SurvivalBeacon.com is a website that contains affiliate links. The affiliate links are in the form of banner ads, images, text advertisements, hyperlinks, and potentially other forms of multi-media.
We receive a commission on sales via these methods by linking to our affiliate partners. Clicks are tracked by means of a code that is contained in our affiliate links.
These Affiliate links help us to cover the costs of hosting this website.
Amazon Associates Disclosure Statement
SurvivalBeacon.com (Survival Beacon) is a participate 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.com.
Read more about Amazon.com affiliate links in this section below.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Affiliate links are unique web links placed on a web page (such as this site) linking to a product or service. When clicked, these links track the User, and when the User purchases an item from the seller directly (not SurvivalBeacon.com), the seller pays a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website, product, or service, and generating a sale through their affiliate program.
An example would be SurvivalBeacon.com comparing outdoor products on a page where we link to external websites that sale such outdoor products. These are generally affiliate links, with websites such has Amazon paying us a small commission if a purchase is made.
About Amazon Affiliate Links
Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each purchase made by a visitor on this site via our Amazon affiliate links generates a small fee and supports Survival Beacon, at no additional cost to you, the user.
The Amazon Associates affiliate program works like this: a website or blog links to a product listed on Amazon with a special encoded link. When a reader places an item into their Amazon.com shopping cart through that link, and makes a purchase within 24 hours of clicking that link, the website receives a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not pay per click. If you click on a product link and add a different product while shopping on Amazon, the site would still generate a commission from that sale if it is within 24 hours of visiting the original link.
Compliance with FTC Guidelines
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released rules for Disclosure Compliance. These guidelines are intended by the FTC to ensure that readers or viewers of internet media (websites, blogs, videos, etc.) know whether the site owner is sponsored, endorsed, affiliated with, or otherwise partnered with another company.
Using a popular blog as an example, the FTC guidelines would require the blogger to disclose to his or her readers if they are making money by sharing a link or a product.
In compliance with the FTC’s guidelines, Users should assume the following about links, posts, and other content containing external product links or product endorsements on SurvivalBeacon.com: any or all of the links presented on SurvivalBeacon.com may be affiliate links or otherwise sponsored content, except when otherwise explained.
SurvivalBeacon.com will make a due diligence effort to disclose both our affiliate incentives and our aim of objectivity on key areas of the Site. With these affiliate links, SurvivalBeacon.com may earn a small compensation based on a percentage of sales of certain items.
Our Commitment to Objective Content
Most of SurvivalBeacon.com’s content is informational. Some features of the website may include survival gear information, reviews of outdoor items, and outdoor product comparison tables for various survival supplies, tools, and products.
When our site discusses and links to a specific products and survival gear, there are most likely affiliate links involved. The product comparison tables, for example, contain primarily affiliate links.
SurvivalBeacon.com and its writers intend to write with objectivity, integrity, and in the best interest of the reader. We pledge to follow our content principles outlined in our mission statement. We will never recommend an inferior product because we might earn a commissions. We will never intentionally misrepresent product information. Our goal is to make it easier to find the best products out there for outdoor survival.
While we may generate affiliate commissions to help grow the site, when we write about survival products, our goal truly is to save you time, give you the tools to quickly compare products, and to help you find the best value survival gear available.
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