Fons And Porter

Transparency, Policies & Points of Law

Privacy

Any personal information you share with me as you opt-in to my mail list or post a comment is kept strictly confidential between you and me (or someone with legal authorization to act on my behalf.) I don’t believe in selling or buying mail lists so in using this site, you can rest assured that your information will not be deliberately shared with other parties. And I will take every precaution that I can to keep your personal information from falling into the hands of people who waste their talents on concocting nefarious ways to steal from others.

Affiliate Disclosure (in plain English)

You and I both know that writing a blog is a very time-consuming job. But I would rather be sewing, drawing and writing than sitting in a cubicle, so let’s make the best of this arrangement.

I gotta get paid somehow for the time I spend hunting down info and fidgeting with widgets. And that means I put affiliate links in whenever I can. Not just any old links, mind you. I only link to companies and products that I really believe in. Seriously, I just can’t promote something if my heart isn’t in it.

So there! Some, but not all, of the links on this site will take you to other websites. If you go there and buy something supercool that you really need or love (or even if you’re a shopaholic and just need to exercise your bank account), then those affiliated sellers will throw a small pittance of a commission back my way to say thanks for the referral. It won’t cost you a thing, except the price of whatever you were going to buy anyway.

If you’re not willing to let the vendors help a writer feed her feline assistants, then still go ahead and use the site, but don’t click the links. If you’re going to buy stuff anyway, please use my affiliate links. My bratty little furbabies and I thank you.

And in case you forgot in the 142 seconds it took to read all my verbal vomit, I’m only promoting companies I love. Ok?

Reviews

All the opinions I express in a review or a product recommendation are entirely my own. I have more than enough. I will not accept any sponsorship in exchange for favourable reviews. If I share someone else’s opinion in any post, I will clearly identify it as such. My integrity is a valuable asset and I will not compromise it for profit or popularity.

Other Disclosure Statements

Some, but not all, the links on this website contain tracking codes. If you click on one of those links and you choose to purchase items or services*, the vendor will pay me a commission on the sale. There is no additional cost to you, as the price of any items on the vendors site are the same regardless of how you arrived there. With some vendors, I will also receive a small fee for any new accounts that are opened as a result of clicking a link on my site. These affiliate payments help support the upkeep of this site.

Each post that contains affiliate links will also have a disclosure statement included within the text.

On occasion, I will provide you with links that have discount codes embedded within them. These codes allow the vendors’ sites to automatically apply any applicable discount to your purchases. None of these affiliate or discount codes will infringe on your rights to privacy of information, and clicking the link does not give me or the vendor permission to collect any such information.

This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

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.

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

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact marsha@seamofmypants.com.

This policy is valid from 25 January 2017
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org


* Purchases made within a limited time frame; varies with each vendor.


 

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