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Disclosures & Policies

The Inspired Room Advertising Policies

To My Readers:

The Inspired Room is offered for free for readers to enjoy.  But like most of us, I have to be responsible with my time and resources and that means I find ways to help provide for our family. I’m blessed with the opportunity to share my home, life and things I love on this blog, and connect with readers who are kindred spirits.

This blog has grown over the years to a significant size, and consequently there are many big expenses involved to keep it running smoothly, from costly web servers to fees for my email subscription services (which readers receive for free!) to blog coding help so I don’t blow up the internet, to other services, legalities and helps that are required to run a blog and save my sanity in keeping it going!

In order to offer the content free of charge so all readers can benefit and be a part of this wonderful community of home-lovers, I have found other ways to receive compensation. I’ve invested seven and a half years in creating this body of work and I am committed to continuing to invest a lot of my time and love into this space for years to come, without charging readers.

So to make this work, I partner with advertisers, ad networks and offer occasional links to products I recommend or feel readers will benefit from. Readers are not under any obligation to use or click on advertisers links, but when you do, you support me as I create this blog and you allow this community to continue! Even if your support is just enough to buy me a cup of coffee today, I appreciate your kindness and understanding!

I am committed to keeping this blog authentic and I do not accept any advertising that doesn’t make sense for my home, is not content I feel readers would benefit from, or is in conflict with the values I hold.

Here is how I am able to keep this blog running and what types of advertising this blog accepts.

Ad Networks

Above the header, in the right side bar and at the bottom of posts you will see ads that are filled by The Inspired Room’s ad networks.  While I don’t have complete control over what ads appear, do let me know if you see something I should attempt to block. There are no guarantees I can remove ads but thank you for watching out for me, the readers and my site! I appreciate your support and want coming here to be a good experience.

Sponsors & Affiliates

I accept quality sponsors for ad space on The Inspired Room. Ads will appear in the right sidebar and occasionally in the footer of an RSS feed. I only work with companies I feel would be relevant and of interest to my readers, so thank you for supporting these businesses and visiting their sites.

Occasionally I will be affiliate for for certain ebooks or products I feel I can personally endorse. I do receive a small fee for sales through affiliate links and links will be identified as such.

Giveaways

The Inspired Room does occasionally host giveaways I feel  would be of interest and value to readers, with priority given to active long term sponsors of The Inspired Room (three months or more). There is usually an additional fee or product exchanged for the time and space involved in writing, hosting and promoting giveaways and all posts are identified as sponsored. Giveaways must be of $200 value or more to be considered.

Product Reviews

The Inspired Room NOT participate in any paid product reviews. I occasionally consider accepting complimentary and relevant products for my personal evaluation and review without any payment for the review. Generally no craft items or small home decor items are accepted. My house is too full and my time is too short to accept everything that is offered! However, I can consider furnishings, plumbing and appliances in exchange for payment and in consideration of the promotional value of my time and effort here on the blog. If you have something to offer you know I’d like, just email me to find out if I can accept it!

Please email me via my contact info in the side bar. There is no guarantee I will accept or review your item but if I do decide to publish a positive review you will receive a link in the post at no charge and there will be full disclosure of the free complimentary product. Please do send an invoice for tax records.

Text Links

The Inspired Room does NOT accept paid content embedded links or sponsored sidebar text links.

Privacy Policy

The Inspired Room allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain 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 behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit Network Advertising.

Copyright and Trademarks

All logos and trademarks are property of The Inspired Room. All the text, images, graphics and content found on The Inspired Room are the property of the author and this site, unless noted otherwise (images used for instruction and inspiration are identified and linked to original sources and are intended to support others online in common internet practice).  You may not copy, duplicate, or reproduce any photographs, articles, or material on this blog without the express permission of the owner.  However, you are free to pin images, link to articles on this blog and feature a brief excerpt or image without permission as long as you include the blog’s full name and a link to the site.

You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit.  Unauthorized copying, reproduction, modification, republishing, duplicating, uploading, posting, or transmitting any material on this blog is prohibited.  All material is copyright protected.  All rights reserved.

The Inspired Room is a legally registered trademark. If you are starting your own decor blog or home decor business, that means you cannot use The Inspired Room or any variation that could be confused with The Inspired Room. I am required by law to inform violators of my legally secured trademark.



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