I, David Bordeaux, am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely my own, unless I say otherwise clearly. If I appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I understand, based on my 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.
The FTC requires website authors (http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm) to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations This disclosure policy is a way for me to provide a blanket disclosure for the whole website, as opposed to having to disclose every time I were to use an Amazon link in which I would earn $0.05 instead of an Amazon link that got me $0; if I were to interview a guest and they bought me coffee; if I received a pair of Puma shoes and wore them in a photo on the website; and the list goes on. By now you probably are getting the idea: disclaimers would have to be put all over the place. Not only would this be a pain for me to maintain, it would be a pain for website visitors as it would disrupt the visual appeal and reading experience.
With that said, I offer the following disclosure policy. To cover my ass and to preserve your website experience, if you are reading my website, listening to my podcasts, or consume any other media produced by me, it’s safe to just assume that the following all hold true: