Disclosure/Review Policy

Reviews

  • Reviews are conducted FREE of charge. (We just need the product or paid service!) Please note: Due to the time we put into conducting and writing reviews, if it is a low value item a flat fee for time may be requested.
  • All products sent for reviews are mine to keep or donate and will not be returned. We have the right to refuse the review if the item received differs from the product discussed and agreed upon.
  • We ask that you provide a full sized product, not a sample size. We want to provide accurate reviews and feedback on your products, so we must be able to use them multiple times and in the same fashion as we would if we had purchased it ourselves.
  • We are not responsible for any shipping charges for review products.
  • Reviews will include product details, links back to your site, pictures (ones you provide and/or ones of our family using your product). All posts will be shared on Twitter. Most posts are shared on Facebook as well, but we try not to post too many in a day.
  • If we love your product and continue using it, it will continue to get mentions periodically if it fits with a topic.
  • Reviews will be completed and posted within 4-6 weeks of receiving your product/service, unless otherwise noted or agreed upon. We want to use your product multiple times and we also have other responsibilities to balance.
  • We will send you an email to confirm receipt of your product and an estimated posting date. We will send you an email with the link to the review once it has been posted.
  • In the case of a negative review, we will contact you by email prior to posting and you have the option to decline the review post. We recognize that honest feedback is helpful in order to improve products, but we do not want to speak poorly about products or services in a way that could be perceived as harmful. An overall positive review may still contain constructive criticism and/or suggestions for improvement.

Sponsored Posts / Advertising Space

Not interested in a review? You still have the opportunity for advertising on our blog. This can be in the form of ad space on the blog or a sponsored post for your company, contest, press release, etc. Please contact us to discuss your interest, options, and pricing. Advertising will be posted within the time frame we agree upon.

Disclosures

The items and/or services featured on our blog in reviews, giveaways, or any other form of advertisement fall into at least one of the following categories:
  • Things we use ourselves.
  • Things we would use and purchase ourselves.
  • Things we genuinely believe our audience would be interested in.
We do participate in some affiliate relationships. Through those advertisements we receive nominal compensation, which is usually a percentage of a sale made within a certain amount of time following a click through and/or utilizing special reader discount codes. We appreciate the support and these affiliations also fall under the above three categories.
The following policy is valid from 3 November 2011

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact me.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics unless it has been disclosed as such. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.
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Privacy Policy

{Added November 2011}

We respect your privacy and it is important to us to protect it by letting you know your options. You submit your email address to us when you leave a comment, but we do not sell or share that information except as appropriate for a sponsor to reach you for prize fulfillment. If you win a giveaway, we are required to gather certain information from you in order for the sponsor or company to provide you with the prize. No one else has access to your address, etc. except for us and the sponsor.

This blog/website contains ads from Google and other third party vendors. These ads use cookies to show ads based on other sites visited as well as location based for local ads. The cookies used for Googles ads are called DoubleClick DART Cookies. You can opt of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. To opt out of other Third Party Ad Vendors’ use of cookies, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website.

You will also find links to third party websites on this site. We are not responsible for their privacy policies and you will need to check their privacy policy if you have questions or concerns.