Disclosures & Policies

Disclosures & Policies


This policy is valid from 02 September 2015

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact smilingbookreviews{AT}gmail{DOT}com (spelled out to prevent spamming -please use the actual symbols @ and . in your address line).

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are 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.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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Affiliate Links


Some of the links in my blog posts and on my blog contain "affiliate links".  This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.  The affiliate commission/compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this blog.  An affiliate link simply means I have a relationship with the seller and if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through to that seller, I will earn a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you but every little bit helps.
This site (Rachel @ Smiling Book Reviews) participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.  An affiliate advertising program is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by displaying advertising and linking to retail sites. While I often provide links to books as part of my reviews and other blog posts, I will not recommend that you purchase a book or other product just so I can get a percentage back. My thoughts (reviews) are always my honest opinion.  You are always free to decide which books you purchase (if any) and from where you purchase them.
Other links (Goodreads, other retailers, authors, publishers, publicists, etc.) are not affiliate links and will generate no income for Smiling Book Reviews.

Disclosure of Material Connection

I request and receive complimentary books (ebooks, paperbacks, ARCs) from publishers, authors, and/or publicity groups. A list of programs I participate in is located on the "Reviewer for" page or on the sidebar of my blog. Regardless of how I obtain each title, I will provide my own honest opinion and I am not in any way required to present positive reviews, nor any review. At the end of each review, I will indicate the source if the book is a complimentary copy. Otherwise, it is from my personal collection or borrowed.
I am never paid for a review that appears on this site.

Copyright

All written and photographic content on smilingbookreviews (dot) blogspot (dot) com (with the exception of content directly from the publisher or author) is the property of Smiling Book Reviews and may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion. The only exception is sharing the entire blog post via social media and/or quoting portions of the post when it is shared. (Authors may freely use the graphics quotes I create for their books, but I retain the rights to those graphics.)
Other than images created by Smiling Book Reviews, all other images on this blog are the property of their respective owners. All possible effort has been made to give a source credit to images when applicable, but regardless Smiling Book Reviews claims no credit for any image on this site other than those created by me as already indicated.  If there is an image belonging to you that appears on this website and you would like it removed, please contact me at smilingbookreviews (at) gmail (dot) com with a link to the image and I will promptly do so.

Giveaways

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  • Eligibility: Each giveaway is open only to those who enter through Rafflecopter and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The giveaway is open to U.S. only (unless otherwise indicated) and is void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
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  • Giveaway PeriodUnless otherwise stated, a giveaway’s entry period is one week. Entries will be accepted on the day the contest begins until the Rafflecopter form closes to entries, usually at midnight one week later (Central).
  • How to EnterSee eligibility terms
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  • Winner Selection & Notification: Winners of each giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter. The winner or winners will be notified by email as soon as possible after the giveaway ends. The winner will have 72 hours to notify the sponsor and supply requested information for delivery. Smiling Book Reviews or its sponsors shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to check email, receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.
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