Supporting and Sharing
Dalmatian DIY uses 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 and for continuing to support our blog. Woofs of gratitude, furfriends!
Advertising and Affiliate Programs
Advertisements and affiliate links that appear on this blog are third party (Google AdSense, Amazon, The Book Depository, AliExpress, and/or other sponsor advertisements as detailed below). We do not personally vet (hehehe) or endorse the products and services advertised in any of these formats.
How They Work
When a reader clicks on an affiliate link (in the text of a post or on an affiliate advertisement or banner) and then makes a purchase, a small commission may be received for promoting the seller’s website or products. Prices are the same as they would be if you accessed the site directly. There is no material benefit from click-throughs, only from referred purchases. Non-affiliate advertisements (e.g. space allocated to third-party advertising programs) may operate on views, click-throughs, and/or referrals, depending on the nature of the advertising agreement.
Data and Privacy
Clarity and Transparency
We believe in being up front with our readers. To make sure we catch your attention with clear and complaint disclosure statements, there is a linked disclosure statement bar embedded at the start of our posts. A linked disclosure message also appears in the sidebar on pages that include a sidebar format. The header and footer menus also include links to this Disclosure page. Advertising blocks and similar are readily visible and identifiable as such. Where text links are used within posts and pages, 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 “(affiliate link)” or “(referral link)” to be absolutely transparent.
Advertising and Affiliate Program Participation Disclosures
The primary affiliate and advertising programs in use (or registered for potential use) on and/or by Dalmatian DIY are as follow:
From time to time, Dalmatian DIY may 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.
Other Forms of Compensation
Dalmatian DIY 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. Ad blocks and similar are visually obvious. Where text links are used we endeavour to be clear about any referral, affiliate, or other relationship connection.
Compensated (sponsored) posts will only be accepted if they suit the ethics, audience, style, and intent of the blog. Compensated posts at will always be clearly identified, as will any other form of material benefit such as products for review and/or giveaway. We believe that it is important to be upfront, open, and honest with readers. 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. As a personal pet blog, we may also post about resources, discoveries, events, and products based upon our own activities. We are not compensated for writing these posts or sharing the links. 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.
Note: Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Any warranty claims, defects, issues, or disputes must be raised and dealt with directly with the manufacturer and/or provider.