This policy is valid from 16 December 2009

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me and 1 other author. This blog may or may not accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Some sponsorship is shown without having paid for advertising but rather through free product or sponsoring a giveaway of higher value.

Trendy Treehouse is not compensated to provide opinion on products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. Our familes personally use and test each review product. Trendy Treehouse is not a professional in any field, and you should never substitute information from this blog for information obtained from a licensed professional as appropriate. If we find something wrong with the product then we will contact you before posting to see if you still want me to post the review to our blog. You will have the option to either not have us post my review, or allow us to post all aspects of my review, including any negative remarks. As stated above, readers of this blog come here to get a real Mom's perspective on products and services out there. Trendy Treehouse is not responsible for any damage, injury, or unhappiness received by products in our giveaways. If a item is not sent by the company when they guaranteed a giveaway, Trendy Treehouse is not responsible. The purpose of this blog is to be a beneficial resource.


Trendy Treehouse is a PR friendly website that would love to hear from you.
Feel free to contact me with any further questions or inquiries at trendytreehouse@me.com

Trendy Treehouse: BLOG TERMS OF USE


Introduction. This agreement (”Agreement“) between You and the Author (s), consists of these Trendy Treehouse Blog (“the Blog“) Terms of Use (”Terms“). “You“, “Reader” or “Commenter” means any entity identified by its comments, e-mail, registration information or IP address. If You use this Blog on behalf of your employer, organization or company, they shall also be bound by the terms of this Agreement. “The Author (s)” shall additionally refer to any person who publishes content on Trendy Treehouse Blog.

Privacy. When You leave a comment, the Author (s) is automatically notified and receives IP, WHOIS, and e-mail information pertaining to the Commenter. This information is not stored by the Author for other purposes than to moderate comments. This information is not being sold or used for other purposes. If you have concerns with the way this information is used, please contact the Author (s) directly to arrange for complete removal of this information. Removal of all personal information will result in the removal of any content the Commenter might have contributed to this Blog, including comments. Be aware that laws regarding personal information and privacy may differ from Your location.

Giveaways and Contests. When you enter a giveaway, contest or other promotion, we may ask you for contact information such as your name, address and email address in order to administer the contest, notify winners and make the winners' list publicly available pursuant to certain states' laws. Your consent to such promotional use and disclosure of this information is a condition of your participation.

Blog content. All the contents of the Blog, EXCEPT FOR COMMENTS, constitute the opinion of the Author (s) , and the Author (s) alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of the Author’s family members, or employers, nor do they represent the view of organizations, businesses or institutions the Author (s) is a part of. The Author (s) is not a professional in any field, and you should never substitute information from this Blog for information obtained from a licensed professional as appropriate. The content of this Blog is not intended to cause harm, but if You have any concerns about the contents of this Blog, please contact the Author (s) (trendytreehouse@me.com). Disagreeing with the content of the Blog does not constitute sufficient ground for You to ask the Author (s) to remove or modify any parts of this Blog.

The Author (s) of this Blog frequently receives compensation for the Author’s opinion including, but not limited to, paid advertising and free services or merchandise. Even though the Author (s) of this website receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.This Blog does not specifically endorse any product, service or company. This Blog makes no guarantees that any of the products, services or otherwise are the best, most appropriate or lowest priced for Your situation. The Author’s comments and reviews are consultative and educational only and are provided solely to assist you in your own best judgment. The Author’s reviews and opinion are subject to change at any time. This Blog is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of it’s opinion, advice or recommendation of any product, service or advertisement. This Blog is not responsible for damage or loss caused by Your reliance on the information obtained on this Blog. It is Your responsibility to evaluate accuracy, appropriateness or completeness of any information obtained from this Blog. Where ever applicable, You should seek out the advice of professionals in the appropriate field. This Blog is not responsible for any relationships, purchases or agreements entered into by You with regards to any product, service or company referenced on this Blog.

Copyright policy. All the text, images and other content being part of this Blog is property of the Author (s), unless noted otherwise. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. You are not allowed to reproduce, sell, and modify any part of this Blog. You are welcome to link to this blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. When you quote or link to this Blog, please include the Blog’s name in your link. You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. Whenever copyrighted material is mentioned or use, the Author (s) is doing so according to fair dealing practices. Use of material from this Blog according to fair dealing practices requires proper acknowledgment. Simply linking back to the Blog is not considered proper acknowledgment; please provide a link including the Author’s name, the name of the page you are linking, and a permanent link (”Permalink“) to that page.

Submissions. The Sites contain a number of areas through which you will be able to submit materials to us (collectively, "Submissions"). For example, your Submissions might include articles or reviews you have written, photographs you have taken, or messages you would like post to chat rooms or forums. We do not claim ownership of any of your Submissions. However, by making a Submission you (a) grant to us and our affiliates, representatives, and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license (with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, adapt, publish, translate, publicly display, transmit or otherwise dispose of your Submission (in whole or in part, alone or together with other materials) in any format or medium now known or later developed, including without limitation for advertising and promotional purposes, (b) warrant that you have the right to grant the foregoing rights to us, (c) agree that we have no obligation to compensate you for your Submissions or to exercise any of the foregoing rights and that any such exercise shall be in our sole and absolute discretion, (d) warrant that your Submission does not contain any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, or obscene, that invades a person's privacy, that violates any intellectual property rights or that violates any law, (e) warrant that your Submission does not solicit funds, or advertise or solicit goods or services, (f) agree that we may, and may authorize others to, identify and credit you as the author of your Submissions and use your name and pertinent biographical data in connection therewith, and (g) agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all loss, damage, and/or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that we may suffer arising from or related to the exercise by us of the foregoing rights or the breach or alleged breach by you of any of the foregoing warranties by. We are not responsible for screening Submissions for any reason. We retain, however, the right to reject, modify or remove Submissions that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, consider unacceptable. Whether or not we reject, modify or remove a Submission, you remain solely responsible for the content of your Submission. If we highlight any particular Submission in any area of the Sites, any promotional materials or otherwise, such conduct is not intended as, and should not be deemed to be, an endorsement by us of such Submission.

