Greetings, everyone. Your host and guide here at The Forensic Affiliate, Paul Mindra.
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 (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, anytime I direct you with a link that makes me money, I will let you know first hand through a disclosure alert.
What are Affiliate Links?
According to Techopedia,
“An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. In affiliate programs, advertisers use affiliate links to record the traffic that is sent to the advertiser’s website. This action is all part of an affiliate program. Affiliate agreements commonly state that the affiliate is responsible for arranging their own affiliate link and making sure that it connects to the advertiser’s website.” Learn more from Techopedia here.
When a reader/visitor clicks on an affiliate link located on www.theforensicaffiiate.com to purchase an item, the reader/visitor buys the item from the seller directly (and not from www.theforensicaffiliate.com).
The Affiliate Program method was pioneered by Amazon.com. Learn more here at Practical ECommerce.
Amazon and/or other companies pay www.theforensicaffiliate.com a commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate programs.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link while being here on this site.
If a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
Thank you for taking the time to read this Affiliate Disclosure.
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