Disclaimers

Bikurgurl_watermarkI will sometimes link to products through Amazon Affiliate; comment on other blog posts, Tweets, images, stories; review products and services. These opinions are always independent of the source, are my personal thoughts and ideas.

If you choose to click through, especially to Amazon, THANK YOU! You are helping me dedicate more time to my blog 🙂

If you choose to visit the source, enter at your own risk as I do not verify all information on third party sites. In addition, if you chose to follow an Amazon Affiliate (or the like) link, I receive a small percentage of your purchase price which goes to my never-ending book and learning love that I can then potentially pass on to my readers. Thank you in advance for your viewership!

per FTC guidelines and disclosures provided by Michael Hyatt, here are the details: http://michaelhyatt.com/five-ways-to-comply-with-the-new-ftc-guidelines-for-bloggers.html

“Disclosure 1: No Material Connection. This is the standard disclosure I use when I don’t have any embedded links or a relationship with any of the products or services I have mentioned: Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”…
Disclosure 2: Affiliate Links. This is the disclosure I use when I include an embedded affiliate link from Amazon or some other provider: Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”…
Disclosure 3: Review or Sample Copy. This is the disclosure I use when I am reviewing a book or other product I have received from someone in the hope that I will review it: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”…
Disclosure 4: Sponsored Post. This is the disclosure I use when someone pays me to write a post for a product, service, or conference. I turn down more of these posts than I accept, because I have to be genuinely excited about the product: Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal {(p. 223)} Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”…
Disclosure 5: Employee/Shareholder Relationship. This is the disclosure I use when I am writing about a book that Thomas Nelson, where I served as CEO, has published. Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a former CEO of Thomas Nelson, the company that published this book. Regardless, I only recommend books that I have personally read and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in advertising”.”
 He states in his book: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to, “Feel free to borrow this method or any of my disclosure copy.”

Thanks, Michael!