Policies

Disclosure and Content Usage

This policy is valid from April 28, 2015
Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough is a  fitness and weight loss blog written and edited by Katie Bolden (the “Author”). For questions about this blog please feel free to contact me at huffnpuffbuffntough@gmail.com
DISCLOSURES
You will see these disclosures at the top of any posts that have any form of compensation including but not limited to press samples, products, gift cards, paid posts, brand ambassadorships and more. It will clearly be disclosed.
PR SAMPLES:  This disclosure will be used anytime the product in the post being talked about has been sent by a company or PR Firm for a review consideration. The opinions provided are 100% my own and I stay as objective as possible regardless of where the product(s) or service(s) came from.
AFFILIATE LINKS:  You will see disclosure when the post includes links to certain products that are affiliate links and I may make a small commission if you choose to purchase the item(s) through my link. I only link to products I have tried and/or fully believe will be of use to my readers.
Not every link is an affiliate link. I will still continue to only post and link to products that fit my personal style and believe are a help to my readers. The blog owner only shares products, services and promotes companies that she believes will benefit herself and/or her readers and that meet a high standard.
BRAND AMBASSADOR: You will see this disclosure if the products and company being talked about are someone whom I have a formal relationship with as a Brand Ambassador. All opinions have and will always be 100% my own regardless of the relationship I have with said company.
SPONSORED: You will see this disclosure in a situation where a sponsored post is a regular post (written by me, my wording, my opinions), but the brand pays me to ensure that the product does appear on the site, and with their timeline. Again, all opinions will be my own and I will never accept compensation just to show a product in a better light. Instead of a button you may see something similar to this quoted at the top of the post: “This post has been sponsored by COMPANY A, although I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own” to signify a sponsored post. 
COMPENSATION: The main form of financial compensation this blog receives is via advertising through product reviews. This blog does on occasion and always with discretion accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation for collaborations consisting of original posts written by the Author, in what may be termed “advertorial”. Collaborations are only agreed upon so long as the Author may maintain her own opinion, voice, content, and personality that her readers have come to know. Affiliate links, which provide a commission based on sale or click number, may be used in posts and will be disclosed at the top of each post to maintain transparency. All editorial content is written without prejudice or bias, regardless of sponsor or affiliate associations.
REVIEWS: At this time Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough is currently accepting products, services, website mentions, or various other topics from brands, PR representatives, and small businesses. To provide you with an accurate and honest review. The fact that the Author has received a complimentary product will never influence the content, topics or posts made on the blog. Press samples submitted for review are For Consideration only. The blog and it’s Author do not provide any guarantee of review, positive or negative. While Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough, tries to only accept products of interest if something does not fit right, looks weird, smells bad, tastes funny etc the Author will not claim it to be otherwise! The blog and it’s Author may choose not to review and item, and the Author will never endorse or encourage the sale of a product that does not meet the Author’s standards or expectations. All reviews will always be 100% in the Authors opinion.  All reviews of products are 100% in the blog owners opinion and are not subject to pre-approval by PR Representatives or brands. Brands or PR Representatives that wish to impose such pre-approval guidelines or wish to provide content that is not written by me, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as an advertorial. I reserve the right to NOT review an item sent to me for review. If you are sending me an item for review I will assume you have read all of these rules.
REVIEW DISCLAIMER: Please understand that due to the volume of requests I receive, I cannot guarantee a time frame when your item will appear in a post. I’m currently on a 1-2 week turn-a-round for product reviews. Please make note due to the volume of submissions and the investment of time and effort that goes into incorporating products into the content on Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough, any products sent for any purposes will not be returned. 
FTC COMPLIANCE (NO EXCEPTIONS):  Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough and it’s Author comply fully with the latest FTC Guidelines regarding disclosures (see above). All reviews of products are 100% in the blog owners opinion and are not subject to pre-approval by PR Representatives or brands. Brands or PR Representatives that wish to impose such pre-approval guidelines or wish to provide content that is not written by me, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as a sponsored post. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the time of the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog but will not influence the opinions and honesty within the posts. Sponsored posts & content with links will always remain ‘no follow’ if compensation is exchanged.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional and the advice on this blog is not to be taken as such. The opinions expressed on Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough are not meant to be substituted for professional medical advice and if you have any questions you should consult a medical professional.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
If you would like more information about our disclosures please email me at huffnpuffbuffntough@gmail.com
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