Please read the following terms and conditions prior to reading or submitting content on this website.

By reading these terms of use, you agree to the policies stated below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact us.

Terms of Use

Content created and written for Capitol Romance is for general information purposes only. We reserve the right to change, delete, and update these terms and conditions at any time, for any reason, and without direct notice. Content on this website is for use at a readers own risk and Capitol Romance does not bear any liability for loss or damage that could result from using this site or the content within this site.

Editorial

Capitol Romance is a blog with content created, selected, or edited solely by the editor, unless otherwise stated.  Capitol Romance reserves the right to reject, remove, or change content at any time, for any reason, without prior notice.  Capitol Romance works to maintain a certain appeal to specific audiences across all portions of this website. 

Capitol Romance is not responsible for content not created by the editor. Guest post editors [sponsored or non-sponsored] reserve full responsibility and liability for content, images, and sources published in their posts.  Capitol Romance makes every possible attempt to insure all published content follows proper copyright sourcing guidelines.

Images

Capitol Romance uses all copyrighted images on this site under the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law. We make every effort to receive written or electronic permission prior to publishing images on this site.  If you find an image on Capitol Romance that is missing a source, is cited incorrectly, or is yours, and you wish for it to be removed, please contact us.

Image copyright belongs to the individual businesses responsible for creating the content published on Capitol Romance. Any individuals that submit images to Capitol Romance must first have permission from the copyright owner. We will assume that any guest poster or individual submitting images they do not own, has received prior permission from the copyright owner. Capitol Romance  is not responsible or liable for obtaining prior permission for submitted content.

For all intents and purposes, video recordings published on this website will follow the same terms of use as images.

Links

Capitol Romance does not participate in link exchanges with other vendors, companies, or blogs. 

Links to external websites within the content of Capitol Romance are for informational purposes only. Information, content, and images found on external websites do not pertain to the terms of use and policies listed here, and are managed and owned fully by the owners of the external websites. Inclusion of an external link within the content of this website does not imply endorsement to any material or images contained on the external site. Capitol Romance is not responsible or liable for any information listed on external websites.

Exclusivity and Syndication

Capitol Romance does not hold exclusivity rights on any content included on this website. If you see content listed on our site that is infringing upon exclusivity or syndication rights from your site, please contact us.

If you would like to use images, posts, or content seen on Capitol Romance, you must properly credit Capitol Romance, any original source of the material, and the photographer credit, if an image is used. Capitol Romance is not responsible for any misuse of re-posted content, to include improper citations and/or improper use of images first published on this site.

Comments

While we welcome feedback, insight, thoughts, & opinions, Capitol Romance wishes to keep this website as a safe, positive, and resourceful environment. All comments that are deemed inappropriate, offensive, SPAM, self-promotional, or unsafe will be removed at the discretion of the editor.  All comments are subject to approval.

Capitol Romance is not responsible or liable for any content published as a comment post. Comments do not reflect the views of Capitol Romance.

Privacy

Certain personal information and data is collected on this website by the use of external tools (Google Analytics, StatCounter, and through commenting on posts). This information is never shared, sold, or traded unless required by law. Capitol Romance considers your privacy to be extremely important and will never, willingly, allow access to your personal or financial data to any third. General subscriber information, including the usage of our website and related services, can be disclosed at the discretion of the editor, for general use purposes.

Advertising, Paid Sponsorship, Giveaways and Guest Posts

Side Bar Advertising

Advertisements listed on the right-hand side bar under “Sponsors” are paid advertisements. Each advertiser is required to complete an advertiser application and complete payment terms in order to be accepted as a sponsor on our site.  Failures to complete timely payments or inaccuracies found within a vendor’s application are subject to immediate termination with no prior notification and no refund.

Capitol Romance makes every attempt possible to accept only licensed, non-discriminatory vendors (based on budget, sex, race, religion, sexual preference, etc). If you believe a vendor is misrepresenting their company, please contact us.

Giveaways

Capitol Romance does not receive money in exchange for vendor-sponsored “Giveaways”. Giveaways are hosted and fulfilled by sponsoring vendors in exchange for a blog feature highlight on their company and the giveaway. Sponsors are given a featured blog post and social media marketing, in exchange for providing a giveaway to blog readers.

Vendors and Capitol Romance Giveaway entrants, enter all giveaways at their own risk. Giveaways are non-transferrable and are not redeemable for cash. Capitol Romance makes every attempt possible to ensure giveaways are fulfilled, however, Capitol Romance is not responsible for issues or problems that might arise from a Vendor-sponsored giveaway.

Vendor Guide

Vendors that appear in the Capitol Romance Vendor Guide are paying vendors. Vendor Guide vendors must complete an application to verify the validity of their business, licensing, and non-discriminatory policies. 

Failures to complete timely payments or inaccuracies found within a vendor’s application are subject to immediate termination with no prior notification and no refund.

Capitol Romance makes every attempt possible to accept only licensed, non-discriminatory vendors (based on budget, sex, race, religion, sexual preference, etc). If you believe a vendor is misrepresenting their company, please contact us.

