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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 this detailed Disclosure Policy. This supplements our Terms of Use and should be reviewed in conjunction with accepting those Terms.

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Advertising and Affiliate Program Participation Disclosures

The primary affiliate and advertising programs currently in use (or registered for potential use) on and/or by Green in Real Life are as follow:

  • As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. (Program Information | Site 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, noting that this may include One-Link redirection for international visitors to local variants, such as Amazon.ca. 
  • 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)

The primary affiliate and advertising programs are subject to change and may be updated to add, remove, and/or revise program details. From time to time, Green in Real Life may also share other specialist program, product, or service referral links. These will be clearly noted as referral links (or other identification if/as appropriate) in the accompanying text of the page, post, or article.

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Growing and Sharing

We share all of our content for open and free access, but creating and maintaining Green in Real Life has operating costs. Rather than limit access or paywall content, we’ve chosen to include advertising. We use the 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 completely free access to all of our articles and materials. Thanks for understanding our choice to use these programs. We’ll do our best to keep things transparent and to avoid being spammy.

Clarity and Transparency

To make sure we catch your attention with clear disclosure statements, there is a linked disclosure statement bar automatically embedded at the start of our posts. A linked disclosure message also appears in the sidebar for pages that include a sidebar format. The header and footer menus also include links to this Disclosure for easy access. Advertising blocks and similar are readily visible and identifiable as such. Where text links are used, we endeavour to ensure those are clearly identifiable as well. For example, a product link from a program site may appear as linked text followed by an annotation like “(affiliate link)” or “(referral link)” to be absolutely transparent.

Advertising and Affiliate Programs

Advertising: Non-affiliate advertising is usually in the form of on-site display space allocated to third-party advertising programs, in which the advertising program can serve ads (image/video) on behalf of their external clients. These programs may operate on views, click-throughs, and/or referrals, depending on the nature of the advertising agreement. Adsense is our primary advertising program.

Affiliate Programs: When a reader clicks on an referral or affiliate link (in the text of a post or on an affiliate ad) and then makes a purchase, a small commission may be received for promoting the vendor’s website and/or products. Prices are still the same as they would be if you were accessing the site directly, although sometimes we may also offer referral discount codes. There is no material benefit from click-throughs, only from referred purchases. Amazon is our primary affiliate program.  

Note that the advertisements and affiliate links that appear on Green in Real Life are third-party. We do not personally vet or endorse the content shown in these advertisements, nor the products and services that may be advertised or linked. Please refer to our Term of Use for a detailed Disclaimer.

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. A variety of opt-outs and third-party ad-blocker services are available should you wish to screen advertisements from this and/or other websites. Depending on your location and device settings, you might also be shown a Google-generated banner when you visit our website that allows you to customise your on-site data preferences with respect to their services and associated vendors. Advertising is, however, what helps offset the cost of offering free access. It takes a lot of time, energy, and resources to run a blog and to create/share content. Thanks for understanding.

Compensation Disclosures

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 links may have an affiliate connection or other type of relationship attached. Green in Real Life’s primary programs, Google and Amazon, are fully disclosed above. From time to time, we may also share specific Amazon product links or other specialist program, product, or service referral links. We endeavour to be clear about any referral, affiliate, or other relationship connection.

Compensated (sponsored) posts will only be accepted if they suit the niche, audience, style, and intent of the blog. Compensated or sponsored posts will always be clearly identified, as will any other form of material benefit such as products for review and/or giveaway. Disclosure of any material relationships or compensation is not only a legal requirement, but a matter of personal ethics.

Unpaid and 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. We are not compensated for writing these posts or sharing the links, and we do not insert additional links links by paid/exchange request. 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.

Green in Real Life does not directly sell any products or services. As per our Terms of Use and Disclaimer, any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified directly with the manufacturer and/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 10 January 2024
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