Welcome to Trunkoutdoors.com, your trusted source for all things outdoors. As part of our commitment to providing valuable content, we participate in various affiliate marketing programs to help us fund the work that we do. This means that when you click on certain links on our website and make a purchase, we may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. We believe in full transparency, and this Affiliate Disclosure is designed to inform you about the nature of these affiliate relationships.
What are Affiliate Links?
Affiliate links are special URLs that contain unique identifiers. When you click on these links and make a purchase, the affiliate program’s operator tracks that action and may reward us with a commission for referring you to their website. These commissions play a crucial role in funding the operations and maintenance of our website, allowing us to continue providing high-quality content and valuable resources to our audience.
Affiliate Programs and Their Relevance
We carefully select affiliate programs that align with the content and values of our website. Our criteria for choosing these programs include the relevance of the products or services to our audience, the reputation and reliability of the merchant, the quality of the products/services offered, and the overall value they provide to consumers.
Some of the most common merchants that you’ll find on our site are Amazon.com, REI.com, Backcountry.com, BlackDiamondEquipment.com, and TheDyrt.com. If a product is being featured and promoted on our site using an affiliate link, you can be sure that it’s passed a rigorous testing and review process for the sake of quality control.
Transparent Earnings Disclaimer
We want to make it abundantly clear that any commission earned through affiliate links does not influence the price you pay for the products or services. The price remains the same whether you purchase through our affiliate links or directly from the merchant.
While the commissions we receive serve as a way to compensate us for the time, effort, and resources invested in creating and maintaining our website, it does not influence our reviews and comparisons. Our goal is to provide as much value as possible to our readers, and that happens by creating unbiased content, regardless of commission rates.
Commitment to Honest Reviews
At Trunkoutdoors.com, integrity is at the core of everything we do. Our commitment to providing honest and unbiased product reviews is unwavering, and we take pride in conducting thorough research and testing before presenting our findings to you. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions that align with your needs and preferences.
We understand that trust is the foundation of any successful relationship, and we value the trust you place in us. You can be certain that any compensation we receive through affiliate programs will never compromise the objectivity and accuracy of our reviews.
Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. When you click on an affiliate link on our website, the merchant’s website will receive information about your visit, such as the date and time of your visit and the pages you viewed. However, we do not have access to or control over any personal information you provide to the merchant.
Invitation to Contact
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding our affiliate disclosure or anything related to our website, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We value open communication with our readers and are committed to addressing any inquiries promptly and professionally.
You can contact us via our Contact Us Page or by sending a message directly to our Facebook page Trunk Outdoors.
Clear Disclosure Location
To ensure complete transparency, we place our affiliate disclosure in the footer on relevant pages where affiliate links or endorsements are present. We value your trust, which is why we place a great deal of emphasis on transparency in the way that we communicate our affiliate relationships. Therefore, we’ve made sure that our disclosure is easy to find and access.
Consistent Tone and Language
As part of our commitment to transparency and clarity, our language and tone in this disclosure mirror the style of the rest of our website. We aim to communicate with our audience in a clear and straightforward manner, fostering an environment of trust and openness. This means that we write in a clear, friendly tone and avoid any jargon as much as possible to help us stay relatable and easy to understand.
Adherence to Program and FTC Requirements
We are committed to complying with the requirements of all relevant affiliate programs, not just Amazon or any specific platform. As responsible affiliates, we adhere to all guidelines and regulations set forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other governing bodies.
By adhering to these requirements, we aim to build trust with our readers and maintain the credibility of Trunkoutdoors.com. We want to assure you that we value your trust and will always act in your best interest, and our dedication to compliance reflects our commitment to providing a positive and ethical user experience.