Disclosure Policy

DISCLOSURE POLICY: we heart this

This blog, weheartthis.com (hereinafter “wht”) is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals (hereinafter “review team”) and edited by the we heart this co-founders, Stef Andrews and Tyna Werner (hereinafter “editors”).

EDITORIAL
Editorial content and reviews are written by the editors and review team based on our personal experience, individual testing and results. Our content is not influenced by advertisers, affiliates, public relation firms, brands, products or companies.

This blog does not contain any content that might present a conflict of interest. The content is also provided for general information purposes only. We do our best to provide accurate information, but do not claim to be experts in any field. Please do not use our opinions as substitutes for sound professional advice.

Press Samples
wht accepts products for editorial consideration from brands and public relations representatives, though the acceptance of a submission does not guarantee a favorable review. Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content is not pre-approved by PR representatives or brands.

Any product review post published after November 2009 that features a product that was received as a press sample will be identified as such in accordance to the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”.

Comments
The thoughts and opinions shared in the comments sections are written by both members and non-members of the we heart this community. We value every opinion and encourage open debate, however all comments are subject to approval by the editors. Name calling, racist, sexist or offensive comments, trolling and spam are not allowed and will be deleted. We reserve the right to edit comments, remove spam or links and delete user accounts at our discretion.

ADVERTISING
wht is supported by paid advertisements and is a member of Glam Media Network.

On occasion, wht will be provided with compensation for reviews through Glam Media or through below the fold advertisements sold directly through wht. These posts will be clearly marked as such in the disclosure located at the bottom of the post.

Except for these specific posts, we do not receive cash compensation for any site content. We are not compensated to provide opinions on products, services or websites. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of the editors or our review team. We will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our personal experience, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, quote or statistic should be verified with the manufacturer or company.

Please email the editors if you are interested in more advertising information.

AFFILIATE LINKS
When applicable, we use affiliate links in posts. These links to stores that carry the item we are discussing, give us a small commission if you purchase the item through the link. We will never write a post only to create a link and possible commission. We also place affiliate ads in our advertising column when space is available. As with our paid advertisements in the same column, we only work with companies we feel will be of interest or value to the wht readership.

If we helped you to decide a product was right for you, please do use our links! They help keep this labor of love online and (as always) we appreciate your support!

REVIEWS/GIVEAWAYS AND THE REVIEW TEAM
In our quest to offer wht readers thorough and honest reviews from real women, we created a review team of approximately 20 women; spanning various ages, income brackets, lifestyles, locations and ethnicities; to share their honest opinions of products with the wht readers.

As with the advertising content on the wht site, all reviews and contests for readers (giveaways) are hand picked by the editors with an eye towards companies that we trust and products in which we have a true interest (again, with the intention of getting the most relevant and useful information to the wht readers).

Because this site is called “we heart this”, we will generally be bringing reviews of items we like. However, all of the wht reviews are always 100% honest. If a company we love, let us down, we’ll tell you. If a shade is unflattering, the packaging is wonky or a formula needs some more testing; our diligent review team will always be on the case.

Ratings
Ratings can be given by both the review team (who received the items for review purposes) and wht members (who have purchased the items themselves). We do not control the outcome of ratings.

Any samples submitted by companies or PR representatives are for consideration only, and are not guaranteed a review (either positive or negative) or that the giveaway will be conducted. We will only write reviews and/or sponsor giveaways for products or services that we feel will be relevant to our readership.

Please email the editors if you are interested in a product review or giveaway.

CONTENT AND IMAGE POLICY
The content and images published on wht are protected by copyright, and any unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting or duplicating of any of the material is prohibited without our express written permission. Republication without express permission may result in billing for use of the material, formal notification of the violation to hosts and advertisers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other legal action as deemed necessary.

PRIVACY POLICY
The privacy of the visitors to and members of wht are of upmost importance to us. We do not share or sell any information provided by wht readers/members with any company, vender or advertiser. We will never share or sell our readership/membership information, including names, emails, providers, etc another company or entity.

We will not disclose any personal information about you without your prior consent, with exception to comply with any legal requirements of any governmental authority or to protect the property of wht.

If you join wht, you will be asked for your first and last name. This information will show on your profile page, so if you do not want it to be published use initials or an alias.

When you join wht, or post a comment as a non member, your email address is required but never posted. The purpose of this is to reduce the amount of spam to maintain the integrity of the site. If you enter a giveaway, your email address is used to contact you to obtain your mailing information in order to fulfill your prize. We use Rafflecopter to monitor our giveaways, who will list your full name as entered on the widget shown in the post.

Please understand that any information that is disclosed or voluntarily submitted by you in the comments area or on member’s profile pages becomes public information and any third-party conduct is out of our control. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Our site also contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for their privacy practices or content.

wht is intended for an adult audience. We do not knowingly collect or maintain information or comments from persons under the age of 13. If we learn of any instances of this occurring without verified parental consent, steps will be taken to remove the information.

wht does not use cookies to store information about visitors, but we allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our 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 or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

Email Newsletters
Members of wht will automatically be subscribed to our weekly we heart this newsletter, a service managed by Mail Chimp. If you do not wish to receive the wht newsletter, your first email from Mail Chimp will have an “unsubscribe” option prominently featured. Additionally, your weekly newsletter will offer options to change, transfer or cancel your subscription.

Please note: This disclosure/privacy policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, modify, change or update this privacy policy, simply by posting such change, update or modification on the site. Any change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting.