Apparently there was a FTC policy change in 2009 stating that bloggers needed to have a disclosure statement. So let me elaborate:
This policy is valid from 01 April 2011
I am not affiliated with any product-making company mentioned in this blog. Occasionally I will receive free samples from companies, usually since I am a member of BzzAgent, and will write reviews on these samples. Getting a free sample of a product in no way affects my review of the said product. If you've read some of my posts you know I've got a lot of interests in a lot of places, so I tend to like most of the products that I try. However I am a very honest person and if I don't like something, I will not hold back from telling you why. If I get a product to try for free I will most likely state that in my review as well.
If you have a blog as well, please make sure you read about these new FTC regulations and take necessary action, I don't want anyone getting into trouble if they start enforcing this.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact EStyles.firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog will accept some forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and/or paid topic insertions. We also will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received will never influence the content, opinions, topics or posts but may influence the advertising content in this blog. 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 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.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org
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