Per the FTC Endorsement Guidelines, I apparently qualify as a “Celebrity Endorser” for the sole reason that I own a blog. The basic idea behind this legislation is that material compensation received for endorsements should be disclosed, an idea which I fully agree with. Unfortunately, I’m a forgetful little geek and thus have no choice but to offer up the following statement.
You should assume that any product that I link to, mention in passing, blog extensively about, publicly blast as being a terrible idea, or otherwise mention or discuss in any form offers me some form of compensation. This compensation may be in the form of an affiliate program, referral program, free stuff (software, hardware, etc), outright payment for merely mentioning their name, meals, beer (and lots of it), services, or other forms of compensation. This disclosure applies to any and all products, non-products, services, non-services, websites, non-websites, conferences, or non-conferences listed on this website or other websites (or non-websites, as the case may be).
Please understand that while I would be happy to disclose my affiliations, the brainpower required for keeping track of the things I might have previously mentioned that I didn’t receive compensation for at the time, but now do and thus I need to go update those blog posts, pages, or comments would severely restrict my ability to get anything done whatsoever. Therefore, this blanket statement shall apply to pretty much everything.
If you are still reading this, chances are good that you’re either REALLY bored, or thought that I was going to say something funny. I’m not. No beating around the bush there. Maybe I should have lead with that. Maybe next time.
Please note that I may decide at any time to change my mind and follow the path of Mark Zuckerberg and sell every last piece of information I can find about you to anyone who would be willing to pay for it. And if that happens, I won’t be contacting you for permission or to provide notification. It might not be today, maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not ever. But I might, especially if I could find a willing party to pay for it. Hmmm… I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg would pay for it? No, no… I hate paying middle men. I know he’d just resell it immediately anyway.
I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments without notice for any reason and at any time. I also reserve the right to prevent comments from reaching my blog for any reason. Below is a short list of things which I generally find unacceptable;
- Spam or potential spam
- Offensive or potentially offensive comments
- Personal attacks
- Rants and raves which are far longer than they should or need to be
- Any other reason that I feel like at any given time.
A general rule of thumb to use here is that if you want to say something that you would be embarrassed to say in front of everyone on the planet, then don’t say it. That said, I invite you to disagree with me. I’m not perfect, nor would I claim to be (with sincerity, anyway). However you can disagree with someone without being a total douche bag. Just keep it civil and I will reply in kind whether you agree with me or not. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. However if you choose to act like a douche bag, I’ll happily treat you like one.
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