Disclosures

Disclosures and Content Use

Public Relations

Although many of the items reviewed on Midnight Manicures are purchased, we accept products for review from brands and public relations representatives.  Receipt of a product does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product.  While we attempt to accept only products of interest in hopes of lessening negative reviews, Midnight Manicures does not guarantee a favorable review. Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content is not pre-approved by PR representatives or brands. Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review without compensation and disclosure as a sponsored post. Editorial timeline is currently 2-6 weeks from receipt of a product. Beginning in June 2012, all items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such.

Advertorial Posts
Midnight Manicures occasionally includes advertorial or sponsored posts. All such posts are disclosed as being advertorial or sponsored in the post.   All links in such posts must carry a rel=”nofollow” tag.  No exceptions.
Affiliate Links and Advertising
Midnight Manicures at times make use of affiliate links.  A commission is earned when a product is purchased using such a link which helps support the continued provision of content on the sites.  We are also supported by paid advertisements.
No Warranty of Products
Midnight Manicures makes no warranties as to the effectiveness or quality of any product.  Reviews are based on personal experience and personal opinion.  Individual user’s opinion may vary.  Comments concerning reviews from users about their experiences are encouraged and welcome.
Site and Content Use
All material on Midnight Manicures retain their full copyright.  Use of material, either in full, part, or derivative form, without express permission is prohibited.  All material, whether found directly on the site or taken from an RSS feed is licensed for personal use only.  We protect our copyrights and take violations seriously.  Republication without express permission may result in billing for use of the material, formal notification of the violation to hosts and advertisers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other legal action as deemed necessary.

Product Review Policies

Public Relations
Midnight Manicures accepts products for review from brands and public relations representatives.  Unless compensated as a disclosed sponsored or advertorial post, we exercise full independence over product reviews.  Receipt of a product, whether solicited or unsolicited, does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product or for the substance of any content produced that discusses the product.
While we attempt to accept only products of interest in hopes of lessening negative reviews, we can not guarantee a favorable review, or any review at all.  Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content will not be provided for preapproval by PR representatives or brands, nor will reviews be edited after the fact based on requests to do so.  Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review but may be eligible for inclusion as a sponsored post with compensation.  Editorial timeline is currently 2-6 weeks from receipt of a product. Beginning in June 2012, all items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such per the FTC guides.
Advertorial and Sponsored Posts
Midnight Manicures occasionally includes compensated advertorial or sponsored posts.  All such posts are disclosed as being sponsored or advertorial in the post.  Please note that we normally do not accept sponsored or advertorial posts for less than a flat fee of $150.  That rate may be higher if large amounts of  custom content is created or if the advertiser wishes to preapprove content. All links in such post must carry a rel=nofollow tag and all posts must be disclosed as sponsored.  No exceptions.
Affiliate Links and Advertising
Midnight Manicures at times makes use of affiliate links and run advertisements for various companies.  We do not accept products for review that seek to restrict our use of affilaite links or advertising.
Receipt of Product Not Contractual or Compensatory
All products received are  deemed to be gifts/commercial samples that do not form a contract for review and are not deemed to be compensation for any content that is written.

Contest and Giveaway Rules and Disclosures

Unless stated otherwise on the contest/giveaway page, contests and giveaways on Midnight Manicures are giveaways of items in which basic entry can be gained by simply filling out a form or leaving a comment with contact information and prizes are always drawn at random using random.org, either manually or through the Rafflecopter service.  Information gained from basic entries are never added to a mailing list and are only shared to the extent necessary to facilitate fulfilling the prize.  Additional optional forms of entry may be provided which may require liking a page on Facebook, following and entity on Twitter or Google plus, or signing up for an email newsletter or list.  These forms of entry are always optional and in addition to the simple base entry method.
The approximate value of the prize is listed in the contest/giveaway post along with the time the contest/giveaway will run. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win.
All prizes are non-transferable and there will be no cash substitutes or other substitutes except that we reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value should the originally planned prize become unavailable.  The winner or his or her parent or legal guardian is solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes with respect to the prize.  The prize will be mailed to the winner’s mailing address that they provide and may be mailed by the company giving away the price.  Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.  When we host a giveaway on behalf of a company, we do not accept responsibility for prizes that are not properly mailed by the company and act solely as a host on behalf of the company for their giveaway.
By entering or accepting the prize in any contest or giveaway the winner agrees to be bound by these official rules, terms, and conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Entries are void where prohibited by any law.
Contests/Giveaways are open to all readers unless prohibited by their local state/country.  Our contest and giveaways are open to ages 18 and above unless stated otherwise.  Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf.
In the event that the prize winner does not meet eligibility requirements or forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant.  Winners will be notified by email and given 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond within the that time frame will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner may be randomly drawn.
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