FTC Updates to Disclosure Regulations

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Because nothing is simple anymore.

The FTC has decided to update its Disclosure Regulations in regards to the dot com'ers. You are more than welcome to read the 50+ page PDF here.

The gist is that the FTC wants to make sure that when I got something for free, then YOU KNOW I GOT IT FREE.  They also don't want me to use an affiliate link without you realizing HEY, IF YOU CLICK HERE AND BUY SOMETHING, I WILL GET SOMETHING IN RETURN. (For the record, the ONLY affiliate link on PolishGalore is my Julep Maven subscription link in the blog posting here.)

Any other links on PolishGalore are just straight from Google, nothing hidden, nothing that will give me a kick back, nada.

Any time I use a product that was given to me by the company or the public relations firm that represents the company, you'll see a disclosure at the bottom of that blog posting about it. You can also read it on my Legals posting here or on my About Me page here.  Additionally, my spreadsheet has every Press Sample listed as "PR" if it was indeed a press sample bottle.

NEW! Now after the product picture that I post, you will see one of the two following buttons.

Clicking on either button will take you to my legals page.  Many thanks to 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic. Note: You will only see the actual button on my website. The CSS will not show up on mobile or in an RSS reader although the link and wording will.
A few of the lovely women from the Beauty Blog Coalition have also written about this matter. I've included them below and will keep updating this blog post as more of us write about the issue.
    Raging Rouge – FTC Updates Disclosure Regulations Online 
    Beauty & Fashion Tech – For Bloggers: How to Comply With The New FTC Guidance on Disclosing Products Provided For Review
    Beauty & Fashion Tech – For Bloggers: How To Make Disclosure Buttons For WordPress
    Gouldylox Reviews – Full Disclosure
    Beauty Info Zone – Our Policies and the new FTC Disclosure rules  
    15 Minute Beauty Fanatic – New Disclosures on 15 Minute Beauty
    Pink Sith – FTC Update and Disclaimer
    The Fabzilla – Changes  
    Beyond Beauty Lounge - What is all this FTC Disclosure Chatter anyway?   
    Vampy Varnish – Boring Ole FTC
    Midnight Manicures – FTC Guidelines for Bloggers and How  
    Painted Ladies – New FTC Guidelines
    Primed & Polished – Update to FTC  
    Portrait of Mai – Google Reader & FTC Disclosure Changes
    Phyrra - Update to the FTC on Disclosures
    BeautyJudy - New FTC disclosure policies
    Pammy Blogs Beauty -  FTC Updates & Full Disclosure
    Hello Dollface – Bloggers Discuss Changes to FTC Guidelines