Lakefront Software Inc. ("BigOven") and its associates provide marketing, search and software organization services to you and your audience subject to the following conditions. If you install the BigOven Recipe Plugin or extension via third party save button, you agree to and accept these terms. Please read them carefully.
When you visit BigOven.com or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Please read our Pledge to Food Bloggers. In short, our aim is to surface your great content, in limited form, in our apps, website and third parties using the BigOven API. We need the basic info from the recipe to make the save functionality work (example: ingredients, title, photo). We link out to your site for instructions.
We only want to partner with you if you want to partner with us. You can easily and permanently opt out of the "Save Recipe" functionality and resultant exposure if you'd like, by simply (a) not using the Save functionality (see your plugin settings for details) and/or (b) notifying us at support[at]bigoven.com that you want a "blocked" message to appear for any users attempting "pin" or "bookmark" recipes from your site. We aim to send traffic and brand awareness your way; we do not and cannot provide monetary compensation for such re-use, only traffic, pure SEO-friendly links (which often helps with rankings) and increased brand awareness.
In many ways, you can think of us like Pinterest and other "pinning" style sites. We simply want to index this content, make it searchable, and present pure links to your site. If you'd prefer not to participate, please uninstall any BigOven-related Save functionality from any plugins you may use, and you can jot us an email note with your domain to block the clipper from functioning.
You can disable the Recipe Clipper from working by adding this HTML to any (or all) recipe detail page(s):
<meta name="block-clipper" content="true"/>
This will prevent end-users from using the BigOven "Save Recipe" features to save content from your site going forward. It will not retroactively remove content; for that you need to jot us a note, and we'll be happy to do so.
Recipe content partners who use the Save Recipe box functionality on their site grant BigOven a nonexclusive right to distribute, through all our channels (including the BigOven website(s), the BigOven first-party mobile apps, and third parties using the BigOven API.) BigOven endeavors to send traffic to content providers and raise the brand awareness of such content.
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