The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new rules that went into effect on December 1, 2009. These rules state that product reviewers on blogs such as Smoke Deter Review must disclose whether they received review products for free or received monetary payment for such reviews.
Periodically, the staff here at Smoke Deter Review receives 'freebies' from product suppliers; other times we simply 'borrow' a product to review and then back it goes to the company. We have never, and will never, charge for a review or accept money from a company in order to get a favorable review.
Sometimes, we will review a product from a company that advertises on or otherwise helps sponsor our site. In those cases, we make it clear to those companies that such advertising does not guarantee a favorable review. We strive to maintain objectivity - we believe that our 'real world' experience with products we review is the very best way to share information about those products with our readers.
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See this FTC page to learn more about the FTC Policies
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