This is all the legal stuff a blog is required to publish.
Boring, but necessary.
- All photos and content belong to Melissa Sunday/So Festive.com unless otherwise stated and should not be used without prior written consent. If you’d like to feature any content, please contact Mel@SoFestive.com.
- Occasionally, you may see sponsored posts and/or affiliate links. So Festive is very selective in the brands they work with and only choose partnerships that align with the focus of this blog. So Festive is grateful for its sponsors that allow this blog to keep running. Sponsored posts and affiliate links will always be disclosed.
- Although So Festive chooses to share it’s best work for the purpose of this site, “Pinterest perfection” should not be the goal of any celebration! The most important aspect of any celebration is the emotion and memories created. Keep in mind that less is often more. Be present. Have fun. Make memories. Simply.
Full Disclosure Policy
Thank you for visiting So Festive!
Per FTC regulations, this is a full explanation of how and when I am compensated on.
I started So Festive! to share simple ways to celebrate holiday, parties, and life. My goal is to help take the stress out of celebrating so you can have a more joyful life!
I blog on So Festive! because I love doing it. However, I would not be able to spend the time and cover the costs of running a blog if I did not get paid. There are many costs associated with running a blog including website hosting fees, security features, email management platforms, photography equipment, and my time. In order to keep access to this website free but still be able to pay all the costs associated with running a business, there are several says I am compensated via So Festive!
First, I have some promises to you:
- I will never recommend a product or service that I do not personally believe in.
- Nothing on So Festive! will ever be recommended for the sole purpose of making income.
- My opinions will be honest.
- Products and services I have not personally used will only be recommended after I research them and find a majority of reviews to be positive.
This policy is valid from December 1, 2009.
This website is a personal website written and edited by me, Melissa Sunday. This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
This website also contains affiliate links. This means I may get a small commission if you purchase something through the links and banners on my site. The cost is the same to you. However, I only post things that I value and trust. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you again for your support.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this website. Most advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements. Additionally, I receive compensation from in text affiliate links.
The owner of this website is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this website receives compensation for her posts or advertisements, she always gives her honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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Terms and Conditions (“Terms”)
Last updated: November 3, 2017.
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the/ website (the “Service”) operated by So Festive! (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.
The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of So Festive! and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of So Festive!.
Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by So Festive!.
So Festive! has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
You acknowledge and agree that So Festive! shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend your access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless So Festive! and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, or b) a breach of these Terms.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall So Festive! nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
So Festive!its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Florida, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.