While the contents of this page may seem daunting, it is something I must include by Federal law. The TL;DR version of it is as follows:
- A very tiny fraction of links on my site lead out to Amazon products and I might earn a small fraction in affiliate commisions should someone who clicked through to Amazon via my site make a purchase. For the curious, I don't really make much money out of this, but this started as an experiment to understand how affiliate programs work. If I'm lucky, the affiliate income is sufficient to cover most of my web hosting fees.
- I don't do anything evil with any information collected and I don't go out of my way to collect any user information. But the internet being the internet, absolute privacy is hard to guarantee, so the disclaimer policy tries to explain this in excruciating detail.
- I do not receive money in the way of sponsorship to write any of the content on this website.
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 links and posts on this site:
A very few set of the links on sudeepmandal.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on sudeepmandal.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from my website). 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 a single affiliate program:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
This website 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, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.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 commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like http://astore.amazon.com/...... or www.amazon.com/.... or www.amzn.to/..... it is an Amazon affiliate link.
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 summit packages are usually affiliate links, also. 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 do not write sponsored posts. This site is a personal website/blog. A very tiny fraction of posts have links to a few relevant products on Amazon. Any (minor) amounts of money made in this process are placed towards website hosting fees. I value the importance of being able to provide real and unbiased information. No post on my site has ever been sponsored and nor will this be the case in the future.