FTC disclosures and affiliate information
The owners and editors of Fullclutch.com are in full compliance with FTC regulations. Full Clutch accepts free product for review, but reviews are the honest opinions of Full Clutch contributors. If the products stinks, we’ll state that in the review, or just not feature the product in a review at all. More often, the contributing staff of Full Clutch purchases the products they review.
The owners and editors of Fullclutch.com reserve the right to use affiliate programs to generate income needed to keep Full Clutch free and uncluttered.
Full Clutch does NOT take money in order to review a product, run a promotion, or conduct a giveaway. We believe in staying as independent and unbiased as we can, but we also realize that when there’s an opportunity to use an affiliate program to generate income, it’s a smart decision to make use of it.
What’s an affiliate program? Affiliate programs allow retailers and brands to track where clicks to their websites are coming from. A commission can be paid out to that website (in this case, Full Clutch) if the person chooses to buy the product.
Our affiliate programs include: Amazon.com, Google Affiliates, Shopstyle/Shopsense, Click Junction, LinkShare, and ShareASale. Brands are constantly dropping in and out of different affiliate programs, so a full list would be almost impossible, but here’s a few brands we have some kind affiliate relationship with: Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, J. Crew, Ann Taylor LOFT, Sephora, DSW, Nordstrom, Macy’s, … the list goes on and on. Does our relationship with these brands influence what goes up on the site? Absolutely not. Will we give poor reviews to products produced by companies and brands we have affiliate relationships with? You bet.
It’s honestly best to assume that every single last link that points to a retailer has some sort of affiliate connection to us. That’d be the goal at least. Again, that doesn’t influence our content or our opinions on products. Here’s why…
The editors of Full Clutch pride themselves on being a down to earth bunch with good style judgement, so know that they won’t be pushing low quality, ugly goods just to make a couple of bucks. Because if it’s bad… you the visitor will stop visiting. And if you stop visiting, what’s the point?