May 13, 2011

This policy is valid from May 13th, 2011 to present.  This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Amy at grinningcheektocheek@gmail.com.

Grinning Cheek to Cheek and it’s author are FTC compliant, believe in transparency, and integrity.

This blog does not accept any form of cash payments in exchange for product reviews. All items and products that are for review and/or giveaway have been provided to me by sponsor and will NEVER be exchanged for a positive review. I always state my honest opinions in my review. Compensation received will never influence content.  Blog author rarely posts a negative review. If a product is not up to Grinning Cheek to Cheek standards, sponsor will be contacted and they will be given the choice of having blog author not post or to have blog author post the negative aspects.

I do accept and keep free products, from companies and organizations, for review and giveaway purposes. Generally this is in the form of the product I am reviewing/giving away, or a gift card. I may accept services, travel {including dining, lodging, etc.}, event tickets, and other forms of compensation occasionally, but these will never influence blog author’s opinion, and they are the only forms of compensation.

I do accept payment for Advertisements. Paid advertisements will be posted under the “Affiliates/Sponsors” section. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.

Any paid/sponsored posts will be clearly identified within the post (at bottom).

Compensation received will never influence the content, topics, opinions or posts made on this blog.

The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. Blog owner frequently posts about immediate family members and friends. If family members or friends are mentioned in a review/giveaway, having tried a product, they have not been paid for these posts either, they are merely opinions.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, 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. Blog owner (and it’s family members or friends who may have had input on a review/giveaway) will not be responsible or held liable for any adverse reactions, injury or death resulting from any product reviewed and/or given away on this blog. Blog owner suggests consulting a doctor about, or researching any product mentioned on this blog, if you are uncertain about using/consuming any product.

Types of posts – The following buttons will appear on each post, describing the compensation (if any) received for each individual post. Each Post Level is described in further detail below:

Amy K2 Post Disclosure 1Level 1 Post: blog author was provided product sample(s) to facilitate this post or review. All opinions are those of blog author only, and compensation/sample has no bearing on on opinions stated in post. Product was provided by the company mentioned above, or the PR agency representing said company.


Amy K2 Post Disclosure 2Level 2 Post: No compensation was received (monetarily or otherwise) for this review/post.  It is either a giveaway {with sponsor providing prize}, or something blog author feels strongly about, and wants to share with readers.


Amy K2 Post Disclosure3Level 3 Post: Blog author was compensated for hosting this giveaway/contest. Sponsor will provide prize to winner.  Blog author either received product before, during, or after giveaway post, or was paid monetarily.


Amy K2 Post Disclosure 4Level 4 post: This post was sponsored. Blog author was compensated {by company mentioned in post, or PR agency representing company} for writing this post.  Many times a sponsored post only includes links to the company website using certain key words/anchor text, and the name of company will not be mentioned.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: grinningcheektocheek@gmail.com