Happy Kitty Sewing: Disclosures   


Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: Anytime I share information or pictures with you that are not taken by me, I will link back to where I got the information, and if possible ask the owner if I may link back to their page, using their picture or information.  If you are the owner of the website/blog I link to or if I have your picture without receiving permission, I apologize and do not mean any harm.  Please email me (Ksmith8@emich.edu) and I will remove content immediately.

Can you use my content or pics? Yes, but please email me. I would love to see what you would like to use and am really nice, I promise! Ksmith8@emich.edu. If you pin something, please make sure it is from the original source, and please do this with ALL pins you pin from ALL websites!

The Federal Trade Commission, in an effort to protect consumers from shady practices such as hidden advertisements and other practices that are not disclosed, requires me to disclose certain things to my readers. The following is my take on what I am disclosing followed by a policy I adapted from disclosurepolicy.org, where you can adapt your own policy by choosing 6 answer to easy questions (crediting this to: http://alexandrawrote.com/the-fine-print/ )

 The reason I am accepting affiliations and sponsorship solely goes to help cut down My Student Loan Debt, which is now almost $70K (sickening-kills me)  My daughter will be starting college in the next few years, and I seriously don't know how I'm going to afford it. All funds paid to me by affiliate links or from sponsored ads will be directly applied toward this cost, and I appreciate any business that you do with these companies.  Thank you very much.


Affiliates/Affiliate Links
I am affiliated with certain businesses that I have used or tried their products and love them.  I'm also affiliated with companies that I *would* order from if I had extra money. I will not be an affiliate of a company where *i* wouldn't order something from. (If you have had a bad experience with an affiliate, I would love to hear about it.)  I earn a small percentage of money if you decide to order from them, or sign up for an account depending on the company or service they provide. Although I *would* order from these companies, does not necessarily mean that I am recommending certain products, so to be safe assume that I'm not making a recommendation on it unless I specifically write a post about it. Any affiliation or sponsorship will not deter me from providing my 100% honest opinion or influence my writing for the benefit of the company. All affiliate links will be disclosed as such.  Please see my Affiliate Page to see the list of companies that I am affiliated with. Some affiliate links are a part of a greater good (The Mission List) and will be marked as such.

If you would like to sponsor me, please email me: ksmith8@emich.edu if you are another blogger. I reserve the right to accept or decline. I am only accepting sponsorship from other blogs similar to mine, and will not accept sponsorship on blogs driven by income. I only want to promote blogs that I feel are worth reading so my readers will not waste their time and I lose credibility by sponsoring blogs that I don't honestly feel are worth reading.  If you have a blog that only promotes giveaways or reviews, please do not infer.

I am a member of Influenster.com that sends me free products to review and give my honest opinion. All posts written on my reviews will be disclosed as such. These posts will be very limited.

This policy is valid from 07 August 2013:
 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. (***as affiliate links or sponsorship from other blogs.)

 This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

 The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

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

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

If you have any questions about my affiliations or this disclosure, please feel free to email me:  Ksmith8@emich.edu

Links that I have found very useful information on blogging and disclosure are:
http://alexandrawrote.com/the-fine-print/ *This is where I found out about the disclosurepolicy.org