Transparency and Policies
At Design Week NYC, transparency and integrity are at the core of our values. We believe in providing you, our readers, with open and honest information about our practices, views, and policies. This post serves as a comprehensive guide to our views, opinions, review policy, sponsored posts, and the use of affiliate links on this blog.
Views and Opinions
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. We are committed to providing authentic and unbiased content. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. We encourage our readers to exercise their discretion and do their own research when making decisions based on the information provided here.
As of December 2016, some products mentioned on this blog have been received from PR (Public Relations) for editorial consideration. Posts will always indicate if the item was received from PR. Otherwise, the product was either purchased by us or gifted to us by someone not affiliated with the brand.
Design Week NYC accepts products from brands and public relations representatives. However, it’s important to note that, unless a post is explicitly labeled as sponsored or advertorial, we maintain full editorial independence over our product reviews. We do not engage in any contractual agreements for the publication of reviews or the content discussing the product. All reviews are conducted based on honest assessments of the products.
We do not provide preapproval of content by PR representatives or brands, nor do we edit reviews after the fact based on requests to do so. Products that seek to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review but may be eligible for inclusion as a sponsored post with compensation. It’s crucial to understand that all products received are considered as gifts or commercial samples, and they do not form a contract for review. They are not deemed to be compensation for any content that is written.
Word of Mouth Marketing Standards
Our blog adheres to word of mouth marketing standards. We prioritize honesty in our relationships, opinions, and identity. Whether a product is received from PR or obtained through other means, we are committed to providing our genuine opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences.
If a post is labeled as a sponsored post, it means we have received compensation for publishing it. This compensation may include monetary payment or products. Importantly, we only accept sponsored post opportunities for products or services that align with our values and that we would personally endorse and support, with or without compensation. While compensation may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts on this blog, it does not compromise our commitment to delivering honest and meaningful content.
We may use affiliate links on our blog as a means to earn income. When you purchase an item through one of our affiliate links, we may earn a commission. The use of affiliate links helps us support the operational costs of this blog and continue to provide valuable content to our readers. Rest assured, we only promote products or services that we believe in and would recommend.
Design Week NYC is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of transparency and integrity in all our practices. We appreciate your trust in our content and assure you that we are committed to delivering information that is open, honest, and valuable to our readers. Your support is what makes this blog possible, and we thank you for being part of our community. If you have any questions or concerns about our policies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.