Thoughts from a (girl) Gamer

Tara Voelker's thoughts. A lot about video games, a little about life

FTC Guidelines – What it means here

Starting December 1, 2009, the new FTC endorsement guide states that bloggers must disclose payments. The FTC does a poor job od defining what a “Blog” is, and althoughtThoughts From a (Girl) Gamer would love to me more… we think we fall into that category. So, I guess we are going to follow the FTC rules.

This policy is valid from 1 January 2010

This blog is a  created by an individual (Tara Tefertiller) is not supported by a company or group of any sorts (other than the fans I mean). This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will  accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations (although this has yet to happen, lol).

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog (especially since I doubt it will happen.)  There are no advertisements on this website.

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 owner. 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.

Class 0 – No Connection, Unpaid, TGG’s Own Opinion

Tara and the rest of the TGG Staff have not received any compensation for writing this content and TGG has no material connection to the brand, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.

All TGG posts are this type of post. We are always, ALWAYS, class zero. I can’t think of a reason we would be more than class zero. So, if there is nothing listed as to what type it is, it is class zero. Unless the posts states that it is another class(which it shouldn’t), it defaults to the class 0 category.

I’m going to go ahead and list what the other categories are, but remember – We are always class 0.

Class 1 – Based on Review Copy

TGG has a material connection because we received a review copy (Book, CD, Game, Software, ect), or an item of nominal value that TGG can keep for consideration in preparing to write this content.

Class 2 – Given a Sample

TGG  has a material connection because we received a sample for consideration in preparing to write this content. TGG was not expected to return this item or gift after my review period.

Class 3 – Paid Post

TGG has material connection becauseTGG reveived a cash payment, gift, or item of nominal calue from a company affiliated with a brand, topic and/or products that are mentioned herein

Class 4 – Employee / Shareholder / Business Relationship

TGG has a direct relationship with a brand, topic, or products that are mentioned herein. Details of this connection or relationship are outlined in the content.

Class 5 – Affiliate Marketing Link

TGG have a marketing connection to a brand, topic, or product herein. Through the use of affillate links contained herein, TGG may collect a fee from purchases made.


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