The Virtual Weber Bullet is an unofficial Weber product fan site. This site and its content is not sponsored, reviewed or endorsed by Weber-Stephen Products LLC.
I created The Virtual Weber Bullet (TVWB) because I think the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker is a great product and wanted to share information about it with others. These webpages are an individual “labor of love” project and a personal exercise in online journalism.
If you’re looking for the official Weber site, visit www.weber.com.
Copyright © 1997-2023 Chris A. Allingham LLC. All rights reserved.
All materials on this site, including, but not limited to, images, text, illustrations, and video clips (the “Materials”) are protected by copyrights which are owned or licensed by Chris Allingham, or otherwise used with permission by Chris Allingham.
You may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way whatsoever any Materials from virtualweberbullet.com or tvwbb.com or virtualwebergasgrill.com or any other website owned or operated by TVWB without the prior written permission of Chris Allingham. However, you may download or make one copy of the Materials, and other downloadable items displayed on the site, for personal noncommercial home use only, provided all copyright and other notices contained in the Materials are left intact. Recipes may be printed for personal noncommercial home use only. Any modification of the Materials, or any portion thereof, or use of the Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of Chris Allingham’s copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of these Materials on any other website or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from Chris Allingham.
TVWB does not claim any rights to any intellectual property or product designs of Weber-Stephen Products LLC.
The Virtual Weber Bullet makes a strong effort to attribute recipes and ideas to those who develop them. If you feel credit has not been properly given, please contact The Virtual Weber Bullet. All submissions will be investigated and corrected, as deemed appropriate.
Weber and Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker are registered or unregistered trademarks of Weber-Stephen Products LLC.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
Any other trademarks or service marks used within The Virtual Weber Bullet are the trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.
TVWB is not responsible for any material posted in any Bulletin Board, chat room or in any other forum on this website (each, a “Forum”). TVWB is merely providing access to such material in such Forum(s) as a service to you and Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner (for entertainment purposes only). In order to participate in Forums, you must register. When you register for the Forums, you will be required to provide TVWB with the following information: your user name (your real name), valid e-mail address, location, and password. By going on the Forums as a guest and/or completing the registration process and logging in, you are indicating your agreement to comply with these Terms of Service and the rules and posting guidelines therein.
You shall not, without TVWB’s express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited.
With respect to any materials posted for inclusion in such Forums by other parties, such parties are responsible for the reliability, accuracy, and truthfulness of such material and such matters are beyond the control of TVWB. Similarly, TVWB has no control over whether such material is of a nature that users will find inoffensive, tasteful and otherwise acceptable and expressly disclaims any responsibility for such material. Just as when you obtain materials in any other setting, you should exercise appropriate discretion, good judgment and caution in accessing materials in any of the Forums and in taking any actions based upon material in such Forums. Accordingly, you will bear all risk associated with any such material that you access.
With respect to any materials you elect to post for inclusion in such Forums, you grant to TVWB, simultaneous with such posting, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You agree not to upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish in any Forum any material that is:
- Libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, pornographic, threatening, or an invasion of privacy
- An infringement of the intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights and trademarks, of any person or entity
- Illegal in any way or advocates illegal activity
- An advertisement or solicitation of funds, goods, or services
- A message posted by a user impersonating another
- Personal information such as messages which identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references
- Chain letters of any kind
You also agree to indemnify TVWB for any claims or suits arising from your posting of such material in a Forum.
TVWB reserves the right to:
- Monitor and delete any postings deemed inconsistent with its policies
- At its discretion, terminate the membership of any user for any reason, or no reason whatsoever
If you are aware of any objectionable material posted in a Forum, please click the “Report Post” icon at the bottom left of the post. Provide as much detail as possible, including a copy of the underlying material, the URL where TVWB may find it, and the reason(s) the post should be removed.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), TVWB responds quickly to written takedown notices of alleged copyright infringement on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board that comply with applicable law, that are committed using our sites, and are properly reported to our Designated Agent listed below:
Chris Allingham – firstname.lastname@example.org
The written takedown notice must include the following information:
- Your complete contact information (full name, mailing address and phone number).
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
- A description of the content on our site that you claim infringes your copyright.
- Information that allows us to locate the material on our site, e.g. the URL of the allegedly infringing content.
- A declaration that:
- You have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted content described above, in the manner you have complained of, is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- The information in your notice is accurate.
- Under penalty of perjury, you are the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed.
- Your electronic signature or physical signature.
Failure to comply with the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA may cause your takedown notice to be rejected.
