In an effort to comply with the FTC on affiliate partnership, blogging, paid sponsorship and social media influencer guidelines, OutCoast.com is publicly outing itself with the following Disclosure Statement:
From time to time, OutCoast.com accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, in-kind trade and other forms of compensation. We do this to keep our content free to our readers and our contracted staff compensated. We also happily accept payment in the form of travel experiences, Florida seafood, skinny dipping experiences, or liquor.
Many of our posts contain affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase after clicking on one of our links, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you decide to purchase an item we suggest, but open a new tab to do so, then we’ll send others your way to explain why you opted not to support an LGBTQ-owned business and why we’ve had to begin charging for content. Kidding! Kinda…
At OutCoast.com, we believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation we receive may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. However, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
We may occasionally be compensated to provide our honest opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. We love being compensated to give our opinions. Who wouldn’t? But our opinions are honest and our compensation does not influence what we write or how we write it. We will always give our honest feedback, findings, beliefs and experiences on the topics, products and services for which we are compensated.
At times, we may turn down an opportunity to publicly share a negative review if we feel that it was a one-off incident and may negatively affect a small business owner trying their best to survive. We will also refuse to work with any company, or take compensation from any company, who does not provide an inclusive experience for LGBTQ employees, consumers, travelers, locals or suppliers. We also refuse to partner with companies who willingly fund organizations that fight against LGBTQ equality and inclusion. Unless, of course, said companies are willing to be trained and consulted on furthering inclusive practices.
The views and opinions expressed on OutCoast.com and its social media channels are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation related to a product, brand or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Any typos or grammar mistakes are the fault of our publisher. Rachel usually juggles 20 things at once and is famous for her squirrel moments. Rest assured, she is working on her editing skills. And we’d love to hire an editor – which goes back to our purpose for this disclosure policy.
We do our best to remain unbiased, but if anything offends you, feel free to file a complaint…or watch Trump speak. Most likely, you’ll no longer be offended by our statements once you hear the trash that comes out of his mouth. Did I mention that we’re unbiased and we do no report on politics? We leave that to Equality Florida.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. We do our best to be open and honest with our partners and our readers. Rachel is honest to a fault – just ask her wife.
OutCoast.com is a Gay Florida Travel blog published by Rachel Covello and written by a variety of contracted writers. All are compensated fairly for their work. For questions and compliments about the blog, please contact Rachel Covello. For criticisms and other mean comments, please contact Trump at thewhitehouse dot com. He thrives on negativity. Obviously we’re kidding! We want to hear your feedback. Just be gentle. Rachel is a perfectionist and can oftentimes take things a bit too seriously.
Now, let’s go shopping on Amazon. 😉 (Yes – that’s an affiliate link!)