Legal stuff

FTC Disclosure
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations require bloggers to disclose any compensation associated with their reviews. The books I review come from a variety of sources:
  • I already own it
  • I bought it (but that doesn’t happen very often) or it was a gift (from family or friends)
  • My church library (when I'm in the States for the summer)
  • My public library (when I'm in the States)
    • Or through Inter Library Loan (I love ILL)
  • My K-12 school library that I'm in charge of (when I'm at work in Africa during the school year)
  • Borrowed it from a friend
  • Waterbrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books program 
  • NetGalley
No matter where I get the book, all opinions expressed are completely my own and I will give my honest opinion.

Also, in an attempt to compensate myself for some of the hours I spend working on this blog I participate in a few affiliate programs. Participating in an affiliate program does not equal an endorsement of the company.

The way these affiliate programs work is if you end up buying the book (or anything else) from the website after clicking on my link, I’ll get a small percentage of the sale. It doesn’t cost you anything and it lets me earn a couple pennies/dollars for my time. So any link to a store is probably an affiliate link.

Affiliate programs: Barnes & Noble and CBD (Christian Book Distributors) and Amazon and Indie Bookstores

I am also going to try out Google's AdSense. They require a privacy policy with the following information:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to... [the] website.
  • Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to... [site visitors] based on their visit to... [my] site and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings
  • So there you have it. Cookies are everywhere. Even here.
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