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Sitting Pretty Style (the “Blog”) is an NYC-based Fashion & Lifestyle blog written, designed and edited by me (Stephanie/the “Author”). I, along with my fellow bloggers take the time and effort to build an amazing website and platform we hope you love reading as much as we love making! For full transparency to both readers and possible sponsors and/or collaborators, I have laid out my Editorial Guidelines below.

COMMENT POLICY

I love receiving comments; I actually welcome them and try to respond to the ones I see! But, I 100% believe in comment etiquette and have written out the Sitting Pretty Style comment policy below.

1. Names: Please leave a real first name (I love knowing who you are!) and/or if you are a blogger add your blog name, too.

2. Links: Do not include links to your blog in the comment text. Your name is already linked to your blog and it gets redundant.

3. Self-Promotion: Please do not advertise your blog, blog giveaway, contest or other irrelevant content in the comment section. It’s not very nice and not what a comment section is for.

4. Be Courteous**: This is a safe space! Although I always appreciate opinions different than my own, I  nor my blog will tolerate any kind of bullying, name calling, rudeness, harassment or personal attacks about me or anyone else who appears on the Blog.

5. Don’t go H.A.M on the Spam: Spam is filtered through and deleted. I personally go through every comment and sometimes a real one may slip through the cracks (so apologies in advance!); but for the most part I will only keep genuine comments.

6. Editing: I reserve all right to edit comments as I see fit. Comments are not copyrighted.

7. Delete, Delete, Delete! I also reserve the right to delete any comments I deem inappropriate or rude. I own the rights to this blog and I take what I do and how it could affect myself or others very seriously.

Users who violate this comment policy will receive a warning via email. After a repeated two warnings, user will be banned from the site altogether.

DISCLOSURE POLICY 

Compensation

One of the main ways I am able to keep the Blog alive is in the main form of compensation via sponsorship. Occasionally, the Blog does (and always with discretion) receive and accept financial compensation for collaborations consisting of original posts written and edited by the Author to what is most commonly known as an advertorial. It’s a common misconception that all bloggers care about is receiving free stuff and that cannot be farther from the truth! We provide an amazing, organic service with full editorial and advertorial creativity (freelancing), not to mention a fan base brands want to tap into and should therefore be properly compensated for providing a service.

Collaborations are only agreed to so long as the Author may maintain her own opinion, voice, content and personality that the Blog is built on. The Blog does not accept compensation for product reviews or giveaways, but may accept products.

Affiliate links, which provide a commission based on sale or click number, may be used in posts without being labeled as such, however, every attempt will be made to maintain transparency. All editorial content is written without prejudice or bias, regardless of sponsor or affiliate associations. Editorial integrity has and always will be my number one focus when writing blog posts.

Any advertisements, advertorials or sponsored content will be marked as advertising content and do not reflect the opinion of the Blog or Author.

Product Reviews

In order to provide you with an accurate review on products, services, website or various other topics, companies may provide the Author with a sample product, which the author may or may not choose to keep. The fact that the Author has received a complimentary item will never influence the content, topics or posts made on the Blog and all opinions will be honest ones.

Press samples submitted for review are For Consideration Only.

The Blog and its Author do not provide any guarantee of review, positive or negative. I only write about things I would buy, want for myself or fully believe in. I will never write a positive review for compensation if I do not believe in the product or service and I will not claim otherwise.

Relationships

Any existing relationships to the Blog and/or its Author will be properly disclosed.

Warranty & Claims

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the Author’s own. Any product claim, statistic quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. The Author makes NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. This Blog is provided “As Is,” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

Further, any products shown on the Blog by its Author is strictly the Author’s opinion. The Author is not a licensed professional and is in no way claiming what works for the author will work for the reader.

