Disclosure Policies

Disclosure Policies

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog or to reach out to writers Christina and/or Sara, please contact  Christina (Tia) at cmvmph {at} gmail {dot} com.

The following policies are valid from August 5, 2013

Disclosure Policy

 This blog is a collaborative blog written by two individuals - Christina (Tia) and Sara, who are sisters and best friends. 

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 compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

 This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. However, the co-writers may occasionally write about one another since they are sisters (and we wanted to disclose that relationship to you readers!)

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Comment Policies

We absolutely love when our readers comment on our blog posts, and encourage you all to do so! Constructive comments are always welcome, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that fall into any one of the following categories:
A.) Contains anything we consider to be "hate speech"
B.) Contains language that personally attacks another individual
C.) Contains malicious links, pornography or general spam
We will reply as quickly to your comments as we can, but since Christina is a working mother who also is going for her doctorate degree and Sara is a hardworking freelance writer, there might be a slight delay in our replies. Please don't be offended if this is the case :)
Review Policies

We are happy to review a product or service that you would like to review. We are already established reviewers on Yelp.com (where Christina is part of the Yelp Elite '13) and Amazon.com. Please feel free to contact Christina via email at cmvmph {at} gmail {dot} com if you are interested in us reviewing your product or service. Please be aware of our policies regarding reviews:
1.) All reviews will be honest and contain only our honest opinions. This means that we will post a review on our blog containing elements of a product or service that we found to be good or those that we feel might benefit from improvement.  We believe that our readers will  benefit from this level of honesty. With that being said, if there is a significant problem that we've identified during any part of the review process, we will reach out to your company to first try and rectify the issue before publishing a negative review. 
2.) Products sent out for review to me will not be returned and will not be accepted if shipped C.O.D. (cash on delivery)
3.) We would love to host a giveaway for your product or service that we have reviewed! However, please keep in mind that you will need to provide a second product or service (in addition to the one we have already received for review) and you will be responsible for shipping the winner what they have won directly.
4.) Unless otherwise requested, I will include links to your product or Brand website and social media accounts in the review post.
5.) We will NOT accept pre-written review content.
6.) At this time, product review post turn around time is 14-21 days unless the review of the product will need more time to accurately test the product.
7.) You will be contacted with updates on product receipt and post publishing date/time.
8.) I will include photos of the product, and if possible photos of the product in use with all reviews. They will contain a watermark for our site. 
Giveaway Policies

1. HOW TO ENTER: I will use either Giveaway Tools or Rafflecopter for giveaways posted on my site. The Rafflecopter or Giveaway Tools box in the giveaway post will have instructions in how to use it to enter giveaways. Be sure to follow the terms and conditions of the giveaway listed on each Rafflecopter or Giveaway Tools box.
2. ELIGIBILITY: The eligibility of giveaways posted on this blog will be clearly identified as US only, US/CAN or worldwide (WW). All participants must be 18 years or older at the time of entry unless otherwise specified in the giveaway. Local giveaways may be posted from time to time (we live in Southern NY in the beautiful Hudson Valley). In the event that we do a local giveaway, we will make that abundantly clear. 
3. WINNERS SELECTION: Winners will be selected within 72 hours after the close of the event from among all eligible entries received during the Giveaway. Winners will be determined at random by the individuals running the giveaway (re: the hosts/co-hosts) using Rafflecopter, Giveaway Tools or Random.org (for the giveaways being conducted without Rafflecopter). The winning entry will be verified (e.g., if you are asked to like our Facebook page, we will check and make sure you have).  After verification, the winner(s) will be announced on the giveaway post (directly on the Rafflecopter form) and contacted via email. 
For giveaways run by Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round, winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. A list of winners can be requested at any time by contacting: cmvmph {at} gmail {dot} com.
4. PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: Prize value approximation is listed per giveaway. Your chance of winning depends upon how many eligible entries are received.  Please note that prize(s) are limited to one (1) per household.

5. GENERAL: Subject to all FEDERAL, STATE and LOCAL laws/regulations. Neither, Tia's Sweeps Go ' Round, the Sponsor, nor any affiliates or social media venues will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or participation in these promotions. Acceptance of a prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round or Sponsor(s) may use the winner’s name, voice, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, where allowed by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round and Sponsor(s), which are final and binding in all respects.

6. INTERNET: Neither Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round nor Sponsor(s) are responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round or Sponsor(s) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the promotions are not capable of running as planned for any reason Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round or Sponsor(s) reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway and select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries received from all methods combined up to the point of the action taken by With a Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round or Sponsor(s).

7. SPONSOR: We at Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round are only the host of the giveaway.  In no way are we considered the Sponsor of the giveaway, unless the giveaway specifically discloses that Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round is the Sponsor. The Sponsor is deemed to be the party providing the product for the giveaway. The Sponsor is responsible for shipment and delivery of giveaway product, unless otherwise specified.

8. DISCLOSURE: Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round may have or may not have received the same prize and/or compensation in order to facilitate a review for giveaway purposes. The comments made within the post are in no way reviewed, edited or influenced by any parties, including the Sponsor. All opinions are 100% that of the writers at Tia's Sweeps Go 'Round.

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