DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS/DISCOUNTS
The Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose any relationship I have between a product manufacturer or service provider when I tell you about a product or service.
Here are the guidelines I operate under at SouthTampa.com:
Most of the times when I mention a product in a column, newsletter or video, I do it as a part of my job. I invest my own time to review and test products. I often absorb the entire cost to tape and post-produce all videos I tape about products. If I’m ever paid to do a review, it will be clearly annotated at the end of the review.
My integrity is the only thing that’s lasting. That’s what people remember about someone – or the lack thereof. I want my legacy to be one where you say, “your name always did the right thing. He recommended products/services that he believed in. Because of that, I have a strict policy that I WILL ONLY DO PAID REVIEWS FOR PRODUCTS I BELIEVE IN. It’s my pleasure to work with these companies so I can help them transform you into another satisfied customer.
If I create a link to a product in a review, sometimes I may get paid a commission if you purchase the product or service. I’ll disclose that in the review. If you don’t see that disclosure, that means I’m not getting paid any commission.
If you click a link from one of my columns or newsletters and it delivers you to a website selling that product (e.g. Amazon.com, etc.), you can assume I get a small commission from that website should you buy.
These are good rules and practices in today’s digital world.
It’s important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product and the manufacturer or service provider. If you don’t see a disclosure policy as part of a review of a product, that reviewer may be violating the law or at the very least the Code of Ethics.
Thomas Houston, PO Box 13069 Tampa, Fl. 33681
Your privacy is important to SouthTampa.com. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that SouthTampa.com collects, and the ways in which SouthTampa.com uses that personal information.
This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.
Personal information collection
SouthTampa.com may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
Using personal information
SouthTampa.com may use your personal information to:
Where SouthTampa.com discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, SouthTampa.com may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.
Securing your data
SouthTampa.com will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Updating this statement
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
This website contains links to other websites.
SouthTampa.com is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
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