This disclosure policy is valid from 1 January 2012.
This blog is a personal and business blog written and edited by me, Patricia van den Akker. I believe in transparency and so I am happy to disclose that we have included some affiliate links that will earn a commission for The Design Trust for purchases you make from our affiliate partners (at no extra cost to you).
In the Business School & Shop we recommend books, ebooks, courses and other products and tools that we think you might find useful in your own business. The Design Trust earns a commission on all of these products, including book links with Amazon, which offers a very small 4% commission if you purchase within 24 hours of using the link.
We sometimes run webinar with partners who are promoting courses or ebooks. We always inform any participants about any affiliate links.
My goal with The Design Trust and this website is to help and educate you on any aspect of your design or crafts business.
Most of our recommended resources are free. Any recommendations we provide are based on our own experience with these individuals and businesses, because they are helpful and trustworthy, not because of the commission we may earn from you using these products. Please understand that we are a social enterprise (we do NOT receive any government or other funding!) that needs to earn its own income, and prefer to include affiliate links with hand-picked trusted partners that we have personally selected and worked with, above non-vetted advertisements on our website.
Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you reach your goals.
This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will accept and keep free products, services, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organisations. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.
I am not paid to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. 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.
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Patricia van den Akker – Director of The Design Trust – 1 January 2012
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