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Further, we do not receive physical products or cash directly in exchange for any reviews or posts you find on this site. We are not being paid to perform product or service reviews or posts. While it is possible that any reviews and posts may be influenced by our affiliate relationships and may create a conflict of interest, we do not believe a conflict of interest exists. However, you must decide by considering the affiliate relationships and link techniques we have described. We strive to always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products we write about and promote.
In addition, other vendors may also pay to place advertising on our sites in the form of banners, ads, widgets and hyperlinks. These are paid advertisements and while we do our best to only allow quality products and services to be advertised on our site, we are not responsible for claims or testimonials made on paid advertising links.
The following represents a more legally worded document but basically states the same information presented in the English Translation above.
Compensation & Affiliate Disclaimer policy, valid from 1 June 2013 on. As directed by the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, (see 16 CFR Part 255) – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, the purpose of this policy is to establish any compensatory affiliation between the site owner and any affiliate networks including, but not limited to, Amazon, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Google, Share-A-Sale and any individual vendors they represent and that the site owner has established an affiliate relationship.
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