Disclosures and Disclaimers


I am an amateur genealogist, therefore the opinions I express and the information I post on this blog may contain inaccuracies.  I am also a beginning blogger, hence the disclaimer statement.

I have included a disclosure policy for this blog to ensure that the content of my blog is transparent.  We all want an ethical blogosphere.  I will be open, honest and transparent about the things that influence my blogging.

Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 28 December 2013

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I write for my own purposes. I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience. 

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my 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.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

Disclaimer Statement

This blog is a personal blog.  All opinions contained within are my own.

Content - Accuracy & Validity: I strive to make facts and information as accurate as possible.  My own family history research and genealogical learning and understanding are a work in progress.  In saying this, please don't rely on the accuracy of the information in this blog. If you have any corrections or additions to make, particularly to my own family history research, please contact me. Likewise, if you find a broken link, please let me know.

Liability: The content of this blog, my personal opinions and writings are not meant to defame, purge, humiliate or injure anyone.  If a reader decides to act upon or reuse any information provided by me, I am not to be held responsible.  As a reader, you will not hold me liable for libel or defamation in the content of this blog.  There is no intention to do harm by hosting content on this blog.  The external sites that this blog links to via hyperlinks are not under my control.  Those sites are responsible for the content of their own sites.

Comments: Any comments posted on my blog by contributors are the sole responsibility of that person, i.e. the person who posted the comment.  I hold no responsibility for them whatsoever.  I will exercise my right to moderate and edit comments which are deemed to be offensive.

Credit: I aim to give proper credit to any sources of content or information on this blog.  If content has not been attributed or sources acknowledged correctly, it is unintentional (and comes from being a beginning blogger).  If you feel you or another source lacks credit, please contact me.

Images: Any image which is not otherwise attributed to another source, is presumed to be a private image owned by the author of this blog.  If you would like to use the image, please seek permission first.

Privacy: I respect your privacy.  No information will be intentionally included on this blog about any living persons.  If you identify content as sensitive or harmful and wish for it to be removed, please contact me to rectify the problem.

*    Thanks to Australian Genealogy Journeys at http://ausgenjourneys.blogspot.com.au/p/copyright-terms.html and to http://disclosurepolicy.org/  for inspiration for this disclaimer policy.

*    Thanks to Australian Genealogy Journeys at http://ausgenjourneys.blogspot.com.au/p/copyright-terms.html and to Lucas Uren’s http://lukespook.hubpages.com/hub/how-to-write-a-disclaimer article on ‘How to write a Disclaimer, Writing Tips and Example’ for inspiration for this disclaimer statement.

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