Affiliate Disclosure. Some of the links in this website are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, the owner of this website will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, the owner of this website only recommend products or services that will add value to the readers.
The owner of this website is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
This website may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this website. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this website may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this website receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the author. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
What Is an Affiliate Disclosure?
A statement on your blog or website that discloses to visitors that you receive payment from businesses for promoting, reviewing, or endorsing their goods or services is known as an affiliate disclosure, sometimes known as an affiliate link disclosure or an affiliate disclaimer.
An affiliate disclaimer informs users when there are affiliate links, which are URLs that point to the goods or services of another company. Owners of the website often receive compensation when visitors use the links to make purchases.
The FTC requires and recommends that you disclose affiliate links on your website. An affiliate disclaimer is crucial for building trust with your consumers and enabling them to make educated judgments because product reviews or recommendations might affect users’ purchasing decisions.
Affiliate Disclosure Requirements
According to the FTC endorsement guide, you need to have an affiliate disclosure if you’re being compensated — financially or otherwise — by companies to mention or review their products on your site.
An FTC-compliant affiliate disclosure should “clearly and conspicuously” describe the nature of your relationship with the company you’re posting about, including the fact that you’re being compensated by them.
You might need to have an affiliate disclosure in addition to the FTC if you take part in affiliate programs.
For instance, the Operating Agreement for the Amazon Associates Program requires Amazon Associates to disclose on their website that they get commissions from eligible transactions.
criteria for affiliate disclosure on the information page for the Amazon Associates program
You must follow all appropriate affiliate program rules as well as the FTC recommendations in order to manage your company website morally and prevent legal action.
Where to Put Affiliate Disclosures
According to FTC regulations, affiliate disclosures must be prominently posted and placed as close as possible to your affiliate links or sponsored product mentions. Every page that has a sponsorship, affiliate link, or endorsement must have an affiliate disclosure.
To ensure that users are aware of your affiliate relationships before clicking on the link, your affiliate disclaimer should always appear before any affiliate links.
Although you must provide affiliate disclosures on every page that contains affiliate links and content, you can also decide to elaborate on your partnership with sponsors and affiliates by creating a separate page for affiliate disclosures.
As long as there is still an affiliate disclosure page nearby any affiliate links or affiliate content, you may connect to it from anywhere on your website. The following are some instances of situations where you should link to your affiliate disclosure page:
- Site header
- Terms and conditions page
You also need to disclose your relationship with affiliates on your disclaimer page