Dream Home Decorating's
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All work published on DreamHomeDecorating.Com holds a worldwide copyright, protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Berne Convention.

All material, whether found directly on this site or taken from an RSS feed, is licensed for personal, noncommercial use only. Copying, re-publication and/or selling of any written material, photos, illustrations, designs, or downloads on this site, either in full, part, or derivative form, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of Renate Hering-Shepherd is strictly prohibited.

I protect my copyrights and take violations seriously, and will take legal action against perpetrators.


Personal Information

Your privacy is very important to me, and I will collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit my website unless you choose to provide that information (for example through one of the contact/comment forms on this site). Please be assured that I will never sell or otherwise provide this information to third parties.

If you have submitted personal information through my website and would like that information deleted from my records, or would like to update or correct it, please do so via my Contact page.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, this site may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. I use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about my user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and never shared with other organizations for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

I may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

This site may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give to me is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on DreamHomeDecorating.Com.

What are Cookies?
Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of my site's services, a cookie enables DreamHomeDecorating.Com to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

What are Web Beacons?
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

Some third-party advertisements are provided by Google, which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie, which enables it to serve ads to site visitors based on their visits to this site and other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

The search box on this web site is powered by Google Inc. You acknowledge and agree that Google's privacy policy shall apply to your use of the Search Box, and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate my site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Release of Information

If DreamHomeDecorating.Com is ever sold, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in my site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through my website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of me.

Advertising Information and Disclosures

Products and Product Reviews

I am not in a position to personally test all products shown on this site; I do, however, research them carefully before making them available through DreamHomeDecorating.Com.

My comments on these products reflect my personal opinion and are in no way influenced by any outside party. All Reviews are based on honest assessments of the products, and content is not pre-approved by PR representatives or brands.

This site also accepts and publishes comments and reviews from website visitors. Reviews that make unsubstantiated claims are not accepted. All other reviews reflect the opinion of the visitor and it may differ from my own opinion.

Advertising Information

DreamHomeDecorating.Com accepts advertising and other forms of compensation. Such compensation does not influence the information in this site. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences.


This site receives monetary compensation from several affiliate relationships. Because I have a virtually unlimited choice of affiliates and products, this in no way influences which products are reviewed. The compensation is in the form of a small commission for the sale of products when you click through from this website to an advertiser's website and purchase something within a specified time frame.

I only affiliate with and accept sponsorships from providers of high-quality goods or services. I appreciate their recognition and support of this site.

Individual affiliate programs include:

  • Ebay Partner Network
  • Amazon Services LLC Associates Program (an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com)

Please do support my sponsors and recommendations. This site takes time and effort to deliver original content, free, to you. Supporting my sponsors is a WIN-WIN-WIN for you, me, and them.

I Value Your Trust!

Maintaining your trust is my number one priority. Therefore I try to provide as much reliable information as possible, and will not use advertising methods or advertisers or affiliates or even exchange links that I know would be of little value to you. I categorically turn down all opportunities to sell advertising space and to exchange links with companies that do not meet my criteria.


No Warranty of Products

DreamHomeDecorating.Com does not directly sell any products and makes no warranties as to the effectiveness, quality or safety of any product. Reviews are based on personal research, personal experience and/or personal opinion. Individual users' opinions may vary. Comments concerning reviews from users about their experiences are, of course, encouraged and welcome.

No Warranty of Information

The information and materials on this website could include factual, historical or technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information contained herein.

I make no representations or warranties with respect to any information, materials or graphics on this website, all of which is provided on a strictly "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, and I hereby expressly disclaim all warranties with regard to any information, materials or graphics on this website, including all implied warranties of merchantability, safety, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Under no circumstances shall the site owner or publisher be liable under any theory of recovery, at law or in equity, for any damages, including without limitation, special, direct, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including, but not limited to loss of use or lost profits), arising out of or in any manner connected with the use of information or services, or the failure to provide information or services, from this website.

Updates and Effective Date

I, Renate Hering-Shepherd, reserve the right to make changes to these Site Policies at any time by posting new Site Policies at this location. If you have any questions relating to these Policies, please contact me through this form.

Last updated: January 28, 2011

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to the DreamHomeDecorating.Com Site Polices as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services it offers. Your use of this site indicates acceptance of its policies.

When you leave this site or open a new window to visit another site, DreamHomeDecorating.Com has no control over those other sites. Always check a site's privacy policy before deciding to surrender any personal information.

Thank you very much,
and thank you for visiting DreamHomeDecorating.Com.

Renate Hering-Shepherd

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