Material Connection Disclosures for Ustream-Helpers.com

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revised "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" (16 CFR, Part 255) to include blogs. In accordance with these revised guidelines Ustream-Helpers.com discloses the following material connections:

You should assume Ustream-Helpers.com has a consulting, marketing or an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the providers of goods and services mentioned on Ustream-Helpers.com and may be compensated when you purchase from a provider. However, we will not endorse anything if we don't actually like and believe in the provider, product or service.

Additionally, on occasion Ustream-Helpers.com, it's owners, editors and/or writers may:

  • have received a gift or sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. We may not have been expected to return this item or gift after the review period;

  • have received a review copy (book, CD, software, etc.), or an item of nominal value that we may have kept for consideration in preparing to write this content;

  • have received cash payments or gifts from a company affiliated with a brand, topic and/or product that is mentioned herein.

Disclosure of compensation or promotional consideration:

We have an on-going relationship with the following and/or have been paid, otherwise directly compensated and/or received promotional consideration such as gifts, samples, content, and/or other incentives to promote a product, service, and/or topic from the following:

  • Aol Inc.

  • Belkin International, Inc.

  • Google, Inc.

  • Logitech International S.A.

  • Nest Labs

  • Nikon Corporation

  • Samsung Group

  • Ustream, Inc.

Advertising, affiliate, and sponsored link disclosures:

  • Ustream-Helpers.com displays Google Adsense ads and earns advertising fees from Google Inc.;

  • Ustream-Helpers.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.com;

  • Ustream-Helpers.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 Endless.com;

  • Ustream-Helpers.com participates in the B&H Photo Affiliate Program operated by B & H Foto & Electronics Corp. (d/b/a B&H Photo) and earns advertising fees by advertising and linking to B&H Photo. B&H Photo also occasionally provides Ustream-Helpers.com access to sample products for consideration in preparing to write content;

  • Ustream-Helpers.com displays Chitika ads and earns advertising fees from Chitika, Inc.;

  • Ustream-Helpers.com displays Kontera ads and earns advertising fees from Kontera Technologies, Inc.;

  • Ustream-Helpers.com uses VigLink to automatically affiliate commercial links and earns advertising fees and/or commissions from VigLink when one of those links are used to purchase a product or service.;

The Material Connection Disclosures is also supplemented by our Privacy Policy.

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