This blog is not primarily financially driven. I post simply to be a creator. Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
You have my word that I will always do my best to explain when I have any “material connection” (sometimes payments or free products) with advertisers.
Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Same if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules are rules. To preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use or recommend, the following all hold true:
- Any item I reference or review, I may have received for free.
- Any link may be a referral, or affiliate link that pays me for the referral.
- I may have a material connection with any company or product referenced on my site.
However, keep in mind;
- If I was paid to try a product and I thought it was terrible, I will never say it’s terrific.
- I will never base an opinion on anything related to payment.
- I will never talk about my experience with a product if I haven’t actually tried the product.