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PeriwinkleYears.com is owned by Periwinkle Years LLC. It is a personal blog and any opinions expressed are those solely of the owner, or the contributing author of any guest posts or comments. Unless indicated otherwise, copyright for all materials © 2011-2014, all rights reserved worldwide.

Terms of Service

By accessing, using the material and/or submitting material to periwinkleyears.com, you the user agree to abide by these terms of service and all conditions stated here, and indicate your acceptance of the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this website, in any and all forms, constitutes your agreement to not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of service.

Periwinkleyears.com is a communication and recommendation-based website. The opinions here reflect my background, education and life experiences. No warranty is expressed or implied by its content. Readers may use information and advice from this site on their own volition and at their own risk. No claims as to accuracy, completeness or currentness of the information are represented. There will be no liability for any errors, omissions or timeliness of the information or for any losses, injuries or damages arising from its use.

Links to other sites are provided for the reader’s convenience and reference. We do not guarantee the timeliness or accuracy of content provided as source information through linkages to external sites. All opinions expressed are solely those of the original content author. No endorsement of third party opinions and views is implicit or implied.

All content submitted and published on periwinkleyears.com enters our copyright, unless indicated or agreed upon otherwise. All content published is subject to editing or deletion. If you choose to reproduce limited excerpted material from this site elsewhere, we request proper acknowledgement and a link back from your site to periwinkleyears.com. All trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Any photographs used on this site are either the property of Periwinkle Years LLC with all rights reserved, or other photographs used with permission or stock photography for which we have purchased a license to use. Copying of the photos for use elsewhere is prohibited without written consent of the owner. You agree that no materials of any type posted or shared by you as submittals to the site violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights.

Periwinkleyears.com reserves the right to restrict access to the site due to actions such as, but not limited to, inappropriate use, including abusive behavior or comments and/or spam. The intention is to maintain a communication forum where  authors and readers will build relationships based on trust. Disagreement in opinions is welcome but bullying behavior will not be tolerated. The definition of unacceptable comments is at the sole discretion of the site moderator.

We reserve the right to change these terms of use at our sole discretion, without notice, and at any time by posting revised terms on the website. The continued use of the website following the posting of changes to the terms means acceptance of the changes by the user.

Disclosure Policy

The decision to accept cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation will evolve over time. This may include the acceptance and keeping of free products, services, travel, event tickets and other forms of compensation from individuals, companies and organizations.

In order to maintain a relationship based on trust:

  • I will never promote or endorse a product or service I do not personally believe in. Any reviews will be fair – whether positive or negative.
  • Any contests or giveaways are paid by myself, unless otherwise noted.
  • I retain the right to provide select advertising and sponsorship across the blog and may promote affiliate partner businesses. Affiliate links may be provided for products featured in posts that provide a small commission if a reader makes a purchase through the link. These and other activities may generate income.
  • Disclosure of a Material Connection will be made in accordance with FTC regulations covering blogging: No compensation has been received for writing of the posts on periwinkleyears.com nor is there any material connection to the brands, products or services mentioned unless otherwise separately disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. “

Privacy Policy

Periwinkle Years will not sell or share readers’ email addresses or other personal information without their consent unless ordered by a court of law.

For reader-submitted material including comments, we only will identify the reader by name or username as provided to periwinkleyears.com, unless additional information such as e-mail address and/or website link is provided in the material content submitted by the user. Personal avatars may be associated with the material provided and shown on the site. Periwinkle Years uses applications provided by DISQUS for collecting comments and other information provided by the user. The DISQUS privacy policy can be found at: http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/.

We electronically collect e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information from those who voluntarily complete online web forms, subscribe to newsletters and/or of those who communicate with us via e-mail. The information collected is used to improve the content of our website, notify users of updates to the website and to contact users with specific needs for marketing purposes.

Like many websites, we aggregate information from page visitation and resources accessed by users, and information volunteered by users such as surveys. The information collected is used to improve the content and targeted approach of our website. This information may be collected in log files which capture items such as IP address, browser information, ISP, data and time stamp, referring and exiting pages and clicks on the site. The data in these log files is not linked to personally identifiable information.

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Date of last revision: July 19, 2014