Site Polices

Site Disclosures:

This policy is valid from December 1, 2015.

Elle Talk is a lifestyle blog written, designed, and edited by Michelle (Elle) Lynch-Heath (the “Author”). For questions about this blog please feel free to contact me at ElleHeathTalk@gmail.com

DISCLOSURES:

You will see these disclosures at the top of any posts that have any form of compensation including but not limited to press samples, products, gift cards, paid posts, brand ambassadorships and more. It will clearly be disclosed so you know what has gone on.

PR SAMPLES: This disclosure will be used anytime the product in the post being talked about has been sent by a company or PR Firm for a review consideration. The opinions provided are 100% my own and I stay as objective as possible regardless of where the product(s) or service(s) came from.

AFFILIATE LINKS: You will see this disclosure when the post includes links to certain products that are affiliate links. I may make a small commission if you choose to purchase the item(s) through my link. I only link to products I have tried and/or fully believe will be of use to my readers.

Not every link is an affiliate link. I will still continue to only post and link to products that fit my personal style and believe are a help to my readers. I only share products, services and promote companies that I believe will benefit myself and/or my readers and that meet a high standard.

Elle Talk is a participant in the Amazon Services, LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

BRAND AMBASSADOR: You will see this disclosure if the products and company being talked about are someone whom I have a formal relationship with as a Brand Ambassador. All opinions have and will always be 100% my own regardless of the relationship I have with said company.

SPONSORED: You will see this disclosure in a situation where a sponsored post is a regular post (written by me, my wording, my opinions), but the brand pays me to ensure that the product does appear on the site, and within their timeline. Again, all opinions will be my own and I will never accept compensation just to show a product in a better light.

Sponsored Posts, continued: Instead of a button you may see something similar to this quoted at the top of the post “This post has been sponsored by COMPANY A, although I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own” to signify a sponsored post.

COMPENSATION: The main form of financial compensation this blog receives is via advertising. This blog does on occasion, and always with discretion, accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation for collaborations consisting of original posts written by me, in what may be termed “advertorial”. Collaborations are only agreed upon so long as I may maintain my own opinion, voice, content, and personality that my readers have come to know. Affiliate links, which provide a commission based on sale or click number, may be used in posts and will be disclosed at the top of each post to maintain transparency. All editorial content is written without prejudice or bias, regardless of sponsor or affiliate associations.

REVIEWS: At this time Elle Talk is currently accepting products, services, website mentions, or various other topics from brands, PR representatives, small businesses and Etsy shops. The fact that I have received a complimentary product will never influence the content, topics or posts made on the blog. Press samples submitted for review are For Consideration only. I do not provide any guarantee of review, positive or negative. While I try to only accept products of interest, if something does not fit right, looks weird, smells bad, tastes funny etc. I will not claim it to be otherwise! I may choose not to review an item, and I will never endorse or encourage the sale of a product that does not meet my standards or expectations. All reviews will always be 100% in my own opinion. Reviews are not subject to pre-approval by PR Representatives or brands. Brands or PR Representatives that wish to impose such pre-approval guidelines or wish to provide content that is not written by me, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as an advertorial. I reserve the right to NOT review an item sent to me for review. If you are sending me an item for review I will assume you have read all of these rules.

REVIEW DISCLAIMER: Please understand that due to the volume of requests I receive, I cannot guarantee a time frame when your item will appear in a post. I’m currently on a 2-3 week turn-a-round for product reviews. Please make note due to the volume of submissions and the investment of time and effort that goes into incorporating products into the content on Elle Talk, any products sent for any purposes will not be returned.

FTC COMPLIANCE (NO EXCEPTIONS): Elle Talk and it’s Author comply fully with the latest FTC Guidelines regarding disclosures (see above). All reviews of products are 100% in the blog owners opinion and are not subject to pre-approval by PR Representatives or brands. Brands or PR Representatives that wish to impose such pre-approval guidelines or wish to provide content that is not written by me, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as a sponsored post. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the time of the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog but will not influence the opinions and honesty within the posts. Sponsored posts & content with links will always remain ‘no follow’ if compensation is exchanged.

WARRANTY & CLAIMS: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my own expertise and experience are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with manufacturer or provider. I, the owner and author of Elle Talk, make NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. This blog is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional and the advice on this page is not to be taken as such. The opinions expressed on Elle Talk are not meant to be substituted for professional medical advice and if you have any questions you should consult a medical professional.

ALCOHOLIC RECIPES: All posts that contain alcohol are for the ages of 21 years old or older. Please drink responsibly. Elle Talk and Author do not condone or encourage irresponsible drinking. All posts containing alcohol will be disclosed with wording similar to the following "Recipe is for the ages of 21+, please drink responsibly."

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

If you would like more information about my disclosures please email me @ ElleHeathTalk@gmail.com

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Privacy Policy:

Your privacy is important to me! Email addresses and names submitted in comment forms will never be sold, rented, or added to any mailing lists without your consent! We may at times use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see here.

If you require more information or have any questions regarding our privacy policy please feel free to contact me via elleheahtalk@gmail.com.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on my site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serves ads to my users based on their visit to my site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy…

WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
To process transactions (Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.)
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
To send periodic emails

The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

NOTE: If at anytime you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

DO WE USE COOKIES?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.)

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improved our business.

DO WE DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION OUTSIDE PARTIES?

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 protects our or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

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.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information without your consent.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECT 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.

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY ONLY

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at: https://www.elletalk.com/terms

YOUR CONSENT

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

If we decide to make any changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 3/15/2016

If you require more information or have any questions regarding our privacy policy please feel free to contact me via elleheathtalk@gmail.com.

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COPYRIGHT & ATTRIBUTION:

© Michelle Lynch and Elle Talk, 2016-2018. All content written by me is All Rights Reserved, effective nunc pro tun. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from me is strictly prohibited. Legal Action WILL be taken. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Michelle Lynch and Elle Talk with appropriate and specific direction to the original content AND only with my permission.

To inquire about what you may and may not use please email me @ ElleHeathTalk@gmail.com

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Reader Contact Information:

Elle Talk and Michelle Lynch, writer and owner of Elle Talk, will never share personal information such as email address or name. Anonymous information is tracked to gather information to improve site performance and to help us track site analytics. No personal information is collected except for what is voluntarily provided by the user. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Contact Us:

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We reserve the right to change and/or update these policies at any time.  For more information, please read about our Terms of Use.

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