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 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 RimlessReef.com (this website) are affiliate links for which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Affiliate links exist to help publishers of content make money through advertising. When a user clicks a link on RimlessReef.com and is taken to an external website (such as Amazon), if this user makes a purchase a small commission is credited to me.
Advertisers do this to reward bloggers such as those found on RimlessReef.com for sending traffic to their website.
The end price of the item is the exact same, it does not matter if a user goes to the site directly or clicks an Affiliate Link. The commission is paid by the seller (Amazon in this example) and it does not impact the buyer (you) at all.
Despite this, I cannot stress enough that all our reviews are totally impartial, unbiased and honest. It does not matter if we get paid or not, our mission is to give readers honest and informative reviews on products which matter to them. We take part in affiliate programs to help cover the costs of running a website such as this, purchases of products for review and content for you all to enjoy.
Amazon Affiliate Links
We are 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 and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
In short, this means if you click on our link and buy a product from Amazon, RimlessReef.com receive a small commission from the sale. These commissions help support the website by covering costs of running our blog, as well as buying products in the future to review in more articles.
RimlessReef.com does not publish sponsored content, all our reviews are authentic, unbiased and based on factual information. However, in the future if a sponsored post is published it will be clearly stated before the article begins.
All recommendations of products are based on personal experiences after researching and using the products mentioned. All proceeds made from the methods above go to helping grow the blog, support research efforts and get my hands on more items to review.
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