Giveaway Rules/Republication Policy

Giveaway/Contest Policy:

1. You must be over 13 years of age to enter. I comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. I do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. 

2. Winners are chosen by rafflecopter,, or by any other means the blogger (me) chooses. 

3. All contest are for the US unless stated otherwise.

4. Winners will be contacted  by email.

5. Each winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after being notified via the email they used to enter the contest. After 48 hours, if there is no response, another winner will be chosen.

6. I am not responsible for lost or damaged prizes.

7. I reserve the right to end/extend contest without advanced notice.

8. I reserve the right to disqualify entries as I see fit. All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.

9. If the giveaway is sponsored by an outside entity, then winner will abide by their prize fulfillment periods, which may be as long as 180 days, depending on the company. The winner is also subject to the outside entity's rules and regulations regarding the prize. I cannot be held liable or responsible, should a vendor choose not to fulfill a promised prize. I will do whatever I can try to get a company to make good on a promise, but there are no guarantees.

10. Any prizes that may result in tax liability for the winner(s) are the winner(s) responsibility.

11. Any and all giveaways may be promoted on Facebook, Twitter, email or other social network sites. This is a means of promotion only, and any promotion on those sites is not to be interpreted as Facebook or Twitter partaking in, or being in any way responsible for that particular contest.

12. Winner(s) assumes all responsibility if further clarification is needed, prior to either entering a giveaway on this site or claiming a prize at the conclusion of a contest.

If you have any questions, please email me @ loves2read54 (at)yahoo(dot)com

Privacy Policy:
I value your privacy. Any information collected for giveaways or contests will not be sold, traded or used in any way other than for the purposes specified in the giveaway.  All information is deleted once a winner is chosen and confirmed. Please be careful if you leave your personal information in the comments. This is a public blog and anyone will be able to view it.  If you feel uncomfortable leaving information in the comments, please feel free to email me.

Republication Policy:
The reviews and articles on To Read or Not To Read are mine.  You do not have permission to take material/articles/pictures from my site and run it on yours without permission.
The following can be done:
  • You may publish a quote of 150 words or less from reviews/articles with a link to the original piece on To Read or Not To Read if you are another site.  Credit must be given in a way that makes it obvious that the content is not your own.
  • You may publish a quote of 150 words or less from reviews/articles with a credit given if you are an author.  This can be used on your site (with a link back to my site: To Read or Not To Read) or book cover (with a name credit given: To Read or Not To Read Book Blog).
  • Written permission will be needed from me (Marcie @ To Read or Not To Read in order to republish more than 150 words from To Read or Not To Read. If you get written permission, then all links and words must be copied as is with a link to the original piece (in a prominent area that makes it clear that the content is mine).
  • Full articles/reviews are not permitted to be republished from To Read or Not To Read without WRITTEN permission from me and final say on the article before publication.
Disclosure Policy:
This policy is valid from 12 November 2014
To Read or Not To Read is a personal blog written and edited by me.  Occasionally I have guest posts and reviewers that contribute to the content as well.  For questions about To Read or Not To Read, please contact  Marcie at loves2read54(at)yahoo(dot)com.
To Read or Not To Read does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products (books/audiobooks for review).  The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.  In the future, if we choose to do advertisements those will be managed through a 3rd party service and will not influence the reviews on To Read or Not To Read.
The owner (Marcie @ To Read or Not To Read) is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we (me or my guest bloggers) claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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What is Copyright?
From Google:
Copyright is a form of protection provided for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, graphic and audiovisual creations. “Copyright” literally means the right to copy, but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work.
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Thanks to The Geeky Blogger's Book Blog for use of this policy.