This policy is valid from 27 January 2017
This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.
The owner of this blog and other authors appearing in this blog are NOT compensated to provide preordained opinions on products, services, websites and other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own, or those of his guest bloggers. Any proposal from a brand or agency for this blog to publish a “quid pro quo” “preordained as positive” sentiment (i.e., astroturfing) will be reported to the FTC.
Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Because compensation could, in theory, influence the topics, content, discourse, etc. seen in a blog, any such content, article, advertising space, video, etc will be clearly marked as paid or sponsor’s content. Any content on this blog related to any agency or brand-based “campaign” will be clearly marked as such, if and only if the campaign creators or agency inform the writer, in advance and with detailed information, of said “campaign”. That status must be in email form or other written form and communicated BEFORE content is published. If “campaign status” is revealed, with or without intent, by a brand or agency or partner, or discovered, with or without intent, by the content writer or any regulator or committee or investigator, etc AFTER content is published, this blog will NOT publish disclaimers in retrograde. Any demands for specific retrograde disclaimers pertaining to previously unknown specific information will be fully opposed by this blog or its legal counsel. Furthermore, any tacit expectations of cooperation to facilitate dishonesty will be ignored, or, if I’m in a bad mood, reported to the FTC.
As of the date listed above, no cash or monetary compensation has been received. As stated above, any gift received is given on a brand’s own accord and discretion, never preordained, never predetermined, never pre-arranged, not “quid pro quo”, not coerced, and never the consequence of nor contingent to the publishing of specific content.