Affiliate & Earnings Disclosure
The following describes the Federal Trade Commission Compliance (FTC) for our website.
We make every effort at candor regarding any products or services we use, recommend, or otherwise make mention of on our Blog and on our site. We strive to clearly differentiate between our own products or services versus those of third parties, to facilitate inquiries, support, and customer care. Likewise, just as we (and any other legitimate business) may profit from the sale of our products or services, we may also profit from the sale of others’ products or services (like any retailer). Additionally, wherever products or services may give rise to income generation, we endeavor to provide realistic and factual data, but highlight the fact that the variables impacting results are so numerous and uncontrollable that no guarantees are in any way made. It is our goal to embrace the guidelines and requirements of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the benefit of all, and with that in mind provide the following disclosures regarding affiliate compensation, and other earnings and income.
Note that material connections may not be made known at every single advertisement or affiliate link. Thus, to be safe, you should simply assume there is a material connection and that we may receive compensation in money or otherwise for anything you purchase as a result of visiting this blog, and also that we may be paid merely by you clicking any link.
This page highlights the ways in which this blog earns money:
- Earns money from advertisers. Advertisers pay to have advertisements displayed on our blog. When you see an advertisement on this blog, please assume we are being compensated.
- Earns money by participating in affiliate programs. Many of the links on this blog (and also those in our email newsletter) earn affiliate commissions. What’s an affiliate commission? This basically means that we earn money when you purchase a product that we link to.
You should assume that we may be compensated for purchases of products or services mentioned on this website that are not created, owned, licensed, or otherwise materially controlled by us. Stated differently, while most people obviously understand that individuals make a living by way of the profit that remains after the costs associated with providing their product or service are covered, at least theoretically there may be someone out there who does not understand that a third party can “affiliate” someone else’s products or services and be compensated by the product or service creator/owner for helping spread the word about their offering. Just compare it to retailers. They seldom produce anything but rather make their money connecting product and service creators with end users.
We encourage you to always due your own research into various offers and opportunities prior to making any purchase of any product or service that we discuss or recommend.
There may be occasions when there are other connections between parties that are not monetary such as goodwill, or otherwise that could be an underlying reason for the decision to promote a particular product or service on this blog. Due to this possibility, you should not rely solely on what we have to say, but rather do your own research and form your own independent opinion just to be safe.
Testimonials regarding the outcome or performance of using any product or service are provided to embellish your understanding of the offering. While great effort is made to ensure that they are factually honest, we are not liable for errors and omissions. Aside from human error, some information may be provided by third parties, such as customers or product/service providers. The best results are not uncommonly correlated with the best efforts, discipline, diligence, and so on, and thus the results depicted cannot, in any way, be construed as common, typical, expected, normal, or associated with the average user’s experience with any given product or service. Exceptional results may be depicted by our blog as highlights, but you are responsible for understanding that atypical outcomes may not reflect your experience.
Our role in briefing you on products and services other than our own is simply as a “matchmaker.” We do not provide any support or customer service for those items and you should always contact the owner or provider of those products or services to have any and all questions answered to your satisfaction before purchasing.
CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time. Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by our site in order to protect you and us. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.
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