Disclosure Policy

This page outlines aspects that may affect your browsing experience at http://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk | The Purple Pumpkin Blog. This Disclosure Policy was updated 26 May 2017. It is advised that you re-read this from time to time to make sure you are happy with the various policies.

The reading of all information on thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately.

This blog is a personal blog written, curated and edited by me, Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog. This blog is for profit and accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Even though I work very hard to provide you with up-to-date information, I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related images, photographs, graphics contained on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for any purpose. I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes. Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me, and I can update said info as soon as possible.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The sponsored and collaborative content, or post will be clearly identified with a link to this disclosure policy.

As the owner of this blog I am sometimes compensated to provide my own opinion on products, services, events, websites and various other topics from time to time. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products are always given. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my 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.

Types of content on The Purple Pumpkin Blog:

Sponsored/Collaborative/Advertorial Content

Sponsored/Collaborative – content written by me:

These posts are written by me. I will have received monetary compensation and/or a product/service to use/event tickets, in return for writing a post on my blog, often linking to another website. All written content is my own. I only write a sponsored/collaborative post if it is something relevant and relateable to me, my family or my blog audience. In line with new guidelines, I disclose paid collaborative/sponsored content at the top of a blog post with the tag “Collaboration” with a link to this Disclosure Policy. In the past, these posts were marked as a “collaborative post in association with [name of brand/company]” or similar, with a link to this disclosure policy, so that you will know that it is written by me. All paid for content will be disclosed.

If you are a brand and would like to work with me and The Purple Pumpkin Blog, in the short or long term, please do contact me to open a discussion and request my media pack – I look forward to hearing from you! You can read more about working with me here

Advertorial – content written by third parties

These posts are not written by me, although some minor editing may occur if necessary. The third party is usually a brand or PR agency, who has written an article for my blog. I receive monetary compensation to publish the article. In line with new guidelines, I disclose paid advertorial/third party content at the top of a blog post with the tag “Advertorial”, with a link to this Disclosure Policy. In the past, these posts were marked as a “collaborative post, or advertorial post” or similar, with a link to this disclosure policy, so that you will know that I have not written the post. All paid for third party content will be disclosed.

If you would like your third party content to be published on The Purple Pumpkin Blog which will be shared across my social networks. Please contact me to discuss options and my rates.

Collaborations of both kinds can be found under the collaborations tag on my blog here.

Reviews:

I have been sent a product for free to review and write about on my blog. I may also be asked to review events, services or other experiences. I may have also received a fee to write the review. Incentive of product, or payment does affect the outcome of the review. All my reviews are my honest feelings and feelings about the product, service, event, or experience.  These posts will be disclosed at the top of a blog post with the tag ‘Review’ with a link to this disclosure policy. There are occasion when I write my own reviews on products or services that I have purchased and want to share with you. No money or free product has been accepted for these, and so, are not linked to my disclosure policy. If you would like me to review your product or service, please contact me to discuss further.

Giveaways:

A company has provided a prize for me to giveaway on my blog. I will have received payment to run the giveaway, in the form of either monetary compensation, or in the form of products/services. Prizes are sent directly from the company. In the case of a prize not being received, please contact me so that I can chase this up for you. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions for each giveaway as they may differ.

Affiliates & Advertising Banners:

Some pages on my blog contain link ads and banner ads to other websites and services and are provided by a third party. I do not always personally endorse these products or services. Please check individual websites for their own privacy, cookies and disclosure policies.

Affiliate links are used throughout the site. If you followed the link to a retailer then made a purchase, a small percentage of the sale price would be paid to this blog. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the lights on over here!

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure:

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Michelle Ordever is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk

Guest Posts:

These are posts written by friends and fellow bloggers. No money has changed hands. I have asked bloggers to contribute to my blog, and this is why they are guest posters for me. These posts will be marked as a guest post.

Blogger’s Copyright

Unless otherwise stated, as above, all content on my blog is written by me. Photographs watermarked with The Purple Pumpkin, The Purple Pumpkin Blog, www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk, thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk, Mrs. O, or MO2017, MO2016, MO2015, MO2014, MO2013, MO2012, MO2011, Michelle Ordever, Michelle Vassiliou or with The Purple Pumpkin Blog logo are the property of this blog owner, Michelle Ordever. Unless otherwise indicated, assume that all imagery and photography has been created by me. Please do not copy these photographs and pass them off as your own. If you would like to repost, pin or share any of my photographs or blog posts, you are free to do so, as long as all watermarks are kept intact, along with a link back to the blog post URL and/or the blog URL. These will be found in the address bar of your browser. I  always appreciate an email if you have shared my content on your blog or website. Contact me to let me know, so I can have a read and share it!

If you would like to use any of my images for your own advertising, commercial use, print work etc, please contact me for rates.

Terms and Conditions

All content provided on this blog is for general information and entertainment purposes only. All opinions are my own. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. Under no circumstances will the owner of this blog be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Although I try to keep The Purple Pumpkin Blog running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control. I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will try to get the website back online as soon as possible.

Money, Finance and Insurance Posts

I am not a financial advisor, and blog posts regarding money and finance should not be taken as financial advice. You should always consult with an independent financial advisor.

Recipes and Calorie Counts

Recipes are my own, or from books or other media (where stated). Calorie counts are approximate using online resources. I am not a doctor or dietician, or providing medical advice and hold no responsibility for the complete accuracy of calorie counts and nutritional information. I advise you check your own resources if you are using recipes to lose weight. All weight loss programmes should be followed on advice from a doctor.

Free Printables

Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. If you use any of my printables it would be awesome to know about it! Just leave me a comment, here on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest! I hope you find them useful.

Most of my printables come in the form of PDF documents and can be opened with Adobe Reader which is free to use. Some printables are grouped together in a WinRAR file. These can be unzipped using software that usually comes with your computer. Please contact me if you have a problem opening any of my free printables.

Links to Other Websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this disclosure policy. You should exercise caution and look at the disclosure policy applicable to the website in question.

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