Disclosure and Terms of Use valid from 16 December, 2013

shedreamsinperfectfrench.com is written and edited by Shani Bauminger. All images and written content on this blog are the property of Shani Bauminger unless otherwise noted, and may not be used/redistributed elsewhere without proper attribution (and in some cases written consent). In simpler terms, proper attribution means that all text/image(s) should be identified as mine and linked back to this site. You will need to contact me for permission and to discuss your desired use if you intend to edit/alter/use for commercial purposes/use for any other purpose other than linking back to this site. Otherwise, no permission is need with proper attribution. You are also welcome to repost quotes or portions of text from my site with attribution.

I have a lot of opinions. A lot. And I like to state them. But they’re not for sale. I only review products/services that I have personally tried, usually for an extended amount of time, and I do not accept cash payment for product reviews. All of the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

These are just opinions. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider directly. I am not liable for any experiences you may have with any product discussed on my site. Furthermore, Shani and shedreamsinperfectfrench.com are not responsible for content you may experience on external sites.

Product information can change at any time, subject to the merchant/manufacturer
. Posts on a particular product may not be updated after their initial posting. All information is accurate at the time of posting, but please be aware that merchants/service providers can change the availability and/or prices and/or formula of their goods at any time. Please check the entry posting date to see how current the information is. If there is a genuine error in any of the posts, please contact me and let me know.

shedreamsinperfectfrench.com accepts paid advertising in the form of affiliate links, PR samples, sponsored posts, and banner advertisements including ads served through the Google AdSense network. I participate in the ShopStyle affiliate program. All ads on Google AdSense are randomly generated through their ad network based on what they think readers of this blog might be interested in, and in no way indicate my endorsement of the individual products/services. For all forms of compensation, buttons will be placed at the top of each blog post indicating whether or not there is some form of paid advertising present in its content. Here is a legend to help understand (these are not official French terms, I winged some of them):

Affiliermeans there are affiliate links present in the post, which is to say that I earn pennies for each click through and/or purchase someone makes and may eventually get a check if I ever reach $100

Gratuitmeans I received a free product or sample for consideration purposes directly from a brand or vendor

Échantillonmeans I received a free sample that was also available to the general public. This could include fragrance or cosmetic samples from department stores or magazines, brand Facebook giveaways, etc

Sponsormeans that I received some kind of compensated for the post. In general, these types of posts consist of advertorials and sponsored giveaways. This will never include paid product reviews, so as not to influence my opinion. Furthermore, I will only accept sponsored posts for products I’m interested in or think would be interesting to the readers of my site

Achetémeans I bought the product(s) featured in the post with my own hard-earned money (you’re welcome)

If you don’t see any of the aforementioned buttons on a particular post, it either means (a) I have nothing whatsoever to disclose or (b) the post predates the first instance of disclosure buttons on my site (16 December 2013).

Readers are encouraged to comment on the site and may do so under their name or a nickname, subject to the following community guidelines: 

  • Users may not post anything threatening, abusive, defamatory or libelous about other users on the site
  • Users may not post anything that infringes someone else’s copyright or intellectual property rights. Furthermore, don’t post anything confidential or illegal
  • Users may not post anything excessively vulgar or offensive, and anything pornographic is outright prohibited
  • shedreamsinperfectfrench.com will not accept responsibility for anything posted in the comments section. Furthermore, we reserve the right to remove any comments that we feel aren’t in keeping with my community guidelines

Privacy policy effective from 16 December 2013
This section outlines what identifiable information may be collected from you as a user of shedreamsinperfectfrench.com, and how that information may be used. Please be aware that this policy may be modified at any time, in which case this page will be updated to reflect the changes. Your continued use of the site indicates acceptance of the revised policy.

Use of cookies/web beacons: shedreamsinperfectfrench.com may use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences or other information that visitors send via their browser, and some third-party advertisers may use cookies and web beacons on this site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks automatically receive your IP address when their advertisements are sent to your browsers. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see. shedreamsinperfectfrench.com has no access to or control over cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices, as well as instructions about how to opt out. Shedreamsinperfectfrench.com can not control or change the policies of any such third-party network. Any cookies used directly by Shedreamsinperfectfrench.com may be utilized to collect information in order to optimize the site. More specifically, Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

If you wish to disable cookies in general, you may do so through your browser settings. The website of your preferred browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) should have instructions on how to do so.

Use of your identifiable information: There may be occasions on which you supply personal information (such as your name, e-mail address and so on). shedreamsinperfectfrench.com will never sell your information, nor will we release your personal information to a third party other than when required by governmental regulation or law. For giveaways winners, we may have to provide your name/mailing address to the sponsor for prize fulfillment purposes—if that is the case, it will be disclosed in the terms of the giveaway.

Links to other sites: shedreamsinperfectfrench.com has no control over the privacy policies of any third-party site we may link to. Please look up their individual policies if you have any concerns.

Posting comments: shedreamsinperfectfrench.com has no control over who reads the comments posted by users on this site or what they may choose to do with that information. Therefore, exercising caution and common sense regarding your personal information when you post comments is recommended.

Use of this site indicates your agreement to the aforementioned terms and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms, you may discontinue use of the site. For questions about this policy or the site, please contact me at shani (at) shedreamsinperfectfrench (dot) com.

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