Comment Policy

Welcome to Cookie and Kate. I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you become a regular visitor and commenter. If you do decide to leave a comment, I ask that you follow the basic rules and guidelines presented below. Like my mama said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”

Cookie and Kate reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity or crude language, personal attacks, copyrighted information or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. (To clarify on the last point, please don’t add a self-promoting shout-out to your URL in the comment field.) Any post found to be in violation of any of these guidelines will be modified to remove the offending text or deleted without warning.

By submitting your content, you grant Cookie and Kate permission to reproduce your content to our discretion. For example, I occasionally include your comments as endorsements in recipe roundups and media kits. If you don’t want your comment to be used for such purposes, explicitly state so within the body of your comment and I will respect your wishes.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. If you find evidence of copyright infringement in the comments of cookieandkate.com, contact me and I will remove the offending material as soon as possible.

The fine print:

Any and all content, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, concepts, questions or other communications (collectively “User Content”) that you submit or post on the Site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting or posting any User Content, you grant to Cookie and Kate a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, sublicensable and transferable license to copy, publish, translate, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, reproduce or use the User Content in any commercial or non-commercial manner whatsoever. Cookie and Kate will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products that incorporate or otherwise rely upon such information. Cookie and Kate shall have no obligation to monitor User Content, use or display User Content, compensate you for submitting User Content, or respond to any User Content. Cookie and Kate retains the right, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, to remove, revise or refuse to post any User Content for any reason or no reason.

By submitting User Content, you represent and warrant that the User Content does not (i) contain false or misleading information, (ii) infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party, (iii) contain any libelous, defamatory, obscene, offensive, threatening or otherwise harassing content, (iv) contain any addresses, email addresses, phone numbers or any contact information or (v) contain computer viruses, worms or other harmful files. You are solely responsible for the User Content and you hereby agree to indemnify and hold Cookie and Kate and its employees, agents and affiliates harmless from any and all damages, claims, expenses, costs or fees arising from or in connection with a breach of any of the foregoing representations or your violation of any law or rights of a third party.

This policy was last modified on 4/19/2015.