Storm Over Sandia Mountain with Emma Dog, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
by Eric Lee Smith ©2019

Privacy and Disclosure

These policies and disclosures are valid from 1 March 2019

Last Update 3 July 2019

Disclosure Policy is a personal blog, written and edited by Alonna and Eric Smith. Contact us at mr [dot] ericleesmith [at] gmail [dot] com.

At this point, this blog accepts no forms of advertising, sponsorship, or any other form of compensation from any third party. This will change in the future, and when it does, this disclosure will be updated.

The views and opinions expressed on are ours alone and are not controlled by any third party. Furthermore, we are not compensated for posting on other websites or blogs. Any product claim we make, a statistic we quote, or other presentations we make is our opinion alone. We encourage our readers to contact the manufacturers or providers themselves and to seek out other opinions on other websites and blogs.

Privacy Policy does not serve ads from third parties, nor does it gather personal information for third parties. This will change in the future, and when it does, this disclosure will be updated.

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In all cases, your personal information will never be sold, lent, or given to a third party without your permission, unless required to by law.