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For readers and visitors

Copyright Policy

If you’d like use a photo or editorial content from my blog, you may use ONE photo and you must link back and give credit under my blog name.

The following ways of using my image/content is not permitted:

  • Collages made from the steps of my tutorials to appear as “one” photo are not allowed nor are they allowed to be Pinned on Pinterest as one photo.
  • Pinning an image from my blog that leads to your site.
  • Sharing a photo of my project (collage or otherwise) on any form of social media and linking to your own site instead of mine.
  • Photos being altered in any way nor should any additional text or your own graphics be added to my photographs. This is applies to all forms of social media including Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.
  • Using a photo in a round up post with your own affiliate links, linking to products I have used in my photos.
  • Translating my tutorials in another language and using all the photos on your site.
  • Under no circumstances should entire entries (tutorials with photos & text) be copied and pasted.

No one likes to have their work stolen and you will be contacted to have it removed. If you do not remove it after you are contacted, I will be contacting Google and they will ask you to remove it. To it explain it in simple terms – why would anyone come to my site to see my tutorials or content, if it’s all on yours. It’s bad online blogging etiquette and flat out plagiarism.

Note: Photos of my children however are not allowed to be used without my prior consent and knowledge. Please email me directly if you would like to use an image that they appear in.

Affiliate Links

From time to time I do use affiliate links in my blog posts. Affiliate links are links to stores that I will receive commission from should you purchase something from the store upon clicking the link. I only link up to sites I trust and products that I actually endorse and use.

Sponsored Posts and Product Reviews

Sponsored posts are collaborative posts between myself and a brand or company where I receive either product or financial compensation for writing a post. I always disclose Sponsored Posts at the end of the post.

Product Reviews are similar except that they are not always financially compensated and are often of my own accord (meaning I purchased it myself). If a product was given to me for a review however, I always disclose this within the text of the post or at the end of my post.

For PR companies and brands

Sponsored Posts

If you feel that your brand would be a great fit to be featured within the content that I write, kindly email me and we can work out a plan that is tailored to your needs.

I am also always open to working with brands on articles and project and/or post collaborations to appear on your brand and/or companies website either as a brand ambassador or freelance basis.

I am also available to photograph, style and stage images for your brand or company, be it for online content, advertising or magazine layouts.

Please note, that Sponsored Posts on my site, are to be written in my words. I do not copy and paste press releases but instead work to present a creative and personally tailored approach to represent the brand or product in a way that feels integrated and natural within the context of my site. This benefits the brand and my audience as it doesn’t feel like a blatant advertisement. If you are looking for that, you may prefer sidebar or banner advertising instead.

Giveaways

I really enjoy doing giveaways and they are always a great hit with readers. If you’d like me to host one, by all means let me know. Please note, all brands/companies are responsible for their own shipping and handling fees for materials offered for myself and those for giveaways. Items will not be returned.

Social Media Consulting, Managing and Strategizing

If you are looking to help your brand communicate more efficiently on social media, feel free to get in touch. I won’t tell you I am a “Social media expert” as social media is always changing and you always need to change with it, so be weary of anyone who promises you the moon and 10 million followers in a month.

What I can do is help you get your brand/product set up across various social media platforms, make recommendations on how you can effectively reach and engage with your audience, educate you about the programs to help you manage and schedule your content as well as connect you to bloggers in your genre or niche. I am also available for hire to manage your social media accounts as my client on a contract basis.

Press 

Feel free to visit my Featured page to see where my work has appeared and my About page to find out more about me and this site.

Examples of Product Reviews and Sponsored Posts can be found under my Life & Style section as well as Travel which I hope to expand in the future. Giveaways are under Giveaways.

I am very active on Social Media (Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook) as well as in the blogging community.

Brands that I have worked with include:

NS brands I have worked with

Contact Info

Due to the volume of requests, I apologize I can’t respond to every inquiry though I do read every single one.

You can reach me via email at: northstory@rogers.com

Thanks and I look forward to talking to you soon!

Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 13 March 2013 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The content, topics and posts will be identified as paid advertisements or sponsored posts. The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog  receives compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ 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. To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Privacy Policy

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at northstory@rogers.com.

At www.northstory.ca, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.northstory.ca and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.northstory.ca makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.northstory.ca does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.northstory.ca.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to www.northstory.ca and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.northstory.ca send directly to your browsers. 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.

www.northstory.ca has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.northstory.ca’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

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