FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
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 are aware of when or if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different / partnered company. The readers need to know if the content publisher 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 links on thegadgetsreview.com are affiliate links for which the website owner receives a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What Are Affiliate Links?
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Amazon and/or other companies pay thegadgetsreview a small commission or other compensation for helping to bring customers to their website.
Note: You will NOT pay more by clicking through to the link.
Prices are exactly the same for readers whether they purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. Clicking an affiliate link and clicking a non-affiliate link does not change the price or anything else for the visitor.
Currently, thegadgetsreview uses two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
thegadgetsreview.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
2. Product affiliate links.
If you click a product affiliate link and buy the product, thegadgetsreview will receive a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation.
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.”
What about sponsored content?
Thegadgetsreview doesn’t make a point of publishing sponsored posts. However, if a company would like to publish sponsored content on Thegadgetsreview, it will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.
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This Disclosure is adapted from BrainProTips.