Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Welcome! To abide by the new blogging rules established by the FTC in the United States, you should assume the following when visiting one of Kirchner Media’s websites:

  • Every post published, and every page on the site contains display advertising. This advertising is determined by the advertising company (in many cases, Google Adsense or Amazon), and we receive compensation for views and clicks.
  • All items reviewed were either purchased by the respective property, or provided as a review unit from the manufacturer. In many cases, the review units provided by the manufacturer are freebies and are not returned.
  • When relating specifically to automotive reviews, The Kirchner Organization follows industry practices of accepting review units from manufacturers.
    • The manufacturer (or a representative of the company) delivers the review vehicle for the review, includes the necessary insurance, and delivers it with a full tank of gas.
    • The vehicle is then picked up by the manufacturer (or a representative of the company) at the end of the review period.
  • For new vehicle launches, it is common practice for a manufacturer to pay for travel, lodging, and food for a reviewer to go to a location to evaluate a vehicle. We accept and attend these trips.
  • If we receive a review unit or attend a trip for the purpose of evaluating a product, we will disclose that on the individual post (along with this blanket disclosure here, of course).
  • If there is a review and there is no disclosure, you should assume that the review unit was purchased by the reviewer for the purpose of writing the review.
  • We may, at times, accept money in exchange for promotion posts, social media shares, and more. For blog posts that were monetized in such a fashion, they’ll be marked clearly as a “Promotional Post.” For tweets and other social media shares, they’ll be noted with the FTC standard “#ad” hashtag.
  • We may, at times, include affiliate links that generate money when the item linked to is purchased. We do not construct posts purely for the purpose of affiliate linking, and only include the links after the post has been written and submitted for editorial review.
  • Regardless of whether or not we were paid for a post, to review a product, or make money by linking through to something, that will in no way influence our editorial review and doesn’t guarantee that we’ll like your product.
  • We share our honest thoughts in our own words for reviews.
  • We also reserve the right to change or amend this post in the future. We’re human, and we might not have covered everything.
  • Many blogs out there make money in some way, shape, or form. Be sure to check out the sites you visit to see if they have a disclosure policy. If they don’t, and they’re not disclosing per post, they might be in violation of the law.

If you have any questions about our disclosure policy, let us know by utilizing our contact form.


Last updated: December 11, 2016

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