Disclosures

Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So here goes…

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto 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, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:


           
Writer probably also got free or discounted accommodations, plane tickets, train tickets, tours, spa days, admission, puppy snuggles, and advice.

(Blueprint for this page courtesy of Tim Ferris. Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)