Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy

The following terms (“Terms of Use”) constitute an agreement between The Scone Blog/Eat Picks Media LLC, a New York limited liability company (“Eat Picks”), and you that governs your use of the following Website and all of their associated services, content and functionality. The Terms of Use applies to the Website administered by The Scone Blog located at https://www.TheSconeBlog.com/ (“Website”).  Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to the following Terms of Use. The Terms of Use apply to all Website users, including, but not limited to, viewers, vendors, customers, merchants, and contributors of content. THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC reserves the right to modify, alter, amend, or update its Website, policies, and these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change without notice. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use the Website.  

   

PRIVACY  

The Website may receive and store information, such as name, email address, address and other demographic information, that you voluntarily submit through the Website for the purpose of subscribing to the Website to receive newsletters, purchasing products or leaving comments on blog posts. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.   The Website may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with the Website, including, but not limited to, your computer's IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.  The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google's Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.  The Website use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies or web beacons may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.  Please see our Cookie Policy.
From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third- party companies, such as Google or Facebook, in order to market the Website. The Website may also use other third-party ad providers. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website. At any time, you may opt out of Google Ads by modifying your Google Ad settings. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on the Website send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.  The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC disclaims all liability in connection therewith.  The Website engages in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC's requirements. See our Disclosure Policy. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels, which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.  The Website engages in affiliate marketing, which is described more fully below. 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.  

Third-Party Use of Personal Information  

The Website may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. Currently, the Website uses the services of Mailerlite for delivery of email updates. Mailerlite use of your personal information is subject to Mailerlite's privacy policy.  All personal information entered into these sites are subject to their respective privacy policies.  

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. If a new service provider is engaged, these terms will be amended accordingly.  

Will the Website Share the Personal Information It Collects?  

The Website will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information, except when required by law, without their consent.  THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC 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.  

Modification or Deletion of Personal Information  

You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, THE SCONE BLOG may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information to the Website by sending an email to sconeblog@gmail.com, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.  

AFFILIATE MARKETING  

The Website engages in affiliate marketing. This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, the Website will receive a commission on that purchase. All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.  THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and link to Amazon.com.  

FTC DISCLOSURE  

From time to time, the Website may post sponsored content from an advertiser. This means that an advertiser, which may be a brand, agency, or influencer network, will contract with THE SCONE BLOG to create content featuring certain messages or product placement. Pursuant to the FTC's requirements, all such advertisements on the Website are clearly and conspicuously disclosed.  

Even though compensation (cash, free product, services) is received for in exchange for this sponsored content placement, THE SCONE BLOG gives its honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences in such content. All views expressed on the Website are those of the content creator. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.  

Registration & Restricted Access  

Access to certain areas of the Website may be restricted. THE SCONE BLOG reserves the right to restrict areas of the Website at its sole discretion.  Some restricted areas of the Website may be made available to you as a registered user. When you are registered, you are required to create a user profile, which may include a username and password. You agree to keep your username and password confidential. If you suspect your The Scone Blog password has been compromised, you must notify THE SCONE BLOG immediately at sconeblog@gmail.com. THE SCONE BLOG will not be liable for any loss caused by the unauthorized use of your account; however, you may be liable to THE SCONE BLOG or other third parties for any losses incurred due to such unauthorized use.  THE SCONE BLOG may disable your username and password at its sole discretion.  THE SCONE BLOG reserves the right to modify methods for registration and access levels of registered users from time to time.  

Children's Information  

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website have personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact us immediately sconeblog@gmail.com and THE SCONE BLOG will use its best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.  

Use of the Website  

Unless otherwise stated, THE SCONE BLOG owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on the Website. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.  You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms of Use.  

The following uses are not permitted:  

  • Republication of content from the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for republication;
     
  • Sale, rental or sub-license of any content from the Website; Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Website for commercial purposes;  Modification of any content on the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for modification;
     
  • Redistribution of content of the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.  

From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of THE SCONE BLOG'S intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content, with full credit to THE SCONE BLOG.  

You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. 

You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. 

You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit and/or other harmful code or malicious software.  

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without THE SCONE BLOG's express written permission.  You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications.  You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without THE SCONE BLOG's express written permission.  In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Use, you are prohibited from using the Website or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website or of any related Website, other Website, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Website. THE SCONE BLOG reserves the right to terminate your use of the Website for violating any of the prohibited uses.  

Copyright  

Unless otherwise noted, the design, content and all components of the Website are copyrights owned by THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws.  

Trademark  

THE SCONE BLOG is a trademark of The Scone Blog, LLC and is protected by United States trademark law. THE SCONE BLOG's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not THE SCONE BLOG, in any manner likely to cause confusion among consumers or in any manner that disparages or discredits THE SCONE BLOG.  From time to time, the Website will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties related to THE SCONE BLOG's products or services. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners.  

