Disclaimer/FTC/Privacy

Disclaimer
© Pink Sith 2008-2013 all rights reserved. 

I am an average woman who happens to be extremely passionate about makeup, skincare and beauty in general. Anything I review here at the Pink Sith blog is based on my own personal experience with the product. What might work for me, may not work for you. What might work for you might not work for me. Your personal results may vary on makeup, skincare, body care, hair care and perfume. All my opinions are my own; therefore you should seek the advice of a professional before using any product you are not familiar with. I will not be held liable for any problems that should arise from trying out a product I review here. If you break out, get a rash, have spilt ends, or end up with alligator skin, I am not responsible. Please use any and all cosmetics or items featured on my blog with caution and safety in mind. Please don't eat the body wash because it smells like chocolate.

Although many of the items reviewed on The Pink Sith Blog are purchased by me, I do accept products for consideration from brands and public relations representatives.  Receiving a product does not mean that it will be reviewed. While I attempt to accept only products of interest, the acceptance of a product does not guarantee a favorable review.  Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products, and this blog's content is not pre-approved by PR representatives or brands. Brands and Public Relations Representatives that wish to impose such limitations on products will not be accepted for consideration. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. In other words; just because it's free does not mean it gets a glowing, raving review.  The Pink Sith Blog's editorial timeline is currently 4-6 weeks from receipt of a product but may be later or earlier depending upon unforeseeable life events.  In December 2009, all items received from brands and PR representatives were disclosed as such. Beginning late March 2013 a disclosure graphic will appear after the first image in the review and at the end of the review. The post will also be tagged with a disclosure.  This is done in order to be compliant with the FTC regulations for electronic advertising.  For more information, click HERE and read below.

At times, I make use of affiliate links.  The site is also supported by paid advertisements and is a member of the GLAM Network.  Occasionally, I am contacted by brands and public relations representatives that express a desire to have their product or service featured in a product performance review and will submit a press sample for that purpose, but that does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product or service in a favorable light.  Other times the brand or public relations representative will ask for me to publish a pre-written post regarding a product or service I have not personally tested. Such reviews are labeled as "Sponsored" and the label is in the post title and tagged at the end.  Such Sponsored Posts are rare and are taken on in a case by base basis.  You will fully be  made aware before even reading the post, that is a Sponsored Post and you are under no obligation to read it or click on any links embedded in the post.

Occasionally images found on the web, believed to be in the public domain, are used on this site. I don’t claim to be the owner of such images. All visual content are copyrighted to their respectful owner. If you are the owner of an image and want it removed, please, email me and I will do so as soon as possible.

The Pink Sith Blog retains their full copyright for all material. Use of material, either in full, part, or derivative form, without express permission from me is prohibited.  All material, whether found directly on the site, taken from an RSS feed, or search engine is licensed for personal use only.  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.

I am not affiliated with any beauty company or PR firm. This blog is a hobby and my passion. I do this for fun. I do not do this to “become rich” or get “free stuff”. Should I ever become “rich” form this hobby you might want to check the temperature and look overhead because hell will most certainly hell will have frozen over, and pigs will be flying.

The information on this site is provided for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. The Pink Sith Blog assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms This website is designed for entertainment purposes only and should not be used in any other manner. This information is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. A consultation with your health care professional is the proper method to address your health concerns. You are encouraged to consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Rapid advances in medicine may cause information contained here to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The Pink Sith Blog assumes no responsibility for how information presented here or on the following links is used by the public.

All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech.

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Blog FTC Information 
Read the full post about the FTC rulings HERE
Read the revised FTC rulings HERE


Key for reviews:
Purchase:
This product is an item I purchased with my own hard earned money. I was given no special consideration or compensation for writing about or using this product.


Purchase with Affiliate Links:
This product is an item I purchased with my own hard earned money. I was given no special consideration or compensation for writing about or using this product. Affiliate links are used in this post.  Affiliate links give the Pink Sith Blog a commission when you click and purchase something from that link. It's just like a retail associate who works on a commission basis. When you shop through an affiliate link on Pink Sith you help support the site.



Press Sample:
This is a free sample given to me by a company. Either directly from the manufacturer or from a PR company. I have not guaranteed a review of this product to the PR Company/Manufacturer.



Press Sample with Affiliate Links:
This is a free sample given to me by a company. Either directly from the manufacturer or from a PR company. I have not guaranteed a review of this product to the PR Company/Manufacturer.  Affiliate links are used in this post.  Affiliate links give the Pink Sith Blog a commission when you click and purchase something from that link. It's just like a retail associate who works on a commission basis. When you shop through an affiliate link on Pink Sith you help support the site.



Free Sample/Gift: 
This is a free sample that I received by asking for it at a local store like Sephora, Nordstrom, for example, or as a freebie with a purchase I made at Bliss or Beautyhabit.com or Sephora.com, for example. These companies gave me no special consideration or compensation and have no reasonable expectations that I will be writing about their product(s) on my blog. Or - This is a product I received as a gift from any of my personal friends or readers of this blog, who are NOT affiliated with any cosmetic or beauty company.



Free Sample/Gift with Affiliate Links: 
This is a free sample that I received by asking for it at a local store like Sephora, Nordstrom, for example, or as a freebie with a purchase I made at Bliss or Beautyhabit.com or Sephora.com, for example. These companies gave me no special consideration or compensation and have no reasonable expectations that I will be writing about their product(s) on my blog. Or - This is a product I received as a gift from any of my personal friends or readers of this blog, who are NOT affiliated with any cosmetic or beauty company.  Affiliate links are used in this post.  Affiliate links give the Pink Sith Blog a commission when you click and purchase something from that link. It's just like a retail associate who works on a commission basis. When you shop through an affiliate link on Pink Sith you help support the site.

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Privacy Policy

At PinkSith.com, the privacy of our audience is extremely important to us. This section outlines the types of personal information we collect from our subscribers and visitors, and how it is used.

Like many other websites, PinkSith.com makes use of log files. The information contained in a log file includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referral/exit pages, and number of clicks-per-visitor. This data is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather demographic information – so that we may offer our readers a more personalized experience. We also may use this information to administer a contest, promotion, or other site features.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to additional parties without your consent. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We use cookies to store information about our readers’ preferences in order to record user-specific information on the pages accessed or visited by that specific user, and to customize web page content based on browser type and other information sent via readers’ browsers. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so by following the directions indicated by your browser.

Our third-party advertisers may also use cookies for the purpose of delivering ad-related material to you, as our readers, based on your unique visits to PinkSith.com. Please click here  if you wish to opt out of this practice. (Please note: PinkSith.com has neither access to, nor control over, the cookies used by our advertisers.)

Our third-party advertising network servers may also make use of java script, web beacons and/or other forms of technology as a means of delivering featured advertisement links from our site directly to your browsers. These tools may also measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content displayed on PinkSith.com and other sites; again, we have no control over the way in which these tools or methods are utilized by our third-party advertisers.

To comply with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. All editorial and advertisement content featured on PinkSith.com is age-appropriate for individuals who are at least 16 years old; however, our target audience consists of women and men between the ages of 21-55.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information
when you visit our Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org.  To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

By using our site, you consent to PinkSith.com’s privacy policy.

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