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Pinterest Promotion and Marketing Guidelines (Updated)

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Pinterest updated its Terms of Service (TOS) for both businesses and individuals as well as adding several other guidelines relating to how the site is used. Specifically, I'd like to address the Promotion and Marketing Guidelines. Pinterest now permits a business-level account and to guide businesses, these guidelines were added. If [...]

By | 2012-11-27T06:00:14+00:00 November 27th, 2012|FTC Disclosure, Giveaways, Pinterest, Social Media|4 Comments

Facebook Promotion Guidelines Updated May 2011

This week, on May 11, 2011, Facebook made some sweeping changes to their promotional guidelines. The Facebook promotion guidelines are much shorter, but still pack a punch. As such, I wanted to highlight the changes.  To see the prior iteration of the guideline, check out my Blog Law post about the prior Facebook promotion guidelines. [...]

By | 2011-05-13T04:00:02+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|37 Comments

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Giveaway Laws Bloggers and Brands Need to Know

  More and more I'm seeing giveaways that may not be fully compliant with federal or state laws governing giveaways. Whether online or off, there are a host of laws that every contest holder must follow or risk significant fines or, in some states, criminal prosecution. Giveaway laws in the U.S. cover sweepstakes, contests, and [...]

By | 2018-09-30T15:08:56+00:00 May 10th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|533 Comments

Facebook Promotion Guidelines

UPDATE: Facebook changed their promotion guidelines on May 11, 2011. This post reflects information regarding promotion guidelines prior to that date. I have provided an update to Facebook promotion guidelines. Technically, Facebook promotions and giveaways are not a legal issue. However it has come up quite a bit so I figured it's an important topic. [...]

By | 2018-08-27T10:52:01+00:00 April 1st, 2011|Business Law, Facebook, Giveaways, Social Media|13 Comments