Welcome to YerbaMateCulture.com, your trusted source for comprehensive and honest reviews of tea, teaware, and other tea-related items.
We are committed to maintaining the highest level of transparency with our readers. Thus, we want to disclose that we use affiliate links to help fund our operations and continue providing you with the best possible content.
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 (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the 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: Some of the links at YerbaMateCulture.com are affiliate links for which we may receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Affiliate links are unique URLs used to track the traffic sent from our website to the advertiser’s website. When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission. However, this commission comes at no extra cost to you. It’s a way for us to earn revenue while providing you with valuable, free content.
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.
We use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
YerbaMateCulture.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 we link 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, we 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 we get a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate 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?
We do not write sponsored posts. We want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, we will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
Commitment to Honest Reviews
We at YerbaMateCulture.com are committed to providing honest reviews. We have no incentive to favor one product over another and we do not accept sponsorships or agreements that could potentially compromise our commitment to providing honest reviews.
Our review process is rigorous and unbiased. We evaluate products based on their overall quality and other relevant factors like taste, usability, and/or durability. We believe that this approach is crucial to maintaining the trust and respect of our readers.
We understand the importance of privacy in the digital age. Therefore, we have implemented robust security measures to protect your personal information. We want you to feel safe and secure when using our site.
Invitation to Contact
We encourage our readers to reach out to us with any questions or concerns about our affiliate disclosure. We believe in open communication and are always here to address any issues or concerns. You can reach us here.
We value your feedback and are committed to improving our site based on your suggestions and comments. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any clarification about our affiliate disclosure or any other aspect of our website.
Clear Disclosure Location
We place our affiliate disclosure at the top of each blog post, ensuring its visibility.
We understand the importance of transparency in maintaining the trust of our readers. Therefore, we make sure that our disclosure is easily noticeable and accessible on each page where affiliate links are used.