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Disclosure Policy:

I am the sole contributor to this blog. This blog does not accept any form of monetarily compensated sponsorship, pay-to-post, pay-per-post, or paid topic or article insertions. However, this blog may occasionally accept monetarily compensated articles, reviews or posts. These posts, reviews, or articles will be clearly identified as such.  All other advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network (currently Google Adsense and Lijit) or affiliate links, graphics or logos. These advertisements are identified as such. Additionally, I have recently begun using Skimlinks to automatically add affiliate links to my content. As always, any compensation received will never influence the content on this blog.

I will and do accept and keep free products (mostly nail polish), services, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. These products and services are utilized to generate experience-based reviews. I never promise to give a favorable or positive review in exchange for a product or service. I will never let a free product cloud my objectivity. My posts will always be honest, balanced, and fair.

I am not currently compensated monetarily to provide my opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. If I ever am compensated monetarily for my opinion that will be disclosed. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine (if that is ever not the case, I will disclose that). If I appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, is worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Although the new rules don’t seem to apply to posts made, or products received, before the new regulations were put into place, in an overabundance of caution I have edited my old posts to comply with the new regulations. Rather, I made an honest and concerted effort to do so because, unfortunately, my blog was been inactive for some time and it’s difficult to distinguish which products I bought (or traded for, or received as RAOKs or gifts from friends and family) and which I received from PR representatives. If I was unsure as to whether I received a product for review, I disclosed that.

For posts as of 2012, I will make an honest and forthright attempt to identify which products were sent to me in 2009 and prior, before I stopped blogging. This will be difficult because I have not kept products sent for review separate from products that I have purchased – I keep everything in one massive stash. If I am unsure, I will disclose that.

Posts as of 2012 that include products received as of 2012 will always be disclosed.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to email me: stephanie@polishaddict.com.

 

Privacy Policy:

The privacy of our visitors to www.polishaddict.com is important to us.

We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit this site, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files:

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons:

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.

We also use third party advertisements on www.polishaddict.com to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me: stephanie@polishaddict.com 

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