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Disclosure Statement

The purpose of this page is to inform you how and when The Tree TopperĀ® and I will disclose relationships we may have with other people, companies, and organizations. (The Tree Topper is a legal entity, hence the “we.”)

To state the policy simply, when an entity donates or offers at reduced cost products that are featured you will be made aware of this relationship. If someone performs a significant favor, such as providing special access, you will be made aware of this. If we are in the position of receiving a commission on product sales, you will be made aware of this. We do not want to appear biased or have the appearance of a conflict of interest. And we would like to publicly thank those that help me help you.


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) publishes Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (PDF document). The following statements address the requirements of these guides and how The Tree Topper will conduct disclosure:

This Web site’s blog is a professional blog written and edited by Darian and other guest contributors. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation.

The 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 sponsored content.

We are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though we receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

This policy is valid from 14 March 2013.