Disclosure Policy

Full, Honest Disclosure

Hapless and Hopeless is a personal lifestyle blog written and edited by me, Ferg McLean, under the direction of authenticity and full disclosure. The blog often features a range of lifestyle products, services, and experiences, that are nearly always purchased by me. Occasionally, though, products featured might have been a gift or a free sample and blog posts may relate to a press release or PR event.

Sincerity, authenticity, and honesty are important to me: I only collaborate with brands that I genuinely love, I will only post a recommendation if I truly love the product and my reviews are always genuine – the good, the bad and the ugly! I will always stipulate within the post content if a product/service was complimentary.

If a collaboration involves compensation, either as sponsorship, advertising or commission, the abovementioned principles still apply and you’ll find a disclosure statement at the end of the post, outlining the arrangement.

Like the freebies, any compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Any advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third-party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.


For any paid collaborations, I am compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics and even though I might be paid or given gifts, I only ever give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

If you have any questions please direct the, to Ferg McLean by email: ferg@haplessandhopeless.com

Thank you


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