Please note that we will provide your name, contact information and the contents of your report to the person who posted the content you are reporting. If you are an authorized representative submitting a report, we provide the name of the organization or client that owns the right in question. You may wish to provide a professional or business email address for this reason.
Forum users notified of allegedly infringing content may file a written counter notice with TVWB’s DMCA designated agent. The written counter notice must include the following information:
- Your complete contact information (full name, mailing address and phone number).
- A description of the material and its location before it was removed, e.g. the URL of the page where the material was located.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or as a result of misidentification.
- Your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the district where you live (if you are not in the U.S.) or your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the district where your service provider is located (if you are not in the U.S.).
- Your consent to accept service of process from the party who submitted the takedown notice.
- Your electronic signature or physical signature.
- If a proper counter notice is provided, TVWB will notify the copyright holder and forward to them a copy of the counter notice. If proper counter notice is provided and if the copyright holder does not file suit within 10 business days, we will consider restoring the removed content.
Forum users for whom TVWB receives multiple DMCA takedown notices from copyright holders will be considered repeat infringers and may have their accounts closed.
Links To Third Party Sites
TVWB contain links to Internet sites maintained by third parties. TVWB does not control in any respect any information, products or services on these third-party sites, and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. These links are provided for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk.
By using this website, you agree to indemnify TVWB, its partners, affiliates, and their related companies for any and all claims, damages, losses and causes of action arising out of your breach or alleged breach of this agreement.
THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE TRANSMITTED AND DISTRIBUTED “AS IS” AND APPEAR ON THE SITE WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TVWB MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIALS ON THE SITE AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. Where applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you.
The materials provided in this website are for entertainment, educational and promotional purposes only. User may not rely on any information and opinions expressed in it for any other purpose. Neither TVWB, nor its partners, affiliates, and their related companies are responsible or liable for any loss damage (including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, or punitive), liability, claim, or other injury or cause related to or resulting from any information posted on TVWB’s website.
TVWB may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the site, including, but not limited to, any bulletin boards on its site, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of this agreement. In the event this agreement is terminated, the restrictions regarding Materials appearing on the website, and the representations and warranties, indemnities, and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement will survive any such termination.
This site is controlled and operated by TVWB from its office in San Jose, CA. TVWB does not represent or warrant that Materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws.
This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as it is applied to agreements entered into and performed within that State. Any action brought to enforce this agreement or matters related to the site will be brought in either the State or Federal Courts of California. If any provision of this agreement is deemed void, unlawful or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement will remain in force. This contains the entire agreement between you and TVWB concerning your use of the site, and the agreement will not be modified, except in writing, signed by both parties.
The Virtual Weber Bullet has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. As a general rule, TVWB will never, ever share your name, e-mail address, or other private information with anyone else. We never have, and we never will. That’s a promise.
The following section discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for The Virtual Weber Bullet and its associated services.
The Virtual Weber Bullet – virtualweberbullet.com
The Virtual Weber Bullet website collects personal information that you voluntarily provide when signing up for prize drawings. This information includes name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. The information is used to send prizes to contest winners and to subscribe individuals to TVWB News if requested by checking a box on the entry form.
In cases where the prize is being shipped by a third party, TVWB provides the winner’s information to the third party so the prize can be shipped. If the third party provides the prize to TVWB for promotional consideration, the winner’s information may be used by the third party in future marketing efforts.
TVWB uses Google Analytics to monitor website traffic and click patterns of visitors in order to improve the website.
The Virtual Weber Bullet News
When a subscriber reads TVWB News, MailChimp places cookies on the subscriber’s computer and uses web beacons embedded in the newsletter to track the subscriber’s interaction with the newsletter, recording the subscriber’s email address, IP address, and date/time of interaction. This helps TVWB understand what actions subscribers take when reading our newsletter.
The Virtual Weber Bullet respects your privacy and does not sell, trade, or give away e-mail addresses from the newsletter list to other parties. Your e-mail address is not accessible to others on MailChimp.
The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board – tvwbb.com
The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board is a interactive discussion service in which people can share information about the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker and barbecue in general with other enthusiasts.
The bulletin board is not a commercial website or online service directed to children under 13 years of age. Children under 13 may not register and post to the bulletin board.
In order to post to the bulletin board, you must be at least 13 years old and complete a registration process. The registration process requires the user to provide a user name (your real name), valid e-mail address, location, and password. The user may provide optional information such as occupation, homepage URL, interests, and other information. Users may edit this information and control a variety of other bulletin board settings by editing their online profile.
