Our Lincoln Log Policies

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
These policies are valid from April 18, 2009.

For Our Lincoln Log readers:

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Kelly at the following e-mail address: ourlincolnlog(at)gmail(dot)com.
This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising (with the exception of 3rd party advertising by Google AdSense), sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. In some instances, a company may provide the blog owner with an item for review, but any published reviews and opinions of said item will be those of the blog owners and will not be influenced by anyone else. 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. To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Contest Rules and Guidelines:
Giveaways are open to United States residents, unless otherwise stated.

  • If the primary entry requirement is not completed for a giveaway, your entries will be deleted.
  • If you do not blog, you can definitely still enter.  Just be sure to leave me your e-mail address in your comments--please use the following format to help prevent getting SPAM:  name(at)email(dot)com
  • If you do blog, please make sure your profile is set to public with your e-mail address visible OR leave your e-mail address in the comments.
  • If contact information is not available, the entry will be deleted.
  • Comments are moderated to prevent SPAM and enforce the contest rules.
  • The closing date of the giveaway will be clearly stated.  Comments for that post will be disabled as soon as the contest ends.
  • Winners will be chosen using Random.org and posted/contacted via e-mail within 24 hours after the close of the giveaway.
  • Winner will have 72 hours from time e-mail is sent and winning post posted to respond. If no response, a new winner will be generated from Random.org.
Privacy Policy
Our Lincoln Log will never sell/share/distribute your e-mail address in anyway, without your permission.  The only time Our Lincoln Log will use a provided e-mail address is to reply to a comment left on a blog post, or to notify you if you are the winner of a giveaway.  If you are the winner of a giveaway, your shipping address will be requested so that your prize can be shipped to you.  If the prize is being shipped directly from the giveaway sponsor to the winner, the shipping address the winner provides will be sent to the sponsor for the purpose of getting the prize to the winner.

Third Party Ads:
Our Lincoln Log hosts 3rd party ads via AdSense by Google.  These Ads may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which may also send Google AdSense information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

If you prefer, you can choose to disable or selectively turn off third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in Internet security programs (e.g., Norton Internet Security).

Outside Links:
Our Lincoln Log provides links to outside blogs and websites.  All external links contain content which is not controlled by this blog.  All information that you submit on other websites/blogs is done so at your own risk.  I encourage you to read the "Privacy Policy"of each website you visit before submitting any information.

For Potential Sponsors:
Our Lincoln Log is not currently accpeting items for review.  Thank you.