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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by C.L. (Cindy) Beck, with occasional guest authors. For questions about this blog, please contact cindybeck DOT author AT yahoo DOT com.

This blog may, at times, contain cash advertising or paid topic insertions. We also accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, gift cards and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. In addition, this blog may also contain affiliate links. (Really, none of that's a big surprise, is it?) In return for compensation, we provide an opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics.

Even though the owner receives compensation, the views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our 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 abides by word-of-mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship and when compensation is received, the content, advertising space or post will clearly be identified as paid or sponsored content.


Mention of any site or product does not necessarily entail endorsement of such. In plain English, that means we might tell you what we like about a product or manufacturer, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're telling you we endorse it.

In reference to book reviews, it is our policy to discuss only what we liked about the book. Since we are not professional critics, we do not feel obligated to provide constructive criticism for/about the author, nor negative feedback for the readers. In other words -- if we post a review of a book, we found things we liked about it. If we hate a book, you won't find us reviewing it. (And yes, there are books we hate and would refuse to review, as well as authors we don't enjoy.)

 The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have an impact on the content of this blog. Some of our blog posts are sponsored by: YourLDSNeighborhood; MyBlogSpark and clients of MyBlogSpark; Blogsvertise and clients of Blogsvertise. We also blog about people to whom we are related. The most interesting such people are: Russ Beck, and Corky Porky Pie, the Welsh Corgi. Please note that employees of said companies, as well as relatives of the owner of this blog, are ineligible for any contest prizes and will be disqualified upon knowledge of such relationships or disclosure of such relationships.

This policy is valid from 28 December 2011.To get your own disclosure policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org