A valid e-mail address is required to confirm the user’s identity. The e-mail address is used by the administrator to send messages to users and by the forum software to provide forum/thread subscriptions, if configured by the user.
The e-mail address and password are used to login to the bulletin board in order to post messages or edit profile information. The user name is shown next to the user’s postings on the bulletin board.
A user’s profile information (except e-mail address) may be viewed by other bulletin board members. This information is provided for the interest of other users.
The bulletin board software has a “recent visitors” feature that displays which forums and topics a member has viewed recently. Users can disable this feature by editing their online profile.
Remember that any information disclosed on the bulletin board becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. For more information, read the bulletin board Terms of Service.
You may update your profile information and bulletin board settings at any time by clicking “Settings” at the top of any bulletin board page then choosing various links in the “My Settings” section on the left side of the page.
If you have any questions about how to configure your bulletin board profile to enhance privacy, or if would like to have your bulletin board account closed, please contact The Virtual Weber Bullet.
TVWBB uses Google Analytics to monitor website traffic and click patterns of visitors in order to improve the website.
The Virtual Weber Gas Grill – virtualwebergasgrill.com
The Virtual Weber Gas Grill allows users to receive e-mail notifications of new blog posts. Users must opt-in to this feature by providing an e-mail address via a form.
TVWGG uses Google Analytics to monitor website traffic and click patterns of visitors in order to improve the website.
The four websites listed above contain links to other websites beyond the control of The Virtual Weber Bullet. The Virtual Weber Bullet is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites.
The Virtual Weber Bullet is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com or its affiliates. The Virtual Weber Bullet does not have visibility as to who is viewing or purchasing items. The Virtual Weber Bullet is not responsible for the privacy practices of Amazon.com when a user clicks into their site.
Google: AdSense, Analytics, Custom Search, and YouTube
The Virtual Weber Bullet and The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board employ Google AdSense to provide relevant advertising links on many webpages. The Virtual Weber Bullet has access to information about how successful these advertising links are, but does not have visibility to the identity of those clicking on the ad links.
Google AdSense may employ interest-based advertising which allows advertisers to show ads based on user’s previous interactions with them, such as visits to the advertiser’s website and also to reach users based on their interests. To develop interest categories, Google will recognize the types of webpages users visit throughout the Google content network. As an example, if a user visits a number of sports pages, Google will add them to the “sports enthusiast” interest category.
The Virtual Weber Bullet uses Google Custom Search to provide search capabilities for the website. Search results are displayed on a page hosted by Google. Advertisements and Sponsored Links shown on this page are provided by Google based on your previous interactions with them and their understanding of your interests. The Virtual Weber Bullet is not responsible for the privacy practices of Google search or their advertisers when a user clicks a link on a search results page, and does not endorse or recommend any Sponsored Links or advertisers that may be displayed on a Google search results page.
The Virtual Weber Bullet uses YouTube to host how-to videos featured on the website. The Virtual Weber Bullet has no visibility as to the identity of those viewing the videos. The Virtual Weber Bullet is not responsible for the privacy practices of YouTube or their advertisers when a user clicks a YouTube ad link, and does not endorse or recommend any Sponsored Links or advertisers that may be displayed on YouTube pages.
When a subscriber reads TVWB News, MailChimp places cookies on the subscriber’s computer and uses web beacons embedded in the newsletter to track the subscriber’s interaction with the newsletter, recording the subscriber’s email address, IP address, and date/time of the interaction. This helps TVWB understand what actions subscribers take when reading our newsletter.
Represent is a service that prints The Virtual Weber Bullet logo and barbecue-related designs on t-shirts and other merchandise. This service is offered as a convenience to visitors and helps defray the costs associated with operating this website. When a user clicks a Represent.com link on this site, they enter Represent.com where merchandise can be ordered. The Virtual Weber Bullet does not know who visits Represent.com or which items are viewed, but does have visibility to purchase dates, items ordered, and information about referral traffic and orders by state/country. The Virtual Weber Bullet is not responsible for the privacy practices of Represent.com when a user clicks into their site.
The Virtual Weber Bullet is a participant in the ThermoWorks Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Thermoworks.com. The Virtual Weber Bullet does not have visibility as to who is viewing or purchasing items. The Virtual Weber Bullet is not responsible for the privacy practices of ThermoWorks.com when a user clicks into their site.
As a general rule, The Virtual Weber Bullet pays for all products reviewed on the website. When a donated product is accepted for review, this is disclosed in the review. TVWB does not accept cash or in-kind payment to review products.
Contacting The Virtual Weber Bullet
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact The Virtual Weber Bullet.
Last Updated: 1/10/23