GRANT OF RIGHTS  

You grant THE SCONE BLOG a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute any content you contribute to the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant THE SCONE BLOG the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.  

PROHIBITED CONTENT  

Any content you contribute to the site, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or THE SCONE BLOG or a third party. THE SCONE BLOG reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on THE SCONE BLOG's servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Website. THE SCONE BLOG takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.  

Notwithstanding THE SCONE BLOG's rights under the Terms of Use, THE SCONE BLOG does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Website.  

COMMUNICATION – ELECTRONIC NOTICE  

If you send THE SCONE BLOG an email, register to use the Website or provide your email to THE SCONE BLOG in any other way, you consent to receive communications from THE SCONE BLOG electronically, either directly or through its third-party communications (e.g., Mailerlite). You agree that all legal notices provided via electronic means from THE SCONE BLOG satisfy any requirement for written notice.  

THIRD PARTIES  

The Website may contain links to third-party Website that are not governed or controlled by THE SCONE BLOG. You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable Terms of Use and policies for any third-party Website that relates to your use of the Website. THE SCONE BLOG assumes no control or liability over the content of any third-party sites. You expressly hold harmless THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC from any and all liability related to your use of a third-party Website.  Prior to engaging in any commercial transactions with any third parties discovered through or linked on the Website, you must complete any necessary investigation or due diligence. If there is a dispute for any commercial transactions with a third party discovered through or linked on the Website, you expressly hold THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC harmless from any and all liability in any dispute.  

Errors, Inaccuracies, and Omissions  

Occasionally there may be information on the Website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times, and availability. THE SCONE BLOG reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice if any information on the Website is inaccurate.  THE SCONE BLOG undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Website, should be taken to indicate that all information on the Website has been modified or updated.  

No Warranties  

The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied. THE SCONE BLOG makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Website or the information and materials provided therein.  THE SCONE BLOG makes no warranty the Website will meet your requirements; will be available uninterrupted; timely and free of viruses or bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the Website. THE SCONE BLOG is not responsible to you for the loss of any content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website.  

Limitation of Liability  

THE SCONE BLOG/EATPICKS MEDIA LLC WILL NOT BE LIABILE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  

Disclaimer  

THE SCONE BLOG has made every effort to ensure that all information on the Website has been tested for accuracy. THE SCONE BLOG makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website.  From time to time, the Website may discuss topics related to health, fitness, food, or recipes. All Website content is provided for informational purposes only.  You must not rely on the information on the Website as an alternative to advice from your medical professional or healthcare provider. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment as a result of any information provided on the Website.  Consult a physician or medical professional before beginning any fitness program or changing your diet. Any form of exercise poses inherent risk of injury and by voluntarily engaging in any exercise or workout presented on the Website, you assume the risk of any potential injury that may result.  The information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Website make no representations or warranties in relation to the information provided in the content.  

Food Allergies  

THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC offers, among other things, products and recipes through the Website. The Products offered through the THE SCONE BLOG include food items, which may include common allergens, such as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, gluten, wheat and other known allergens. THE SCONE BLOG communicates with the vendors who provide the Products about the ingredients they use and the environments the Products are made in. THE SCONE BLOG makes a concerted effort to communicate all of the ingredients and environments accurately. Nonetheless, THE SCONE BLOG cannot guarantee that its products are free of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat or other known allergens. As such, THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC does not assume liability for adverse reactions to Products offered through THE SCONE BLOG. Users concerned about food allergies must be aware and utilize the recipes, product recommendations and contents of THE SCONE BLOG website at their own risk.  

Indemnity  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC, its members, employees, officers, directors, managers and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) which THE SCONE BLOG/EAT PICKS MEDIA LLC suffers as a result of third-party claims based on: (i) your negligence or intentional misconduct, (ii) your breach of any provision of the Terms of Use (including representation or warranty); (iii) materials prepared or provided by you including, but not limited to, any claims of infringement, or misappropriation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, infringement of the rights of privacy or publicity, or defamation or libel; or (iv) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder.  

MISCELLANEOUS  

The Terms of Use will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Clifton Park, New York. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings. If any provision(s) of the Terms of Use is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be severable and enforceable. If a provision is excessively broad, such a provision shall be limited or reduced in scope so as to be enforceable. The Terms of Use may not be assigned by you without THE SCONE BLOG's prior written consent, however, the Terms of Use may be assigned by THE SCONE BLOG in its sole discretion. The Terms of Use are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the Website offered by THE SCONE BLOG. The Terms of Use may not be altered or modified except by prior written agreement by the parties. All notices with respect to the Terms of Use must be in writing and may be via email to sconeblog@gmail.com.