Well, it was bound to happen.  So a friend of mine has been bugging me for a long time that I need to put up a disclosure policy and a privacy policy on the blog.  I have resisted because frankly, I didn’t think this blog would receive enough attention for it to matter.  However, in the last few months I have been receiving numerous inquiries from marketing people about promoting events and or products.  Aside form mentioning a contest that earned you a free weekend getaway to Portland I have said no thanks to all of them.  However, a week ago I was approached by a company to get a first hand tour of a website that will be launching a beta version in Portland.  I won’t go into details about what it is but it seems like a potentially cool website and so I am going to hear them out.  I may or may not decide to mention it on Portland Travel Tips but I believe my friend is right that I need to have these policies up.  So here you go in honor of my friend, which I will name after her, I give you this site’s Cannon-Maries:


1. I never promote or endorse a product or service that does not create high value for my readers.

2. Any products that I receive I have gotten free of charge and at no personal cost to myself.

3. Every contest and/or giveaway is paid by myself, unless otherwise stated.

4. I cannot guarantee that my review of a product, service, or business will be “positive” in nature; I promise to provide a fair and valuable assessment and review to my readers first and foremost.

5. I retain the right to provide select advertising and sponsorship across this blog property for the right partners and businesses.

6. I promote affiliate partner businesses that are relevant to my readers. I will not necessarily note the use of an affiliate link every time.

Privacy Policy:

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do I store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 22, 2013. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: scott@portlandtraveltips.com.


I hope you have enjoyed the Cannon-Maries.  I would also like to extend my appreciation to all my readers.  Thanks for visiting.

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