Oct 08 2007

Policies

Published by Meg

Disclosure Policy

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Meg Tsiamis. For questions about this blog, please see the contact page.

This blog does accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog has not yet, but may in the future, be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for her posts or advertisements, she will always give her honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organisations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. I have a financial interest in the following that may be relevant to my blogging: dLook.com.au and Obits.com.au. From 12/2/08 I also welcome Plugger.com.au as a sponsor.

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Comments Policy

I welcome and appreciate your comments. I endeavour to respond to comments that are thoughtfully written, that add value to the conversation or that ask specific questions. Opposing points of view are welcomed.

I prefer comments that….

  • are on topic
  • are respectful
  • are genuine
  • don’t contain irrelevant links
  • do not contain offensive or vulgar language
  • that are not personally attacking the owner of this blog, other commenters or other individuals
  • are not made purely for the purpose of obtaining links
  • are left by a “real person” as opposed to anchor text (like “cheap domain names”)

Because I value regular commenters, I use a plugin called Lucia’s Link Love. This means that after a certain amount of comments, the “no-follow” link to your blog is removed. See Andy Beard’s Ultimate List of DoFollow & Nofollow Plugins - Banish Nofollow From Comments and Trackbacks for more information.

Comments on this blog are moderated, predominantly to ensure that offensive and spam-type comments are not published. I do not seek to censor comments, merely ensure that this is a happy, spam free place to visit. However, I do reserve the right to:

  • edit comments
  • delete comments
  • remove URLs that do not link to blogs
  • not approve comments
  • block comments from repeat offenders
  • utilise anti-spam measures
  • report comments that are of an illegal nature (such as inciting violence, or indecent acts towards children)

If you have left a comment on this blog that does not appear within 24 hours, and you are sure that it fits the type of comment that would be welcomed on this blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Comments left on this blog are the responsibility of the commenter. In leaving a comment you warrant that you are using a genuine identity and that you are solely responsible for your opinion.

Privacy Policy

This is the web site of Meg Tsiamis. My postal address is PO Box 200 Menai Central NSW 2234. I can be contacted via my contact page.

Apart from comments of an illegal nature, your privacy will be respected. Whilst I reserve the right to contact you privately in response to a comment, your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and will never be rented, sold or otherwise shared with a third party.

When you leave a comment on this blog, as with any blog, your I.P address is also recorded. Commenters who choose to subscribe to comments, can unsubscribe at any time by following the link provided in follow up emails.

Commenters who enter their website address in the comment submission form should be aware that this URL may be displayed. This field is optional.

If you do not intend a comment to be read by others, please do not leave it. Comments that are published are readily viewable by other visitors to the page. If you wish to send the owner of this website a private message, please do so to the email address listed on the contact page.

For each visitor to this website, the web server automatically logs the visitor’s IP address and sometimes general location. Aggregate information on what pages visitors access is also collected.

With respect to cookies: I use cookies to determine if a visitor has previously voted in a poll in order to prevent duplicate voting.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact me.

Copyright Policy

Material on this website is subject to copyright, and the protection afforded under Australian and International Law. Whilst you are welcome to excerpt small snippets from an individual blog post and provide a link to the full post, please ask my permission before using a large quantity of material.

If you feel any material placed on this site infringes on your copyright, please contact me immediately.

Disclaimer

This blog contains the personal opinions of Meg Tsiamis or identified guest author. It is never my intention to harm the reputation of any individual, group, product or company. I am merely providing my opinion.

I don’t claim to be an expert at anything except providing my opinion. My reputation is very important to me, and whilst every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information on this website, please ensure that you seek professionally qualified advice before relying on any material contained here.

The internet is a dynamic place and blog entries are posted chronologically. So information that was posted at a specific point in time, may no longer be relevant.

Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that links from this site are of a high quality and relevant, I have no control over content that is, or may be placed on such sites.

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These policies are current from 8th October, 2007, but may be considered retrospective for material placed on the site prior to this date.

Resources

Information from the following sites was gratefully used in creating these policies.

Disclosure policy
Writing a comments policy
Writing a blog disclaimer
Privacy policy generator

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