In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance.  These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media 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, assume the following about links and posts on this site:  Any/all the product links on Jenny-ology.com and its multiple blogs (“Are my roots showing?”, “The Lost Scrapbooks,” “Challenged Crafter,” “Book of Me,” and “And Another Thing …”) are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites:  when a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on Jenny-ology.com or its multiple blogs to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Jenny-ology.com).  Amazon and/or other companies pay Jenny-ology.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 the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links. 
Jenny-ology.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, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.  Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
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 http://astore.amazon.com/……  or www.amazon.com/….
it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2.  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 summit packages are usually affiliate links, also.  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.”

List of companies with which I have an affiliate relationship:
evidentia-snipEvidentia – Evidentia is software created exclusively for the genealogy community that assists researchers in identifying and solving problems through evidence analysis and creation of proof arguments.  I beta tested the first and subsequent versions and have been using it (for free) ever since.

idg-snipThe In-Depth Genealogist – I am a paid writer/blogger and affiliate for the In-Depth Genealogist (IDG).  IDG is a woman-owned publishing company providing educational resources to the genealogical community through its free blog, subscription-based digital magazine, free community chats, and books and research guides for purchase on its website.

What about sponsored content? 
I do not write sponsored posts.  I want to bring you real, un-biased information.  However, if a post is sponsored by a company, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

Social media:  Where I use Amazon & other affiliate links for product recommendations, I will include a link to this page or put “(affiliate link)” in the post.