Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires webmasters to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.
So in the interests of full disclosure, is 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. Certain content that appears on this site comes from amazon services llc. This content is provided 'as is' and is subject to change or removal at any time.
To cover ourselves and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product mentioned, the following all hold true:250) $img_width = 250; ?>
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