The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) thinks you’re stupid!
They don’t think you’re smart enough to realize that when you buy something other people get paid.
In fact, when you buy something MANY people get paid. Including but not limited to…
The store where you bought the thing.
The people who work in the store.
The person who manufactured the product
The people who supplied the materials to the person who manufactured the product
The people who shipped the product to the store
The people who shipped the product to you.
And if you buy something online the website who recommended the product MIGHT even get a modest commission.
MIGHT! Lots of things can go wrong in that process and we can get jipped. But hey, that’s business.
The FTC thinks all this will be a huge shock to you and requires me, and every other website to spell it out to you over and over and over so you can decide if you would rather have us be able to feed our families or make the Walmart family richer.
To that end please be aware that this website does, in fact, contain affiliate links.
If you really don’t know what that is, you can think of them as commission sales. If I’ve done my job well, and found something you feel would benefit you or that you’d just like to have and you buy it thru a link you find on this site. The Vegan Banana MAY make a modest commission.
Now, that commission doesn’t raise the price of the thing you will buy. You’ll pay the same no matter who’s link you click thru. And someone will make the commission for the sale no matter where you make your purchase.
So affiliate links put the power into your hands to reward the people who help you find what you are looking for. And that’s all there is to it.
But then you already knew all that, didn’t you?
Ok… all that is to say you will find the following notice on most pages of this site because the FTC thinks you are idiots and need constant reminding.
“This site contains affiliate links. If the product is purchased by linking through this review, The Vegan Banana receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing!”
If it becomes annoying to see it over and over and over…. Please don’t blame me. Instead, contact your members of congress and tell them how stupid you think all this is.
P.S. My opinions cannot be bought. So regardless of if I decide on my own to review a product. If someone asks me to review a product. Or even if they send me a sample of a product to review…
YOU WILL ALWAYS GET MY HONEST OPINION!
If I think it’s good. I’ll say so. If I think it’s total crap. I’ll say that too.
But honestly, I usually don’t waste my time with things that suck. So, unless it’s something I think could be a danger to you or a total waste of your money, time or both… I’ll likely just skip reviewing it and save my time for something worthwhile.
You have been warned!
Now for the legalese my lawyers insist I include…
When it comes to buying products or services when using the internet, it is recommended that you should ALWAYS conduct your own investigations. This includes buying any products or services sold from this website and all other websites OR offline stores.
YES, I’m telling you NOT to blindly believe everything “I” say! Check it out for yourself!!!
Ok folks… just use common sense here and on other sites. Think for yourself and protect yourself so… unless we have stated otherwise, you should always assume that when products or services are made reference to, they are made because there exists a material connection between the website owner and the providers of the products and services displayed. (material connection means that the person mentoning the product or service could gain something for doing so… ie free product or cash)
It should be noted that this is not always the case! But you should assume so anyhoo.
Good Faith Recommendations
The owners of this site will always recommend products and services based in part on a good faith belief that the supply of such products or services will help the person obtaining them.
The owner has good faith belief, because the owner has either tried the products or services prior to making any recommendations, or the owners have researched the products or services based on the supplier’s history.
The recommendations made by the owner about the products or services are honest opinions based on facts known to the owner at the time a product or service is mentioned on the website.
The owner has conducted all steps possible to verify the testimonials that appear on this site. They are treated as average user expectations based on the information that was available at the time of publishing them. They are not exaggerations of user results which we do not entertain in any form.
Enquiries have been made to confirm their authenticity at all times. If a claim sounds untrue then the owners regard this as such and do not publish this on the website.
Where extracts have been displayed from other reviewers, forum posts, and otherwise user comments, these are in no way indicative of any kind of verifiable results.
All visitors are strongly cautioned to conduct their own due diligence prior to making a purchase displayed on this or ANY SITE!
Heck, I’ll go out on a limb here and say you should do this no matter where you find a product even if it’s your Doctor selling you something!
Our aim is to be 100% honest at all times.
However, accidents do happen and new research is being done every day bringing new information and insights to light. Therefore… If you find something displayed on this site, which you do not agree with, then please contact us immediately and we will look into it.
We reserve the right to withdraw the display of any product or service that does not reach our very high levels of satisfaction without any prior notice.
Honesty and integrity is important to us at all times.
Potential Bias and Due Diligence
The owners’ opinion about a product or service may be partially formed in part on the fact that the owner is likely to receive compensation for the product or service. The nature of the relationship is sufficient to establish a material connection between the owner and the provider.
There will be instances where the owner will not receive compensation relating to the products or services on this website.
You should assume that the owner has a material relationship with the product or services suppliers, because the owner has received or is likely to receive something of monetary value from the supplier.
You should always perform your own due diligence before purchasing a product or service mentioned on this or any other website.
The type of compensation may vary, from receiving payment for a product or service, or receiving complementary products or services.
The owner is therefore likely to receive monetary compensation when you make a purchase for a product or service after clicking the affiliate link displayed but as previously noted… this is not always the case.
Questions Regarding Any Purchases
The owners aim is to provide the best products and services available to you. If you have any questions regarding any such purchases, then please contact us immediately and we will do what we can to answer them or rectify any issues you may have.