Monday, December 28, 2009

Dislosure Policy

Because I do sometimes do product reviews for which I have received the product to try as a sample, I guess I must officially have a disclosure policy on my blog. I don't believe that little personal bloggers like myself who occasionally try consumer goods and tell my opinion should really be in the category of media people subject to such disclosure, but apparently all blogs and bloggers are included in disclosure regulation, so:

This policy is valid from 28 December 2009:
FCC disclosure policy:
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. At this time, this blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, and will accept if offered services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely of the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

To my knowledge, this blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


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