I have been offered my first product for free in exchange for an honestly written review and decided I had better post a disclosure statement to cover myself before going any further. If you are a blogger and receive products for review, providing a disclosure is a nice way of letting your readers know that you are (or are not) paid, influenced, or otherwise swayed by the things you review/write about/give away in a contest. Is also required by the FTC (more on that here).
Thanks to Dani at Living Outside the Stacks for getting me squared away on this! (She rocks!)
My disclosure statement is below. To get your own go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org
This policy is valid from 04 October 2010
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