The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requirements for the types of disclosures bloggers and websites need to make regarding affiliate links. These rules ensure that readers know if the blog or website is sponsored, endorsed, or in partnership with a company or brand. In short, readers should know if a blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, you should assume that any links on publicriot.com are affiliate links for which we receive a percentage of the sale as compensation.

What are affiliate links?

Affiliate links are unique URLs used by advertisers to track the traffic that comes from specific links. These specially-coded links are used in online marketing to measure a publisher’s influence on potential buyers. When a visitor clicks on an affiliate link and makes a purchase or completes an action, the advertiser rewards the publisher with a commission. It’s a performance-based marketing strategy that’s mutually beneficial: advertisers gain exposure and sales, while publishers earn income for their promotional efforts.

At PublicRiot.com, we use affiliate links as a means of sustaining our online platform. These links allow us to earn a small commission whenever a user purchases a product or service via the link. This not only helps us fund our operations but also enables us to continue creating and providing free, high-quality content for our readers. It’s important to note that this arrangement does not result in any additional cost to the user. The commission we earn comes directly from the advertiser. We are committed to maintaining transparency with our audience and only promote products or services that align with our mission and values.

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.

PublicRiot.com uses two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon Associates

We participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

2. Product Affiliate Links

We also promote various tools and/or services we use in our business. These are the companies that we have an affiliate relationship with.

For more information about our Disclosure, please contact us at hello@publicriot.com