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Affiliate links and purpose:
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Products reviewed on this site are not chosen by our advertisers (even in the case of a sponsorship agreement), nor do the brands making the products have any input on our reviews. I choose products that meet my standards and share them with our readers. When I find products that would be of interest to my audience, I request them from either the manufacturer or a distributor. Through years of attending tradeshows, I’ve made many marketing and PR friends. They know the site and understand my demographic. As such, they are also frequently in a position to offer products for consideration. Even then, it’s something I choose to review out of personal interest. I turn down far more offers than I accept. I do not accept payment for any reviews.
Any time a product is provided for testing and evaluation, it’s clearly disclosed, per FTC Guidelines. Since affiliate links appear on all pages, there is an affliliate disclosure statement at the conclusion of each published article.
In order to be considered for review, a product should meet the following criteria:
- Be of interest to the readers
- Be relevant to the site
- Offer sufficient value and quality for the price
In addition, I prefer companies that demonstrate respect for their employees and the environment. Our readers are free to choose where to spend their money. But I won’t knowingly point them in the direction of a company whose policies I disapprove of.
To submit a proposal to have a product reviewed, please email brian(at)industryoutsider.com