As a runner, author, travelista, technology geek and dreamer, I am always researching new products, gadgets and destinations. I do review products, races, destinations and events on this blog. And as a teacher at heart, I love sharing my findings with others. These findings are my opinions – which I am, as always, 100% honest about.
There are times when companies and brands approach me about reviewing their product, becoming an ambassador for their brand or creating a sponsored post, in which I am compensated. I do my best to make sure the only opportunities I accept are ones that fit with my beliefs, values and personality, and will be beneficial to you, the reader. I am more interested in being authentic than getting free products.
If I review a product that was given to me, I will always disclose that in my post. If I am an ambassador for a product I am reviewing or discussing, I will always disclose that in my post. If I am being paid for an opportunity such as a sponsored post, I will always disclose that in my post. I will also disclose this information on my social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. My opinions will always be honest, whether positive or negative.
If I do not include a disclosure, it is because I have paid for the product myself and am not being compensated, endorsed or sponsored by the company or brand.
Although I may have experience, I am not qualified in any way to give health or fitness advice. If you need advice in these areas, I highly encourage you to see your doctor or other professional. What I do may not be best for you – just as what others do, may not be best for me.
These disclosures are required as part of FTC Guidelines, but more importantly, I want to be upfront and honest.
This policy is valid from 04 January 2012
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This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. We are employed by or consult with: Glass Slipper Concierge. We have a financial interest in the following that are relevant to our blogging: Sparkly Soul Inc, Team Refuel, The Mitten State, Verizon Wireless and Clever Girls Network.
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