Disclosure Policies:
This policy is valid from 08 January 2013

This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals.
For questions about this blog, please contact
[email protected]

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid
insertions or other forms of compensation, including but not limited to
products received for review.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We 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 may or may not be
identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on
products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the
owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or
advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs,
or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions
expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ 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 contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.

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Giveaway Policies:

Giveaways are a fantastic way to increase traffic to your website and
introduce new customers to your product. Readers can find out about the
giveaway through the various social media networks, such as facebook,
twitter, blogs and more.

The giveaways found here on SMCCD Blog may be hosted by SMCCD, sponsored by a company, or by a blog group.

SMCCD only participates in giveaways with companies and products that we
believe in. We will not host a giveaway that is against the standards
of this blog.

Giveaways frequently are done in conjunction with a product review.
Honest opinions of the product tested by us will always be given. If we
find the product does not meet the standards as promised, it will be
stated in the review and we may in conclusion, decide not to host the
giveaway for that sponsoring company.

All giveaways are available for United States and Canada, unless
specifically stated otherwise by the business/sponsor. Additional
shipping charges for international shipping will be at the cost of the
company and not SMCCD.  Alternate prize compensation may be offered for
residents outside of the United States…this will be stated in the
giveaway, if that pertains.

While the time frame of giveaways may vary, typically the ones shared on
this page will run anywhere between two days to two weeks.  Please read
the terms of each individual giveaway, as some may be shorter or

Once the giveaway has ended, the winner’s information will be provided
to the sponsors, and those businesses will be responsible for providing
and shipping of the prize.  SMCCD is not responsible for lost, damaged,
stolen, unreceived packages.

The giveaway winner will be selected via Giveaway Tools who uses
random.org, or Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified though
email. All selected winner’s entries will be verified. Winners have 24
hours from when the winning email is sent to claim their prize, or
another winner will be selected.

When a company sponsors a giveaway, and they have a Facebook and Twitter
account, they will be added as entries for the giveaway. This helps to
increase the exposure for your company.

As per Facebook Promotion Guidelines, we cannot ask the reader to take
an action on Facebook for an entry. Liking your page is okay; however,
actions on their wall will not be allowed.

Purchases for bonus entries violate FTC regulations and will not be allowed.
A giveaway may be advertised on other giveaway forums and websites to further the business’ exposure.

Giveaway prizes will be shipped to winners within 4-8 weeks of the close
of a giveaway. Winners are asked to be respectful of this time-frame.
If winner has not received their prize within the 8 week period, please
contact us at [email protected] and we will contact
the company on your behalf to inquire about your prize.

Thank you!

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