Monday, June 27, 2011

Eat. Shop. Save. Affiliate Disclaimer

Affiliate Disclaimer
Eat. Shop. Save. is supported by the use of affiliate links and ads. Finding deals through links on this site helps support this site and keeps its services free for you the consumer. Following is a full disclaimer about my relationship with outside vendors and affiliates.

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The disclosure that follows is Eat. Shop. Save.'s attempt to comply with the FTC’s policy that demands websites, blogs, and other online media be transparent about any and all affiliate relations we may have. In plain English you, the visitor or customer, should assume that any and all links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on these links and go visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will cause us to receive a commission “IF” you purchase a product on the other end. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of web sites and we gladly reveal our affiliate relationships to you.

In addition I fully disclose that hyperlinks on this site are in most cases shortened for readability, and in some cases cloaked to hide lengthy links for functionality and tracking purposes. I have nothing to hide and am proud of my relationship with the vendors, products and services found throughout Eat. Shop. Save. Link tracking, shortening and cloaking is a very common practice on all types of web sites.

Further, I do not receive physical products or cash directly in exchange for any reviews or posts you find on this site. No one has paid me to do reviews or posts. I have to tell you that it is possible that our reviews and posts are influenced by our affiliate relationships and may create a conflict of interest. I do not believe a conflict of interest exists, but you, the visitor or customer, must decide by considering the affiliate relationships and link techniques we have described. I only allow affiliate links and ads that I believe would be a benefit to you the consumer. I avoid conflict by only reviewing or posting about products and services I trust and have found to be reiable. I strive to always give our honest opinions and experiences on topics or products I write about and promote.

Other vendors may also pay to place advertising on Eat. Shop. Save. in the form of banners, widgets, and hyperlinks. These are paid advertisements and while I do my best to only allow quality products and services to be advertised on our site, I am not responsible for claims or testimonials made on paid advertising links.

The following represents a more legally worded document but basically states the same information presented in the English Translation above.

Compensation & Affiliate Disclaimer policy, valid from 13 January 2010 on.
As directed by the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, (see 16 CFR Part 255) – Guides Concerning the

Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, the purpose of this policy is to establish any compensatory affiliation between the site owner and affiliate networks Amazon, Commission Junction, Google,, and any individual vendors they represent and that the site owner has established an affiliate relationship.

This website is a operated and maintained independently. For questions about this website please contact the owner by email.

This website may at times accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of affiliate compensation.

The compensation received may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or posts made on this site. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. Not all content is written or presented for the sole purpose of receiving affiliate income.

The owner(s) of this website is compensated through various affiliate programs and some content presents opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this website may receive affiliate compensation for reviews or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the website’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This website does contain some content which may or may not present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be immediately identified due to the nature of posting methods. When possible every attempt will be made to identify advertising from general non-advertising content.

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Last updated June 27, 2011

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