Although I'm not blogging from the US and this does not strictly apply to me, I have decided to make my blog's disclosure policy in line with US FTC guidelines in view of the fact that a substantial portion of my readers are from the USA.
The bottom line: Most items featured on this blog are bought by me. If something is given to me by a PR agency or a company (it happens occasionally), there will always be a sentence stating so at the bottom of the post. If the sentence isn't there, that means I bought the product. Either way, my reviews are all my honest and complete opinion on the product.
Here it is in full:
This policy is valid from 26 January 2010. Last updated 30 March 2013.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Musicalhouses at musicalhouses at hotmail dot com.
This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
The owner(s) 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 owners. 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.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org.