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Though this blog is not and was never intended to be a money making operation; all writers, owners, editors, and administrators of AskTheManager.com (“ATM Staff” or “we”) intend to be compliant with the Federal Trade Commission (hereafter “FTC”) rules covering sponsored/affiliate endorsements in blogs and online articles. Therefore, it is important the ATM Staff detail all instances where we have or have not, or will or will not, receive compensation. First, let’s disclose where the ATM Staff has not and will not receive compensation:
- ATM Staff is often asked to pen favorable posts about products or websites that we know nothing about and have no affiliation. We routinely reject and will continue to reject these requests.
- ATM Staff is often asked to post the works of others recommending a particular product or website in exchange for compensation. While we do allow original guest posts (when these posts are free of recommendations, well-written, relevant, and are unduplicated elsewhere on the Web), we routinely reject and will continue to reject requests to post guest endorsements.
- ATM Staff sometimes receives unsolicited copies of books from new authors who wish for us to review their work on this blog. We read (or start to read) all books received. If we feel a book adds value to the world of leadership development or other related topics, we will include a review on this site. Except in the cases listed below, we receive no compensation from the authors (with the exception of the original unsolicited copy of the book).
The ATM Staff has received, and will continue to receive, compensation under the following circumstances:
- Google Adsense Program – The ATM Staff receives a generally tiny commission when readers click through virtually any of the advertising elements marked “Ads by Google” on this website as part of the Google Adsense Program. The ATM Staff does not control which ads show to users and does not endorse any of the advertisers unless stated otherwise.
- Other Affiliate Programs – As of this writing, the ATM Staff could receive compensation from companies when their products or services are endorsed in our posts and the reader clicks through a hyperlink to the endorsed product or service website and completes a purchase. Readers should assume that any hyperlink placed on this website creates an affiliate or other compensated relationship between the ATM Staff and the target website, though the ATM Staff stands behind all such endorsements and will remove articles and/or hyperlinks if that endorsement is no longer warranted. The ATM Staff receives no compensation for writing the post or article in these instances.
- Future Endorsements – In the event the ATM Staff is compensated to write an article or post other than by the means disclosed above, we will include a clear, specific disclosure in the article or post.
If you have any questions about whether the ATM Staff has or will receive compensation for any specific endorsement or recommendation, please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page for clarification.
Effective August 2013 – Last updated June 9, 2018
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