The following disclosure is our attempt to fully comply with the FTC’s policy that demands we be transparent about our affiliate relations on this website. In plain English, you, the visitor or customer, should assume that links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on these links and visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will cause us to receive a commission “IF” you purchase a product on the other end. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of websites, and we gladly reveal our affiliate relationships to you.
In addition, we fully disclose that hyperlinks on this site are usually shortened and sometimes cloaked to hide long ugly links for functionality and tracking purposes. We have nothing to hide, and we are proud of our relationship with this site’s fine vendors, products, and services. Link tracking, shortening, and cloaking are common practices on all websites.
Further, we do not receive physical products or cash directly in exchange for any reviews or posts you find on this site. No one has paid us to do reviews or posts. We have to tell you that it is possible that our affiliate relationships influence our reviews and posts and may create a conflict of interest. We do not believe a conflict of interest exists, but you, the visitor or customer, must decide by considering the affiliate relationships and link techniques we have described. We would like you to buy the service or products we write about, and that fact influences us. We avoid conflict by only reviewing or posting about products and services we trust. We always strive to give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products we write about and promote.
Other vendors may also pay to advertise on our sites through banners, widgets, and hyperlinks. These are paid advertisements, and while we do our best only to allow quality products and services to be advertised on our site, we are not responsible for claims or testimonials made on paid advertising links.
The following represents a more legally worded document but states the same information presented in the English Translation above.
Compensation & Affiliate Disclaimer policy, valid from 13 January 2010 on.
As directed by the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (see 16 CFR Part 255) – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, the purpose of this policy is to establish any compensatory affiliation between the site owner and affiliate networks Amazon, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Google, Share-A-Sale and any individual vendors they represent and that the site owner has established an affiliate relationship.
This website may sometimes accept cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of affiliate compensation.
The compensation received may or may not influence this site’s advertising content, topics, or posts. That content, advertising space, or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. Not all content is written or presented for the sole purpose of receiving affiliate income.
This website’s owner(s) is compensated through various affiliate programs, and some content presents opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though this website’s owner(s) may receive affiliate compensation for reviews or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the website’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
This website does contain some content that may or may not present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be immediately identified due to the nature of posting methods. Every attempt will be made to identify advertising from general non-advertising content when possible.