Sunday, 20 May 2007

Disclosure Policy

"Pa," young Jasper said to me last night, "have you thought how your distinctive voice might be influencing people?"

At first, I thought his question was one of those idiotic remarks he has been wont to come out with since reaching puberty. I've never been a man who is afraid to influence people. My reflections on life, the world and Oldham Athletic have always been designed to make people think.

"No, Pa!" he went on. "What I mean is you need to be upfront with people - let them know when you are being paid or sponsored for your views."

Then, he pointed me in the direction of Disclosure Policy, where I was able to generate my very own, personalised policy. And here it is:

This policy is valid from 20 May 2007

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact thomashamburgerjnr (at)

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This 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 paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives 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.

I think that says everything it needs to say. Now all I need are a few sponsors.

1 comment:

archie said...

Regardless of payment, I spent much of my later sporting career playing cricket with, and having my boys soccer-coached by an ex-Oldham Athletic player. His Welsh accent was a pleasant change from the coarse Aussie twang normally found in winning Cricket teams :)

He began playing out here as a kid but kept going back to the Olde Countrie to play in the off season. I am talking 1960's here.