Disclosure + Privacy Policy

DISCLOSURE

This policy is valid from 27 September 2016

This website is written and edited by Sharon Picone, founder and owner of Sleep Metro. For questions about this website, please contact me.

Sleep Metro does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions in exchange for reviews. This ensures that all reviews remain unbiased, independent and on the up-and-up. This site was not started with the intention of placing any manufacturer/brand in a bad light. Therefore, mattresses + sleep accessories (such as pillows, mattress toppers, bed sheets, etc.) are not listed unless I believe, based on the objective data + my personal experience, that the review will be of value to visitors to Sleep Metro and that these products meet or exceed my expectations.

However, if you have had a positive experience with a particular mattress brand and said brand is not listed on Sleep Metro, please feel free to contact me to let me know, and I will consider your request for a product review.

Whenever I do receive a free mattress and/or product from the manufacturer/brand to review and provided that said manufacturer/brand does not require the mattress to be returned, I donate the product to a local charity, The Mustard Seed, once the review is completed. It is my opinion that instead of filling our landfills with discarded products, it makes more sense to gift it someone who is in need.

Please note that at no time are monetary donations ever provided to The Mustard Seed as a result of your clicking on an affiliate link within this website. I am in no way directly or indirectly associated with, nor do I work for, The Mustard Seed. Donations are strictly only in the form of products once they’ve been reviewed. In some cases, the manufacturers/brands will arrange for the reviewed mattresses to be picked up and delivered directly to a charity of their choosing.

Unless the mattress meets the criteria based on the objective data I collect, there is no guarantee that when receiving a free mattress to review that I will list it on my site.

Sleep Metro is run as a service to offer value to people who are in the market to purchase a mattress.
Sleep Metro is a site that promotes and encourages eco-friendly practices and compassion toward all animals; therefore, reviews of brands that make an effort to have less impact on the environment and/or give back to the community in some way will definitely have this fact highlighted in the review.
Having said that, being an eco-friendly and socially responsible manufacturer/brand does not guarantee a review. All manufacturers/brands are held to the same high standards for their products, regardless of their social or environmental  stance and/or responsibilities.

This website abides by word of mouth marketing standards. Sleep Metro believes in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.

Sleep Metro pledges to stay true to these values and to always provide visitors to this site with trustworthy reviews and complete transparency.

This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

PRIVACY

SleepMetro.com (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://sleepmetro.com website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at https://sleepmetro.com

Information Collection And Use

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and transferred to your device. We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.

If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Do Not Track Disclosure
We support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee absolute security.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 26, 2016 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Sharon

If you have any questions about this Disclosure + Privacy Policy, please contact me.