These policies are valid from July 13, 2015.
Sweeties Picks is a blog written and edited by Wendy Limauge and guest writers. We may receive products directly from brands, manufacturers, public relations companies, and brand marketing firms. In addition we have be invited to fairs, shows, and other events. Complimentary services, gratis products, tickets and press samples never compromise our coverage of the product or event. We will always cover whatever we receive fairly and honestly.
Sweeties Picks will not be paid for a reviews but may receive complimentary books, music, apps, products, services, tickets, and travel in exchange for our opinion. Any advice on this site is the opinion of Sweeties Picks, and any/all contributing editors for this site. We are in no way responsible for the effects of our advice and always suggest that our readers decide for themselves.
If there are any images listed on this site you would like removed, please email us and they will be removed promptly.
Sweeties Picks/Wendy Limauge is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Advertorial and Sponsored Post Policies
Sweeties Picks may occasionally feature compensated advertorial or sponsored posts. We charge an optional listing fee to post some blog giveaways and sweepstakes to those who wish to pay that fee. We also charge fees for Featured sweepstakes and some email newsletters.
Affiliate Links and Advertising Policies
Sweeties Picks makes use of affiliate links that may appear in some posts. As an affiliate with some sweepstakes companies, using their links helps us earn income when you enter the sweepstakes. We only post legitimate sweepstakes and work with only legitimate affiliate companies. By clicking on the links you help Sweeties Picks make money to keep this site running. Sweeties Picks also runs advertisements using ad networks. If you ever find an offensive ad please email us at [email protected] so we can track it down and remove it.
Amazon Affiliate Links
Sweeties Picks uses Amazon affiliate links in some of the sweepstakes posts. If you click that link and go to Amazon to look at a product and make a purchase of that product or other products up until 30 days, we may make a commission on that sale (unless you visited Amazon from another site already). Amazon will place a cookie (a small text file) on your computer when you click the link from Sweeties Picks. This tells Amazon that you came from our site and to give us credit for the sale. We use Amazon affiliate links to help generate income for SweetiesPicks.com.
Referral, Affiliate and Tracking Links Policies
Sweeties Picks never uses our own referral links in our posts, on Twitter, on Facebook, or Google Plus to compete in sweepstakes with our visitors and readers. We do not allow our readers to submit giveaways, contests or sweepstakes and use their own referral links to get extra entries but we do allow referral links to be placed in the comments section of posts on this site. We do use affiliate links and tracking links in some of our posts and ads. Affiliate links help us generate income to keep Sweeties Picks running. Tracking links may be provided by companies who run sweepstakes to let them know how many people are entering their sweepstakes that they find on Sweeties Picks.
You can read about our Ad and Affiliate Policies here
Public Relations and Product Review Policies
Sweeties Picks may accept products for review from brands and public relations representatives. We may run giveaways in conjunction with the product review. All giveaway prizes will be either supplied by the brand or Sweeties Picks and will be indicated in the giveaway.
Unless compensated as a disclosed sponsored or advertorial post, we exercise full independence over product reviews. Receipt of a product, whether solicited or unsolicited, does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product or for the substance of any content produced that discusses the product.
We accept only products of interest in hopes of lessening negative reviews and accepting a product to review does not guarantee a favorable review, or any review at all. Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content will not be provided to for pre-approval by PR representatives or brands, nor will reviews be edited after the fact based on requests to do so. Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review but may be eligible for inclusion as a sponsored post with compensation. Editorial timeline is currently 2-4 weeks from receipt of a product. All items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such per the FTC guides within the review post.
Receipt of Product Not Contractual or Compensatory
All products received are deemed to be gifts/commercial samples that do not form a contract for review and are not deemed to be compensation for any content that is written.
Commitment to Online Security
Personal information submitted to Sweeties Picks is only accessible only the owner of this site.
Personal Information Collected by Sweeties Picks
Sweeties Picks may ask you to provide the following types of personal information: name, postal address, email addresses, and phone numbers. This information is given freely by you and is not required to view, read, or use this site. Sweeties Picks may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information such as the date of your visit to the site, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Comcast, etc.), and the IP Address of your computer.
Sweeties Picks does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 18 without the expressed permission from a parent or legal guardian, and the site is not structured to attract anyone under the age of 18.
How Sweeties Picks Uses Personal Information Collected Online
Sweeties Picks will not use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. We use personal information to reply to inquiries and comments, provide operational notices, publish a newsletter, and program or sweepstakes participation. By completing an entry or registration form you are allowing us store your information in a database for retrieval at a future time for purposes of picking a winner for a giveaway or contacting you with site updates.
Sweeties Picks will never sell, rent or share your personal information with third-parties.
In general, you are responsible for the information you submit in the form of a comment on a post on this blog. Your comments can be read by anyone and your profile can be viewed by anyone. You are allowed to post as an Anonymous reader as a way to help protect your privacy. This blog uses Google Docs forms for some of it’s giveaways in order to collect information from readers.
Materials Submitted to Sweeties Picks
All photos, written correspondence and any other materials submitted to Sweeties Picks become the sole and exclusive property of Sweeties Picks and cannot be returned at any time. By submitting Materials, you agree that Sweeties Picks may, but is not obligated to, use the Materials in connection with the site, in any way, in any medium, worldwide, in perpetuity. Further, you warrant all Materials are 100% original and do not violate the right of privacy or publicity of, or constitute a defamation against, any person or entity; that the Materials will not infringe upon or violate the copyright or common law rights or any other rights of any person or entity; that there are and will be no encumbrances, liens, conditions or restrictions whatsoever upon or affecting such Materials; and that you and the person depicted in the Materials are at least 18 years of age or you are a parent or guardian granting permission for use. You agree to indemnify Sweeties Picks for all damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any breach or failure of the warranties made herein.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes please submit the changes to Sweeties Picks by email at [email protected] Please be sure to note that you are “updating” your information.
Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. Our website also recognizes the online site where a visitor clicked one of our banners or buttons to follow through and visit our site, but we cannot identify the visitor or the visitor’s address. Site information is used to confirm promotion of Sweeties Picks giveaways, newsletter, or other projects, and may be used to advise participants of the numbers of visitors who come to our site from their sites.
Third Party Ads
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites 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, click here.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting Sweeties Picks, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.
We 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, click here.
The ads you see on Sweeties Picks may be affiliate accounts for products that may be of interested to readers of this site. We may receive products or monetary compensation for recommendations made in reference to the products/ services on this website. Most ads posted are typically chosen because it’s a product we have tried and approve of.
This disclosure is made in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.