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November , 2011
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions(TM) 16 CFR, Part 255: 'Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials', I'm providing full disclosure on how this site, Hamuniverse.com, operates. To satisfy all readers, you'll find both a short and long version. It's important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing a product and the manufacturer or service provider.
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This disclosure is provided so you as a consumer who attempts to understand the relationship between a person reviewing, endorsing, or writing about a product or service and the manufacturer or service provider. This website participates in various affiliate programs in which the owner(s) receive a commission or fee whenever you purchase through a link on this site using that particular affilate program. These links can be in the form of text links located throughout the site on pages, linked from images within a post or on a page, buttons, within the sidebar, and graphic ads such as banners that may be placed in various locations and pages on the site. We are independently owned, and the views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the article writers' own opinions or view. Any product claim, feature, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified.
Even though the owner(s) of this website may have been provided compensation, we always post honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences based on our research and/or experience with the product or service. This means that the content of posts on this web site are never influenced by advertisers or an affiliate partnership. Our opinions of products advertised or mentioned on Hamuniverse.com are our own and are not to be considered as a paid opinion by any advertiser on this web site. Our opinions, recommendatios, etc of a particular product or company are based on our own research and we suggest that you do your own also.
This website was created to provide a one-stop resource for ham radio related topics, ham radio news, projects, general ham radio information, tips, & in depth reviews of certain specific ham radio related products or associated topics related to electronic communications equipment or it's many facets. This means that, while there is no charge for you to access and read this website, some income is generated based on advertising revenues, and other programs to help cover the costs of maintaining this site. We spend thousands of hours yearly operating this web site which is free for anyone on the internet to use and hopefully get good information.
Costs to maintain the site include such things as hosting fees, purchasing software, computer repair and upkeep, new equipment purchases and products to test, marketing this website, domain name fees, and more. All these things add up, so I always appreciate your support!!
Moreover, I DO NOT develop, manufacture, or have any type of investment in any product company or any other product or service mentioned on this site or anywhere else. The only relationship between myself, this site and any product or service discussed or reviewed, is via one or more of the advertising programs outlined below.
Listed below you will find the various types of "advertising" this site participates in. It is my sincere hope that the information provided will help my readers better understand this siteâ€™s "revenue model" and how I do business online.
This website participates in numerous affiliate programs in which we receive a small commission whenever you purchase through some links posted on this site. Links can be defined as being used as either text links or ad banners. Not all links on this site nor all of the ad banners seen are income producers and are freely displayed just for your reference. Even though Iâ€™m not an affiliate of every product or service that is mentioned either in a news story, product announcement, or in a review on this site, you should assume that if you click on ANY "commercial looking or worded" link or ad banner, that I may get a commission. These links can be in the form of text links located throughout the site on pages, within images posted within a post or page, and graphic ads such as banners, buttons and widgets. This site may also use them in content when endorsing or reviewing a product. When you do make a purchase via any affiliate links, these purchases are the same price you would pay if you did not come from one of the links on this site.
This website DOES accept free sample products from time to time from businesses who wish to share their products with this site for possible product reviews. Accepting those products DOES NOT influence this sites' decision to mention the product or company on this site and/or to write a favorable review. It does give the company submitting a product the opportunity to call attention to their products. We also offer reader reviews of various ham radio products giving the reader's point of view and opinion of a particular product he has purchased or used and any opinions or views he has of the product are his alone.
Ad banner advertisement space is offered and used on Hamuniverse.com on a limited basis as space becomes available on some pages. Most ad banners on Hamuniverse.com are paid for by the company doing the advertising of their products on a time and space basis. Some of the banner advertising will be Pay Per Click using Google Adsense (identified as "Ads by Google"), which are page impressions that are paid by advertisers to Google and in turn Google serves (displays) them to Adsense partners like Hamuniverse.com. This means when you click on an Google ad (Pay Per Click program), this site receives a very small referral fee which I appreciate very much. Pennies do ad up over time!
All advertising on this site must conform to the overall content, which means I usually only accept relevant content advertising that I feel will be helpful to my readers. Our paid banner ads (purchased directly from Hamuniverse.com) are usually companies that sell ham radio or associated products that are relevant to the content of Hamuniverse.com and are hand picked by us after a review of their overall product line and it's suitability as relevant to the content of the site as a hole or a particular web page content. You will never see non-family rated ads on Hamuniverse.com.
This sites' goal is to provide it's readers with valuable information related to ham radio and the world of radio communication topics of general or specific interest to the Amateur Radio operators or others interested in the various topics covered on Hamuniverse.com. I will ALWAYS gives honest recommendations and reviews, and will post both positive and negative analysis on products regardless if I've received a free sample, paid ad banner, or if I'm an affiliate of the product or company being reviewed. In most cases, I'll provide clear reasons for choosing one product over another in my opinion.
N4UJW, Don Butler, Publisher Hamuniverse.com.
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