Site Policies for Think Splendid

Friday, February 01, 2008

These are the policies of Splendid Communications. By using this website, you agree to these policies.

Comment Policy
Conversation is welcomed at Splendid Communications and we expect that you will respect common courtesies and refrain from personal attacks or using profanity when posting comments. Site users are fully responsible for anything they post in their comments and all posted comments are in the public domain. Users are responsible for the copyright of the comments they post to the website.  Splendid Communications reserves the right to delete or moderate comments at any time without prior notice.

In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, any comments believed to be posted by a person 13 years of age or younger will be removed.


Photo Policy and Copyright Disclaimer
Splendid Communications does not hold the copyright to photographs used on our website, except where otherwise noted.

Each photo's copyright belongs to the respective photographer credited.

Photos used on Splendid Communications are used with the knowledge and permission of the respective photographer or are believed to be readily available in the public domain and used under protection of the US. Copyright Fair Use Act. 

If you own the copyright to a photo used on our website and would like it removed, please contact us at hello@thinksplendid.com


Editorial and Advertising Policy
Splendid Communications accepts paid advertisements from third-party organizations. These ads are denoted in both graphic and text links in the sidebar of this website.

Splendid Communications does not participate in "pay for play" and editorial and advertising is kept separate. Editorial content is regularly featured by advertisers and non-advertisers alike.

Any products or services provided to us to sample in order to aid in editorial research will be disclosed according to FTC regulations.


Privacy
Splendid Communications will not share or sell identifiable personal information obtained on this website, except as required by law. Unidentifiable personal information, such as male/female reader ratios and age demographics may be shared with advertisers.

When you browse, read or download content from Splendid Communications, certain technical information is collected including:

*The IP address from which you access our website
*The browser type and operating system used
*The date and time our site was accessed
*Pages and outbound links visited
*Links from third-party websites used to arrive at our website
*Search engine terms used to find our website

This information is collected by third-party commercial software systems (such as Google Analytics). The information collected is used to help us create a better user experience for our readers.

When you post a comment to our website, the following information is collected:
*Your name as provided by yourself
*Your email address as provided by yourself
*Your third-party website as provided by yourself
*Your IP address


Content Reproduction
Content from Splendid Communications may be reproduced or re-posted in part (limited to a summary or a quote not to exceed a paragraph in length and a limit of one photo from the post), provided proper credit and an active link are attributed to our site and the photographer (if applicable). Written permission is not necessary for partial reproduction provided the above stipulations are adhered to.

Blog posts may NOT be reproduced, re-posted, or copied in their entirety.


Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement
The views and opinions expressed by guest bloggers of Splendid Communications are those of the individual bloggers. The views do not necessarily reflect those of Splendid Communications. 

Information presented on Splendid Communications is for educational, informational and inspirational purposes only and should not be considered contracted advice.

Splendid Communications is committed to providing accurate information, however because of the evolutionary nature of social media and business trends and services, the accuracy of archived content cannot be guaranteed.

For the convenience and interest of readers, Splendid Communications provides hyperlinked text and photos to third party sites.  By selecting these links, you are leaving the Splendid Communications site and are subject to the policies of the third-party website. 

Splendid Communications does not guarantee that third-party websites comply with FTC regulations or other laws applicable to online content.

Splendid Communications is not responsible for the private content collected by third-party websites and is not responsible for how that information is used by the third-party website.

Splendid Communications cannot authorize the use of copyrighted material used by a third-party website and is not responsible for its use.

Splendid Communications does not control or guarantee the accuracy of content provided on a third-party website.

Splendid Communications is not responsible for the opinions expressed on a third-party website nor that of the outside website's sponsors.


Contact Information
While we do try to answer every email we receive, due to the volume, we regret that it is not always possible to send an individual reply.

You may contact us at hello@thinksplendid.com



Policies updated September 2009.

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