Disclosures & Policies

This policy is valid from 20 January 2012

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USA Love List is dedicated to promoting our hand-curated collection of outstanding American-made products. In order to support this effort, we accept cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation from approved sources, selected to be of interest to our readers.

We abide by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. While compensation received may influence the presence of advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog, the opinions are always our own and we will never accept compensation from a company unless we believe their message and products are of value to our readers. Likewise, though we are sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org. For more information on the various types of posts on USA Love List, see below:

Introductory Posts:

USA Love List is often thrilled to spread the word about companies with great American-made products. We select these companies independently and do not accept any compensation for such posts. We only share opinions on products to the extent that we have personal experience with them.

Sponsored Posts:

USA Love List is glad to accept sponsored posts from trusted companies wanting to spread the word about product launches, sales, or promotions of American-made products. Such posts will always be identified as sponsored posts.

Product Reviews:

USA Love List frequently reviews American-made products. Some are things we know and love already. Some are provided for review and we are glad to spread the word. We never receive monetary compensation for product reviews and we always disclose within the post that the product was provided to us. We only publish our own honest and personal opinions.

Product Giveaway Sweepstakes:

USA Love List sometimes receives authorization from companies to run product giveaway sweepstakes on their behalf. We only give away Made in USA products of interest to our readers. We do receive monetary compensation for administering giveaway sweepstakes and always disclose in the post that the product was provided to us. All sweepstakes are conducted using Rafflecopter third-party software.

Advertising:

USA Love List does directly accept limited paid advertising, only for Made in USA products and companies of interest to our readers. Inclusion of such advertising, however, does not necessarily equal an endorsement or recommendation of that product.

Guest Posts:

USA Love List accepts guest post submissions from a variety of sources. Published posts are hand selected to address the interests of our readers and strongly edited to match the tone and format of our site. We do not pay for posts nor do we accept payment for guest posts, though we do recognize our contributing authors with relevant links to their sites.

Review of Anonymous Data from Google Analytics:

We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers. To help us with this we have implemented the Google analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website. These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt our website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will not try to figure it out.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

 

Affiliate relationships:

USA Love List maintains affiliate relationships through a number of carefully selected and trusted retailers, in line with our mission to make it easier for readers to buy American-made products. Affiliate relationships are always announced and disclosed on the site, but individual links may not always be immediately identified as affiliate links. When users click on affiliate text links or banners and purchase products, the products do not cost any extra, but USA Love List may receive a commission which helps support our efforts in support of American-made products. Any opinions or recommendations of affiliates’ products are our own and are not influenced in any way by our affiliate relationships.

About Our Affiliations…

USA Love List is a participant in the VigLinks Network, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products they recommend. We highly recommend that retailers selling made in USA products work with VigLinks to create an affiliate program. We also recommend VigLinks as the easiest way for sites like ours to support themselves while promoting American-made products. Contact us or click the VigLink badge below for more information.

By shopping in the USA Love List catalog, or clicking on any of our product links, you will be supporting our efforts to promote American-made goods. Way to show your USA love!


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