Monday, May 29, 2006
Candy Review Policy
Did you want to see your candy reviewed on Candy Blog?
I usually buy my own candy, but sometimes I like to get new, regional or hard to find products directly from candy companies and their press liaisons.
Here are my guidelines:
Should you want to send me something, I reserve the right to give the product a bad review or never include it on the blog at all. Any products given to me are for me to dispose of as I wish (including giving them away to my readers). During busy periods, it may take me six weeks to post about new items and sometimes I like to group categories together for theme weeks. In the interest of transparency, I will always tell my readers where the samples came from.
I’m not keen on getting samples of stuff that’s being sent out to every other media outlet, food blog & cool aggregation site. I don’t think my readers are interested in seeing it here either. I’m not asking for exclusivity, just the courtesy that you inform me that I’m one of eighty packages that went out that week (so I know I should be dang original in my review).
Also note, while I’m happy that you might wish to celebrate your appearance on Candy Blog, using photos that I took for the review your own promotion or publicity is strictly forbidden. I hate that I even have to mention it, but I am not a free stock photo site and I do take legal action in these instances. (Linking to the review, a screengrab of the page, creating appropriate pull-quotes, making printouts or PDF’s of the review are all perfectly legitimate uses, so feel free.)
Emails that somehow mess up the above qualifications are usually ignored.
(Revised July 29, 2009)
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