Disclosure, Disclaimer and Copyright

This policy is valid from 16 August 2014

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. 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, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The 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.

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.

The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. We are employed by or consult with: Moreton Bay Regional Council.

For that reason I do tend to promote or highlight their events over other library services' events as I work there full-time.  My opinions of those events however are my own and do not reflect the opinion of my employer - nor does my employer ask me to write this blog, nor does my employer endorse the blog.  

I am also a member of the Queensland Family History Society and have been for a long time. My opinion of their events is my own and I am not asked to blog about the events and QFHS does not endorse this blog, nor should the opinions in it be seen as reflective of the opinions of QFHS.  

Wherever possible I attempt to acknowledge sources for my research.  I apologise profusely in advance for any errors or omissions and encourage all researchers to check their facts before blindly copying from another source e.g. me!

If you would like to quote my research in a publication, please contact me or at the very least return the favour by acknowledging your source.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Phew!  That's the tough stuff out of the way.  You can go back to reading the blog now.

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