These policies are valid from April 27, 2010 through the present.
I don’t have ads on my site, which means no cookies to collect your data. The only time I collect information from my visitors is for contest fulfillment. I am usually required to collect names, addresses, phone numbers for shipping purposes, and occasionally, the email address. I keep these in a folder in my email for a reasonable time for prize fulfillment (usually 6-12 weeks) and then delete any information.
I disclose in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. That means if I received a review item or participated in a sponsored post, a disclosure will be included somewhere in the post. If there is not a disclosure, I made the recipe or craft, traveled, etc, on my own. I only state my true opinions and am not coerced in any way to provide positive reviews. All sponsored posts, reviews and giveaways will always have a “nofollow” link in accordance with Google’s Terms of service.
My work is copyrighted; including writings and photography. If you see something you like and would like to share with the proper attribution, please ask. We’re usually easy to work with.
Giveaways are open to US residents, 18 years and older. Giveaways are handled through a third party service, either rafflecopter or giveaway tools, and a winner is chosen at random. Winners have 48 hours to turn in their information before a new winner is chosen. When a winner is chosen I send an email asking for the pertinent information required by the company; usually name, address, phone number for shipping purposes and occasionally, email addresses. I will always follow up with an email stating I received your information. If you do not receive this email, it means I did not receive your information.
I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. This is done by the sponsoring company. I will try to help you receive missing/lost prizes as much as possible, but am not responsible for any items that are missing, lost in transport, stolen from your doorstep, etc. Prize fulfillment may take up to 12 weeks, depending on the company sponsoring the contest.