Affiliate Disclosure

FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance.

These rules are set to ensure that readers or viewers of web media know 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 consider the following links and posts on this site:

All of the links on are affiliate links for which I receive small earnings from certain items’ sales.

What Are Affiliate Links?
Buying is made outside affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on to purchase an item, the reader directly buys the item from the seller.

Amazon and other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for helping to bring customers to their website.

Prices are exactly the same for readers whether they buying is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. Clicking an affiliate link and clicking a non-affiliate link does not change the price or anything for the visitor. uses two main types of affiliate programs:

  1. Amazon affiliate links. is a member of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
  2. Product affiliate links.
    If you click a product affiliate link and buy the product, then I will get a percentage of the sale or some other type of earning.

Remember, 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 “pay per click.”

What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to provide authentic, un-biased information. However, if a company wants to publish sponsored content on, I will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.

The bottom line is that I only recommend products I use myself or that I would recommend to family and friends.
Your purchases help support my research efforts. Thank you very, very much! I appreciate you!