Just A Few Details About This Website!
This website is very important to me, as is my relationship with my readers. To keep this relationship completely transparent, I wanted to go over a couple of details with you about my content. I know, this stuff is the boring info, but it really is important.
- STORES/ADS/LINKS TO PRODUCTS ~ Because a lot of what I do involves reviewing items and putting others in contact with sources, I use a lot of product links. These include stores (Book Store, Law Supplements Store, etc.), store advertisements, and direct links to products. For many of these, I am part of a affiliates program (like with Amazon). That means that I Get a Certain Percentage of Everything You Spend once you click onto those sites. This is the primary way that I can afford to keep up this site (and pay back college loans eventually). The items don't cost you anything extra, but the seller and I split the payment. Usually not much, but there you have it.
- PHOTOGRAPHY/ART ~ A lot of the pictures I use on this website, including headers, are often my own photography. As a professional photographer, I like to market/share my work. HOWEVER, if you look, you will find that there are also a great many photos collected from other photographers. Almost all of them come from the Creative Commons element of Weebly and Flickr, some from locations like DeviantArt. In all cases, I do my very best to give credit to the real artists. When I'm lucky, Weebly does it for me (note the comment at the bottom of this page attributing the header to "smbuckley23"). But here is the crux. . . If you see art/photography on this website that belongs to another artist but is not attributed, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!. I understand how important it is to get credit for your work, and I make every effort to maintain this respect for others. If it isn't attributed, I either missed it or could not find a name. Once the proper information is delivered to me, I will update my site.
- VIDEOS ~ Once again, I take very seriously the copyright laws and attribution needs of other artists/companies. I obviously share a lot of videos on this website, predominantly those not uploaded by me (I'm not much of a video-maker). So, if something belongs to you and you want me to (1) take it down or (2) attribute it differently, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!. I will make every effort to accommodate your wishes, even removing the item if you so desire.
- REVIEWS ~ My reviews are always intended to be honest. That means that I refuse to lie to my readers, even if the seller is paying me for a review. If the product/book sucks, I let people know. So if I agree to review something, don't assume that gets you a guaranteed "Great." On the other hand, if I like it, my readers know that I'm telling them the truth.