FTC Disclosure Policy
Effective Date: April 22, 2015
The United State Federal Trade Commission requires that we disclose the relationship between ourselves and product manufacturers or owners or training or service providers that we link to or write reviews about. Therefore, the following is a list of guidelines that we abide by on all links and product reviews found on ShelterCatsAndKittens.com.
If we review a product, we either currently use and own, or have used and owned that product in the past. Our opinions are our own, and not influenced by third parties. We do not receive compensation of any kind from manufacturers, advertisers or affiliates in exchange for favorable reviews. All reviews are factual statements of our experiences with and opinions of the reviewed product or service. Furthermore, if you click on a link to visit a product website that we have reviewed, we may receive a commission upon you making a purchase from the vendor’s website.
ShelterCatsAndKittens.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 and its related sites in other countries.
As a product reviewer, we may receive an affiliate commission if you make a purchase via our link from our website to a manufacturer’s website. However, if you go directly to the manufacturer’s website without using our link, we will not earn a commission. We hope that if you found our site and reviews helpful in making your purchase decision, you will reward us by utilizing our link. Furthermore, a portion of all commissions earned will be donated to animal shelters (for more information, please refer to our “Donations And HOW YOU CAN HELP!” section).
FTC Disclosure Policy – Material Connections with Advertisers.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that we disclose any material connection we may have with a product manufacturer or service provider (advertiser) (16 CFR, Part 255 – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising). Material connections involve the payment of compensation by advertisers to us or advertisers providing free promotional materials or benefits to us.
Commissions and Fees.
Some or all of the advertisers for which we provide advertisements, testimonials or comments on this site may pay us in the form of advertising fees, affiliate commissions, referral fees or other fees. Although you might assume that our endorsements are biased by reason of compensation, we do our best to give our honest and accurate opinions and evaluations.
Furthermore, some or all of the advertisers for which we provide advertisements, testimonials or comments on this site may pay us in the form of free promotional materials or benefits. Although you might assume that our endorsements are biased by reason of free promotional materials or benefits, we do our best to give our honest and accurate opinions and evaluations..