In the interest of being completely honest about my compensation for mentions of brands on Things Dee Loves, from April 2014 I will state a disclosure level code at the end of each post that mentions a product, service or location.
Please note that even if compensated for a mention on my blog I would only recommend products, services or locations I personally enjoyed using and visiting and those I believe will be of value for my readers. I always insist that despite receiving compensation I am not required to write a positive review and that all opinions expressed on this blog are my own.
If no compensation level is listed, it is to be assumed that there was no compensation involved with the post or any products, services or locations mentioned in the post and that said items or experiences were paid for by the blogger at full price.
0: The blogger has no significant relationship with any product, service or brand mentioned in this post.
1: The product or service mentioned was provided to the blogger free of charge (or at a considerable discount not available to the public).
2: The product or service mentioned was provided free of charge and the blogger was compensated to post about the product or service.
3: Products or services were provided to the blogger to give away in a contest.
4: Products or services were provided to the blogger to give away in a contest and to keep for his/her own use or for review.
5: The blogger was compensated for administering this contest.
6: The product or service mentioned advertises directly with the blogger’s website.
7: This is a sponsored post. The blogger was compensated to write this post. While the blogger’s opinions in the post are authentic, talking points may have been suggested by the sponsor.
8: The blogger was provided with transportation, food, lodging, tickets, and/or other incidentals for the trip mentioned in this post.
9: The blogger was compensated for including a product in pictures or videos in this post.
10: The blogger was compensated for attending and/or posting about the event mentioned in this post.
11: Although not specifically compensated for this post, the blogger has an ongoing relationship with a company or person connected with a product, service or location mentioned in this post that the blogger feels may have influenced his/her decision to post about it.
I may subscribe to some affiliate programs, which means that I will receive a small compensation if you click on a link and buy the associated item. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Compensation refers to cash, gifts, products or services.
Transportation to and from a local event and food consumed at an event are not regarded as compensation.
If I receive free products of minimal value in a goodie bag at an event that are being given to all attendees, I do not consider these items as compensation and will not necessarily disclose them when talking about a product.
The existing numbers for the compensation levels will never change. However, additional numbers may be added, without notice.
Please feel free to link to this page from your own posts, or copy and paste it into your own disclosure page. You may change it as you wish to suit your individual disclosure needs.