Disclaimer and Privacy

It’s a sad day when a faith blog needs a legal disclaimer. Nevertheless, here it is.

  1.   Terms of Use

Regarding the use of https://BigSisterKnows.com, aka BigSisterKnows.com, aka BigSisterKnows, aka Big Sister Knows, aka Greatest Blog Site Ever.

This policy was updated 5/21/2018.

You are reading this blog because you like encouragement and big sisters. I do, too. However, please note that all information provided on and taken from this site is “at your own risk.” If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you should stop reading this website immediately. If, however, you want more biblical encouragement from someone who just can’t help but attempt to be your big sister, then please don’t leave.

I do reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions at any time. Since I am a woman, and I like to change my mind frequently and without notice, please check back here for updates.

  1.   Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of all material on this website. I would be thrilled to know that you want to reprint or publish some of my content! However, you must receive my written consent to do so. Use the Contact Big Sister page to submit a request, and I will get back with you shortly.

You are welcome (and encouraged!) to share my images and blogs on social media as long as it is clear that they came from this site. Most images and content contain my website URL, BigSisterKnows.com. If you are sharing an image or post that does not contain this URL, please add it. Then share away!

  1.   Hold Harmless

All of the information provided on this site is intended for “entertainment purposes only.” That’s a PC way of saying that, even though I hope my posts encourage you to have a deeper spiritual relationship with God, I am not providing medical, legal, or other professional advice.

If any material on this site offends you, I apologize. Please find another site that fits your sensibilities.

If any person posts a comment that I deem to be offensive or inappropriate for the subject matter, I will delete it and attempt to ban that person from future comments.

As for the gluten-free recipes, I hope you find them to be yummy, easy ways to avoid gluten in your weekday dinners. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your ingredients fit your dietary needs.

Under no circumstance will I be liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of this site. In all things, you are using this blog at your own risk.

  1.   Privacy Statement

I hate spam mail!! Therefore, I will never sell or share any of your personal or contact information.

If you provide your email address in the Follow Big Sister field, you will receive my blog posts (about one a week) in your email inbox. If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll receive one about every month. I use MailerLite for my newsletters and other direct communication. If you provide your email address and any other personally-identifiable information (like your first and/or last name), MailerLite will be responsible for the collection (via sign-up forms) and the storage of that information to help me create and use distribution lists, send marketing email campaigns, as well as other related processes.

Please note that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or those who comment on the blog posts.

  1.   Reserve Rights

This little website is my corner of the internet. I reserve the right to change the focus of the website or blog, to shut it down entirely, to sell it, or to change the terms of use at my own discretion. That being said, I hope to be here encouraging you for a very, very long time!

  1.   Advertisers and Sponsors

At any point, I may place ads on the site or include affiliate links within blog posts. If you decide to purchase anything through these links, I may receive a small commissions at no extra cost to you. This commission would help me to run this website and focus on my writing goals.

Please note that I am not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors you see on this site. For example, if you purchase a product of service through one of the ads or a link from my blog, and you experience a problem, you must take action with that company to resolve the issue. I will not be able to assist you.

Occasionally, I will comment about a product or service. It is your responsibility to verify any claim, statistic, quote, or other representation with the manufacturer. Just because I say something is great, it doesn’t mean you’ll agree with me. (And I won’t hold that against you!)

  1.   Letters to Me

I would love to hear from you! If you contact me privately through the Contact Big Sister form, email, or snail mail, I will understand that the communication is intended to be private. If it includes positive feedback regarding a post, a class I taught, etc., then I will ask your permission before sharing it or posting pieces of it online or on social media. If I do post an excerpt, I will not include your full name.

If you publicly post messages, comments, or tweets, then I will understand that these are intended to be public in nature. I may share these so they are more visible to other readers.


Thank you so much for visiting BigSisterKnows! I hope it encourages you today.

~Ashley L. Jones (aka Big Sister)