On October 7, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission put out some new guidelines regarding online affiliate advertising and partnerships.
The disclosure that follows is the blackownedsissy.com attempt to fully comply with the FTC’s policy that demands we be transparent about any and all affiliate relations we may have on this website.
In some instances, there will be affiliate links placed on our website. If you click on these links and go visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will cause us to receive a commission IF you purchase a product on the other end. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of web sites and we gladly disclose our affiliate relationships to you.
In addition, we fully disclose that hyperlinks on this site are in many cases shortened, and in some cases cloaked to hide long ugly links for functionality and tracking purposes. We have nothing to hide and we are proud of our relationship with the fine products and services found on this site. Link tracking, shortening and cloaking is a very common practice on all types of websites.
Furthermore, you can absolutely, positively and surely bet that we have personally purchased, used and put into practice, every product or service that has been reviewed or advertised on this site before we decided to sign up for any affiliate program and place a link here.
So just for the record, you, your friends and neighbours, and the U.S. Government should consider yourself properly notified, disclosed, and generally informed regarding this very important subject.