FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
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 LightScribeSoftware.org are affiliate links for which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: when a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on LightScribeSoftware.org to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from LightScribeSoftware.org).
Amazon and/or other companies pay LightScribeSoftware.org a small commission or other compensation for helping to bring customers to their website.
Prices are exactly the same for readers whether they purchase 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 else for the visitor.
LightScribeSoftware.org uses two main types of affiliate programs:
1: Amazon affiliate links.
LightScribeSoftware.org 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, 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 compensation.
Just to reiterate, 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, unbiased information. However, if a company would like to publish sponsored content on LightScribeSoftware.org, I will disclose this clearly in 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.
Any purchase you make via one of these affiliate links helps support my research efforts and the costs of running and hosting LightScribeSoftware.org.
Thank you very much, I appreciate your support.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact me here:
This Affiliate Disclosure was last updated on 5 May 2018.