Mothering Mavens Program Terms of Participation

 

MOTHERING MAVENS PROGRAM TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

 

These Mothering Mavens Program Terms of Participation (these “Terms of Participation”) will govern your participation in Mothering.com’s Mothering Mavens Program (the “Program”).  Your participation in the Program will also be governed, at all times, by Mothering.com’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 

The Program is an invitation-only program administered by Mothering.com and designed to provide select trusted and active Mothering.com community members with an opportunity to receive and review various products and product samples and share their valued opinions about those products with the members of our community.  For a fuller explanation of the Program, please see this FAQ.

 

Participant Requirements.  In order to participate in the Program you must be at least 18 years of age and be a legal resident of one of the contiguous 48 US states.  Because the products you’ll be asked to review are targeted at Moms, you must also have at least one (1) child or be expecting a child to participate.  Mothering.com reserves the right to terminate your participation in the Program at any time if you fail to abide by these Program Terms of Participation or the general Mothering.com Terms of Use or if, in our sole judgment, you are failing to maintain active participation in the Program.

 

Use of Products and SamplesFrom time to time during your participation in the Program you will be given an opportunity to select various products and/or product samples for review, subject to availability and other restrictions that may be put in place by the sponsoring vendor (the “Sponsor”) providing such products or samples.  You may opt out of receiving product samples at any time.  Products and samples provided to you are for your personal use and may not be shared, given away, bartered or sold. Vendors will have the right to substitute or remove a product or sample from the Program at any time.  You should only use the Program products and samples in the manner directed by the manufacturer.  The Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability provisions of our Terms of Use will apply at all times during your participation in the Program.

 

Product Review Requirements.  Members of the Program are expected to maintain an active role in reviewing the products and samples provided to them on the Mothering.com website. While there is no requirement that your reviews be positive – we want your honest feedback, whatever that might be – we do require that your comments and reviews comply with the following posting guidelines:

 

·         Your review should include a statement notifying readers that you received the product or a sample of the product free of charge in exchange for your review. 

·         Reviews should be well written and timely

·         Reviews may not include profanity or language that is obscene or distasteful, or promotes any illegal or immoral conduct.

·         Reviews may not include sentiments by or on behalf of a person or company with a financial interest in a product or a directly competing product. If you or a member of your immediate family has a financial interest in a product or a direct competitor you should refrain from reviewing that product.

·         Reviews should not include extensive use of other people’s content or personal information, such as excessive quotes, names or contact information.

·         Reviews should focus on your experience with the product itself and not things external to the product, such as your shipping experience or the Program itself. We recommend that you cite reasons and examples to back up all positive or negative reviews.

License.  By participating in the Program you grant both Mothering.com and the Vendor whose product you review a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display all or any portion of such review throughout the world in any media.  You also grant Mothering.com and such Vendor the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such review, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content included in your review; that use of such content does not violate this policy and that you will indemnify Mothering.com and Vendor for all claims resulting from content that you supply.    

 

Shipment of Products; Sponsor’s Access to Your Address.   When you elect to participate in a Sponsor’s review or product sample offer we may be required to share your physical address with that Sponsor so as to enable shipment of the product or sample.  We will require that the Sponsor use your physical address only for the purpose of shipping you the product that is the subject of the offer. However, we will not share your physical address or email address with anyone else.  This means that you do not have to worry about receiving marketing material or offers from third parties as a result of agreeing to participate in this program.

 

Sponsor Ownership of Certain Materials.  In some circumstances we may provide you with an opportunity to review a product that is required to be returned to the Sponsor following completion of your review.  In such cases you will be given prior notice of this requirement and the process for returning the product to the Sponsor.   You will be responsible for any damage that may occur to the product while it is in your possession or that occurs as a consequence of your failure to abide by the product return instructions provided by the Sponsor.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.  THE PROGRAM AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM (THE “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.   WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MATERIALS OR THEIR OPERATION.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

 

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, MOTHERING.COM AND ITS PARENT COMPANY HUDDLER, INC. EACH DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRES OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  MOTHERING.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE MATERIALS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPNENTS, NEITHER MOTHERING.COM  NOR ITS PARENT COMPANY HUDDLER, INC. WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED TO YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

 

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES.  IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

 

Communication; Changes to the Program.  By electing to participate in the Program you are giving your consent for Mothering.com to contact you via email regarding the Program and your participation therein.  You may terminate your participation in the Program at any time by emailing Mothering.com at Mavens@Mothering.com. Mothering.com reserves the right to alter or terminate the Program at any time upon notice to you. 

 

By clicking below you hereby acknowledge your acceptance of these Program Terms of Participation and agree to abide by them at all times during your participation in the Program.