This information is valid from January 2017.
I have no intention of ever misleading my readers and as such, I have made a few points below about what you can expect from blog posts that refer to specific brands, products or experiences (e.g. days out).
I am always happy to review a product or service that fits in with my family ethos and I think might be of interest to my readers too. I will always write truthfully so that you can be certain you have my honest opinion. Wherever possible I will provide links to the product or service that I am reviewing. I will often review things that I or a member of my family have bought and loved, or point you in the direction of products or experiences that have added value to our family life. On these occasions I will not have received anything for these reviews, and I will make this clear. I will simply be passing on the love!
From time to time I may receive compensation for reviews of products, services or experiences. I will make clear if this is the case although the review will be just as honest as if I had spent money on it myself.
From time to time I might work with other individuals or organisations on posts that are published on Cup of Toast. If I receive vouchers or am paid money to host someone else’s post I will make this clear.
On occasion I might work with others to produce a post that I think will be of interest to my readers. I will clearly mark this as a collaborative post.
I will make clear if any links posted may result in payment to me if you click through to them and / or buy a product as a result of the link in my article. Affiliate links enable me to potentially make a few pennies from a product that I am personally recommending, but will not result in you paying more for it.
Conflict of interest:
There may be occasions when I review the product or service of a member of my family or of a family friend. I will always make clear if there is a personal connection between my writing and the subject matter.
I invite guest posts from family and friends. I do not receive money from them for this, it is purely an opportunity for them to express opinions or experiences that are relevant to my readers.
Whether or not I am writing a review, some posts will have links to external sites. Whilst I consider the link to be relevant, I am not responsible for the content or maintenance of those sites. I am also not responsible if the site that they link to changes its focus or closes down.