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New FTC Guidelines & What This Means For Painted Ladies

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a change In their guidelines that affects all bloggers who accept products for review.

Carleen at the Beauty and Fashion Tech blog did an excellent job breaking this down and I encourage everyone to read this post.

While I make a point to always be transparent about products that have been provided for review, now it will be even more so with a visible graphic placed in every post indicating if a product has been purchased on my own or provided by a manufacturer or public relations firm for editorial consideration.

This also affects affiliate links. Painted Ladies is currently affiliated with VigLinks, which automatically adds affiliate links to posts within the site.

Update, 3/18/13:

In order to comply with the new disclosure regulations, you’ll see one of these three buttons atop of future posts.

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Here’s to compliance!