The FTC Endorsement Disclosure Guidelines
Starting in 2009, the FTC created endorsement guidelines for “disclosing material connections between advertisers and endorsers.”
In simple terms, this means that:
visitors to a website need to know if that website is making money by linking to or discussing a product or service.
Because of this, we intend to comply with the FTC guidelines.
In full disclosure, many of the links on matteretwork.com are affiliate links.
As a result, we receive a small compensation from certain sales made through such links.
Due to our use of affiliate programs, we ask all of our website visitors to assume that any outbound link from the Matter Network website may be an affiliate link.
Please check our terms of service for the conditions of using this site.
We do not use ads to support Matter Network.
This means that we do not list banner ads or contextual link ads on our website.
Rather, the only method we use to fund the site is affiliate links.
Matter Network does not participate in native advertising.
In addition, we do not accept any other form of financially sponsored content.
Therefore, any products reviewed on the site are included based only on their value to our website visitors.
Affiliate Relationship Disclosure
What is an affiliate?
The easiest way to understand it is to think of an affiliate as an independent external sales and marketing representative for a company.
Companies do not employ affiliates directly.
However, when a sale of a product or service is made after a person clicks on an affiliate link, a company may pay the affiliate a commission for referring the sale to that company.
For example, if you click a link on Matter Network which takes you to Amazon and you purchase a product, then Amazon may pay us a small commission as compensation for sending a potential customer to Amazon.
You do not pay more when making a purchase through an affiliate link.
Also, affiliate links are not “pay per click.”
Therefore, the price for a product is exactly the same whether you purchase something through an affiliate link or through a non-affiliate link.
In conclusion, our affiliate relationships truly cost you nothing.
Disclosure Of Programs We Use
Matter Network uses two primary types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links
Matter Network is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program. This is an advertising program that provides a means for content providers to earn commissions by linking to Amazon.
2. Independent affiliate links
We sometimes find quality eco-friendly products that are not sold on Amazon. If we do list such products, the company involved may have an affiliate program. We may link to them using an affiliate link.
Purchases you make through affiliate links on Matter Network are the only compensation we receive.
We greatly appreciate each purchase because the support fuels our research into additional green products.
Please contact us with any questions.
Thank you very much for using Matter Network!