Guest Posts (Non-Sponsored)

Guest posting will only be accepted by editor-initiated posts, or if the guest post writer is a vendor in the Washington, DC metro area, that reflects the terms, conditions, and business goals of Capitol Romance. If you’d like to offer non-paid guest posts to Capitol Romance, please contact us.

Guest Posts (Sponsored)

Capitol Romance LLC does offer paid sponsored post opportunities that cost $300. All paid (sponsored) posts will be labeled with language that clearly articulates to readers that the content being displayed on Capitol Romance is sponsored. 

Capitol Romance LLC retains the right to edit, alter, or remove paid sponsored posts at any point with no prior notification to the paid sponsor. If content is removed, refunds are up to the discretion of Capitol Romance LLC and are not guarenteed. By paying for a sponsored post and sharing content with Capitol Romance, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. 

Capitol Romance LLC is not responsible for content and images published via sponsored posts.

General Content Terms for Blog Posts & Features

Paid advertising is not a factor in content selection for the blog posts, unless explicitly stated. All vendors are given equal opportunity to have content and images featured on Capitol Romance’s main blog feed.

Capitol Romance reserves the right to change, remove, or reject any advertisement, at any time, for any reason. This can occur without prior notice and without liability. Capitol Romance will make every attempt possible to notify a vendor as soon as possible, if their advertisement is being removed or changed. 

Third Party Advertising & Cookies

Our cookie policy:

In compliance with the European Union legislation, we inform you that our website will store some information about your preferences on your own computer inside a tiny file called a ‘cookie’. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been setup to help you with instructions how you can do that on various browsers.

We use cookies to:

1) Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in our traffic statistics analysis;

2) remember your custom display preferences;

3) Suggest any recent searches you’ve made on our site

4) Other usability features including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent to cookies

Enabling cookies from our website is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

There may also be other types of cookies created after you’ve visited our website. We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Third Party Advertising

We may have third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit our website. These companies may store information about your visits to our website and to other websites in order to provide you with relevant advertisements about goods and services.

These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information which measures advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an e-mail message.

Information Gathered by Third Party Advertisers

Cookies enable advertisers to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on our site and other sites. This allows advertisers to provide you with more useful and relevant ads. For example, if they know what ads you are shown while visiting our site, they can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly. They do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.

We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites. Advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, readers in the Pacific Northwest who read certain types of articles). Also, some third-party cookies may provide them with information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that they may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.

If you would like to learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of information by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising Initiative.

You can opt out of participating in interest-based advertising networks but opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the companies from which you opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-based technology.

Type and Purpose of Collection

We collect information at various points in the Website to facilitate its use by our customers. Non-Personal Information: Upon accessing the Website, certain non-personal information will be automatically collected without your knowledge or consent, such as your IP address, location data (which is anonymous) and the referring website (“Non-Personal Information”). We use Non-Personal Information to examine our traffic and to view how our customers use the Website. This type of information will not allow you to be personally identified. For example, we use “cookies”, which contains only certain statistical information. You can instruct your computer to inform you whenever a cookie is being sent, or you can disallow cookies through your web browser. If you do choose to disallow cookies, your experience on the Website may be diminished, or your ability to choose some of the options on the Website may be limited.

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Sharing Information

We will not sell, rent or disclose to outside parties the information we collect, save and except that we may share the collected information with other parties as follows:

(a) Affiliated Service Providers: We have agreements with various affiliated service providers to facilitate the functioning of the Website, with whom we may share the information we have collected. For example, we may share your credit card information with the credit card service provider to process your purchase. All administrative service providers that we use are required to have the same level of privacy protection as we have, and therefore we expect that your information will be handled with the same level of care that we employ. Additionally, for example, we may use analytic or marketing services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Taboola, or RevContent, to which collection you hereby unconditionally consent.

(b) Where required by law: We may share the collected information where required by law, specifically in response to a demand from government authorities where such demand meets the legal requirements.

(c) Statistical Analysis: We may share Non-Personal Information and aggregated information with third parties, including but not limited to for advertising or marketing purposes. No Personal Information will be shared in this manner.

(d) Transactions: In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets.

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Choices and How To Opt Out Of Interest-Based Advertising

(a) Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising Services This website is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative and adheres to the NAI Codes of Conduct as described on the NAI website. This website also adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles. For a description of the DAA Program, please visit the DAA website. As described above, this website may use or transfer Device Data that it directly collects or that it receives from this website’s Customers, who may use cookies or non-cookie technologies, to enable advertising that is more tailored to Consumers’ inferred interests, preferences, and locations. This practice is known as interest-based advertising.

(b) Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising by Third Parties

This website may permit third parties to collect information on its Site and combine that information with other information collected on non-affiliated websites or applications over time. These third parties may use technologies, including cookies and web beacons, to collect information about Consumers’ or Customers’ use of the Site in order to analyze, report on, or customize content or advertising on the this website or on other sites, or to help us operate and improve the Site. To find out more about interest-based advertising in the web environment, and how to opt-out of information collection for this purpose by companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, visit NAI’s opt-out page or DAA’s Consumer Choice Page.

By reading these policies and this website, you agree to the terms of use stated above. If you do not wish to follow these terms, please do not continue to access this website.

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