Disclosures

This policy is valid from 01 June 2020.

The Build Its is a blog written, designed and edited by Alex and Tori. For questions about this blog please feel free to contact tori@thebuildits.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.

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% our own and we 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. We may make a small commission if you choose to purchase the item(s) through our link. We only link to products we have tried and/or fully believe will be of use to our readers.

Not every link is an affiliate link. We will still continue to only post and link to products that we believe are helpful to our readers. We only share products, services, and promote companies that meet our high standards.

The Build Its 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 we have a formal relationship with as a Brand Ambassador. All opinions have and will always be 100% our own regardless of the relationship we have with said company.

SPONSORED: You will see this disclosure in a situation where a sponsored post is a regular post (written by us, our wording, our opinions), but the brand pays us to ensure that the product does appear on the site, and within their timeline. Again, all opinions will be our own and we 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 we have been compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% our 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 us, in what may be termed “advertorial”. Collaborations are only agreed upon so long as we may maintain our own opinions, voice, content, and personality that our 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 The Build Its is currently accepting products, services, website mentions, or various other topics from brands, PR representatives, small businesses, and Etsy shops. The fact that we 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 we try to only accept products of interest, if something does not operate easily, work well, fit right, smell good, taste delicious, etc. we will not claim it to be otherwise! We may choose not to review an item, and we will never endorse or encourage the sale of a product that does not meet our standards or expectations. All reviews will always be 100% in our own opinions. 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 us, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as an advertorial. We reserve the right to NOT review an item sent to me for review. If you are sending us 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 we receive, we 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 The Build Its, any products sent for any purposes will not be returned.

FTC COMPLIANCE (NO EXCEPTIONS):
 The Build Its and it’s Authors comply fully with the latest FTC Guidelines regarding disclosures (see above). All reviews of products are 100% in the blog owners’ opinions 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. We 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 owners’. If we claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our 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 the manufacturer or provider. We, the owners and authors of The Build Its, make NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. This blog is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

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

Liability Disclaimer: We are not licensed contractors and the advice on this site is not to be taken as such. The opinions, techniques, and advice are not meant to be substituted for professional advice. If you have any questions, consult a licensed professional. We are not liable for any damage, injury, or bodily harm that occurs when following our advice, tutorials, or opinions.

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

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