The following disclosure is our attempt to be in regulation with the FTC’s policy that demand to any website to be fully transparent about any affiliate or advertisement relations we may have on this blog. In plain English it means that you, the visitor or customer, should assume that any link that you click on this website is an affiliate or advertisement link. If you click on one of these affiliate links and go visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will give us a commission IF you purchase a product on the affiliate site. Monetizing a website this way is completely legitimate to pay for the operation of the website and we are not afraid to disclose this information to you.
Furthermore, we disclose that hyperlinks on our site are in most cases cloaked to hide long ugly links for functionality and tracking purposes, or shortened. We do not have anything to hide and we are proud of our relationship with the quality vendors, products and services found on this blog. Link tracking, shortening and cloaking is a very common practice on all types of web sites.
Also, we are not compensated in any way for any reviews, posts or comments you find on the site. No one has ever paid us to do reviews or posts. We are also in the obligation to tell you that it is a possibility that our reviews and/or posts are influenced by the relationship we have with our affiliates and may create a conflict of interest. We do not believe a conflict of interest actually exists, but you, the visitor or customer, must decide by considering the affiliate relationships and link techniques we have described. We obviously would like you to buy the services or products we write about and we are influenced by that fact. We avoid conflict by only reviewing or posting about products and services we trust. We strive to always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products we write about and promote.
Other vendors may also pay to place advertising on our sites in the form of banners, widgets, and hyperlinks. These are paid advertisements and while we do our best to only allow quality products and services to be advertised on our site, we are not responsible for claims or testimonials made on paid advertising links.