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This policy is valid from 17 December 2005 with updates made in April of 2023.  It also contains information as required by the FTC guidelines governing endorsements and testimonials.

This website is designed, written, and edited by Kathy Blake, as The Experimental Gourmand, unless otherwise indicated in the case of guest posts.  All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network, unless otherwise indicated. Those advertisements are identified as paid advertisements.  Further disclosures about any compensation received by Kathy Blake, as The Experimental Gourmand, in relation to posts on this website may be seen on the actual, relevant blog pages.  Any compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this website.

Product Endorsements and Sponsorships

The owner of this website is not compensated to provide an opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics, unless a posts is specifically highlighted as a “Sponsored Post.”  The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely those of the website owner.  If Kathy Blake, as The Experimental Gourmand, claims or appears to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, they will only endorse products or services in which they believe, based on their own personal expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.*  This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Photographic Images, Written Content, and Recipe Use Policy
All photographic images, recipes, and written content on The Experimental Gourmand and its related social channels are protected by copyright and may not be used without first receiving express written permission of Kathy Blake as The Experimental Gourmand via the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.  All photographic images, recipes, and written content is ©2005-2023 The Experimental Gourmand.  All rights reserved.

*Disclaimer: Given that this website was started 2005, some of the companies and establishments highlighted on this website may no longer be in business or carry the products that were discussed here.  The information on aforementioned products and services was valid at the time of the publication of the blog post.

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