Equality Institute

Site Policies

These are the policies of It’s About Time Events LLC and Equality Institute's blog, Equality Insights.


Equality Institute's blog, Equality Insights, is published and written by Bernadette Smith.  All opinions written by her are her own.

Equality Institute will occasionally publish content from guest bloggers and featured experts.  The opinions expressed in these particular posts belong to their respective authors and Equality Institute cannot be held liable for them.

The information presented on Equality Insights is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered legal or contracted advice.

Equality Institute is committed to providing accurate information and as such all material on the Equality Insights blog is fact-checked prior to publication. Because the nature of the topics covered on Equality Institute is evolutionary (e.g.: trends, sales, vendors, etc are always changing and evolving), the accuracy of archived and previous content cannot be guaranteed.

Equality Institute will often link to third-party sites in our posts. While we do our best to ensure we are promoting and linking to ethical companies and accurate content, Equality Institute is not responsible for the content or opinions expressed on those sites.

Equality Institute reserves the right to modify or delete content at any time without prior notification.

Equality Institute reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.


All written content on Equality Institute - both the blog and the website - is copyrighted to It's About Time Events LLC dba Equality Institute.

All photos on Equality Institute - both the blog and the website - are copyrighted to their respective photographers.  Every photo used will have a photo credit and active link attributed to it. Please visit the individual sites of each photographer to learn more about their company.

Content Reproduction

Content from Equality Institute may be reproduced or re-posted in part (limited to a summary or a quote not to exceed a paragraph in length and a limit of one photo from the post), provided proper credit and an active link are attributed to our site and the photographer (if applicable). Written permission is not necessary for partial reproduction provided the above stipulations are adhered to.

Blog posts may NOT be reproduced, re-posted, or copied in their entirety.


All posts on Equality Institute are editorial and are never paid placements or "pay for play". If we mention a book or service in our post, we will provide an affiliate link, if available. 

If you have an idea, product or service you think we would love and that fits the scope of Equality Institute, you are welcome to send us an email at info (at) theequalityinstitute.com or a sample telling us about it, however this does not guarantee that we will write about it and samples or products will not be returned.

If we write about a service provided by a client of Equality Institute, that relationship will be disclosed in the body of the post or in a disclaimer at the bottom of the post.


At this time, Equality Institute does not offer paid editorial coverage or banner ads delivered by third-party sites.


Comments belong to their individual authors and the views expressed are not necessarily the views of Equality Institute or its associates. 

Comments are held in moderation and individually approved. Comments that disagree with an opinion are generally approved for public viewing - we do encourage open conversation and different points of view and realize that not everyone will agree with us 100% of the time.

Comments that are personal attacks or flames will not be tolerated and are deleted.  Please refrain from using obscenities or posting inappropriate material.

Comments that are written with the intent to advertise or that are general spam will be deleted.

Comments with text that is in violation of copyright law will be deleted.


Equality Institute will not share or sell identifiable personal information obtained on this website, except as required by law.

When you browse, read or download content from Equality Institute, certain technical information is collected including:

  • The IP address from which you access our website 
  • The browser type and operating system used 
  • The date and time our site was accessed 
  • Pages and outbound links visited 
  • Links from third-party websites used to arrive at our website 
  • Search engine terms used to find our website 

This information is collected by third-party commercial software systems (such as Google Analytics). The information collected is used to help us create a better user experience for our readers. 

When you post a comment to our website, the following information is collected:

  • Your name as provided by yourself 
  • Your email address as provided by yourself 
  • Your third-party website as provided by yourself 
  • Your IP address 

Contact Information

If you'd like to contact us, you may write to info (at) theequalityinstitute.com

While we do try to answer every email we receive, due to the volume, we regret that it is not always possible to send an individual reply.

policies last updated December 2016