Starting December 1, 2009, the FTC started requiring bloggers and social influences to disclose when there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So, as per those rules, here it goes…

As per the FTC rules, if I were to get, say, a t-shirt from someone with a logo on it and I wear it in a photo or on video, I’d have to disclose that. If I use an Amazon link that nets me a few bucks, vs. one that makes me no money, I’d also need to disclose that. The same thing would hold true if I were to interview someone on this site and bought them lunch. 

As you can see, this whole process would get rather tedious. I feel it would be even more tedious for you, the reader. Regardless, these are the rules that I must abide by. To cover my website and still preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product that I use, the following holds true:

Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. It would be ridiculous to expect every blogger to reinvent the wheel just to cover themselves legally.

This disclosure statement is based on that of Dave Morrow, who in turn based his on the original statement by Tim Ferriss. The illustrations are courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer.