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The Federal Trade Commission requires that we disclose any relationship we have between a product manufacturer or service provider when we write about a product or service.
Here are the guidelines I operate under at womanshealthweekly.com: We are never paid to do a review. We never accept money to review a product or service. We invest our own time to review and test products. We pay out of our own pocket the cost to produce all videos I tape about products and the content that is available on the website.
Most of the time, we don’t pay for the products we test. They are sent to us by the manufacturer. Rarely, do we request a product. In almost all cases, the manufacturer approaches us first via e-mail. If we feel it’s a product you might get benefit from, then we request they send us the product.
We don’t return the products after we test them. In certain cases, the product is used up or destroyed. In other cases, the product may get damaged during the testing. We don’t have the staff or the resources to process the return of the products.
If we create a link to a product in a review, we get paid a commission if you purchase the product or service. If you don’t a link to the product that means we are not getting paid any commission. These are good rules and practices in today’s digital world. It’s important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product and the manufacturer or service provider. If you don’t see a disclosure policy as part of a review of a product, that reviewer may be violating the law or at the very least the Code of Ethics.