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Sparkles of Sunshine is a personal blog written and edited by me. Although it is a creative outlet for me to share my thoughts and opinions with my readers, it is also a source of income. In order to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, I felt it important to provide this disclosure policy to you.
- My integrity is extremely important to me. I will always be honest and give my personal opinion, whether it shows a product or company in a favorable light or not. I will not promote anything I don’t believe in or knowingly mislead you just to make money.
- Sometimes I receive free products, services, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.
- As the owner of this blog, I may accept forms of cash advertising or sponsorship, and there may be times when it is used to promote products, services and/or businesses.
- Sparkles of Sunshine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
- One way I earn income through this site is through commission based on purchases through affiliate linking. Purchases made through affiliate links do not add any cost to you, the consumer. Any products, services and/or businesses noted in within the content of this blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.
- The views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely and entirely my own. I do not claim to be nor make an effort to be an expert on any certain topic, product or service. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. All product or service claims should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
- Compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
It is my desire to provide my readers with quality content while earning a profit to compensate me for my time and effort. I feel a responsibility to my readers and promise to always be honest and provide them with sincere experiences and opinions. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact me at christie<at>sparklesofsunshine<dot>com.
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Will We Share the Personal Information It Collects?
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Modification or Deletion of Personal Information
You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, we may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to Christie<at>sparklesofsunshine<dot> com, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.