This policy is valid from July 1, 2007 (and updated 12/01/09)
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I do accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, free samples in exchange for my opinion, or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog, but the opinion will always be mine. If I don't like something, I will let you know or simply not talk about it - and definitely not recommend it.
I am compensated, and willing to be compensated, to provide my opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for my posts or advertisements, 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 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 may contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified. I mark all my paid posts, whether just a link or a full review, with the month and year, (01/09, 02/09, etc.) I started doing that because Google was penalizing bloggers for accepting paid posts and being up front about it. Since then, they have completely taken my PageRank anyway, so I suppose it doesn't really matter any more, but it also gives me a good way to keep track of all paid posts each month. If you have a question about whether or not I have been paid to write about something, please ASK.
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Sunday, July 01, 2007