Disclosure: Affiliate Product Reviews Compensation Practice
The Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose any relationship I have between a product manufacturer or service provider when I write about a product or service.
Here are the guidelines I operate under at GuitarCrayzee.com:
I am never paid to do a review. I never accept money to review a product or service. I invest my own time to review and test products. I pay out of my own pocket the cost to produce all written or video reviews about products. This includes the cost of building and promoting the GuitarCrayzee.com website.
Some products and services I pay for out of my own pocket and some are given to me by the manufacturer or publisher for review. If I think a product may be of value to the visitors of this site I will often request a review copy. I don't usually return the products after I review them.
If I create a link to a product in a review, sometimes I may get paid a commission if a visitor to my site purchases the product or service.
While it is a good practice for the visitor of any review site to treat every product recommendation with a healthy degree of skepticism, it would be a mistake to assume that every review is invalid just because there may be a commission paid to the reviewer. Here are some of the readers protections that I attempt to build into each of my reviews:
1. Many of the reviews I produce contain lots of factual information that is easily verifiable. I always try to provide an honest and accurate assessment. Items like numbers of DVDs offered, price, delivery time, support program and money back guarantees are typically included in most of my reviews.
2. I usually include a section of each review that is a somewhat subjective summary. This is based on my personal experience over the years and my experience with the specific product under review. It is important to note that I actually go through each and every DVD in a lesson set to gain a thorough insight before writing a full review.
3. I will wherever possible establish the general consensus in relation to a specific product by reading reviews of that product on other sites, along with user testimonials and portray this overall perception in my reviews
4. I always provide links to the manufacturers or publisher’s website to provide additional information that is not available in my reviews. Some of this information can include customer testimonials, more specific product details, sale information, free newsletters and even samples of video lessons.
These are good rules and practices. It's important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product and the manufacturer, publisher or service provider. If you don't see a disclosure policy on a review site, that reviewer may be violating the law or at the very least the Code of Ethics.
I sincerely hope that you have a useful and meaningful experience as a direct result of my detailed reviews and articles. As always, I welcome any feedback that may help me to improve your experience when visiting this website.
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