Federal Trade Commission Compliance
You should assume that the website owner(s) may be compensated for purchases of products mentioned on this site that are not created, owned, licensed, or otherwise materially controlled by the website proprietor(s). 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. I know, it’s doubtful someone would actually not understand that we might get “a cut” for sharing other beneficial offerings other than our own. Indeed, a
Having said that, you cannot count on anyone looking after your interests by you. So, you ought to always do your own research into various offers and opportunities, to the extent that leaves you comfortable, doing your own due diligence prior to making any purchase of any product or service from this website or any other. Here is a great set of guidelines for you to keep in mind:
First, just always operate from the position that any website proprietor will have a material connection to the product or service provider, and may be compensated as a result of your purchase, unless expressly stated otherwise. Heck, we could even make a little extra coinage if you simply click on an ad displayed on this site!
Second, to the extent that we have every interest in positively furthering our business relationship with you, we certainly desire to share only those offerings that we believe will benefit you. Just because we are not the founder or originator of the product or service, we are not going to withhold knowledge of this offering from you. If you can get some benefit from it, regardless of whether or not you’ve taken advantage of our own products and/or services, we want you to do well. Thus, we make a good faith effort to only present to you items that we either personally use, have actually tried, or else have faith in the reputation of the provider or concept. You can count on us making this determination based on all relevant and applicable information at the time of the recommendation.
Third, despite the fact that we’d be shooting ourselves in the foot by mentioning products or services that you’ll find disappointing or inferior, the Bible tells that the love of money is the root of all evil. Thus, to be extra cautious, even if you believe in our good faith motives, you may as well go ahead and keep in mind that we could be at least partially influenced by the monetization factor of listing various products or services on our website(s). Furthermore, in that vein, the reality is that there are sometimes other connections between parties that are not monetary, such as personal capital, goodwill, or otherwise, that could be an underlying undercurrent swaying the decision to promote a particular offering. Due to this hypothetical possibility, you should again simply nor rely solely on what we have to say, but rather just form your own independent opinion just to be safe. Finally, bear in mind that we might also receive free products or services, gifts, or review copies of items too.
Last, but not least, please note that 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 parting with your hard earned cash.