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Green in Real Life participates in a number of different advertising and affiliate programs, designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by advertising and linking to associated sites. You can read about the different programs and how they work in our detailed Disclosure Policy and disclosures below. This supplements our Terms of Use and should be reviewed in conjunction with accepting those Terms.

Growing and Sharing

Green in Real Life uses the proceeds from our third-party advertising placements, affiliate programs, and a variety of other sources to help offset the costs of running this site and providing our readers with free access to all of our articles and materials. Thanks for understanding our choice to use these revenue generating programs and for continuing to support our blog. 

Advertising and Affiliate Programs

Advertisements and affiliate links that appear on this blog are third party (Google AdSense, Amazon, The Book Depository, AliExpress, and/or other sponsor advertisements as detailed below). We do not personally vet or endorse the products and services advertised in any of these formats.

How They Work

When a reader clicks on an affiliate link (in the text of a post or on an affiliate advertisement/banner) and then makes a purchase, a small commission may be received for promoting the seller’s website or products. Prices are the same as they would be if you accessed the site directly. There is no material benefit from click-throughs, only from referred purchases.  Non-affiliate advertisements (e.g. space allocated to third-party advertising programs) may operate on views, click-throughs, and/or referrals, depending on the nature of the advertising agreement. 

Data and Privacy

As detailed in our Privacy Policy, third-party sites/services may use cookies and/or other identifiers to manage their advertisement programs, as well as to serve personalised content. Opt-outs and third-party ad-blockers are available should you wish to screen advertisements from this and/or other websites. Advertising is, however, what helps to offset the cost of running a free site. It takes a lot of time, energy, and resources to run a blog and to create/share fresh content. Thanks for understanding.

Advertising and Affiliate Program Participation Disclosures

The primary affiliate and advertising programs in use (or registered for potential use) on Green in Real life are as follow. Note that not all of these programs may be active at present.

  • Green in Real Life is a participant in Google AdSense which provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees by providing placement locations for advertisements served by Google AdSense to site visitors. (Program Information | Service Privacy Policy)
  • Green in Real Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program, which may include One-Link redirect to local variants such as Amazon.ca. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. (Program Information | Site Privacy Policy)
  • Green in Real Life is a participant in The Book Depository Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to TheBookDepository.Com. (Program Information | Site Privacy Policy)
  • Green in Real Life is a participant in the AliExpress Affiliates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AliExpress.com. (Program Information | Site Privacy Policy)

From time to time, Green in Real Life may share other specialist program, product, or service referral links. These will be clearly noted as referral links in the accompanying text of the page, post, or article.

Other Forms of Compensation

We may earn a small commission for the endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website. Although we often share links without having any relationship, material or otherwise, with the linked source, readers should presume that any/all links on this blog may have an affiliate connection or other type of relationship attached.

Compensated (sponsored) posts will only be accepted if they suit the ethics, audience, style, and intent of the blog. Compensated posts at will always be clearly identified. We believe that it is important to be upfront, open, and honest with readers. Disclosure of any material relationships or compensation is not only a legal requirement, but also a matter of personal ethics. This blog may accept select products for review and/or giveaway. Reviews are honest. Whether a post is paid or unpaid, we will only recommend products that we have personally used and enjoyed.

Unpaid/uncompensated posts make up the vast majority of content here on the blog.  Posts may include unpaid links to provide supplemental information on a post or topic. As a personal lifestyle blog, we may also post about our own resources, activities, events, and product uses. These uncompensated posts may still include affiliate links or display advertisements, as noted above, where the linked products or services may be of interest to the reader based upon post content.

As per our Terms of Use and Disclaimer, any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Any warranty claims, defects, issues, or disputes must be raised and dealt with directly with the manufacturer and/or provider.

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This page was last updated on 23 May 2021
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