Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 30 May 2011



Public Relations
Although some of the items reviewed on Kristy's Place Reviews are purchased by myself, I do accept products for editorial consideration from brands and public relations representatives.  Receiving a product does not mean that it will be reviewed. While Kristy's Place attempts to accept only products of interest, the acceptance of a product 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. Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for consideration. Editorial timeline is currently 2-4 weeks from receipt of a product, but may be considered earlier as time allows.  Beginning in May 2011, all items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such.

Affiliate Links, Advertising, and Use of Press Samples
  Kristy's Place is contacted by brands and public relations representatives that express a desire to have their product or service featured in a product performance review and will submit a press sample for that purpose, but does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product or service in a favorable light.  Beginning  May 30, 2011, any product review post that is published after that date featuring 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”.

No Warranty of Products
  Kristy's Place makes no warranties as to the effectiveness or quality of any product. Reviews are based on personal experience and my personal opinion. Individual user’s opinion and experience may vary.  Kristy's Place Reviews is not intended to act as medical advice.  Comments concerning reviews from users about their experiences are encouraged and welcome.

Site and Content Use
  Kristy's Place Reviews retains their full copyright for all material. Use of material, either in full, part, or derivative form, without express permission is prohibited.  All material, whether found directly on the site, taken from an RSS feed, or search engine is licensed for personal use only.  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.

Comment Policy
Reader comments are welcome and encouraged! The use of profanity or any threatening or abusive comments to the administrators/editors of Kristy's Place or other readers is not welcome; and any comments containing such will be removed.

Privacy Policy
Your privacy is important to us!  The purpose of this privacy policy is to explain how any information you submit will be used by Kristy's Place Reviews. You may be asked to enter your email address when leaving a comment. The purpose of this is to reduce spam. If you enter a giveaway, your email address is used to contact you to obtain your mailing information in order to fulfill your prize.  Sometimes your personal shipping information is shared with the brands who often ship the prizes directly from their location.  You will always be notified in advance if this is the case and will have the option to decline to provide your mailing address and forfeit the prize.  Please understand that any information that is disclosed or voluntarily submitted by you in the comments area 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. This 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.

Giveaways & Sweepstakes Official Rules
Giveaways are open to any living persons, in the United States, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Winners will be selected in a random number generator or by Kristy herself when specified or the Sponsor of the Giveaway unless the Giveaway requires an individual critiqued selection by Kristy
or the Sponsor of the Giveaway.  Those decisions are final and binding in all respects relating to the Giveaway. Winners will be notified by email.  If it is required and we are unable to contact a winner at their given email on the Giveaway’s end date, the Prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be drawn from all remaining eligible entries.  The Giveaway winner grants permission to have their name used by Kristy's Place Reviews and have all information provided sent to the Sponsors for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation. 

Multiple entries from the same name, IP address, home address, or email will disqualify the entrants from the Giveaway and could disqualify the entries from any further Giveaways. Kristy's Place reserves the right to cancel any Giveaway with out any notice or revoke the privilege for entrants to enter any Giveaway or further Giveaways.

Void where prohibited otherwise or restricted by law. By entering or accepting any Giveaway winner agrees to be bound by these Giveaway Rules and Regulations, and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All licenses, registrations, federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility. There are no prize substitutions, transfers or cash equivalents permitted. 

Unless prohibited by law, entry into this Giveaway constitutes permission to use winner’s name and address (street, city and state) email, pictures, age, location, sex, and any other information required to be eligible for advertising and publicity purposes for this or similar promotions without further compensation. 

By accepting the Giveaway item, the winner agrees to release and hold Kristy's Place from any responsibility for any and all damage, injury, death, loss, misfortune or other liability of any kind that may arise from or in connection with his or her acceptance of the Giveaway item, possession or use of the Giveaway item, or his or her participation in this Giveaway, or from any misuse or malfunction of any Giveaway item awarded. Kristy's Place is not responsible for lost or undelivered packages.

The use of the term
Kristy's Place Reviews also includes any variation on the website name including www.kristy-s-place.blogspot.com, Kristy, the Kristy's Place Reviews Twitter account (@KristyRi), & the Kristy's Place Facebook account.

Any questions about our privacy policy should be directed to kristysplace11@gmail.com