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To comply with the recent FTC ruling over bloggers getting paid to write stuff, we offer the following disclosure policy. If you’re reading this blog, you should assume the following:
The writers at Mamanista may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Compensation of any kind does not influence us as writers. All thoughts and opinions contained in our posts are true, sincere and are not reflective of any compensation.
We find it is pretty impossible to promote and recommend items or services that we do not like. Therefore, if we are recommending an item or service, it is because we truly like it and we think it is worth your time and investment.
The posts on our blog are written and edited by the bloggers at Mamanista. This blog accepts forms of cash, advertising, sponsorship, items for review, paid insertions or other forms of compensation including affiliate relationships.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe our posts are most valuable to you when they are honest and unbiased. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog, but it will never influence our opinions. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
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.
Mamanista is also a participant in affiliate programs, which means that if you click an affiliate link and make a purchase, we will make a small commission. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and other affiliate programs.
More info that Google tells us we need to give to you –
- Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
Why are we telling you all of this?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that all bloggers disclose when they are getting paid for posts and/or receive free products that they are reviewing. They require disclosures to help build a level of transparency between bloggers and readers. Not disclosing actions like being paid for posts or using affiliate links is considered deceptive. While the bloggers themselves didn’t get into trouble, the FTC recently went after Lord & Taylor for a social media campaign they sanctioned and paid for but for which they didn’t require any influencers to disclose their partnership. Check out what the FTC has to say about that.
If there are any questions regarding the disclosure policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.