Sprinkles of Sand encourages and welcomes comments. One of our key objectives is to nurture interaction with our guests. We hope to cultivate friendships that encourage people to share their experiences with us. We also look forward to any feedback or comments that you are interested in providing. With that comes the need to define our policy regarding comments and the expectations for all parties involved.
◦Sprinkles of Sand is a “family friendly” site. Any comments which Sprinkles of Sand considers to be offensive, rude, vulgar, threatening or inappropriate in tone or language will be edited or removed.
◦We would like Sprinkles of Sand to be a place where any individual who is interested in our blog/website can feel comfortable and welcome. With all the challenges we deal with in the world today, we do not feel that the issues of politics, race, religious beliefs or sexuality are the basis for comments. We welcome all, no matter your political preference, race, religious beliefs or sexual preferences. That said, we will not allow comments that focus on those issues.
◦In order for this site to be useful to all guests, comments must be relevant and related. Comments which do not add to the conversation or that are rude and personally attacking will be deleted. Respect for others is expected.
◦Comments that are obviously spam or promotional in nature, with or without back-link purposes will be deleted and the author of those comments will be banned from future comments.
◦Links: Comments that contain links will automatically be held in moderation. Links that contribute to the conversation and are relevant to the blog post will be allowed. Links that are blatantly self- promotional without genuinely contributing to the conversation will be immediately deleted. This site is not to be used as a link farm for those being compensated to write comments. Additionally, if comments that are obviously an attempt to gain back-links, brand exposure, or increased site traffic may be deleted. All links to any gambling, pornography or other illegal site will automatically be deleted.
◦If you click on other people’s links located within their comments, please know you do this at your own risk.
◦All comments will be reviewed prior to being published on Sprinklesofsand.com.
◦If your comment does not appear: All comments are moderated. Please be patient. We strive to moderate comments within a timely manner, but at times cannot always be approved comments right away.
◦Privacy: Authentic and verified e-mail addresses are required for commenting. Personal e-mail addresses are never published nor shared with any third party. An e-mail address may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter. Any comments containing e-mail addresses, physical mailing addresses, phone numbers or any private or personal information in the message body will be edited or deleted to protect the privacy of the commenter.
◦Please use real names and e-mail addresses. No generic names (example: EZnutrition or Beachrentals). Do not use a business name, blog name without the commenters name included (examples: acceptable business/blog name examples: firstname.lastname@example.org; Not acceptable: sprinklesofsand.com). Failure to follow the above guidelines will cause your comment to be marked as spam, deleted, or edited.
◦All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to edit, add, delete, remove or mark as spam any and all comments. We also reserve the right to block access via IP addresses to anyone or group from commenting or accessing Sprinklesofsand.com for violations of this policy.
Thanks for your participation and reading Sprinkles of Sand. We value you and your contribution and hope you comment often.