FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
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 are aware if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. The readers need to know if the content publisher 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 on artisanpizzakitchen.com are affiliate links for 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 artisanpizzakitchen.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Artisan Pizza Kitchen).
Amazon and/or other companies pay Artisan Pizza Kitchen a small commission or other compensation for helping to bring customers to their website.
Prices are exactly the same for readers whether they purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. Clicking an affiliate link and clicking a non-affiliate link does not change the price or anything else for the visitor.
Artisan Pizza Kitchen uses two main types of affiliate programs:
artisanpizzakitchen.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
If you click a product affiliate link and buy the product, then I will get a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation.
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.”
What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to provide authentic, un-biased information. However, if a company would like to publish sponsored content on Artisan Pizza Kitchen, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
The bottom line is that I only recommend products I use myself or that I would recommend to family and friends.
Your purchase helps support my research efforts. Thank you very, very much! I appreciate you!
This Disclosure is adapted from 10 beasts.com
Artisan Pizza Kitchen ("Artisan Pizza Kitchen") operates http://artisanpizzakitchen.com and may operate other websites. It is Artisan Pizza Kitchen policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Artisan Pizza Kitchen collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Artisan Pizza Kitchen purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Artisan Pizza Kitchen visitors use its website. From time to time, Artisan Pizza Kitchen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Artisan Pizza Kitchen also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://artisanpizzakitchen.com blogs/sites. Artisan Pizza Kitchen only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to Artisan Pizza Kitchen websites choose to interact with Artisan Pizza Kitchen in ways that require Artisan Pizza Kitchen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Artisan Pizza Kitchen gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at http://artisanpizzakitchen.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Artisan Pizza Kitchen are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Artisan Pizza Kitchen collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Artisan Pizza Kitchen. Artisan Pizza Kitchen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Artisan Pizza Kitchen may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Artisan Pizza Kitchen may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Artisan Pizza Kitchen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Artisan Pizza Kitchen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Artisan Pizza Kitchen behalf or to provide services available at Artisan Pizza Kitchen websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Artisan Pizza Kitchen websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Artisan Pizza Kitchen will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Artisan Pizza Kitchen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Artisan Pizza Kitchen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Artisan Pizza Kitchen, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Artisan Pizza Kitchen website and have supplied your email address, Artisan Pizza Kitchen may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Artisan Pizza Kitchen and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Artisan Pizza Kitchen takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Artisan Pizza Kitchen, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Artisan Pizza Kitchen goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Artisan Pizza Kitchen may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.