Sunday, March 10, 2013

Disclosure, PR and Referrals

This policy is valid beginning March 10, 2013.



Disclosure

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.  
  • Posts may contain referral links, which will be clearly stated in the blog post.  I appreciate when you click on these links because it helps support me as a blogger.
  • The site is also supported by paid advertisements and is a member of VigLink, an affiliate marketing link. This means that I receive a small commission of sales if readers click on a link and make a purchase.
  • The views and reviews found in this blog (with the exception of user comments) are unbiased and are solely based on my honest opinions and personal experiences.  
  • 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 not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
  • All content of this blog is protected by Copyright law. Any unauthorized copying or reproduction of material is prohibited without express permission from myself. 



PR:

  • I would be happy to consider accepting products for review or mention from cosmetic brands, haircare brands, skincare brands, from PR companies, from retailers, or from companies directly. Products that are furnished for purposes of review will be clearly disclosed. 
  • Receipt of products, solicited or unsolicited, does not mean that I have entered into a binding contract in which publishing an editorial review is mandatory.
  • Receipt of products does not guarantee a favorable review.
  • Receipt of products does not entitle companies or PR agencies to edit or pre-approve said review.
  • I do not accept cash compensation to endorse any products or services, nor to write a positive review.  



Referral links

I earn free credits with referral links. I appreciate when you click on these links because it helps support me as a blogger. 
  • Beauty subscription boxes:
    • Beauty Army: 1 free month for every 3 people who sign up through my referral link.
    • Birchbox: 50 points (equal to $5 credit) for each person who signs up through my referral link. Never heard of Birchbox?  Read my Birchbox summary.
    • Glossybox: 1 free month for every 5 people who sign up through my referral link. 
  • Lifestyle subscription boxes:
    • Barkbox:  1 free month for every person who signs up through my referral link. Never heard of Barkbox? Read my Barkbox summary.
    • Conscious Box: $5 for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • KLUTCHClub: 100 Kb points for each person (new subscribers receive 50 points for signing up) who signs up through my referral link.  A KLUTCHbox is ~375 Kb points. 
    • Love With Food: $2 for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Popsugar must have box: 1 free month for every 2 people who sign up through my referral link.
  • Online shopping:
    • Blush/DermStore/HairEnvy (no link): $10 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link. Please e-mail me at cautiouslyoptimisticreviews@gmail.com for a referral code to get $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more.
    • Ebates: $5 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Fab: $30 credit for every 10 people who sign up through my referral link. 
    • Fatwallet: $5 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link. 
    • Gilt: $25 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Groupon: $10 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Hautelook: $10 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Little Black Bag: Free item (worth up to $25) for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • My Habit: $25 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Rue La La: $10 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.
    • Sole Society: $25 credit for each person who signs up through my referral link.


Companies that provide free products for reviews:

  • BzzAgent
  • Influenster



This disclosures page was last updated September 1, 2013.





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