This policy is valid from 01 October 2008, edited on 12 May 2009, 09 September 2009 and 04 March 2019. However, it covers all posts on this site.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog currently doe not accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, but has accepted such in the past and may do so again in the future.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may somewhat influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. If I receive a product, service or item as a sample to test for review, this will also be clearly identified in each post, along with who provided the product, service or item.
The owner of this blog is sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for advertisements and some posts, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Legalese aside, what all of this means is that yes, I have been compensated for many of the posts that I have written on this site – usually either by receiving product(s) or samples to test, by receiving a gift card of some sort as a thank-you, or by receiving cash. Every post contains a written disclosure, either within the text or at the bottom that specifically states whether or not I’m getting compensated for that particular post.
I choose which products or services that I wish to review or blog about, and tend to only accept those which I think that I or my family will like or enjoy. Because of this, you will usually see fairly positive reviews on this site – although I always include any kind of negative or critical experiences that we’ve had as well! If I truly dislike or even (gasp) hate something, I may or may not choose to post a review at all. All opinions given here are entirely my own unless specifically stated otherwise.
I try to be as honest and open as I possibly can – if you have any questions or comments about information presented on this site, please contact me and let me know. 🙂