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Contributing Commenters are also bound by the privacy terms laid out for “Readers” as listed above.
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For paid writers, we may require you to furnish your Tax Identification number (individual or business) prior to the end of the year, as required by law for filing with the Internal Revenue Service (for income in excess of $400 only.)
Contributing writers are also bound by the privacy terms laid out for “Readers” and “Contributing Commenters” as listed above.
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The writing and editorial staff of CaliforniaWithKids.com consider ourselves to have relationships of some kind with every party we review. In many cases, the relationship is only one of professional friendship, which does require disclosure, but in others it is more direct.
– As of the creation of this disclaimer, we have not received cash from any party reviewed. We will soon open up to outside, direct ads, but we will further disclose if we ever accept advertisements in advance of any review.
– Some of the tourist attractions, museums and events reviewed have offered complimentary admission for our review staff, as well as behind-the-scenes access, photo permission where it would otherwise be restricted, and direct access to owners and executives for interview purposes.
– A few of the products reviewed have been provided free of charge for evaluation. Some of these products are loaned, others are given. None has had a retail value higher than $19.99.
– None of the “free” attractions (free museums, public parks, etc.) have provided any form of compensation or consideration.
– A few restaurants offered discounted or complimentary meals.
– A few hotels offered discounted or complimentary lodging.
– Some of the reviews we’ve written have resulted in back-links pointing to our site. This has never been discussed in advance of review, and is only offered to us at the discretion of the webmasters.
– Some of the parties reviewed may have purchased ads through the Google Adsense Network that appear on our site. When this happens, it is not due to any action on our part, and we never solicit for it, and the ads will also appear equally on other sites with relevant keywords.
– Some of the parties reviewed may be owned or managed by persons known to us, including, but not limited to: friends, family members or colleagues.
No party is ever promised favorable coverage in exchange for discounts or complimentary consideration. Review inclusion does not require discounts or complimentary consideration.
It is not universally true that we only provide favorable reviews. We try to avoid negative reviews, and in many cases we will withhold from publication when something is not worth recommendation. We have written favorable reviews for parties that did not provide discounts or complimentary consideration, and negative reviews of ones that have. We believe our track record shows that there is no correlation between discounts and endorsement, and we stand by all of our reviews, good or bad.
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