Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Contest and Privacy Policy

(Written March 24th, 2010. Updated September 2016.)

Contest Policy:

Contests are open to those 13 years of age or older. If you're under 13, you must get your parents' or guardian's permission to enter. If you join, I will take it that you are either above 13 and/or you have their permission to enter the contests. Please don't get me sued.

I hold the right to end a contest before or after its original deadline without any prior notice and to disqualify any entry I see fit. Each person only gets to enter a contest once. Additional "entries" are often given in contest for doing things like following, posting, etc., but consider those bonus points. Basically, one email address/name per person. Don't enter multiple times under different names.

Winners are contacted by email after drawing and have a certain amount of time to reply with their mailing address or another will be chosen. I will specify in the Terms and Conditions of each contest when those deadlines are.

Neither I nor anyone else providing contest prizes are responsible or liable for any item(s) lost in the mail. But if you don't receive your prize within a reasonable time, please do tell me. (And keep in mind that if I'm the one sending the prize out, it does have to come from Canada and can take a bit longer because of that. This isn't my fault. Please don't blame me for it.)

Privacy:

Email addresses, mailing addresses, or any other personal information will never be shared, rented, sold, or distributed in any way by me.

I used to ask that people leave email addresses in the comment sections for contests. I no longer do this, now using Rafflecopter to run all contests, and I have closed the comments on those posts and hidden them. If people can get around that, I cannot guard any further against those people using the information or other information from that, because I am not that tech savvy. This is why I now use Rafflecopter.

If you win a contest, I will need a physical address to which I can send the prize. This will never be shared or made public, other than being used to mail said prize. If you are under 18, please have parental permission to share your address and your real name. Obviously, I don't have any way of confirming your age, but please be honest.

I will email you ONLY from Laina1312@gmail.com. I will ask ONLY for the name and address you wish to use to have your prize mailed to. I will NEVER ask for credit card numbers, money, or any other kind of personal information. You will not have to fill out a link or a survey or anything like that. Please don't fall for scams. If you get a suspicious email, please email me directly at Laina1312@gmail.com and I will try to help sort things out.

Laina Has Too Much Spare Time may contain content that is not appropriate for children under 13 as it is not directed to children under 13.

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