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FTC DISCLOSURES AND AFFILIATE INFORMATION
One of the ways Effortless Gent (“EG”, “effortlessgent.com”, “we”, “us”) monetizes this site is by participating in affiliate programs.
Sometimes you’ll find links to products that we either recommend or are mentioned in articles. If you purchase a product through that link, we will earn a small percentage as a commission. Rest assured that the products we link to are relevant to the article you’re reading, have been endorsed by us, and we wholeheartedly believe in them and most likely own them ourselves. We list these products because they are helpful, useful, and worthy of mention, not because of the commissions we may earn from you using the products.
These affiliate programs allow retailers to track where click to their websites are coming from. The retailers can then pay their affiliates (in this case, effortlessgent.com) a commission for any sales resulting from that referral traffic.
Effortlessgent.com participates in a number of affiliate programs, including: SkimLinks, Amazon Associates, iDevAffiliate, RewardStyle, Commission Junction, ShareASale, and more. We make an effort to disclose the presence of affiliate links on relevant pages/posts, but it’s safe to assume links on this site are affiliate links.
Thanks in advance if you decide to click and purchase through the links we provide. That helps us keep the lights on and continue to produce quality free content for Effortless Gent. And if you prefer to not click on our affiliate links, that’s okay too.
Featured articles, brand profiles, and giveaways: Some featured articles, brand profiles, and giveaways are paid or sponsored by the brand or product. These are always clearly marked with #ad, #sponsored, or some disclaimer text at the top and / or bottom of the article. While the brand may provide some input, EG has final say over the published, live version of the article. EG handpicks brands to work with, and in no way are our views unfairly biased. We tell it like it is. These articles help cover costs and allow us to continue releasing content for free.
Product reviews: Product reviews are never paid or sponsored. We purchase the products to be reviewed and take our own original photos. Sometimes a brand may send product to us for review. Before EG accepts, we set the expectation with the brand that EG is under no obligation to post a favorable review, nor a review at all, if we don’t believe the product is worthy of our audience’s time.
You may see in-post ads at the top of select articles. An in-post ad is similar to a commercial you see on TV, or an advertisement on the radio that says, “Brought to you by our sponsor, Acme Company!” The sponsor has no control over the content and does not write the article. These in-post ads also help cover costs and allow us to continue releasing content for free.
Non-original photography: Many images on effortlessgent.com are used for illustrative / descriptive purposes and do not belong to effortlessgent.com. We provide credit and original links at the bottom of articles when possible. We make no claims nor take ownership of these particular photos. If you see your copyrighted photo and would like it to be taken down, send us a note.
Effortless Gent (“EG”, “effortlessgent.com”, “we”, “us”) operates effortlessgent.com and may operate other websites. It is EG’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, EG 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. EG’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how EG’s visitors use its website. From time to time, EG may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
EG also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on effortlessgent.com blogs/sites. EG 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.
GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain visitors to EG’s websites choose to interact with EG in ways that require EG to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that EG gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at effortlessgent.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with EG are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, EG collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with EG. EG 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.
EG may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. EG may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, EG does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
EG 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 EG’s behalf or to provide services available at EG’s 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 EG’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. EG 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, EG discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when EG believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of EG, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an EG website and have supplied your email address, EG 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 EG 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. EG takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If EG, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that EG 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 EG may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here.
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Opting Out of Targeted Advertising, Sharing, and Sales. We process personal information to understand and improve your experience with our Services and to serve you targeted advertisements. Some of these activities may be considered “sales” or “sharing” of your personal information or “targeted advertising” under certain privacy laws. To opt out of preference-based advertising, use this form. Note, this will not stop you from seeing sponsorships or advertisements in our newsletters, but those ads will be selected randomly rather than based on your known preferences.