I’m going to be completely transparent with you about the behind-the-scenes money stuff here at Birch and Briar.
Right now, Birch and Briar is not an affiliate of anyone, but I may be adding affiliates in the future to help support the cost of running the site. If I do ever add affiliates, those will be transparently noted, and the following will always be true:
If I had an affiliate program, I would receive a small portion of the sale if you made a purchase using my links. There would be no cost passed on to you whatsoever when you clicked on or purchased through one of these links.
Birch and Briar is a personal blog written and edited by me.
To offset the cost of running a blog of this size (server space, technical tools, and more), I accept advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company.
I feel it is important to disclose to you that the compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. I am compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for some posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If I hate something, I tell the company – not pretend to love it for a few bucks. I promise! Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Integrity is the cornerstone of my code of ethics, and I hold myself to the highest standards of accuracy and strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate for my time, research, and ideas. I love and appreciate my readers and make it my goal to be up front and honest with every post I write.