I believe it is important to be transparent and even though the U.S. Government and participating companies require some of the information below to be posted, I would do so anyway.
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.
All this means is that readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.
Even though not all links on this website are affiliate links, to be in compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:
Any/all of the links on CoffeePragmatist.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Affiliate links are hyperlinks that contain code that alerts the landing website that traffic has come from CoffeePragmatist.com.
When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on CoffeePragmatist.com and the reader buys the item from the seller directly Amazon and/or other companies pay me a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link.
You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
Amazon Affiliate Links
Coffee Pragmatist 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, myhabit.com, or amazonwireless.com.
Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause 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 and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get a small commission on that sale.
I am required by Amazon to state the following:
I, Todd Marsh, owner of CoffeePragmatist.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.com.
Product affiliate links
These affiliate links work the same way, if you click the link and buy the product, then I will get 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.”
What about sponsored content?
I currently do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
NOTE: I only recommend products I would use myself or that I would recommend to my family & friends.
Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you real information so you can enjoy your coffee more than you ever have before!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your support! I appreciate YOU! – Todd
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