Terms and Disclosure

**Please note that The Maven of Social Media® is a registered Trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I am the sole owner of this Trademark. Violations of this Trademark by others may be subject to legal action.

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, products and other compensation. All posts will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

I am occasional compensated with free products, services (travel!! Yay!) in exchange for reviews. At this time I do not accept monetary compensation for reviews. The exception would be if I hired for a PR Campaign in which a review is PART of the campaign. If that is the case, I will fully disclose any review or post that is part of a paid PR Campaign. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Receiving product/service etc for free does not influence my opinion.  I do my due diligence to give my honest opinion and feedback in any review. Any product claim or information should always be verified with the company or manufacturer where applicable.

Advertising and/or sponsorship banners are available for companies that are reputable and appropriate. I may make a small amount of income (flat rate or commission) or product compensation from these banners. With exception are any buttons/banners for charity.

I may also use affiliate links through Amazon.com or other companies. I make a small commission off these sales which help subsidize my costs of maintaining my self hosted website and server space.

All ad sales, reviews, and sponsorships are accepted or declined with my sole discretion. I prefer to work with companies and products that I believe in and feel represent my voice, those of my writers and this blog. In some cases, I may refer an advertiser to another blogger who’s content may be more appropriate.

Sometimes I may endorse products that I own or companies I do business with WITHOUT compensation. Endorsement of products paid for with my own money will be labeled as such.

Promotions run on this blog that involve “liking” a Facebook page are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.”

PRIVACY POLICY
Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the http://themavenofsocialmedia.com and The Maven of Social Media® and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to The Maven of Social Media® include http://www.triooftastebuds and TMOSM. The TMOSM website is a Personal Blog site. By using the TMOSM website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
TMOSM may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. This information is only used by TMOSM for the purpose of contest/giveaways. Your information will never be made public, sold, or given to anyone else, unless it is necessary, as in the event of sending your information to a company from whom you have won something.

TMOSM encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from TMOSM so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. TMOSM is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the TMOSM website.

Use of your Personal Information
TMOSM collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

TMOSM may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from TMOSM and its affiliates. TMOSM may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

TMOSM does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

TMOSM may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. TMOSM may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to TMOSM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

TMOSM will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TMOSM or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TMOSM; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of TMOSM, or the public.

Security of your Personal Information
TMOSM secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen
TMOSM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Changes to this Statement
TMOSM will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. TMOSM encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how TMOSM is protecting your information.
Contact Information

TMOSM welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that TMOSM has not adhered to this Statement, please contact TMOSM at: contact@themavenofsocialmedia.com

(Effective as of 02/25/2012)

TERMS OF USE
Agreement between user and http://themavenofsocialmedia.com
Welcome to http://themavenofsocialmedia.com. The http://themavenofsocialmedia.com website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by The Maven of Social Media®(“Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®)”). http://themavenofsocialmedia.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of http://themavenofsocialmedia.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

Privacy
Your use of http://themavenofsocialmedia.com is subject to  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®)’s Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Electronic Communications
Visiting http://themavenofsocialmedia.com or sending emails to Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your account
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use http://themavenofsocialmedia.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to third party sites/Third party services
http://themavenofsocialmedia.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) and  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via http://themavenofsocialmedia.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the http://themavenofsocialmedia.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) may share such information and data with any third party with whom Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of http://themavenofsocialmedia.com users and customers.

No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use http://themavenofsocialmedia.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Use of communication services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®)’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore,  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®).

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload the materials.

Materials provided to http://themavenofsocialmedia.com or posted on any  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) web page  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to http://themavenofsocialmedia.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®), our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein.  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®)’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

International Users
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) Content accessed through http://themavenofsocialmedia.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless   Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®), its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. The Maven of Social Media®AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

The Maven of Social Media®AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. The Maven of Social Media®AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL The Maven of Social Media®AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF The Maven of Social Media®OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/access restriction
Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Texas in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and   Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) as a result of this agreement or use of the Site.   Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®)’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of   Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®)’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms
Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which http://themavenofsocialmedia.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions.  Kerri Jablonski (The Maven of Social Media®) encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.