Disclosure Policy

Disclosure Policy

This blog is a source of income for my family and it includes product mentions or endorsements from time to time. I will only endorse products or services that we have used in our family OR that I feel would be beneficial to my readers.

In the interest of being completely honest with my readers about my compensation for mentions of brands, if a product or service has been mentioned in a post that was written after 30 April 2017, I will state a disclosure level code at the end of the post.

It is important to me that you know that even if I received compensation for a mention on my blog, I am not obliged to give a good review. I only recommend products and services that I personally enjoy using and those I believe will be of value for my readers. All opinions expressed on this blog are my own. My first priority is honesty to my readers.

If I have used a disclosure level 0, you can safely assume that there was no compensation involved with the post or any products or services. You can also assume that the items were paid for by me at full price.

Disclosure Codes

0: I have no relationship with any product, service or brand mentioned in this post.
1: The product or service mentioned was provided to me free of charge (or at a considerable discount not available to the public). I was NOT compensated financially to blog about the product or service.
2: The product or service mentioned was provided free of charge and I was compensated to post about the product or service.
3: Products or services were provided to me to give away in a contest.
4: Products or services were provided to me to give away in a contest as well as to keep for my own use or for review.
5: I was compensated for administering this contest.
6: The product or service mentioned advertises directly with my website.
7: I was compensated to write this post. While my opinions in the post are authentic, talking points may have been suggested by the sponsor.
8: I was compensated for inserting links from a specific website into this post OR 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. I still only recommend products or services I use personally or believe will be good for my readers.
9: I was compensated for including a product in pictures or videos in this post.
10: Although not specifically compensated for this post, I have an ongoing relationship with the company or person connected with the product or service mentioned in this post.

Please Note
  • Compensation refers to cash, gifts, products or services.
  • If I receive free products of minimal value (for example: in a goodie bag) at an event that are being given to all attendees, I do not consider these items as a compensation and will not necessarily disclose them when talking about the product.
  • The existing numbers for the compensation levels will never change. However, additional numbers may be added, without notice.

Please feel free to link to this page from your own posts, or copy and paste it into your own disclosure page. You may change it as you wish to suit your individual disclosure needs.

With thanks to Amy @ Selfish Mom