participating in the Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Giveaway Entities’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Giveaway, and in no event shall the Giveaway Entities be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of Winner’s name, opinions, biographical information and state of residence for promotional, publicity or advertising purposes worldwide in any media and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, without further payment, consideration, review or consent (where allowable).

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out our privacy policies and practices regarding the personal data that we collect from our users at theheritagecook.com the (“Website”) and related services. Your use of and/or registration on any aspect of the Website will constitute your agreement to this privacy policy. If you cannot agree with the terms and conditions of this privacy policy, please do not use the Website.

The owner of this Website respects the privacy of readers and provides the Website for entertainment purposes only and for the personal, non-commercial use of its readers. Readers are welcome to subscribe to the Website via Feedburner as well as receive newsletter updates. Feedburner as well as other related services that allow access to the Website are subject to privacy and data collection privacy policies that may differ from this privacy policy. You are responsible for reading, understanding and accepting such policies. Both use an opt-in sign-up process so in order to receive either of those you will need to enter a valid e-mail address, then confirm it via a subsequent e-mail message. To be removed from the Feedburner and newsletter delivery services, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail message or other instructions that Feedburner or related services may provide.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Website, it will be used in accordance with this privacy statement. When you use this Website, the following information may be collected:

  • Name and e-mail address
  • Website URL
  • Demographic information (such as IP addresses) or other information that does not permit the identification of individual persons.

Demographic and technical information is gathered to enhance the reader experience and ensure that continued operation of the Website. In addition, information that users voluntarily provide through the Website, such as comments or board posts will be collected and maintained on the Website. E-mails sent to the operator of the Website will also be collected and stored.

In general, personal information submitted to us is used to either respond to a request you make or to aid us in serving you better. Your personal data will not be sold to a third party, except in the event of a sale, transfer, merger or acquisition (in whole or part) of the Website, in which case you hereby give the consent to your personal data transferred to the subsequent owner or controller of the Website. In addition, although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Data with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy does not cover information collected elsewhere, including without limitation offline and on sites linked to from the Website. Once you have used these links to leave the Website, we do not have any control over that other Website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting other sites and you should exercise appropriate caution when visiting linked Websites.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your data. We use a variety of methods to help protect your personal information. Despite these measures, you should know that the risk associated with submitting your personal data will never be eliminated, and your personal data could be accessed through an unauthorized user or through an inadvertent disclosure.

You may request deletion of your personal data by us, but we may be required by law or otherwise to keep this information. In addition, while we may delete your personal information from our active servers, your personal information may remain in our archives or data backup systems maintained by us or our service providers.

Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights (As Provided by California Civil Code section 1798.83):
A California resident who has provided Personal Data to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (a “California Customer”) may request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of Personal Data, upon receipt of a request by a California Customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom Personal Data was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of Personal Data that were disclosed. California Customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing [Contact Email for Privacy Questions]. Please note that we are required to respond to one request per California Customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.

For users residing outside of the United States of America, your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.


Most browsers contain “cookies”, which allows the Website to store certain data about your visit. When a reader leaves a comment, along with other identifying information, that information is stored so that on subsequent visits readers do not have to re-enter that information again. Sensitive information, like name, phone numbers, and addresses are not collected or stored unless users leave them on the Website itself. The owner of the Website does not advise readers to post sensitive information where it can be read by others.

Users of the Website have the ability to block or remove cookies by using the methods prescribed by their browsers (such as Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Chrome). Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this Website, with the drawback that certain features of this Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. You may also use a similar feature to delete any current cookies. Please refer to your browser’s Help area for assistance with enabling and disabling cookies.

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy. For additional information on opting out of multiple ads visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

“Click tracking” is also used, which gathers information where readers click on the Website. The Website owner does not track individual’s click patterns and the information is collected for the sole purpose of troubleshooting and/or gathering information about the user base as a whole.


Ads appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by this Website and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers here or at their site(s). Please visit the privacy policies of those sites for further information.

Google appears on this Website as a third party vendor, and uses cookies to serve ads on this Website. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on your visit to this Website. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Privacy Center, which allows users to opt-out and manage ad preferences.

Personal Information

Our servers, statistics-gathering software, and WordPress may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the Website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.

For more information about the servers and/or WordPress, please read their privacy policies:
WordPress Privacy Policy (Blogging Platform)
Bluehost Privacy Policy (Server)

Limited access to our database is also given to third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance and assistance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. These people are website designers and technicians. You expressly consent to the sharing of your personal information with our contractors or other service providers for the sole purpose of providing the services of the Website.


When you leave a comment, your IP (internet protocol) address is recorded. For more information about IP addresses visit IP Address (Wikipedia). This information can be used to block or ban users from the Website. When you leave a comment on the Website, you do so with the knowledge that it can be edited or deleted at the discretion of the owner of the Website. Malicious or comments with false information are removed as soon as possible. Please use appropriate caution when divulging personal information in the comments as that information is visible and available to the public at large.

This Website is intended for use of people over the age of 10 years old; children should be supervised by an adult when cooking and using kitchen equipment.

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time: the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back here frequently to be appraised of any changes. Any such update or modification will be effective immediately. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms. Continued access and use of this Website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these policies, please discontinue use of this Website.

For questions regarding this privacy policy contact, you may use the following contact form: