Gifting Policy

Last updated September 2019

As a blogger, I take huge pride in my work and providing the best value I can for my readers. In order to provide my readers with high quality, honest, and trustworthy content, the following Terms and Conditions apply to any gifts received by this blog.

If you would like to offer me a free product, service, or experience, hereby referenced as “a Gift”, for whatever reason, please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply upon receipt of a Gift, whether it was arranged with prior consent or is sent to me without warning.

I am under no obligation to write about any Gifts that are sent to me. I reserve all rights to decide if I want to feature Gifts in any blog posts or social media posts.

Any posts created about Gifts are done so on my own merit, in my own time, and on whatever platform I choose.

Any Gifts that are featured in blog or social media posts will be disclosed as [Gifted] at the start of each blog or post.

Any links in blog posts about a Gift will be no-follow in accordance with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.

Please read the following list very carefully. If a Gift is not suitable or appropriate for Sass and Clacks, it will not be returned, unless the Sender is willing to pay postage.

Reasons why a Gift may not be suitable or appropriate include, but are not limited to:

  • They are featured on the following list of Gifts that I will not accept;
  • I was misled on the nature of the product;
  • It is defective, doesn’t work, or is dangerous;
  • I do not believe the Gift will bring value to my readers;
  • The Gift is not suited to my audience and the topics I write about.

If every attempt has been made to contact the Sender and I have received no response within 10 working days, or if the Sender refuses to adhere to the Gifting Policy laid out here, any unsuitable Gifts will be donated to a charity of my choice, where possible, or disposed of responsibly. The Sender will blacklisted from further Gifting to or collaborating with Sass and Clacks.

A Gift sent with the requirement that I write specific blog posts, host specific social media promotions, use specific keywords, tags, or links, or that comes as a condition of the fulfilment of various Sender requests, is considered sponsored content, and is chargeable as such.

In some cases, I will accept Gifts in return for a review. However, this will wholly depend on what the Gift is. Please get in touch if you’re considering sending me a Gift in return for a review for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: When reviewing Gifts, I will always give my honest thoughts – even if some of those thoughts end up being negative. I will never write an 100% negative review. If I cannot find anything positive to say about a Gift, I won’t write a review.

I WILL NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING GIFTS:

  • MLM Products: (Arbonne, Avon, Herbalife, Beachbody, Forever Living, JuicePlus, NuSkin, Plexus, etc.)
  • Any form of weight loss/”detox” product
  • Animal furs or skins (in whole or in part)

Get in touch!

If you want to chat to me about gifting or sponsored posts, please read my Work With Me page, or email me at sassandclacks[at]gmail.com for more information.

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