The FTC unanimously approved new guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials. The updated guidelines affirm the principle that material connections behind endorsements should be disclosed. In keeping with this, please read my own disclosure information below:
I currently manage and run my range of Primer project management training websites and I receive income from them.
Other than compensation I receive from my websites I don’t accept any money or other gifts of value from any companies or individuals. I don’t accept speaking fees, consulting fees, honoraria, or trips. I don’t accept free, discounted, or loaned products. When I receive unsolicited gifts of value from companies or individuals in the scope of work, I give away those gifts.
When I speak at a conference or event, I generally do not pay a registration fee for that event. Some conferences also waive registration fees for that event for one or more of my colleagues or a traveling companion. I pay my own travel and hotel expenses when I speak at an event.
I do not run advertisements or otherwise receive any monetary compensation from the operation of my website.
I have no investments in any third parties.
David Geoffrey Litten
1 January 2015