FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released new rules for Disclosure Compliance, which are 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. These rules require content publishers to disclose if they are making money by sharing a link or promoting a product. At ReptileBehavior.com, we strive to be transparent with our readers and comply with these guidelines. Therefore, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:
Any/all of the links on ReptileBehavior.com are affiliate links, which means that we may receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases made through affiliate links on our website are completed on external affiliate company websites. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link on ReptileBehavior.com to purchase an item, they buy the item directly from the seller and not from ReptileBehavior.com.
ReptileBehavior.com may earn a small commission or other compensation from Amazon and/or other companies when readers click on affiliate links and make a purchase. This commission is a way for us to earn fees for helping to bring customers to their websites.
It’s important to note that the prices for readers remain exactly the same, whether they purchase through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. Clicking on an affiliate link does not affect the price or any other aspect of the visitor’s experience on the website.
ReptileBehavior.com utilizes two main types of affiliate programs:
- Amazon affiliate links: ReptileBehavior.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 and affiliated sites. We may also link to other websites that are affiliated with the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
- Product affiliate links: If you click on a product affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation.
Once again, we want to emphasize that the use of these affiliate links does not affect the prices you pay. Whether you use an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link, you will not be charged more for your purchase. These links are not “pay per click.”
What about sponsored content?
At ReptileBehavior.com, we do not write sponsored posts. Our aim is to provide authentic and unbiased information. However, if a company requests to publish sponsored content on our website, we will clearly disclose this at the beginning of the post. We value transparency and want our readers to trust the information we provide.
Our bottom line is that we only recommend products that we use ourselves or would recommend to our family and friends. By making a purchase through our affiliate links, you are helping to support our research efforts. We genuinely appreciate your support!
Thank you very much for your understanding and support.
Note: It’s important to consult with a legal professional to ensure that your Affiliate Disclosure page complies with the specific laws and regulations applicable in your jurisdiction. The above template serves as a general guideline and may require adjustments to meet your website’s unique circumstances.