I would like to inform the readers of my website that in some cases there may be a material connection between myself and the companies that sell the products that I write about on my website.
I don’t own any of these companies and I don’t own stock in any of them. The nature of any relationships between myself and these companies are very simple. In some cases, if you click on a link that you find on my site and you purchase something, the company will pay me a commission or advertising fee. In other cases, I don’t get paid a commission but I might get paid a small fee because you clicked on the link. In some other cases, I won’t get payed anything at all.
Here’s how this works. I’m a member of various affiliate programs or networks. Some of these are Plimus, ClickBank, Commission Junction, and Media.net. Because I’m a member of these programs, I’m able to include links for various products that I think my readers might be interested in on my website. This serves two purposes. First, it allows me to provide a way for my readers to purchase products that I think they might be interested in buying. Second, it provides me a way to earn some money in either advertising fees of sales commissions with my website.
One such way that I may earn money is by being 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.com.
I would like to make it very clear to my readers that I don’t actually test all of the products that I write about on my website. Unless otherwise stated, you should assume that I have not tested the products and it would be fair to consider these articles to be a form of a commercial advertisement for the product.
In the interest of full disclosure, I won’t try to deceive you. I stand to benefit financially if you click on links on my site. Therefore, I must admit that it’s possible that my opinions or viewpoints about the products that I write about could, in some way, be formed because of the fact that I either have been compensated or may be compensated in the future.
That being said, please understand that I don’t, won’t, and actually can’t offer any guarantees or warranties for any of the products that I may write about on this site. If there are any guarantees or warranties associated with any of these products, they will be offered and supported by the actual company that is selling the product.
The reason I’m telling you this is very simple, I don’t want my readers to purchase a product that they will be unhappy with for one reason or another and then email me to ask for their money back. I don’t have the capability of doing that. Having said that, many of the products I write about come with good money back satisfaction guarantees. I highly advise all of my readers to thoroughly read the terms of any satisfaction guarantee before you make any purchases. The way I see it is very simple. If you don’t like the terms of the guarantee, don’t buy the product. It’s as simple as that.
Additionally, please understand that I can’t guarantee that the products written about on my website will actually work for you as advertised. I assume that they will otherwise it seems to me that the company that is selling the product would quickly go out of business because they would get a bad reputation and everyone who purchased their products would want their money back. If they offer money back satisfaction guarantees and everyone were to ask for their money back, they certainly couldn’t stay in business long. It just doesn’t make sense.
Please be aware that if you do decide to click on a link that you see on my website and make a purchase, you may have some questions about how to get it to work or you may require some form of technical support. If you do, please direct your requests for support to the actual company in which you made the purchase from. Please don’t contact me as there is nothing that I will be able to do to help you.
That’s about it. I have nothing to hide and I’m trying to be completely up front and forthright with all of my readers. That being said, if you have any questions about this Compensation Disclosure, feel free to send me an email. My email address is prominently displayed in the “Contact Info” page that is accessed by clicking on the “Contact Information” tab in the upper right hand corner of my website.
You should also know that from time to time I may modify this Compensation Disclosure. As the owner of this website, I reserve the right to do so at any time without any form of notification.
Notice: This page was last updated on September 21st, 2011