This policy was last amended on Aug. 5, 2011.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me -- except for occasional guest posts that are clearly identified. For questions about this blog, please contact thedesignfile at yahoo dot com.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, some products, and other forms of compensation. This includes compensation that could be provided from streams of ads by Google and Amazon. I may also use affiliate advertising, in which I am compensated if a customer clicks from the ad on my blog to a store and makes a purchase.
However, I do not accept compensation in exchange for posts or product mentions and will not use affiliate links in the text of posts.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content in this blog but not the posts, except that I may from time to time thank sponsors or advertisers. In these cases, the posts will always be clearly identified as such.
I am not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics, although companies may occasionally make products available for review. Even in the latter case, however, the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine and I will always disclose when a product is provided.
If I claim or appear to be expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my experience, 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.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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