Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Terms and Privacy

Privacy and Disclosure Policies, plus Disclaimer Statements

Disclaimer Statements – Terms and Conditions

-"I" & "my" = Rose Wallin, Ken Wallin, Desert Rose Reviews, and

-"You" & "your" = any reader, user, guest or member of this site.

1.   Terms of Use

I do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information's content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website, nor the quality of any products, information or any other material displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with the services herein.

You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any materials shall be at your sole risk, and you are reading my blog of your own free will.

I reserve the right, in it's sole dis-creation and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the service or the materials.

2.   Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of all material on my blog.  You may NOT use it to reprint or publish without my written consent.  You may NOT take credit for any of the material on my blog, unless otherwise stated.

*I host several virtual tours on my site.  I do NOT own any of the pictures used in the Spotlights, Book/Music/Art Tours, Dream Casts, or any other promotional post, and claim no credit for them.  They are owned by their original posters, I am simply sharing them for entertainment purposes.

3.   Hold Harmless

All the information provided on my blog is for entertainment and reference purposes only.  I am not providing medical or legal advice- all information is my personal opinion, writing, and thoughts, and should not be taken as legal, medical, or other serious advice, unless otherwise noted.  If you read and/or use the information from my blog, you do so at your own risk.

The services and materials are provided on an "As Is" basis, and expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the service or any materials and products.  In no event shall I be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind what's over with respect to the service, the materials and the products.

In the event of a negative review or personal issues with my service, unless I have committed a legal offense against you, you agree not to pursue legal action against me.  In no event will I be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any kind what's over with respect to the service I provide, and the reviews I give.  By requesting any of my services- including but not limited to reviews, literary services, marketing and/or promotions- you agree to the terms and conditions of this policy.

4. Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to change the focus of my blog, shut it down, sell it or change the terms of use, and/or go to a paid platform at my own discretion.  I also reserve the right to change, update and/or alter this disclaimer, and/or any other policy, on this blog without notice.

6.   Advertisers and Sponsors

I am not and will not be held responsible for the actions of advertisers or sponsors.  If you encounter an issue due to a service/merchant/product/provider based on a link from my blog, you must take action with that exact company/product/service to resolve any issues, not with me.

7.   Letters to the Editor

If/when you send messages, letters or emails to the editor (me, Rose Wallin), I respect your privacy.  All information will be kept confidential and private.  I do not sell any information collected in the letters, or spam any email address provided.  I will not share the information in your message with other readers, without your express written permission.  The ownership of the letter will remain with the author, regardless of content.

*This disclaimer is in conjunction with my privacy policy, review policy and disclosure policy.  If you have any questions, concerns or comments about this disclaimer, please contact us.

**Disclaimer made/written with the help of and

Privacy Policy

~Desert Rose Reviews respects your privacy~
Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of Desert Rose Reviews.

~Credit Card Details~
Desert Rose Reviews will never ask for Credit Card details and request that you do not enter it on any of the forms on Desert Rose Reviews.  The "Donate" button under "Please Support Desert Rose" was created via PayPal- no Credit Card information should be entered on this blog.

~External Sites~
Desert Rose Reviews is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows Desert Rose Reviews to recognize you each time you visit this site(customization etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and Desert Rose Reviews does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.

~Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet~ 
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to Desert Rose Reviews and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through Desert Rose Reviews have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.  Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

*This privacy policy is used in conjunction with this site's disclosure policy, review policy and disclaimer policy.  For any questions, concerns, comments or information, please email us.

Disclosure Statements

This policy is valid from 01 May 2013

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact  desertrosereviews at gmail dot com.

~The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new rules that went into effect on December 1, 2009. These rules state that product reviewers on blogs must disclose whether they received review products for free or received monetary payment for such reviews.

~This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

~If I received a free copy (ebook or paper) of a book for review, I will state that in my review.  If I receive payment for a review, I will also state that in my review.  No form of compensation, in any way, influences or has an impact on the opinions expressed in my rating or review of a book/product.  My reviews are strictly my honest opinion.

~The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

~The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, 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.

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

*This disclosure is used in conjunction with this site's privacy policy, review policy and disclaimer statements.  For any questions, comments, concerns or information, please email Rose.

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