Advertisement, Affiliation & Sponsorship Policy

Handmade Reviews hosts rich media advertisements from Glam Media and Google Adsense, reliable ad networks that we trust. Regardless, advertisements hosted by these network ads do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the blog or author. Although we do not have full control over ads displayed, we regularly monitor ads for safety and policy compliance.

We selectively affiliate ourselves with brands and websites that we find are relevant to our content. For example, we are affiliated with Sigma Beauty, a brand we wholeheartedly endorse for its relevance and for its value to our readership. All affiliate links are clearly labeled as such.

Sponsored posts are clearly marked and filed under the Sponsored label. These posts do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the blog or author. That said, all sponsored posts selected for publication are chosen for their value and relevance to Handmade Reviews. Irrelevant sponsorship requests will not be considered.

Review & Disclosure Policy

Handmade Reviews will occasionally accept PR samples for testing or reviewing consideration. We never accept compensation in exchange for positive reviews. Our priority is to our readers and we refuse to compromise that reputation for anything. We maintain honest reviews that are unswayed by any affiliation. A clear disclaimer is posted whenever we mention a product sent to us for testing or reviewing purposes. Posts that are unaccompanied by a disclosure statement can be assumed to be free of PR products. We choose to abide by FTC disclosure guidelines and encourage companies we work with to do so as well.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form. When entering a comment or giveaway, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously if you so wish.

Information Usage
Any of the information we collect from you may be used to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

User Agreement
By visiting and using Handmade Reviews, you consent to our website's privacy policy.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below. If there are any questions regarding this policy, you may contact the webmaster through the contact form here or through email at admin@handmadereviews.net.

This policy was last modified on 06/08/2013.