The Federal Trade Commission sets rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are put in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, YouTube videos, etc.) know whether the website owner has sponsored, endorsed, or collaborated with another company. In order for the reader to assess the neutrality of the website’s content, the reader needs to know if the website owner is making money by sharing a link or product.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and postings on this site:
Links on kitchencookings.com may be affiliate links. These are links for which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain items.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on third-party affiliate websites: when a reader clicks on an affiliate link on kitchencookings.com to purchase an item, the reader is purchasing the item directly from the seller (not from kitchencookings.com). Affiliate partners such as Amazon and/or other companies pay kitchencookings.com 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 using the link.
We use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
kitchencookings.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. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports this website at no additional cost to you.
When a link on the site 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 site owner receives a small percentage of the purchase price. 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 commission on that sale.
2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliated links, as well. 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.