Disclosure & Policies

I’m not a fan of legalese, but let’s go over a few things first.
If you have any further questions about the blog, please contact me directly.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Becky Smiedendorf.  The blog is available to view for free, but in order to keep it running this blog occasionally accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

I partner with advertisers, affiliate networks and offer occasional links to products I recommend or feel readers will benefit from.  Partnerships are never taken on that don’t fit with the blog, my personal values, or that I don’t feel will benefit readers.  Readers are not under any obligation to use or click on advertisers links, but when you do, you support the blog at no additional cost to the reader.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.

I am not a professional contractor – just a girl with power tools and a passion for DIY and home design.  The various home improvement & decorating tutorials and advice on Smiedendipity are not error proof, they’re merely what work for us.  Extra safety precautions and additional research are always advised and Smiedendipity cannot be held responsible for your personal safety or the outcome of your home improvement undertakings.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of the material and pictures posted on my blog.  All the text, images, graphics and content found on Smiedendipity are the property of the author and this site, unless noted otherwise (images used for instruction and inspiration are identified and linked to original sources and are intended to support others online in common internet practice).  Smiedendipity reserves the right to remove, replace, or move any images or content without prior announcement.  You may not copy, duplicate, or reproduce any photographs, articles, or material on this blog without the express permission of the owner.  However, you are free to pin images, link to articles on this blog and feature a brief excerpt or image without permission as long as you include the blog’s full name and a link to the site.

You are not authorized to use this content for personal profit.  Unauthorized copying, reproduction, modification, republishing, duplicating, uploading, posting, or transmitting any material on this blog is prohibited.  All material is copyright protected.  All rights reserved.

PRIVACY POLICY: Smiedendipity never sells or provides any of your contact information to outside companies.  We do use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you’d like more information about this practice or to opt out, please click here.

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

Whew – glad that’s out of the way.  Now let’s get back to enjoying the blog!