Arte Du Jour was born out of our passions for creating, be it with photographs, paintings, drawings or our writing and books. We are growing this into an amazing community, and we are honored to be a part of it. First and foremost it is dedicated to inspiring lives and is not primarily a financially driven website.
With that said, as of December 1, 2009 the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. We make a lot of recommendations, talk about different products, books, programs and the like, many of which we don’t receive any compensation for. However, for the things that we do, the FTC requires full disclosure. So rather than putting disclaimers all over the place that aren’t pretty, and a wee bit tedious, we are covering our backside here with this full disclosure.
First, the obvious: Arte Du Jour is a publisher, and not just of this website. Here are some of the authors we work with directly; Sonia Rumzi, JP LeFrey, Neena Peevy, Nadya Iskander, SL Clark and Sherry Forde.
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if we interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, we would need to specify this. Ditto if we use an Amazon link that generates 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that brings in 0 cents. If someone gives us a comfy t-shirt with a logo and we wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for us and a continual eye sore for you, our readers. But rules is rules. To cover our backside and preserve some sort of visual appeal to your experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, product we use, mention, review, show, etc at Arte Du Jour, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel. Thank you so much to Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer for sharing these awesome graphics.