Disclosure – The Full Monty

Time to bear it all!

Well, not really but the fact of the matter is that the FTC has ruled, beginning December 1, 2009, that bloggers need to provide a disclosure if there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

First: I want you to know that my daytime job is at ARRIS and that the opinions stated here are my own and do not reflect those of my employer. I also blog at of Dice and Dragons (my gaming blog) and on occasion write for RolePlayingTips.com.

Second: Per FTC the rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this, as I would if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, ditto. Disclaimers all over.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.

To cover me and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

 

While all those graphics and text may sound great I have to admit, I “borrowed” nearly all of it from the excellent disclosure policy of Tim Ferriss and the graphics are courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer.

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