Affiliate Disclosure

Hello there, TALM here. Forthrightness on the world wide web is important. Unfortunately, this necessitates some dry legal reading, which can be found below:

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the product links in are affiliate links from which I may receive a small compensation from purchases you make.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller/merchant/marketplace directly. The item is not brought from Merchants/companies with whom I am affiliated pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link here or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through the link. Furthermore, personal information is not collected via such links.

Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to:

The eBay Partner Network.

As a member of the eBay Partner Network, this site is provided a means to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to eBay listings and products. The eBay network offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links, which can be found on this site.

Amazon Affiliate links.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link to shop around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts; my opinion and commentary is mine alone and is not for sale. I want to bring you real, unbiased information, and so I only promote what I have looked into, and what I feel will deliver value to you. However, in the event that a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post. I am an independent, non-corporate entity, and I am not employed by any merchant or manufacturer to promote their products or services.

Whew. Well then, got all that out of the way. I appreciate your time on this site, so I hope this was useful to you. Thanks a million – and best luck.  TALM

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