Monday, October 19, 2009

My Disclosure Policy

In order to avoid trouble with the FTC, bloggers are encouraged to publish a Disclosure Policy. Think of it as me divulging all the ways I don't make money with this blog...

Disclosure Policy

This weblog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Louis Rosas-Guyon III. I write this blog for my own purposes. However, I fully admit that I may be influenced by my background, occupation, travels, religion, political affiliation or experience...because that's where opinions come from.

My relationship with my clients is based on trust. I wish to make it clear that I am bound by Confidentiality Agreements with most my customers and am therefore not in a position to reveal details regarding specific work performed. I shall endeavor to protect the rights of my customers at all times. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

I will occasionally hawk my own products which you are completely welcome to ignore. I will do everything in my power not to drive readers away with shameless, disgusting degrees of self-promotion. Your attention is valuable and I have no desire to abuse your trust.

Third party compensation is from sales commissions on products I endorse. These will always be clearly labeled by an advertisement for the recommended product. Money will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. If there other affiliate links, there will be a Disclosure Notice on the same page.

I am not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites or any other topic. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. I will only endorse those products or services that I believe (based on my expertise) are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I will always do my best to provide you with reliable information.

I do collect personal information on this blog such as the opinions of individuals who comment, names and/or email addresses of commenter's and other information released by commenters as provided by this blog site. This blog as hosted by Blogger, a subsidiary of Google which collects information regardless of my personal preference. I may use this information at my discretion excepting where any use of said information may be in violation of one of any number of misunderstood, confusing or otherwise incomplete state or federal regulations governing the use of personal information including but not limited to email, instant messaging, mailing, advertising, marketing, going to the market, being advertised to, being mailed, emailed, called, instant messaged or just looked at funny.

I hope this clarifies my position.

This policy is valid from 19 October 2009.

For questions about this blog, please contact Louis Rosas-Guyon louis (at)

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