Netfirms offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. Netfirms Affiliate Disclosure Requirements, and FTC Frequently Asked Netfirms affiliate. Netfirms requires all of its affiliates to comply with the FTC Guidelines. Failure to do so may result in removal from our affiliate program and the cancellation of all outstanding commissions owed to the affiliate.
We realize that, on the surface, some of these guidelines may seem onerous, but not only are they required by U. We certainly value long-term customers over short-term customers, and our most profitable long-term affiliates are those who deliver long-term customers. Disclosure Requirements: To comply with the FTC Guidelines,you must disclose that you are receiving commissions, and these disclosures must meet four basic requirements: disclosures must be frequent, clear, conspicuous, and require no scrolling or other type of user action to locate. Frequent: Your disclosure must appear on every page that has a review, recommendation, comment, graphic, widget, sidebar, «native ad,» or other content that promotes a product or service for which you receive compensation. If commissions, conversion rates, or any factors other than those listed in the body of the rankings, comparisons, or reviews are influencing the information on your site or how it is arranged, then you must clearly explain this. If you are receiving commissions from all of the brands listed on your site, you must state this. You must disclose that your business incentives are driving placement or ratings if that is the case.
In addition, disclosures about your business incentives should be consistent with all other content on your website. Finally, if your site mixes content related to a product or service for which you receive compensation with other, unrelated content, a visitor should easily be able to tell which parts are influenced by compensation and which are not. This may require placing multiple disclosures on the same page — for example, next to each promotional item in a news feed, or at the beginning of an article within a news feed and next to a «Top Sites» widget appearing in a sidebar further down the page. Conspicuous: The disclosure must be easy to see, distinct, and unavoidable. It should begin with a self-explanatory signal — e. Disclosure,» «Paid Advertisement,» or something similar. No scrolling away from the promotional content should be necessary to locate the disclosure.