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Editorial Policy (Including Social Media)
All of the content on The Budget Savvy Bride is published with the best information we have at the time of publication. However, product offerings, websites, and businesses do change, so we cannot guarantee that all archived links and content remain accurate as of the time of reading.
If you have an item you’d like to submit for a feature on The Budget Savvy Bride, find out how to do so using our submissions page.
IMAGES AND PHOTOGRAPHY: The images used on this blog are credited to the best of our knowledge and are used under the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law. If you own the rights to an image and would like it removed from the site or would like to request a change to a credit, please contact us. The Budget Savvy Bride™ reserves the right to request proof of copyright ownership, in either case, to ensure changes are accurate.
Upon submitting to or giving permission to have your work featured on The Budget Savvy Bride™, the images or feature will remain on the site unless we deem it necessary to remove it. Requests for changes or updates to links, business names, etc will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but no feature, image, or link will be removed from the site unless deemed necessary.
COMMENT POLICY: We love comments! Your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions are always welcome and very much appreciated. Please be respectful of every couple and/or company that is featured on The Budget Savvy Bride™. Comments that are inappropriate, offensive, disrespectful, or spam may be deleted at our sole discretion. Comments that blatantly promote a company or website will be marked as spam.
By submitting content to The Budget Savvy Bride™, you hereby grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, adapt, display, publicize, reproduce, reformat, prepare derivative works of, distribute, and otherwise fully exploit your content in any media formats and through any media channels (the “license”). The license includes the right to incorporate the content in digital or print media for distribution, subscription, or otherwise, including one license for print. You acknowledge that you will not be entitled to any royalties or payment for use of the content and that the license shall continue in perpetuity. Content used on the site and in any publication will include attribution to the copyright holder. You also grant each visitor or user of the site a non-exclusive license to use and display the content through the functionality of the site and under these Terms and Conditions. The license does not grant us the right to distribute your content outside of the terms contained herein. After submitting content to The Budget Savvy Bride™, you continue to retain the same rights to such content as you held before submitting the content to The Budget Savvy Bride™.
We feature real weddings of real couples on our site which can be submitted by the couple or the vendors involved in the event. By submitting an event to be published on The Budget Savvy Bride, you are confirming that you have permission and consent to submit the event details from the couples who are featured as well as the vendors involved in the event. You also confirm that the details provided within the submission are truthful and complete to the best of your ability and knowledge.
Sponsored Content + Advertising Policies
The Budget Savvy Bride™ is made possible by sponsorship and ads from our partners. We accept a few different types of advertisements and sponsorship but are extremely selective in the vendors and brands we choose to work with. The integrity of our website is far more important than money, so know that we only accept sponsorship requests from companies that we truly believe are right for the site and for our readers. With that in mind, please know that we do publish sponsored posts on the site, which are clearly noted as such, but we also sometimes choose to organically promote brands and products that we truly love and find to be of value to our readers.
To be clear, any time The Budget Savvy Bride™ accepts money for promoting a product or vendor, we will disclose it. All sponsored posts are clearly indicated as such at the beginning of the blog post, all of which are personally written by our team. At times, work from The Budget Savvy Bride™ sponsors will be featured in real weddings and other features; however, unless specifically disclosed as a sponsored post, these features and links are solely based upon the quality of the work and are not paid editorial content. Sponsorship does not in any way guarantee editorial coverage, and sponsors do not receive any preference with regard to editorial consideration.
Advertisements on the site are clearly noted as “sponsors”, or “partners” or “featured vendors.” For more information about advertising on The Budget Savvy Bride™, please visit our advertising page. More information about the Vendor Guide is available here.
AFFILIATE LINKS: We occasionally post affiliate links that we may earn commission from if a reader purchases a product or service from an affiliate partner’s website after clicking one of our links. We receive a small percentage of the sales made through our affiliate links, which helps make this site possible. Purchasing products through our affiliate links supports the free content we share on this website, and allows us to continue to help budget savvy brides and grooms everywhere! (See a list of our affiliate partners.) You can learn more about affiliate marketing here.
Here is our promise to you regarding affiliate links and sponsors:
- We only choose to share, feature, or promote vendors, brands, or products that we legitimately feel would be of value to you, the reader.
- Our content and posts are never composed for the purpose of including advertising, however, if we can recommend a product that we believe is of value and relevance to you, we will direct you to where or how to buy it.
- No advertiser will ever influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.
To find out more about advertising on The Budget Savvy Bride™, please visit our advertising page to request a media kit.
Amazon Associates Disclosure
The Budget Savvy Bride™ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As with all our other affiliate partnerships, we only share products we recommend from Amazon!
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Budget Savvy Bride™ respects each individual user’s right to privacy. The Budget Savvy Bride™ and its sites do not collect personal identifying information unless such information is specifically and knowingly provided from users during contests, surveys, sweepstakes, giveaways, site registration, or use of public areas, such as a forum. The Budget Savvy Bride™ does not supply identifying information to other companies, or use such information for its own purposes including but not limited to email newsletters, unless the user “opts-in” for such purposes by specifically allowing usage. (Identifying information must necessarily be used when notifying a user of the requested information, such as notification of a winning entry in a contest or sweepstakes.) The Budget Savvy Bride™ is not responsible for any actions or policies of such companies.
The Budget Savvy Bride™ uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure. However, The Budget Savvy Bride™ is not responsible for any breach of security. If a user of The Budget Savvy Bride™ knowingly provides personal information, such as a name or email address, in a forum or other public service, that user should be aware that the information provided can be collected and used by third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of The Budget Savvy Bride™.
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Third-Party ad servers and networks
Notice Regarding Online Behavioural Advertising
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
By accessing The Budget Savvy Bride™ and providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.
While we do our best to vet and verify all the companies and vendors that we choose to work with, The Budget Savvy Bride™ makes no endorsement or guarantee of any wedding vendor or company listed on this site. Publication in features or advertisements on this site does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by The Budget Savvy Bride™. Just like we cannot guarantee that it won’t rain on your wedding day, we also cannot guarantee that every vendor will do a perfect job on your wedding day. Please do your due diligence and thoroughly research any and all vendors before signing contracts, paying deposits, purchasing items, etc.
Changes to Our Policies
The Budget Savvy Bride™ reserves the right to change this policy at any time. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
Last Updated: September 18, 2020