Terms of Use

Commenting: Comments are welcome and encouraged!  I reserve the right to delete comments for any reason, including the use of foul language, abusive behavior, spam content, advertising, or the inclusion of website links or email addresses.

Copyright:  ©ToyBoxPhilosopher.com (2012-2017).  All photographs and text on this site are the property of The Toy Box Philosopher unless otherwise attributed. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download material for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not, except with express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.  For permission to use specific photographs or excerpts, please contact toyboxphilosopher@gmail.com.  Content being used without permission will be reported--with or without prior notice.

Disclosures: I am not affiliated with any doll or toy company.  In general, I do not receive financial compensation from any doll or toy company for my reviews, nor do I receive any of the products that I review for free or at a discount.  Currently, the only exception to this rule is that two Paola Reina dolls were given to me for free in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.  Those posts can be seen here and here.

Privacy and Advertising: I use Google AdSense on this site, which is why you see ads along the right side of the page and at the bottom of reviews.  Cookies and web beacons will send these advertisers information like your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit the site and your location.  They do not share your name, address, email, or phone number.  In general, this is to make the ads relevant to your particular geographic location or your shopping preferences. You can chose to deactivate cookies in your browser settings.  Alternatively, you can use Goole's Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of ads that are specifically tailored to you. Be aware that even if you chose not to see interest-based ads, you may still see ads based on general factors like your location (from your IP address), your browser type, and maybe even some recent relevant searches.

This site provides an excellent overview of how (and why) Google uses cookies in their AdSense program and a few different ways that they can be disabled or regulated.

I also use automatically-generated links powered by a third party called Skimlinks.  Skimlinks scans the text of my reviews for key words, and then links those words to external sites.  Clicks on these advertising links generate from $0.01-$0.08 in revenue (per click) for the blog.  It's not a lot, but I'd like to leave it up if it isn't bothering anyone.  Your access to the links is only identifiable to the merchants with whom you choose to do business.  I am not given access to any of your personal information through this system.

The following is a statement from the Skimlinks site regarding their cookie use: Skimlinks works with affiliate networks to enable the connections between publisher sites (like this blog) and merchant sites. These networks use cookies to follow a user’s click on a merchant link through to purchase and associating that back to the publisher (me) who earns a commission off the purchase. Affiliate network cookies get set when a user clicks on a merchant or product link in the content of a Skimlinks publisher site.

I have some control over the types of website that can be linked via Skimlinks.  If you are sent to an offensive or objectionable site through one of these links, please let me know and I will try to disable that site from future interactions.

Contests, Giveaways and Sales:  I no longer feature contests or giveaways on this site because the rules governing these activities vary from country to country and I do not want to exclude any group of readers based on this kind of issue.  I also do not sell any of the dolls in my reviews through this site.  I will occasionally offer reviewed dolls for sale on eBay.