I like money. Money lets me get more gear which I REALLY like. I’m a gearhound and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m always going to my wife telling here about this new tent, pad, bag, coat, shoe, lantern, cooking system, rope, harness, you name it that we ‘need’. She looks at me and asks ‘Are we becoming an outfitter?’ I reply ‘You know the thought never entered my mind but that sounds like a terrific idea, thank you!’
In an effort to feed my addiction, er I mean totally controlled and managed desire to outfit my family, I have decided to generate cash flow using The Bionic Chronicles blog in the form of affiliate marketing programs. You may see the sides of the blog showing pretty pictures to a few of my favorite online retailers and/or products. I, from time-to-time, will write gear reviews and provide links to purchase said gear from one of the affiliates. Should you do so and click-through eventually deciding that my review was dead on and you need this for your gear closet and purchase it, I will make a little money.
I don’t receive free gear, nor I am paid to review gear. The gear I do review was purchased with my own money that I earned playing with numbers at a desk all day long or was given to me as a gift by family for various holidays or simply because I have higher than normal levels of awesomeness. We are not a sponsored blog (at least not yet, but hope to be one day) so we get nothing for free.
For something more official sounding read this:
This policy is valid from 06 February 2012
This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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Should I be given gear for free from a vendor, should I ever be paid to review a product I will be sure to state it in the review and make it abundantly clear that things have changed. So just know, that if you click-through and purchase the gear you are enabling my gear addiction to continue because I’m using the money to buy more gear. Don’t worry you can sleep at night knowing that you’ve done a good thing.