Below is some information and facts regarding our blog policies (updated 3/13/12). We promise that this blog will always be a place for fun but we also know how important it is to provide these upfront facts:
The header design and all designed layouts on this blog are created solely for this blog and are all copyright product of A PIECE of TOAST, 2010-2013. We don’t mind sharing information and images – we hope our posts inspire you just as they inspire us – but please provide a link back to our original post and make sure credit is given to the proper people. However, do not use our designed layouts or without our written permission or without crediting its origins on your post back to A PIECE of TOAST. Please do not use any of our original text as your own. Please do not replicate or reproduce our blog header design, concept or layout. All photos taken by MBM or SAM for A PIECE of TOAST must also be credited and linked to the original post.
If we have posted your photographs or work and it/they are not properly credited, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can correct it. If you would like your photo or work removed from a post please let us know so we can promptly heed your removal request.
POSTS and COMMENTS
We reserve the right to remove any previous posts without notice or explanation.
We love hearing from readers and read each and every one of the comments we get. However, any comments which are deemed inappropriate or negative – including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post – will be deleted without notice or explanation.
A PIECE of TOAST is affiliated with shopsense and rewardStyle. This means that A PIECE of TOAST will periodically post on products through affiliation links provided. In return A PIECE of TOAST may receive a small payment for clicks or a small commission – a percentage of the sales price of sales originating from the linked product. So, if you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, there are some instances where we may make a commission from your purchase. Not all of the products we link are through the affiliate program and the affiliate program absolutely does not affect what we choose to cover in our posts. All of the items we choose to blog about are genuinely things that inspire us,we like and want to share.
Readers: A PIECE of TOAST will not accept any products or sponsored posts from companies that we would not otherwise post about. All opinions are our own and will be written to reflect our true thoughts.
Companies and Brands: Before contacting us, please consider if your product(s) are a good fit for the aesthetic and editorial content already blogged about by A PIECE of TOAST.
PRODUCT REVIEWS and GIFTED ITEMS
A PIECE of TOAST is happy to do product reviews of like-minded products and companies in the fashion, beauty, jewelry, interiors, home design, art, and food industries on pre-approved basis only. You are welcome to send us a sample of your product, but we will only accept samples that we would consider purchasing ourselves. There is no guarantee that your items sent for review will end up on A PIECE of TOAST or discussed in our social media outlets. A PIECE of TOAST will not post in exchange for product(s) but would love to discuss ways to partner with you in other ways. To purchase a Sponsored Post, please see info about Sponsored Posts below. Samples will not be returned for any reason. All gifted items will be disclosed. Any products which have been gifted or provided gratis to A PIECE of TOAST for review shall be noted with “ c/o” (courtesy of) or “gifted” at the bottom of the post and are only posted if a good fit for the A PIECE of TOAST aesthetic and content. Please email us at email@example.com, subject product review, for a media kit and 2013 pricing information.
A PIECE of TOAST is happy to do sponsored posts of like-minded products, companies and brands in the fashion, beauty, jewelry, interiors, home design, art, and food industries on pre-approved basis only. The post will be written with our true opinions only. Please contact us for specifics on pricing for a sponsored post. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject sponsored post, for a media kit and 2013 pricing information.
A PIECE of TOAST loves to collaborate with like-minded companies and brands. If you have an upcoming project and think we would be a perfect fit, please email us at email@example.com, subject collaboration, so we can discuss details and hopefully work together.
A PIECE of TOAST enjoys hosting giveaways for the benefits of our readers if the product(s) being offered are a good fit for our readers, content and overall aesthetic. All giveaways are subject to the Texas State Sweepstakes Laws, and we may ask that you sign a contract in agreement with the terms of the giveaway. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject giveaway, for a media kit and 2012 pricing information.
Any of the personal information collected at the time of a giveaway by A PIECE of TOAST (name, email address, mailing address, etc.) will never be sold or disclosed to anyone!
As always, thank you all so much for reading our blog. Your continued support means the world to us!