Here is all the stuff you need to know about legalities.
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If you are reading this page you have either seen a recent recommendation, give-away or review post and are curious about my policies.
1. I never make stuff up. I will not review any product or service unless I have actually used the product/service first hand. Which means Mr. PR person, don’t even dream of asking me to promote your product without sending me one. And if you are really confident…send me two. I will include a giveaway in my review post. Good for you. Good for my readers. Good for your product.
2. You will only hear about it if it is GOOD. I will very rarely give a negative review. If I have tested a product or service and I find it is not up to The Associations standards, I simply notify the product rep and not mention it again. I see no benefit or need to waste your blog reading time with negativity and critical rants. There is plenty of that out there.
3. Yup. People give me stuff. Just like editor of the recommendation pages of your favorite women’s magazine telling you to try this mascara or how yellow sandals are a must this season, bloggers are also sent product in the hopes of it making the ‘review page’. This is nothing new in publications. Nothing controversial…….If I am posting about a product it should be assumed I was given one for free, unless otherwise stated. Occasionally I do buy products/services myself and am so thrilled I want you to know about it. But more frequently companies send me items, allowing me to use/try/experience a product I may never have never known existed. And if I like it? I will tell you. And if I don’t? See number 2.
4. I am the boss-lady here. While She Hangs Brightly rarely uses profanity or inappropriate images it still should be known that if your service/product/event is reviewed by She Hangs Brightly, you have no control over the content of the post. Do not request the reference to drinking cocktails (btw I am over 21!) out of the post because you are a ‘family oriented’ company. Family oriented? She Hangs Brightly is a private publication and all editorial controls and copyrights remain with the blog owner. (This applies as well to advertising on the blog. Just as if you placed an ad in a local newspaper, you would have no control over the articles written near your ad, the same goes for She Hangs Brightly.
WHO AM I?
Firstly, I’d like you to know that your data is not and will not ever be sold, misused, or traded with other companies and business for marketing purposes. I’m committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to this website.
Data is only accessed online via password and nobody but the website owner (that would be me) is entrusted with this password.
A cookie is a little text file that gets downloaded to your computer when you visit a website. They are used to track user devices and behaviour in order to improve experience and analyse traffic, but do not collect identifiable data. Once you have agreed to allow cookies, this will be ongoing consent on the Website.
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g e-mail address) via comments on, that information can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties.
The IP address of visitors and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 30 days.
Backups of security log details are retained for 3 days. Security logs are retained for 30 days.
This policy was last amended 10th July 2018 and will be reviewed regularly.