Non-Use and Reporting Policy
America’s Test Kitchen, publisher of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, cookbooks and hosts of public television’s America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country cooking shows, has built, and is proud to maintain, an unassailable reputation as an unbiased and advertising-free cooking authority. Our reputation is our number one asset, making our product ratings and reviews highly regarded. Our name, logos, artwork and editorial content are all proprietary and protected and enforced under U.S. copyright and trademark laws. It is our policy of non-use, however, which permits our ratings and reviews to have the integrity and currency consumers rely on. We can only accomplish this by strictly controlling commercial use of our content. Accordingly, our product ratings and reviews are absolutely not to be used by any one to promote or advertise their own products or those of someone else [without prior written permission from EVGMedia, our accolades licensing partner]. This applies to all manner of third party use, including, but not limited to those manufacturers of products we have reviewed, any distributors or vendors thereof or services which compile ratings of others. The objectivity which is integral to our business model and our success precludes us from deriving revenue from licensing our name or content, except in extremely limited circumstances and by explicit prior permission. While we will take all appropriate steps to resolve each and every infringement of our policy, we also ask our readers to assist us in safeguarding the integrity and objectivity of our brand by reporting to our accolade licensing partner, EVGMedia (at TestKitchen@evgmedia.com) any commercial use of our content. America’s Test Kitchen and EVGMedia will vigorously address every violation of this policy brought to our attention in order to preserve its role as your cooking authority.