This policy was originally posted and is valid from 14 August 2012.  This policy was last revised 28 January 2017. The last changes regarding professional relationships were added 25 January, 2017. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me – kerriontheprairies [at] gmail [dot] com
This policy was originally posted and is valid from 14 August 2012. This policy was last revised 28 January 2017. The last changes regarding relationships were added 25 January 2017.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me: KerriOnThePrairies [at] gmail [dot] com.

Kerri on the Prairies is a personal blog. I write and edit the entirety of the content found on this site with the exception of guest posts–these posts are edited as necessary by me, however, I will never post any content that I do not fully believe in. I will not accept guest posts that contain paid topic insertions–likewise, I do not and will never accept any form of paid/cash advertising or sponsorship, nor paid topic insertions to maintain this blog (or otherwise).

While I will never receive compensation in any way from this blog, I will happily accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. Any such instances that are mentioned on this blog will be clearly noted by a disclosure (usually more than once). Affiliate links in relevant posts will be made clear.

I like free things, but that’s the only “compensation” I’ll receive for this blog: I am not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and/or various other topics on this blog. If I choose to write about free products or events I have attended, it is because I believe in their potential and want to share. Opinions presented regarding such will never be influenced by the company or organization providing the complimentary products, services or opportunities, only my personal interest and perceptions of the experience. Regarding products, this means that I will provide my honest experience–negative or positive. Positive reviews do not necessarily constitute endorsement. All reviews are simply my honest opinion, regardless of any partnerships I am involved in.

The views and opinions I share here are purely mine. If I  claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise (and personal experience), 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.

Professional Relationships

This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified as a disclosure. I am an independent contractor engaged with: HealthLine LLC (USA), MarketAlert Ltd (CAN), Health-Union LLC (USA), Identity Doctor Inc (USA), Tom’s Amethyst (CAN), Understood (USA). I am involved with the following non-profits: Asthma Society of Canada*, Manitoba Blind Sports Association**, Special Olympics Manitoba, Canadian Severe Asthma Network, Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association**.

*I have received compensation as an independent contractor in 2014; **I have received intermittent honoraria

I aim for these relationships to not change how I blog here at Kerri on the Prairies, however some bias is unavoidable and that is the reason that disclosures exist. (Also sometimes cool, or boring, adventures happen which you should know about so I may mention these organizations/companies from time to time.)

I am presently a paid independent contractor for:

HealthLine – December 2016 to present – Contract Blogger (Asthma/ADHD)

MarketAlert, Ltd. – November 2016 to present.

Health-Union, LLC. / Asthma.Net – March 2016 to present: Contract Blogger.

Identity Doctor, Inc. – January 8, 2015 to present: Contract Blogger / Community Outreach Coordinator.

Tom’s Amethyst – November 2014 to present: Chief Marketing Officer. (Fancy title, but we are two people, yeah?)

Understood – September 1, 2015 to present: Contract Blogger

Past: Cassidy eCare Solutions, Asthma Society of Canada, Digital Influence Group/

I am presently engaged in a contract relationship with the following pharmaceutical company and have/will receive(d) monetary compensation.

AstraZeneca Global – Asthma Patient Partnership Program:  January 2016 to present.

I am presently engaged as a patient investigator for the following, and have not received monetary compensation.

University of Alberta (Pulmonary Research Group) – January 9, 2015 to present: Patient Group Investigator/Research Associate

I presently serve with the following non-profit patient groups:

Canadian Severe Asthma Network: Patient Group Lead (2014 to Present)

Asthma Society of Canada: National Asthma Patient Alliance (2011 to 2016), Executive Committee (2012-2016);
Asthma Canada Member Alliance (to present).

Past contract engagements for monetary compensation:

Cassidy eCare Smart/eCare Solutions, Inc. – October, 2015 – May 2016: Contract Blogger.
Identity Doctor Inc. – June 26, 2013 to May 13, 2014 (to resume January 8, 2015 to present)
Asthma Society of Canada – January 17, 2014 to March 25, 2014: Contract – Resource Development

Additional past and present engagements

*Denotes travel funding, product received gratis, or benefit other than monetary compensation
**Denotes monetary compensation provided

Asthma Society of Canada**: National Asthma Patient Alliance – Executive Committee *; Asthma Ambassadors, Team Asthma*

Badassmatics: A current writing and web project created by me, in development. Self-funded/no compensation received.

CureClick: Yet to receive compensation (via Amazon). Formal Ambassador disclosure statement.

Canadian Severe Asthma Network: Patient Group Lead.

Stanford MedicineX*: 2012/2014 ePatient Scholar; 2016 provided sighted guide assistance with some funding from MedicineX (and some from Swan Lake First Nation).

Trudell Medical International**

well, then: 2009 – Contract Asthma Blogger/Vlogger*

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