Comment policy. The Author (s) is not responsible for the content of any comments made by the Commenter(s). The Author (s) is also not responsible for knowing whether the content of your comment is breaking the law in other countries or jurisdictions. This Blog is a venue for discussion; therefore, the Author (s) will not delete critical comments, or comments portraying a different opinion from the Author’s own. However, the Author (s) reserves the right to edit, delete, or not publish a comment if this is deemed to be potentially illegal (this includes, but it is not limited to comments containing hateful, libelous, and defamatory content). All comments on this Blog have to be written in English. Please do not endanger Yourself or break the law when you comment. Comments intending to advertise and/or off-topic (”SPAM“) will be deleted. The Author (s) also reserves the right to block Commenter(s) who have previously published offensive comments, illegal content, or SPAM.

Forbidden actions. You are not authorized to (i) use this Blog to advertise for products of any kind and for other Blogs, (ii) to infringe the Copyright policy and Comment policy of this Blog, (iii) to attack this Blog using malicious software and/or use this Blog for data mining (iv) to commit any illegal actions while using the Blog, or against this Blog, (v) to restrict access to this Blog, (vi) to impede the normal functioning of this Blog and (vii) to menace the Author (s) with, or cause physical or financial harm to, the Author (s) of this Blog.

Changes to the Terms. The Author (s) reserves the right to change these Terms at any time. You will only be notified by the Blog through posts or syndicated content (RSS), NOT IN PERSON. It is Your responsibility to make sure that you agree with the new Terms, whenever changes have been announced. Changes to the Terms will be effective 48 hours after the notice has been posted on the Blog. If You do not agree with the Terms, DO NOT USE THIS BLOG.

No Guarantee. The Author (s) makes no guarantee regarding the validity of the content of the Blog. In addition, the Author (s) does not guarantee that the Blog will be accessible at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of Your equipment, systems or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance or (iv) relating to events beyond the Author’s control such as strikes, riots, fires, floods, explosions, war, terrorism, governmental action, labor conditions, natural and/or man-made disasters, or interruptions in Internet services to an area where the Author (s) or Your servers are located. Although the Author (s) will try to moderate comments quickly, the Author (s) makes no guarantee to the Commenter that its comments or trackbacks will be displayed promptly, without modifications, or that they will be displayed at all, as all comments will be published to the discretion of the Author (s).

No Warranty or Condition; Links. The Author (s) makes NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. If you choose to access the Blog, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK. To the extent links and external content are based on or displayed in connection with the Blog, THE AUTHOR (S) SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF SUCH LINKS AND SEARCH RESULTS, whether this external content is breaking the law in this or other jurisdictions. YOU AGREE TO USE THE BLOG AT YOUR OWN RISK, and that You will not consider the Blog’s content to be a suitable substitute for professional advice. Limitations of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, AND THE AUTHOR’S LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY CLAIM IS LIMITED TO THE GROSS MONTHLY AMOUNT PAID BY THE AUTHOR FOR HOSTING SERVICES DURING THE ONE MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM. Each party acknowledges that the other party has entered into this Agreement relying on the limitations of liability stated herein and that those limitations are an essential part of the Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, the Author (s) shall not have any liability for any failure or delay resulting from any condition beyond the reasonable control of the Author (s), including but not limited to governmental action, labor conditions, power failures, natural and/or man-made disasters. The Author (s) is not liable for the content of any comments the Commenter might leave on this Blog (see Comment policy).

Obligation to Indemnify. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Author (s), its agents, and applicable third parties (collectively “Indemnified Person(s)“) harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, loss, and expense (including damage awards, settlement amounts, and reasonable legal fees, brought against any Indemnified Person(s), arising out of, related to or which may arise from Your use of the Blog and/or Your breach of any term of this Agreement. This will include all legal fees and expenses occurring as a result. Applicable Laws; Venue. The Author (s) operates the Blog from the OVERSEAS, (US MILITARY APO ADDRESS) and makes no representations that materials in the Blog are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access to the Blog from any location where the content is illegal is prohibited. Any claim related to the use of the Blog or to the Blog materials shall be governed by the laws of the USA. Any action related to the access, use, content, or existence of this Blog shall be filed only in the appropriate court located within the USA. The use of this Blog constitutes Your express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the provincial and/or federal courts of the USA for purposes of such actions.

Legal notices and Contact information. If You are intending to carry out legal action of any kind against the Blog or the Author (s), you are required to contact the Author (s) (trendytreehouse@me.com) FOURTEEN BUSINESS DAYS before any legal claim is made. Please remember that the Author means to DO NO HARM to You or anyone else by writing this Blog. If You feel that your rights have been infringed, please contact the Author (s) (trendytreehouse.com), and allow fourteen business days for the reply to be received. The Author (s) will do whatever possible to address Your concerns.

This Terms of Service and Site Disclaimer was formed with the help of:

Giovanni Di Sauro
Kim Grabinski