Our Affiliate Policy
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Lovely is a full-service agency and design studio that focuses on creating high-quality digital experiences that change people’s lives for the better. Our true mission is to help others at any capacity we can. That’s why we donate websites and digital services to those who need it the most! TheDisneyShop.com is a participant in the Amazon Services,Vigilinks, SkimLinks and other registered affiliates. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
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. The Disney Shop readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links thedisneyshop.com 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 .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from thedisneyshop.com). Amazon, Vigilinks and Skimlinks and/or other companies pay thedisneyshop.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
The Federal Trade Commission requires that publishers disclose to readers and visitors of your site when you endorse a product or service and have a “material connection” to the seller. If you’re using affiliated links, with or without Sovrn //Commerce, you have that connection. Publishers are required to include a disclosure statement on every page and/or promotion where an affiliate link is included and/or placed, regardless of format. The disclosure statement should be clear and concise, stating that you are potentially receiving compensation for traffic generated through your review or endorsement. If you have received a product or service free for review, this must be clearly stated in your disclosure.
The FTC provides the following general guidelines about where and how to place disclosures:
FTC disclosures must be present on every page that contains an affiliate link, promotion, or where the product/service was provided free for the review
FTC disclosures cannot be solely located in a site’s Terms of Service, Legal, About Us, or any other linked page
FTC disclosures must be clear, concise, easily visible, and written using language that most consumers can understand
FTC disclosures should appear before any links, advertisements, or promotions without scrolling required (“above the fold”)
FTC disclosures are required regardless of promotional method, medium, or location – content site, forum, email, mobile application, software, social media, etc.
Click through, hover over, pop-up/under, and button disclosures are not sufficient, in and of themselves
For more detailed information and guidelines on FTC disclosure requirements, please thoroughly review the following FTC resources, located on their website:
FTC guidelines are available online. (Specifically, §255.5: Disclosure of Material Connections.)
The Federal Trade Commission also makes the the following supplemental resources available on their site regarding FTC disclosure requirements:
The FTC .com Disclosures Press Release
The FTC Endorsement Guides
The FTC Guide for Businesses that Participate in Native Advertising
The FTC Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements
In addition to the FTC disclosures mentioned above, publishers are required to comply with all regional disclosure requirements, where applicable. Additional information on regional disclosure requirements for Europe and Canada can be found at:
*Please be aware that FTC disclosure requirements and policies may change without notice. It is your responsibility to check back on FTC disclosure requirements to ensure that your disclosures are compliant with current FTC policies.*
Amazon Associates Disclosures
Please be aware that if you are affiliating with the Amazon Associates program through Sovrn //Commerce, you will need to add additional Amazon Associates disclosure language. Section 5 of the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement stipulates:
“You must clearly state the following, or any substantially similar statement previously allowed under this Agreement, on your Site or any other location where Amazon may authorize your display or other use of Content: ‘As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.’ Except for this disclosure, you will not make any public communication with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Associates Program. You will not misrepresent or embellish our relationship with you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, or endorse you), or express or imply any affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.”
*Please be aware that the Amazon Associates disclosure requirements and policies may change without notice. It is your responsibility to check back on the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement disclosure requirement to ensure that your disclosures are compliant with the current Amazon operating agreement.*
Linking to the Sovrn //Commerce consumer disclosure page with one of our badges is a great way to supplement your required FTC disclosure language.
It’s also a great way to participate in the Sovrn //Commerce referral program. If one of your visitors follows one of those links and signs up for Sovrn //Commerce, we’ll pay you 35% of our commission for the first year!
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 to the link.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
thedisneydomain.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. 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 a commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that 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 packages are usually affiliated links, as well. 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” unless otherwise denoted.
What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.
Lovely is built on trust, commitment, quality, dedication, extensive research, analytics and lots of love. Whether it's a local business, a large-scale company, or someone in need of donation services, we give our all. Our mission with lovely is to provide award-winning agency style at an affordable price that small businesses and dreamers could afford. Understanding my clientele’s needs allows me to exceed their goals for them, pushing them further than they ever entailed. What makes Lovely so different? We care, genuinely. We want to see all of our clients and projects succeed and will challenge ourselves until completion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your services offered globally?
Yes! Our services are available to anyone globally. We like to keep our communication strong while working on our projects, regardless of distance. Our client relationships are very important to us at Lovely.
How quickly can my services be completed?
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Do you have monthly services available?
We do! We help monetize brands digitally through social media, website upgrades, and detailed analytics. We can set up a monthly budget that allocates all of your wants and needs!
How can I go about collaborating or being featured on Lovely?
All inquiries about collaborating or being featured on our Lovely Articles can be emailed to our Co-Owner and CFO, Allison, at firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a response as soon as possible! All inquiries about collaborating or being featured on our Lovely Articles.
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