Disclaimer and Disclosure

When I first started reading and writing reviews I always struggled to get a balance between honesty and gratefulness. If someone ‘gives’ me their product (which may well be their pride and joy) and says “what do you think of this?” would I be able to give my honest opinion? Also if a company were to send me out something to review for them, would I only get given repeat work if I said nice things about it? Would that be a price I was willing to pay? Also, I’m quite a polite person when it comes down to it, and when someone gives me something I wouldn’t want to appear ungrateful. All this said I have thought long and hard about the morals of reviewing products in the public arena and thought I would share the following disclaimer notes with you:

I write and edit this blog myself and all opinions expressed are my own, I work hard on them and as such I’d rather you didn’t steal them.

I am happy to be considered by PR agencies and individual companies with regards to being sent products for review. Acceptance of products will be at my own discretion and only if they fit the ethos of my blog. All reviews will be honest and formed of my own opinion after trialling a product. I will state within the review whether I have bought a product myself, been given a product or other ‘reward’ by the company in question or have come across something in my day-to-day life and felt motivated enough to share it with you. Any compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Mistakes happen and although I will do my best to verify any claims I cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in either my blog or any third party website linked to my own.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

To get ideas for your own policy, take a look at www.disclosurepolicy.org