As I mentioned last week in this post, the FTC passed the regulation concerning endorsement and testimonials in advertising. While My Makeup Blog is still a small fry in the beauty blogsphere, I believe it is time to put a blog disclaimer up and act accordingly. As I mentioned in the above post, not a lot of things is going to change in my blog, except I have to disclose whether I receive free products to review or not.
This policy is valid from 19 October 2009
My Makeup Blog is a personal blog written and edited by Dao Lam. For questions about this blog, please contact makeupblog at gmail dot com.
To My Readers
Since the beginning of My Makeup Blog in June, 2008, I have been using this blog as a playground to express my love to makeup, skincare, and other beauty related topics as well as to interact with my readers (aka you guys.) Through this blog, I have learned more about makeup than ever and in the process, get a chance to voice my knowledge in this field to the world.
Currently, I participate in Total Beauty's Sneak Peak and Beauty Choice's BeautyStar programs where I receive products to review in my blog. Occasionally, I receive offers from PR companies that send me samples and products to review. This practice has been going on in the magazine industry for a long time and recently, has extended to the blogging world. If they were not sent to me, these products may go below my radar and thus, I may not have a chance to discover them and share my thoughts about them to you. However, my opinions are not swayed by freebies. I do my best to test them out and give you my most honest opinions on them. With that in mind, I want to be fair about my reviewed products as well, by putting them in context so you can understand where they stand with other products I have seen before.
With all those said, there is one thing to keep in mind when it comes to reading my reviews: as much as I strive to write my most honest opinions and give you the best ideas of what the products are as well as how well they perform, the reviews reflect my own experience and opinions. As we are all different from each other, our experiences may not be the same even when we use the same product. Also, you are entitled to your own opinion as I am to mine.
Please keep in mind that my blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If I claim to like or love a certain product, I believe it is up to my personal standards. 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.
Use of Photo Images
Occasionally, I need a photo from the Internet and get them via Google Images. If and when I do so, I always give proper credit to the persons or websites these pictures originated from. If you see your photo here and do not want me to use it, please email me with the link to the post and I am happy to remove it.
Also, please do not use my photos without my permission. Most pictures I took and use in this blog have watermarks and if you decide to use them after I grant you my permission, please do not remove the watermarks. They are my labor as I took time to take the pictures, edit, and watermark them.
Use of Content
Please refrain yourself from copying my content verbatim. Like my pictures, my content is my labor and I spend a lot of time to blog here. When you copy my blog post without quoting, you commit yourself to the most heinous crime in the world of writing: plagiarism. If you need to use my words in your post, please quote instead and give credit back to me.
To PR and Beauty Companies and Their Representatives
I really appreciate your consideration to me as a good fit to review your product. I always look forward to explore new makeup, skincare, and other beauty related products. If you choose to send them to me, I will test them out and if the products pass my own standards, I will review them here in my blog. Whether they are reviewed or not, once the products are sent to me, they are mine to keep as I find it not practical to return used items back to you.
Also, if you would like to give away products to my readers, please email me and let me know.
Any PR queries, please email me at makeupblog at gmail dot com. I will do my best to answer your emails as soon as I can.
As time changes, this disclosure may be revised if new implementations and regulations come along the way. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding products I review from this point forward. I will do my best to answer you.
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