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Disclosure Policy ~ I Heart Heels

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Disclosure Policy


Public Relations
Although many of the items reviewed on I Heart Heels are purchased, the site does accept products for review from brands and public relations representatives. Receipt of a product does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product. While the site attempts to accept only products of interest in hopes of lessening negative reviews, it does not guarantee a favorable review. Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content is not preapproved by PR representatives or brands. Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review. Editorial timeline can be anywhere from 4-6 weeks from receipt of a product. Beginning in December 2009, all items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such.
Advertorial Posts
I Heart Heels may occasionally include advertorial or sponsored posts. All sponsored posts that recommend a product or store are disclosed as being as sponsored in the post. Advertorial posts may include an advertisement, but have no affect on the content. E.g. the content is not recommending the product, store, or item in the advertisement. Such posts may or may not be labeled as advertorial.
Affiliate Links and Advertising
I Heart Heels does not currently make use of affiliate links where a commission is earned when a product is purchased using such a link. The site is, however, supported by paid advertisements and is a member of the Glam Media Publisher Network.
No Warranty of Products
I Heart Heels makes no warranties as to the effectiveness or quality of any product. Reviews are based on personal experience and personal opinion. Individual user’s opinion may vary. Comments concerning reviews from users about their experiences are encouraged and welcome.
Site and Content Use/Trademarks
All material on I Heart Heels retains full copyright. Use of material, either in full, part, or derivative form, without express permission is prohibited. All material, whether found directly on the site or taken from an RSS feed is licensed for personal use only. We protect our copyrights and take violations seriously. 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.

(a) I Heart Heels and IHeartHeels.com, are trade or service marks of I Heart Heels. Use of the Site does not create any express or implied right to use such trade or service marks, and such trade or service marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not properly authorized by I Heart Heels, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or in any manner that disparages or discredits I Heart Heels.
(b) The use of any name, trademark, tradename, service mark, logo, symbol or other proprietary designation or marking of or belonging to any third party making products or services available on the Site should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of the Site by any such third party, or as the participation by any such third party in the offering of goods or information through the Site.

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