Because you can’t be trusted to use your own good judgement, the FTC has decided American bloggers have to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations in their blog. Since this blog is not based in America, and I’m not American, it doesn’t apply to me, but because some of my readers my be here’s my disclosure policy:
This policy is valid from 28 August 2016
This is my blog and everything on it is written by me. If you have any questions about this blog, you can contact me using the form at the bottom.
Ultimately I’d love it if people paid me for advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, but in that eventuality compensation will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. If, in the unlikely event someone wants to pay me to write about something, I will let you know up front I’m being paid.
In any event, I’m definitely not going to say stuff’s awesome, if it’s not. My opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics are, right or wrong, mine. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area (that it’s possible to be an expert in) I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. If I make any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service, you should verify it with the manufacturer or provider.
So, any advertising, aside from promoting my own work (I can’t expect my mum to do all the promoting) is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
Also, this blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Lastly, for the reasons I’ve outlined above, not all sites will have one of these disclosure pages. In those cases you’ll have to go back to using your own judgement.
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