Site Policies

Editorial Policy

The Sweetest Occasion features select content carefully curated and edited by the editorial team. (Currently a team of one.) The Sweetest Occasions does accept advertisers – ads appear as banner ads on the right sidebar of the site or as sponsored posts, clearly marked at the beginning and end of such posts in compliance with FTC regulations. Advertisers are not guaranteed editorial coverage nor receive any preference with regards to editorial consideration. Any sponsor mentioned in blog posts will be clearly identified as such, however, any such mentions and links are exclusively based on the quality of their work and is not paid for by the sponsor unless the post is clearly marked as being sponsored by a particular advertiser. From time to time, affiliate links may appear in product-based posts, whereby we earn a small commission if you purchase an item you see featured on The Sweetest Occasion. Again, any posts containing affiliate links will be clearly marked as such. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed about any advertisers or products included on the site as part of our advertising program are exclusively those of The Sweetest Occasion and we make every effort to only promote those sponsors or products which we truly love and would recommend to our own family and friends.

For more information about advertising on The Sweetest Occasion, please email advertising@thesweetestoccasion.com.

Submissions

The Sweetest Occasion loves receiving your submissions! Get all the details here.

Image Use

If you would like to use an image associated with one of our original posts, DIY projects, recipes, how-to posts or editorial shoots you may use no more than 1 – 2 images from the original post, provided there is a link back to the original post for any supporting content such as a recipe or tutorial. Please credit such as images as “Photographer for The Sweetest Occasion” with links back to both the photographer and the original post on The Sweetest Occasion.

Unless otherwise noted, all images used on The Sweetest Occasion are the work of the original photographer and used here under the Fair Use doctrine of US Copyright Law. Every effort is made to appropriately credit and link the photographer who created the original work. Please refrain from using images you find on The Sweetest Occasion without crediting the photographer. If you see a photo of yours on The Sweetest Occasion and you would like it removed, please email and we will gladly do so immediately.

Comments

The Sweetest Occasion welcomes readers to comment on any post with your thoughts, comments and suggestions – your feedback is much appreciated! Please note that all comments are subject to approval and any inappropriate, offensive, or spam comments will be rejected or deleted. Any comment submitted without applicable identifying details (a name or company name, URL and legitimate email address) is also subject to rejection and will be marked as spam. Comments will additionally be moderated for language – while your thoughts and opinions are always welcome, discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Comments are the property of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the views of The Sweetest Occasion, its sponsors, or editors.

Linking to The Sweetest Occasion + Terms of Service

Readers are welcome to link to content found on The Sweetest Occasion and we would love for you to do so! (Links and love are sincerely always appreciated.) Please note that The Sweetest Occasion does not participate in link exchanges with vendors or other companies. Please credit The Sweetest Occasion and any sources credited in the original post when sharing content. Please note that the work found on The Sweetest Occasion is the unique written work of the editor – copying or “syndication” of blog content is strictly prohibited. No portion of the site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express written consent. (In plain terms – this means you may not copy posts in part or in whole, or republish tutorials, recipes or other written work found on The Sweetest Occasion.)

Privacy
Your privacy is important to us – please note that your personal information is never shared, sold or distributed in any way unless required by law. The following privacy policies detail how personal information is collected and for what purposes. Please be in touch should you have any questions. By visiting The Sweetest Occasion and providing personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.

Data Collection
The Sweetest Occasion routinely collects and analyzes certain data for all site visitors including IP addresses, browser, Internet Service Provider, date and time of visit, page views, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. In order to leave a comment on the site, your name and email address are required. Your email address and other identifiable personal information is never shared, sold or distributed, unless required by law.

Third Party Ad Servers + Networks
Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to deliver advertisements that appear on The Sweetest Occasion. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on The Sweetest Occasion. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to The Sweetest Occasion and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Cox Digital Solutions, as a third party vendor, may utilize technology to collect anonymous information about your visit to The Sweetest Occasion, including information about the ads displayed, cookies placed, and your IP address. To opt out of information collection by Cox Digital Solutions or view their privacy policy, visit http://www.coxdigitalsolutions.com/privacy-policy/consumer-opt-out-program.

Gourmet Ads is a third party vendor. This vendor may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data.

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy

Burst Media, as a third party vendor, may use cookies to improve your Web browsing experience. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer for the purpose of identifying your web browser. When you are served a Burst ad, Burst may assign in a cookie various information on ads you’ve seen, information on sites you’ve visited and activities performed to your computer browser. In an effort to respect your privacy, Burst Media gives all internet users the choice to opt-out of receiving Burst Media cookies. If you would like to opt out, please visit our Cookie Opt-out Program at www.burstmedia.com/optout.html.

Note: The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies used by the aforementioned advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours.

Links to Outside Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.