Sunday, March 18, 2012

Disclosure and policies

This policy is valid from 25 November 2009 (updated on April 23, 2013).

GPS Tracklog is written and edited by Rich Owings. For questions about this blog, please use our contact form.

We accept no cash compensation from the GPS industry for our posts. We do utilize paid advertising which is typically ran through third-party networks, including direct links to GPS manufacturers. Occasionally a manufacturer may also contract with us for advertising directly. We also derive income from affiliate links (Amazon, etc.), earning a small commission when a purchase is made via our site.

We receive review materials in the form of hardware and software. Typically we are given these for 30 days for the purpose of reviewing them. We do not retain the hardware, but on occasion will retain software for ongoing use.

Compensation and review materials will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. We call them as we see them and have posted many reviews, both positive and negative.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. We do not accept sponsored posts (AKA pay per post). 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.

Adapted from

UPDATE: I’ve become part of a group of bloggers who were given access to TeleNav staff under their “Waypoint” program. TeleNav covered travel costs for all participants for a meeting in Cupertino, California in February 2010.

UPDATE 2: Upon request, I may do a private review ahead of product launches, providing advance feedback to the manufacturer. In these rare cases, I am compensated by the manufacturer.

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