Disclaimers

As a food blogger there are a few rules about disclaiming what goes on around here.  In the spirit of that I thought I’d write a whole page on my feelings on certain topics in case you’re interested.  Whenever I am writing a sponsored post or whenever I received something for free I will place a small disclaimer on the post as well, if you’re wondering.

Copywrite Information

All original content is copyright Heidi Bjarnason of Food Doodles including all photos unless otherwise stated.  Please do not reproduce any content without permission.  Please contact me at fooddoodles (at) gmail dot com if you’d like to use any pictures or other content.

If you’d like to share a recipe originally from my site, please do!  But please also give me credit if I originally made the recipe.  Thank you!  I love that you want to pin my recipes and posts to Pinterest or post them on your tumblr.  Go ahead and pin any photos that you want or add my photos to your tumblr, but please do not copy my post or my recipe into the pin or tumblr post and be sure that the pictures links back to Food Doodles.  Thank you!

Sponsors and Advertisements

If you’ve noticed in the side bar I have a section for “sponsors”.  This means if you click on something there, I may get a small percentage of your purchase if you make one, or I may get a very small amount per click.  For the specific sponsors like “Thesis” or “Host Gator” I would not place those ads there if I did not already use, enjoy and recommend their services.  The other ads, such as the ones at the top of the page and the Google ads at the bottom of the side bar are chosen by the ad companies and I do not have a say over their content.  If anything is offensive, please contact me by email at fooddoodles (at) gmail dot com and I will have them removed.

Free stuff

Occasionally I will receive a product free of charge to try out and give my opinion.  I will always disclaim that I received the product for free and I will always give my honest opinion.  I don’t like writing negative reviews(or giving any publicity to products I don’t personally enjoy) so if I do receive something I don’t like, chances are you wont hear about it.  I only accept products for review that I would think about purchasing on my own – this means if they are food products they must fit into my food philosophy found on my About Page.

Giveaways

Sometimes a company will offer to sponsor a giveaway, to give Food Doodles readers some of their product to try.  If I like the product I love being able to share some with you!  These products are always free to you.  If you’re curious about my privacy policy when leaving a comment on my blog or when sending your mailing information after winning a giveaway, please read through my Privacy Policy page!

Being paid for positive blog posts

I will always be 100% honest in my reviews.  If I don’t like something, I probably wont give it any attention on my blog.  And I will NEVER accept payment to compromise my food philosophy, so you wont see me recommending or promoting products that go against what I believe.

Sponsored posts

Occasionally I will also do sponsored posts as I cannot afford to spend so much time on my blog(as much as I love it, and as much as I love food) without a little something extra.  While they aren’t my favorite thing to do, I really cannot afford to keep this blog running without doing the occasional sponsored post.  Something about being paid to write about a subject bothers me, but I will always be completely honest.  I will NEVER accept payment to write something that I do not agree with and I will only accept sponsored posts that fit into my food philosophy(found on my about page) so you’ll never read about me recommending processed foods, for example.

Blog Posts to Promote Events or Products

Very rarely I will post about events or products that I like and agree with.  This does not always mean I am paid for promoting it(and I will specifically tell you on the post if I am), it usually just means that I like whatever it is the post is about.

What guidelines do companies have to follow when submitting their products for review on my blog?

I will not accept any items or products that I wouldn’t use, whether in my personal life or on the blog.  I will not accept any items or products that do not fit into my food philosophy found on my about page.  I do not guarantee a positive review or a review at all.  If I do not like a product, I will not write about it, but if you’d like I will give my personal opinion to you in a private email.  I will also not return any products sent to me for review.  If you have something you think I’d enjoy please send an email to fooddoodles (at) gmail dot com.

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