FTC Disclosure

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The Black Heart Staff

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This policy is valid from 11 October 2013

This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. For questions about this blog, please contact us using our Contact form.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The owners of this blog are not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners’. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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Additional info

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Artwork: Works of art appearing on our site are used courtesy of Flickr members who have listed their media under Creative Commons licenses. Works will always be attributed under the artist’s legal name when available, or their Flickr pseudonym when not, using the work’s original title (if any), along with a link back to the Flickr page where the piece was originally posted.

Book Reviews: Black Heart currently reviews books on a whim, and receives complimentary review copies. All book reviews and Character Crush pieces posted as of July 1, 2012 include affiliate links to Amazon and/or IndieBound, and we receive monetary compensation for books purchased via these links.

Mailing List: Our mailing list is private and will never be sold, under any circumstances. What do we look like, some evil megaconglomerate? As noted on our mailing list page, we use our list to contact subscribers with information such as submission deadlines for digital issues, updates to our site’s content, and other items of interest on an occasional basis. Readers can easily unsubscribe at any time via our list host, MailChimp.

Partnerships: We occasionally work with Novel Publicity, Pump Up Your Book, Sage’s Blog Tours, Xpresso Book Tours and other blog touring companies as a virtual tour destination for indie authors. Posts affiliated with these companies are marked as such, and may feature links to contests run by the tour company. As part of our partnership, readers and writers are eligible to participate in these contests, but Black Heart assumes no responsibility for any of the contest outcomes or prizes awarded.

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