Affiliate Disclosure Information:
Simple Disclosure Information:
Throughout this Site, and within the products and services offered, you may see recommendations for products and or services that I use, have used and LOVE!
If you are not familiar with affiliate marketing - let me give you the quick run down:
I purchase, use, and love a product. If I want to support that company or product I check and see if that company has an affiliate program. And if they do, they provide me a unique URL that I can use that lets the company know that I sent a new customer to them. As a way of them saying thank you to me for recommending them and their business, they send me a thank you gift. Sometimes the gifts are a portion of the sale I referred, or bonus points within their business that credit towards my account… which is a very nice and thoughtful gift that I love receiving.
You do not need to click on my links to work with these companies, but if you enjoy hearing about recommendations than I appreciate you using them as a way to say thank you for sharing valuable resources.
You don’t pay any extra by clicking on my link. And in some cases, I have also created a gifting system for you as my way of saying thank you for using my link.
Following is the legal requirements that I need to let you know …
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in these posts are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I have personally used or currently use, and that I believe will add value to my clients. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
More detailed information:
My goal at RobinChellis.com and in Restore™ is to provide helpful tips & tools for those who are looking for ways to simplify and restore.
The information you see, and have access to on this site is free to readers & subscribers… it represents personal time and research by me for your use. As such, I feel compensation is appropriate. I may have agreements with some companies who pay me. It is important to me that I make this process very unobtrusive to you, my visitors.
At times I may participate in affiliate programs, which provides income and allows me to devote more time and energy to the growth and upkeep of RobinChellis.com.
But I will only promote products I personally use or can recommend without hesitation.
Integrity is important to me. Gaining and keeping the trust of you, my clients, is of extreme value to me.
What I do & don’t promote
I look at potential promoted products / services through the eyes of a customer. Generally if I haven’t paid for it myself, then I need to have a really good reason to share it with you.
- The majority of the products or services I promote I have paid for personally. My tools page has many examples.
- Sometimes I promote products I have used personally without paying for. For example, I often link to books on Amazon that I personally may not have purchased but have checked out from the library (always my first recommendation). I still feel comfortable recommending these via an affiliate link.
- I also promote products I haven’t paid for if they have valuable free information attached to them. Online webinars or summits are an example. They work like this: the free event takes place online and is available to anyone who tunes in. Additional, related products are often offered for a fee which I may be compensated for, but my goal is for the free information to stand on its own.
- Sometimes I will promote a product I am not currently a paying customer for, but have been a paying customer in the past. For example, Acuity Scheduling is a service I used & paid for over the course of many years. I currently am not using it, not because it’s a poor product but simply because my needs have changed. I still love Acuity and will return to them when the need arises.
- Very rarely I will promote a product I have not paid for but comes highly recommended by people I trust.
What is an affiliate link / referral link?
Sprinkled throughout this site, and in the information and newsletters I provide, you may see references to my use of affiliate links or referral links. These references are called disclosures and are a requirement as put forth by the FTC here in the U.S.
They are there to inform you I have a relationship with a particular product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service via my affiliate link, I will get a small commission. Of course, this is at no extra cost to you, but it does support me to keep providing you with great tips! I truly appreciate your support in this way. Thank you.
My own products
Separate from my affiliate relationships, I do sell occasionally sell a handful of my own products such as my Auroric Ascension Card Deck, a card deck similar to an oracle deck. These products were created by me and their profits come directly to me. On occasion I open up my own personal affiliate program linked to my programs or products where someone else may be paid a percentage of the sale of those items that they have recommended.
A word about Amazon
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Additional legal stuff just to make sure things are covered
This site, and any blog articles that I include are personal posts written and edited by me. Even though my blog has not accepted forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, I may decide to do that at any point if I find something that I believe will be of value to you. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. But again it will be offered because I find the value in them and trust in the source.
The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. It is important to me that the blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
In Service, Robin