FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure Compliance.
These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media are aware if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different 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 Vlogtribe.com are affiliate links for which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
Moreover, all these affiliate links do not affect the price of your purchase. In the other words the customer, who decides to buy a product using our review will not be affected in any way.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: when a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on Vlogtribe.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Vlogtribe.com). In this case, it would be Amazon. All reviews and products on the Vlogtribe.com website are listed from Amazon.
Amazon and/or other companies pay Vlogtribe a small commission or other compensation for helping to bring customers to their website.
Vlogtribe.com uses two main types of affiliate programs:
Amazon Affiliate Links
Vlogtribe.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/.co.uk and etc. and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
Product Affiliate Links
If you click a product affiliate link and buy the product, then we will get 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 the “pay per click” type.
What About Sponsored Content?
Talking about the product reviews, we provide authentic, un-biased information based on my and related customers’ opinions.
However, if a company would like to publish sponsored content or a review on Vlogtribe (this only applies to software reviews (non-affiliate links)), we only recommend products that we use or would use by ourselves.
Your purchase helps support our research efforts. Thank you very much!