mezze & tapas Policies


Affiliate Programs


Occasionally, I will link to products and services and those links may be affiliate links. I will only link to products, services and retailers that I use myself and can confidently recommend.   


If you use on of my affiliate links, and make a purchase within a defined time frame, mezze & tapas will earn a small commission paid by the retailer and at no cost to you.  Any commission earned helps to cover mezze & tapas’s operations expenses and keeps us running. Thank you for your support.


mezze & tapas 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 linking to and affiliated sites.


Comment Policy


Thank you for visiting mezze & tapas.  I hope you become a regular visitor and commenter. If you do decide to leave a comment, please follow the basic rules and guidelines for commenting here.  


mezze & tapas reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation, contain profanity, crude, offensive, or hurtful language; personal attacks; copyrighted information; promotes a personal or unrelated business; or includes 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 mezze & tapas permission to reproduce your content at our discretion. I may occasionally include your comments as endorsements in other posts or promotional material for mezze & tapas. 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.


Content Usage  


All content on mezze & tapas is copyrighted material and I have worked hard to produce it.   I appreciate your interest in promoting my work, but I ask that you respect my limits on reuse, sharing and republication of photos, posts, and recipes.  


Photo Usage  Unless otherwise credited, all photos on mezze & tapas were taken by me and are my copyrighted material.  You are welcome to share one photo as long as you prominently link back to the original post. Please do not share more than one image from a post without my explicit permission (email me). Note that you may not republish the recipe itself.  You may not reprint a credited photo by another photographer without their explicit permission.


Recipe Usage  Unless otherwise credited, all recipes on mezze & tapas are my creation or adaptation.  You may not re-publish my recipe(s). I don’t allow other websites or publications to publish my recipes as I want to remain the exclusive source for my recipes. My recipes are copyrighted material and may not be published elsewhere.


Other Content  You are permitted to excerpt limited portions of individual blog posts up to approximately 25% of any given post provided you prominently link back to the original post. Any photo used will need to adhere to the above photo usage policy.  Please do not share more that 25% of any blog post without my explicit permission (email me). Again, please note that you may not re-publish a recipe itself.


Nutritional Information


mezze & tapas is written and produced for informational purposes only.  I am not a certified nutritionist or dietitian and make no claims to the contrary. mezze & tapas occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained here. This information is provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. Under no circumstances will be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.


Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual.  You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, useful, and appropriate to you unique dietary circumstances.  You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health.


Privacy Policy


You may visit anonymously without registering or providing mezze & tapas any personal information.  By using, you consent to our privacy policy.


When you choose to subscribe to our site, receive our newsletter, respond to a survey, post a comment or fill out a form we collect information from you at that time.  You may be asked to provide your name or email address or both.


Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience: your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.

  • To improve our website: we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

  • To send periodic emails.

  • The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.


We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


We use cookies.  Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.


Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


This is the initial privacy policy of, and it is current as of April 2, 2018.  We reserve the right to update or change the our privacy policy at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will update the effective date of the Privacy Policy and provide notice that it supersedes all previous versions of the Privacy Policy.  .

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