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You will see these disclosures at the top of any posts that have any form of compensation including but not limited to press samples, products, gift cards, paid posts, brand ambassadorships, etc..
PR SAMPLES: This disclosure will be used anytime the product in the post being talked about has been sent by a company or PR Firm for a review consideration. The opinions provided are 100% Tin Shanty’s and will be as objective as possible regardless of where the product(s) or service(s) came from.
AFFILIATE LINKS: You will see this disclosure when the post includes links to certain products that are affiliate links. Tin Shanty may make a small commission if you choose to purchase the item(s) through our link. Tin Shanty will link to products that we have tried and/or feel will be of interest to our readers.
Not every link is an affiliate link. We take pride in posting and linking to products that reflect our personal style and those that we feel are of value to our readers.
BRAND AMBASSADOR: You will see this disclosure if the products and company being talked about are someone whom we have a formal relationship with as a Brand Ambassador. All opinions have and will always be 100% Tin Shanty’s regardless of the relationship with said company.
SPONSORED: You will see this disclosure in a situation where a sponsored post is a regular post (written by Tin Shanty, our wording, our opinions), and the brand compensates us to ensure that the product does appear on the site, and within their timeline. Again, all opinions will be Tin Shanty’s and compensation will not be accepted to show a product in a better light.
Sponsored Posts, continued: Instead of a button you may see something similar to this quoted at the top of the post “This post has been sponsored by COMPANY A, although we have been compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% Tin Shanty’s” to signify a sponsored post.
COMPENSATION: The main form of financial compensation this blog receives is via advertising. This blog does on occasion, and always with discretion, accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation for collaborations consisting of original posts written by Tin Shanty in what may be termed “advertorial”. Collaborations are only agreed upon so long as Tin Shanty maintains our own opinion, voice, content, and personality our readers have come to know. Affiliate links, which provide a commission based on sale or click number, may be used in posts and will be disclosed at the top of each post to maintain transparency. All editorial content is written without prejudice or bias, regardless of sponsor or affiliate associations.
REVIEWS: At this time Tin Shanty Blog is currently accepting products, services, website mentions, or various other topics from brands, PR representatives, small businesses and Etsy shops. The fact that we accept a complimentary product will never influence the content, topics or posts made on the blog. Press samples submitted for review are For Consideration only. We do not provide any guarantee of review, positive or negative. We may choose not to review an item, and we will never endorse or encourage the sale of a product that does not meet our standards or expectations. All reviews will always be 100% in our own opinion. Reviews are not subject to pre-approval by PR Representatives or brands. Brands or PR Representatives that wish to impose such pre-approval guidelines or wish to provide content that is not written by us, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as an advertorial. We reserve the right to NOT review an item sent to us for review. If you are sending us an item for review we will assume you have read all of these rules.
REVIEW DISCLAIMER: Please understand that posting of your item is dependent on the volume of requests received. We cannot guarantee a time frame when your item will appear in a post. Please make note due to the volume of submissions and the investment of time and effort that goes into incorporating products into the content on Tin Shanty blog, any products sent for any purposes will not be returned.
FTC COMPLIANCE (NO EXCEPTIONS): Tin Shanty, LLC complies fully with the latest FTC Guidelines regarding disclosures (see above). All reviews of products are 100% in our opinion and are not subject to pre-approval by PR Representatives or brands. Brands or PR Representatives that wish to impose such pre-approval guidelines or wish to provide content that is not written by us, will not be accepted without compensation and will be labeled & disclosed appropriately as a sponsored post. Tin Shanty, LLC abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the time of the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog but will not influence the opinions and honesty within the posts. Sponsored posts & content with links will always remain ‘no follow’ if compensation is exchanged.
WARRANTY & CLAIMS: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. If we claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our own expertise and experience are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with manufacturer or provider. We, the owner and author of Tin Shanty blog, make NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. This blog is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: We are not a medical professionals and the advice on this page is not to be taken as such. The opinions expressed on Tin Shanty are not meant to be substituted for professional medical advice and if you have any questions you should consult a medical professional.
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