The FCC requires me to tell you that Twiniversity conducts reviews. Occasionally products/services are given to me (Natalie Diaz) or the Twiniversity Team by the manufacturer/PR agency. If this is the case, we will tell you. Note, however, that just because a company gives myself or my team a product/service that it does not give them the right to suggest how we discuss the product or provide us with what to say or write.
Companies send me products/services hoping that I like them enough to write about them. At times I may choose not to write about it or possibly not even like it. If I do not like the product and choose to write about it, that could happen too.
In summary, just because I/we are given a product does not mean we are going to like it. I humbly promise this. I would never mislead our audience.
Also note that all iTwinsDay’s/contests are determined by random.org. They are open to all Twiniversity members, multiple families around the globe as long as they are 18 years of age or older. All iTwinsDay contests/contests have an end date. If you comment after the date, you will not be eligible to win that prize.
Twiniversity is not responsible once the winner has been chosen and their information is handed over to the company/service hosting/sponsoring the giveaway. Twiniversity will do their best to make sure that all products/services are received by the winner but can not guarantee such. If the hosting/sponsoring company fails to come through with their promised giveaway/promotion, Twiniversity will provide a small gift as a consolation prize.
Now for the REAL Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
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To know more about why you need a disclaimer, and finding a useful template, you can refer to this page on Giovanna Di Sauro’s blog.