Effective NOVEMBER 2018.
Statement of Faith:
Spoken Bride is a Roman Catholic website, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and dedicated to communicating the goodness, truth, and beauty of sacramental marriage. All content submitted for consideration, including written work, images, and otherwise, is evaluated primarily on the basis of full adherence to teachings and principles of the Church, and secondarily on the basis of a suitable fit for Spoken Bride’s brand and mission, taking all provided information into account and as determined by the founders and team.
Terms and Conditions of Use:
Please read the Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before viewing or using this website. By accessing or using Spoken Bride or downloading any material from this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions concerning your use of this website. If you do not accept the agreement, please exit this website immediately and abstain from any future access. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and for any reason without notice. Usage of this website constitutes an acceptance of these terms herein.
Spoken Bride reserves the right to reject or remove any content at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability, including articles and images submitted for Spoken Bride. We strive to achieve a certain aesthetic across all portions of our website, which directs which articles we post and which submissions we accept.
The editorial team reserves the right to edit submitted articles in any way deemed appropriate and necessary. The editorial team also reserves the right to edit articles for length, clarity and conformance. Should an article require more than one occasion of edits while in the draft phase, the editor will submit a final approval of edits to the Editor in Chief, in which he or she can deny or approve the article, as well as its edits.
In order to accommodate as many contributors as possible and to maintain a high standard of quality and distinctiveness, written submissions should be original pieces and should not have been previously published in print or online.
To maintain an aesthetic consistent with Spoken Bride's brand and mission, the editorial and creative teams reserve the right to choose and/or design any images, graphics, and/or resources accompanying finished articles.
Due to the volume of submissions received at Spoken Bride, once a submitted article has already been published, further edits cannot be made. If you find an issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spoken Bride uses all copyrighted images on this site under the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law. Photo copyright belongs to the individual photographers and businesses responsible for creating the content showcased on Spoken Bride; this includes but is not limited to photographic images, video, quotations, and written content. If you are the owner of any image or verbal content that is not sourced properly, please let us know so we can make a correction. We do our best to source all images properly, attributing credit to all parties involved in the creating of the image or the post itself.
If an image is yours and you would like it taken down, please inform us through email: email@example.com and we will do our best to have the content removed promptly. Any individuals submitting images or quotes to Spoken Bride must first get permission from the copyright holders. We assume that any individual submitting content to our website has first received all necessary permission and the Spoken Bride editors and writers are not liable for obtaining such permissions.
Spoken Bride is not responsible or liable for the content of guest bloggers. We do our best to insure that every published article, feature, or image follows proper FTC and sourcing guidelines.
Disclosure of Advertisements and Paid Sponsorship:
Spoken Bride receives payment for sponsored advertisements and membership in our vendor guide. Paid advertising or membership is not a requirement for feature, vendor highlights, styled photography shoots, or general content; priority for these events and posts are given to members of our preferred vendors, but all vendors are considered for participation.
We openly disclose any content produced by, with, or for a paying advertiser or member of Spoken Bride. Payment includes, but is not limited to: monies, bartered goods and services, and/or discounts on present or future goods and services. Spoken Bride utilizes affiliate marketing programs by using affiliate links in our posts. By clicking these links and/or making a purchase through them, Spoken Bride may receive a commission from that click or sale. The money earned through these affiliate links allows us to pay for the costs associated with running this ministry. Full disclosure of sponsors and advertisers is given through the use of labels, tags, or written description, displayed with the associated content, as per FTC regulations.
Above all, we value authenticity and honesty, and it is our policy to recommend products or services that we would actually use or already use and love. All opinions about products or services, sponsored or unsponsored are completely our own.
Spoken Bride reserves the right to reject, change, or remove any advertisement at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. In the unlikely and unfortunate event that Spoken Bride closes or discontinues existing as a live blog, vendors will be notified. Advertisements and Listings in the Vendor Guide will remain online for the remainder of the paid agreements, until all promises have been fulfilled.
Spoken Bride is committed to protecting your privacy and does not share, trade, sell or allow access of your personal or financial information to any third parties. We reserve the right to disclose information about general subscriber usage of our website and any related services, including information gathered during your use of our website. Any information disclosed is in the form of aggregate data accumulated through Google Analytics that does not depict, describe or identify any individual user. If requested, we also reserve the right to not disclose analytic and data information to individuals.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.
Third Party Interactions
Spoken Bride reserves the right to reject or remove any comments at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. We encourage positive interaction with our users and prohibit any comments that fall under our discretion as: offensive, self-promoting, inappropriate, or hostile toward our brand or the integrity of our vendors. User comments are not a reflection of the beliefs, views, or intentions of Spoken Bride.
Spoken Bride is not responsible or liable for the actions of third parties associated with our website. This includes but is not limited to: vendors, businesses, or other blogs with whom we associate or promote through the use of articles, links, or photographs.
The use of any content or media on another website is prohibited without written consent from Spoken Bride. Proper attribution, including a link to our website, is requested for basic content sharing. Before republishing any article, contact us for permission – firstname.lastname@example.org.
By accessing this website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Spoken Bride, its editors, interns and writers, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of this Site or breach by you of the Terms.