This policy is valid from 1 January, 2010
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact anne@upstateramblings.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I 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.
I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.
General Affiliate Policy
Unless otherwise expressly stated, you should assume that Upstate Ramblings has an affiliate relationship or other material connection to the providers of goods and services mentioned by, recommended, hyperlinked to, or otherwise referenced. In addition, you should assume that Upstate Ramblings may be compensated monetarily or non-monetarily when you visit, purchase goods or services from, or take any other action on a third-party website mentioned by, recommended, hyperlinked to, or otherwise referenced. You should always perform due diligence before buying any goods or services online or offline.
Amazon Affiliate Disclosure
It is important to also note that Upstate Ramblings is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
Personal information may be collected in order to enter a giveaway. This information is not shared, sold or made available to any other parties unless specifically noted in the giveaway terms. If you are the winner of a giveaway your email address may be shared with the sponsor of the giveaway. I also may ask for your phone number for shipping purposes and it will be shared with the sponsor of the giveaway you have won.
I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
The owner of this blog cannot be held responsible for comments left by blog visitors. I reserve the right to delete any comments that I deemed to be offensive in any way. No notice or explanation will be given of a deleted comment.
Giveaway prizes are provided by the sponsor, not by me. I will make an effort to ensure that sponsors follow through and deliver the prizes they have promised, but I assume no responsiblity for their failure to do this. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the giveaway ends for reception of prizes.