PR Sample Disclosure Policy
The vast majority of products on Project Swatch are purchased by me with my own money. I also accept products for consideration.
Posts through March 15, 2013: Posts which have items purchased by me may not have a disclosure statement. Posts with products received for consideration all contain a disclosure statement at the end of the post.
March 15, 2013 – December 2014: All posts contain a button at the very top of the posts which states “Purchased” or “Press Sample” as applicable and links to my full disclosure policy. All posts containing a press sample also contain a additional disclosure at the end of the post.
2015 through the present: All posts include two disclaimers (one near the start of the review, one at the end of the post) that state whether any items were press samples (and whether any links are affiliate).
All reviews are my complete and honest opinion, positive or negative. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
If you would like to contact me regarding brand collaboration, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate Links Disclosure Policy
When possible, I link to the products I review, and I often use affiliate links. I only form affiliate relationships to websites I have personally purchased from and trust.
Affiliate links are like a salesperson who works on commission – if you click through the link and make a purchase, I get a certain percentage of the purchase. It does not cost you anything. I really appreciate it when my readers use my affiliate links to make purchases, because it helps offset the cost of running this blog!
Posts through March 15, 2013: Posts that do not contain any affiliate links may not be marked. All posts that DO contain affiliate links have a disclosure statement at the end of the post.
March 15, 2013 – Dec 31, 2014: All posts containing affiliate links contain a button at the top of the page that states “Affiliate Links” which links to my full disclosure policy, as well as an additional disclosure at the end of the post. Links are not individually marked as affiliate.
2015 through the present: All posts include two disclaimers (one near the start of the review, one at the end of the post) that state whether any items were press samples and whether any links are affiliate. Every affiliate links is also individually marked.
Sponsored Posts & Sponsored Social Media
Sponsored posts are posts where the blogger accepts payment to post something specific – this can be as general as agreeing to write about a particular topic and as specific as posting a prewritten post.
Prior to 2015, Project Swatch very occasionally accepted sponsored posts that I judged to be a good fit for the blog (i.e., promoting something I would normally write about). I wrote all sponsored posts myself, and all sponsored posts are clearly marked at the top and bottom of the post. As part of my agreements for these posts, I promoted them on social media and marked those promotions as sponsored.
I no longer accept sponsored posts, either for the blog or for social media.
Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me!