PRESS REVIEW AND SAMPLE POLICY

Please read the entirety before contacting Sitting Pretty Style about a product review. By contacting the author you are agreeing to the terms stipulated below:

Sitting Pretty Style welcomes product reviews of jewelry, apparel, handbags, shoes and other fashion pieces as well as beauty products such as makeup, skin care and/or hair care. I, the Author, will always write honest, truthful and fully-disclosed posts about products I consider worthy of review. You are welcome to send your products and/or sample for review consideration. Only those products received which I deem appropriate for review will be posted on Sitting Pretty Style, therefore I reserve all right to not review an item sent to me.

Sponsoring Outfit Items

Clothing, jewelry, handbags & other related samples may be sent to Sitting Pretty Style for use in a “How-to-Style” and/or outfit post. Outfit posts are comprised of one “highlight” or “feature” item with three ways to style the piece, photographed. These posts are the most popular post on Sitting Pretty Style and result in the most sales of a particular product.

To see your designs in a “How-to-Style” outfit post, please email me for my mailing address and contact information.

Full Disclosure Policy (NO EXCEPTIONS)

In keeping with full disclosure for the FTC’s sake and most importantly, the trust of my readers, sponsored items will be clearly stated in the credits (caption) of the post. I will link to your site with “Courtesy of [your brand here] or “c/o [your brand]”. I reserve the right to not review/post products for any reason.

Disclaimer

Please understand that due to the volume of requests I receive, I cannot guarantee a set time frame for when your item will be featured on the Blog. While I make every attempt to work in a timely and efficient manner, if I for any reason determine the sample cannot be worn, I will work with you to find another way to highlight the brand, but please understand I still reserve the right not to return unwanted samples.

Sample Return Policy 

Please note that due to the volume of submissions and the investment of time, effort and money that goes into incorporating sample products into the content of Sitting Pretty Style, any samples sent for any purpose will not be returned.

ADVERTISING POLICY

Advertisement/Sponsorship

All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network, or via sponsored (monthly subscription) banner advertisements provided by select few, targeted official sponsors. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements, or sponsors. Some links to retailers may not be disclosed as paid insertions, however I may receive compensation for linking to them in posts.

I hope that if my post has convinced you to purchase an item I know you will love, that you will click on the (if applicable) affiliate link I provide, to help keep this blog running! If you are interested in sponsoring, click here!

Giveaways

Please note that due to market saturation with giveaways, and the time it takes away from truly original editorial content on the Blog, giveaways will not be guaranteed to any person, company, brand or sponsor. Furthermore, to keep with the status of the Blog and the quality of its readers, giveaways will only be considered whose total value amount to $500 or more. Additionally, giveaways may only be hosted on Sitting Pretty Style by official sponsors, but does not guarantee or imply the right to host a giveaway on the Blog. Giveaway proposals are sponsors are reviewed on a per-item basis. Contact us for more information on how you can become an official sponsor.

Text Link/Link Exchanges

The Blog DOES NOT participate in link exchanges. The Blog DOES NOT sell or exchange text links in posts, blogrolls or anywhere else on Sitting Pretty Style.

Banner Advertising: Currently, banner ads targeting the areas of fashion and beauty are the only forms of advertising offered.

EDITORIAL POLICY 

Content 

The Blog provides content, excluding comments, for general information purposes only. The content constitutes the opinions of the Blog and its author. The Blog author is not a licensed medical professional not certified expert in the beauty and fashion fields. You should never substitute information from this Blog for information obtained from a licensed professional. The information on the Blog may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date (however, we try our best!). The opinions expressed at or through the Blog are opinions of the Author.

Copyright

All content and images copyright 2014-2016 Sitting Pretty Style. Reproductions are strictly prohibited with express written consent. The outfit credits coding and design are copyrighted and reproduction in any form is strictly prohibited.

Trademark

Sitting Pretty Style is a claimed trademark and may not be imitated or reproduced in any way.

This policy is valid as of [first post date]. These policies and terms are subject to change, and shall be updated accordingly.

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