Policies and Procedures

COPYRIGHT

Content: All written and photographic content on kyleannhawkins (dot) com (with the exception of content directly from the publisher or author) is the property of Kyleann Hawkins and may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion. The only exception is, of course, sharing the entire blog post via social media and/or quoting portions of the post when it is shared. (Authors may freely use the graphics quotes I create for their books, but I retain the rights to those graphics.)

Images: Other than images created by Kyleann Hawkins, all other images on this blog are the property of their respective owners. All possible effort has been made to give a source credit to images when applicable, but regardless Kyleann Hawkins claims no credit for any image on this site other than those created by me as already indicated.  If there is an image belonging to you that appears on this website and you would like it removed, please contact me at kyleeawoodley (at) outlook (dot) com with a link to the image and I will promptly remove it.

GIVEAWAYS

 No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.

Eligibility: Each giveaway is open only to those who enter through the Rafflecopter or PromoSimple or Gleam form (whichever form is used for that particular giveaway. Most will be Rafflecopter) and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The giveaway is open to U.S. only (unless otherwise indicated) and is void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions, as final and binding as it relates to the content.

Giveaway PeriodUnless otherwise stated, a giveaway’s entry period is one week. Entries will be accepted on the day the contest begins until the Rafflecopter/PromoSimple/Gleam form closes to entries, usually at midnight a week later.

How to Enter: See eligibility terms.

Prizes: Winners will receive the prize or prizes as stated on the blog. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted.

Winner Selection & Notification: Winners of each giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter (or PromoSimple or Gleam). The winner or winners will be notified via the email address they have logged with Rafflecopter (or PromoSimple or Gleam). The winner will have one week to notify the sponsor and supply necessary information to send prize. The Reader’s Blog or its sponsors shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to check email, receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless The Reader’s Blog and its sponsors for liability, mail loss, illness, injury, death, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION

I sometimes receive free books (whether egalleys, ARCs, or paperbacks) from publishers, authors, and publicity groups in exchange for only my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review, nor any review for that matter. The opinions I express are always my own. Reviews of books which I received free in anticipation of a review will be indicated as such at the end of that particular post. Otherwise, the book was part of my personal collection or borrowed from a library.

PRIVACY POLICY

Contact & Communication: Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the US CAN-SPAM act. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or inquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Right to refuse services:

I reserve the right to refuse services to anyone for any reason. I will not work with content that promotes violence, hate, racism, drug abuse or any immorally. Also, I won’t work on erotica or any work that portrays sexual acts.