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 (blogs, YouTube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about outbound links on this site: Any/all links on athingforcoffee.com that connect you to products or services are affiliate links for which I receive compensation from sales of certain items.
What are Affiliate Links?
Affiliate Links are active links on a website that take the reader to an external affiliate company’s website. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on athingforcoffee.com in order to purchase an item, the reader is buying the item from the seller directly and not from athingforcoffee.com. Amazon and/or other companies pay athingforcoffee.com a small commission or provide other compensation for promoting their website and products through their affiliate program.
PRICES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME FOR YOU IF YOU PURCHASE THROUGH AN AFFILIATE LINK. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. And in some cases, where a code or coupon is provided, you may even pay less by using the affiliate link.
Athingforcoffee.com use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon Affiliate Links
Athingforcoffee.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links at no additional cost to you.
If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link, athingforcoffee.com will get a commission on the entire order made through that link.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com or amazon.com, it can be assumed that it is an Amazon Affiliate link.
2. Product Affiliate Links
Product Affiliate links work the same way as Amazon Affiliate links. If you click the link and buy the product, then athingforcoffee.com gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Again, 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” unless otherwise denoted.
What about Sponsored Content?
Athingforcoffee.com aims to provide original, helpful, and unbiased content. Therefore, athingforcoffee.com does not accept sponsored posts. However, should a situation arise where athingforcoffee.com feels it is advantageous to our readers to publish a company’s paid post, full disclosure will be made at the start of the article that athingforcoffee.com was compensated to publish the post.
If you have any questions about athingforcoffee.com’s use of affiliate links, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.