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This is a personal site, which means I have absolute control over the content. You will doubtless have noticed my disclaimer on every page:

My opinions are my own and don’t represent those of anyone else.

Not that anyone would want them :)

In other words, the opinions I express on this site don’t reflect the opinions of anyone else; they’re all mine. I reserve the right to change them.

I also reserve the right to change the contents of my site. If I edit a blog page for anything other than grammar, html errors, readability or spelling, I indicate that I’ve edited or updated the entry.

I should warn you that I can’t spell. Really. I’m profoundly dyslexic, as well as dysphonetic, and while I manage to compensate most of the time, I sometimes fail. While I very much appreciate it when people let me know I’ve invented a new orthographic variant, and I do spell check and proofread. I really don’t appreciate spelling flames. That said, none of us can really proofread our own work. We all tend to see what we meant to write, not what we actually wrote. I’m just particularly gifted in that way.

In an effort to protect my site from auto-generated comment spam, I close the comments on blog entries after about fourteen days. If you’d like to post a comment to an older (and now comments-disabled) entry, please use the Contact form, and I’ll make commenting possible. Naturally, I reserve the right to remove comments at will, especially spam. I also reserve the right to disemvowel, edit, respond, quote and use, with attribution, in articles, books, and presentations any comments you may make.

This statement is intended to provide the necessary data to comply with FTC directives.

There are reviews of books and software on this site. Most of the books and software I review on this site were purchased by me. Occasionally books or software may be provided to me as review copies or as time-limited beta software from publishers. This is particularly true of products reviewed for The Green Man Review. Most review copies of books are ARCs and have no monetary value; indeed, it is generally not possible to sell them since they are identified as ARC and “not for resale.”

Any books or other products that were provided by a publisher, retailer or distributor for review purposes are identified as such in the reviews. Otherwise, the book or product was purchased by me or a family member, or borrowed from a library.

I am not and have not been paid to review any books, media, software or Web sites on this site.

I indicate in a post or review if books or software were provided to me by a publisher or developer. I link to a number of publishers, book stores and developers. I am an affiliate of various services which I use to monetize this site and compensate me for server charges. I am an affiliate with several retailers, notable Amazon, Apple, Google, Indiebooks.org, and Powell’s Books.

Amazon is not the only online retailer; you might want to take a look at my suggestions about where to buy Celtic studies books and media if you don’t want to favor Amazon. In addition, I generally list ISBNs so that you can go to your local independent bookstore to order books.

Posting on my site is tacit agreement to these policies.

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