Federal Trade Commission Disclosure Statement
The US Federal Trade Commission requires that we disclose any relationship that we have between a product manufacturer, supplier or service provider when we write about a product or service. Here are the guidelines for the TheBellyBurners.com website.
TheBellyBurners.com is a commercial website, and, as such, runs advertising on pages of our website. When writing a product or service review, we are never paid for doing a review. We invest our personal time and money to present anecdotal reviews. When you click on a link to a product or service, we may get paid a commission if you purchase the product or service. No publisher, manufacturer, supplier or advertiser will ever influence the content, topics or posts made on this website. The reviews contain factual information that is easily verifiable. We always try to provide an honest and accurate assessment of the product or service. The review includes a section that is a subjective summary. This is based on the personal experience and/or opinions of the reviewer. Attempts are made to establish the general consensus in relation to specific products by reading reviews of those products on other sites, along with user testimonials* and we attempt to accurately portray this overall perception in our reviews. We always try and provide links to the manufacturers’ website to provide additional information that is not available in our reviews. Some of this information can include customer testimonials, more specific product details, sales information, etc.
Product names, logos, brands and other trademarks appearing on this website are the property of their respective holders and are used only to directly describe the products and services offered. Use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between this website and the holders of the trademarks. Rather, any usage of third party trademarks by us is to refer to such products is considered nominative fair use under trademark law. These said or referred to trademark holders are not affiliated with this site, or any of our services, products or websites. Nor do say or referred to trademarks sponsor, endorse or express any opinion as to the correctness of our comments, products or endeavours, not excluding direct or indirect interaction with said trademarks.
In today’s internet world, we feel it is important for you to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product and the manufacturer, supplier or service provider. The opinions expressed on this website may not necessarily reflect the views of the owners of the products or services that we review. As a visitor to our website, your contributions are always appreciated.
Affiliate Compensation Disclosure
This Affiliate Compensation Disclosure is provided by Valu Media Ltd. (“TheBellyBurners” or “we” or “our”), and applies to this website, including, without limitation, both mobile and online versions of our web sites (collectively, referred to herein as the “Site”), and is provided for the purpose of disclosing our financial relationship with affiliates, advertisers, sponsors and other third parties that appear on the Site (collectively, referred to herein as “Affiliates”), pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials* in Advertising, 16 C.F.R. Part 255.
In certain articles on this site, we link to certain services and resources for building and promoting products and brands. We belong to selected affiliate programs, and we do make a commission if you decide to purchase through our affiliate links. We first and foremost want to fully disclose this relationship, but also reassure you that any financial incentive does not influence what we say about a particular product or service.
Our Affiliates include or have included (not a complete list and the parties are subject to change at any time):
Linkshare, Commission Junction, PepperJam/eBay Affiliates, Share-a-Sale, Amazon Associates, Google Adsense, Cuddle Clone, and others.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns and would like to receive an answer or ask a question before purchasing any product or service mentioned on this Site, you can contact us via our online form.
The following guidelines have been established by TheBellyBurners to govern various aspects of Advertising on the network. These include websites and mobile applications directed to consumers. We refer to this as the website Consumer Properties. The websites and mobile applications directed to health care professionals are referred to as the TheBellyBurners Professional Properties.
As used here, the terms “Advertising” and “Advertisements” are as follows:
- Third party banners
- Contextual advertising
- Sponsored content
The guidelines stated in this policy cover issues like acceptance of Advertisements by TheBellyBurners how advertisements are displayed, and how advertisements from the TheBellyBurners network are removed. We from TheBellyBurners have the sole and absolute discretion for this. We make it our job to interpret and enforce the policy. We also have the right to change the policy any time we deem necessary.
Please read the guidelines as stated below:
- We have sole discretion for determining the types of Advertising that will be accepted and displayed. Under no circumstances will this be considered an endorsement of the company that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes* the products or services we mention.
- We do not accept Advertising that is not accurate or done professionally.
There are certain categories that we will not permit. These include the following:
- Illegal or ‘objectionable’ products (we reserve the right to determine what is ‘objectionable’)
- Fraudulent, deceptive, illicit, misleading or offensive material
- Material that misrepresents ridicules discriminates (real or implied) or attacks an individual or group on based on personal reasons.
- Weapons, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks
- Pornography or related themes
- Tobacco use
- Material that directly advertises products to children under the age of 13
- Media or messages that fall under the “M” rated video games or content
- Unreasonable, unlikely or extraordinary product or service claims
- Media messages or imagery that strobe or flash
- Media or messages that contain unsubstantiated claims
- Advertising units that extend beyond the defined space
- Advertising units that do not retract to the defined advertising space upon user scroll off or do not contain a “close” or “X” for the user to retract or close the ad unit/message after user initiation
- Advertising units that mimic computer functions
We also recognize the difference between advertising, sponsored content, and editorial content. Thus, we treat each as a separate entity with varying guidelines.
Clicking on the advertisement will link you to the third-party’s advertiser’s site or to a relevant sponsored content area that falls under site property.
We retain the exclusive right to determine how any and all search results for certain pieces of information by keyword or topic are displayed. The content listed is displayed with its source. If sponsored content appears, it is labelled as such, and the same rules apply to the other information that we filter.
We also follow the terms stated on the Google Ads and link them to the corresponding sites.
While third-party content must adhere to this Advertising Policy, labelling content is governed by our specified policy. More importantly, advertising should not link directly to a registration/email capture page.
We reserve the right to approve whether any advertising will be accepted, rejected, cancelled, or removed at any time. We will provide prompt notice in all cases of cancellation, rejection, or removal.
It is the advertiser’s responsibility to comply with all domestic and foreign laws and regulations applicable to the network. These include legally required legends, disclosures, and statements.
Advertising should not include pixels, tags, flash containers or any other type of information collection software code. We shall filter beacons, cookies, or other information for our protection.