Policies

Disclosure Policy {updated March 2014}

I like trying new things and I love to review different products on my blog that I feel add value to my life.  From time to time, companies will send me products to try, free of cost, which I feature to share my opinion with my readers.

Whenever I review or refer to a product that was provided to me, I will make it clear in the post. I provide not only details of how I received the product, but I often link to the company itself. My reviews are honest, and if done at the request of a company, rest assured that the compensation of cash or product does not have any bearing on the content. If I do not like a product, I will either not review it on the blog, or I will state the reasons why I don’t like it.

If I purchased the product, I will not necessarily state that in the post.

From time to time, I do accept sponsored posts, for which I am paid in cash or other compensation. When I do that, I make it clear in the post and include a link to this policy.

Questions? Please e-mail me (varietybyvashti at gmail dot com) or refer to the FTC’s ruling on blogger disclosure:

General Review Policy

  • All product review and giveaway blog posts are clearly marked as such, in accordance with the latest FTC regulations, and compliant with Google’s best practices.  I will make it clear in the post that a product was given to me and provide details of how I received the product.
  • I only feature products that I think add value to my life or my readers’.  I reserve the right to refuse to review a product which doesn’t fit within my blog content, creates a conflict of interest, or doesn’t meet my personal quality, value, or safety standards.
  • I run product giveaways alongside my reviews and require that provisions are made to send whatever it is that I’m asked to review, to a reader when randomly selected.
  • I don’t accept requests for pre-written or random sponsored posts. The only products I am willing to feature on my blog are ones with which I am personally familiar.  My reviews are honest and I write the feature from my personal point of view.
  • I will not alter my content or language used on my blog to suit a product.  All review requests must fit with the context of my blog.
  • All reviews are promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, as well as other sites or social media venues, as I deem necessary.  This is no different than my other blog posts.
  • All sponsored giveaways are linked back to the product pages and social media links.
  • Seasonal or other promotional giveaways follow the same guidelines.

More legal speak:

This policy is valid from 05 April 2014

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Kayla Tyburski.

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.

We are employed by or consult with: Beachbody, LLC.. We have a financial interest in the following that are relevant to our blogging: Glam Media, Amazon, Zulily, Massive Sway, Commission Junction.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Product Review & Giveaway Details

I accept review requests for products suitable for young children, pregnant women, and mothers. I prefer products that promote a healthy living lifestyle, and/or have developmental value for children. My readers are predominantly female parents, typically between the ages of 22 to 40. My blogs are content-focused so I only feature products periodically (once a week at most). My posting schedule has a queue of about 3-4 weeks, so it’s always a good idea to contact me early for time-sensitive promotions. All new review requests are scheduled accordingly and I only confirm review dates after receipt of samples.

Please contact me with as much detail as possible, after you’ve read and agreed to the terms in my general policy and you are ready to send a new, full-size/complete product to me and a giveaway drawing winner. I do not accept sample-sized products or partial coupons for full-size products, and I do not return products sent to me. I respond to all email requests, usually within a day.

Privacy Policy

I allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information
when you visit my Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information
(e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked
or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These
companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn
more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org.  To
opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

 

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