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The Shining Walls Affiliate Disclosure

This website is written and edited only by me, Russell Grantham, sole proprietor of RCG Websites LTD. My preference is for you to read this affiliate disclosure before you navigate my site as theshiningwalls.com aims to be fully transparent about its affiliations.

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance.

These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, YouTube videos etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company.

In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product. In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:

Any / all of the links on theshiningwalls.com are affiliate links from which I receive a small compensation on sales of certain items.

What are Affiliate Links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: i.e., when a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on theshiningwalls.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from theshiningwalls.com).

Amazon and / or other companies pay theshiningwalls.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

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.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

Amazon Affiliate Links

theshiningwalls.com is a participant 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 properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com.

Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale.

Amazon links are not “pay per click”. If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com/… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

Click here to read the Amazon Privacy Notice.

Product Affiliate Links

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation.

Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well.

Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

Affiliate Agreements

Companies with which I have an affiliate arrangement are as follows (the green hyperlinks will take you to the respective privacy policies):

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Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to theshiningwalls.com or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to theshiningwalls.com and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Sponsored Content

I do not write sponsored posts.

I want to bring you real, unbiased information.

However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

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