Blog Policies

 

Purpose

Colour Me Happy is my expression in the world on all things colour and design related as well as my thoughts on life and business.

My commitment is to create a happy, informative place where like-minded readers can come to read, learn and interact with my ideas.

Kind comments are like gold to me, even comments with constructive criticism are welcome. Comments that are unkind and make personal attacks on any of my readers or me will be deleted.

Because it’s my blog, I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments that don’t fit with the spirit of this blog as well as comments whose intent is to advertise. I also reserve the right to block commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments or spam.

 

Sponsors & Affiliates

Sponsors on my blog appear in the right column on all pages. I will only allow sponsorship advertising of businesses that I personally endorse and whose product I believe in. Sponsors on Colour Me Happy pay a monthly rate to have their ad placed in my sidebar.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor on my blog, please send your request to info@mariakillam.com. I’ll be happy to consider content and/or high quality products that are valuable to my lovely readers.

Giveaways

If you’re not one of my current sponsors but want to interest me in a promotional giveaway, please send your request to info@mariakillam.com. Make sure you include your full name, the company you represent and a link to your products. I’ll carefully evaluate your product(s) to see if they are relevant and valuable to my readers. At this time, giveaways require a minimum of $200 worth of merchandise plus free shipping (US and Canada).

Non-sponsors are charged a giveaway fee for giveaway posts (inquire for rates); this fee is waived for active sponsors.

Product Reviews

Here’s where I stand on product reviews. I’m not willing to participate in any paid product reviews. I will accept complimentary products as long as they’re relevant to Colour Me Happy and I think the product will enhance my readers’ lives. Any complimentary product I receive will get a personal and honest evaluation.

If you think your company’s product is relevant to my site and you’d like to send me a complimentary item for possible review, please send an email to info@mariakillam.com.

Note: if you ship me a product I can’t guarantee that I’ll use it or review it at all. I’ll only write about and feature products that I genuinely like and think would be valuable for my readers. I’ll write about any products that I like and value and embed a link to your company for no charge. Before I write about your product I’ll make sure to give you advance notice of my review. I’ll always give my readers full disclosure that the product you submitted for review was complementary.

Value of Free eBook Coupon

I offer a free copy of my eBook when you purchase another of my products (colour boards, Specify Colour with Confidence three-day training or a webinar). However, if you already own a copy of How to Choose Paint Colours – It’s All in the Undertones you will not receive the value of the book as a discount on another product. You can still receive the free copy of the book and gift it to someone else, but you cannot deduct its price from your next purchase.

We Respect 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 Maria Killam Colour + Design.

External Sites

Maria Killam Colour + Design 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.

Cookies

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

For any other information email the webmaster

Changing Terms

Lastly, because I’m the boss of this world, I reserve the right to modify, change or add to these policies any time I like.

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