Affiliate Compensation Disclosures
These Affiliate Compensation Disclosures (the “Disclosures”) are provided by theSkimm, Inc. (“theSkimm,” “we,” or “our”), and apply to www.theskimm.com (both the mobile and online versions) and all of our other digital properties, including, without limitation, The Daily Skimm, Skimm Your Life, Skimm Money, Skimm podcast and theSkimm App (collectively, the “Properties”).
Like most digital media companies, we have financial relationships with various affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties (collectively, “Affiliates”) whose products, services, and messaging are described in, or appear on, our Properties. We provide these Disclosures to you because we believe in transparency, and we strive to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising, which are codified at 16 C.F.R. Part 255.
theSkimm often receives monetary and other forms of compensation from Affiliates for various advertising, sponsorships (such as sponsored posts or sponsored stories within our editorial content), insertion orders, commercial messaging, editorial inclusions, and other promotional campaigns that we feature on our Properties. Thus, there is often a paid connection between theSkimm and an Affiliate with respect to a product, service, or company mentioned, reviewed, or recommended on our Properties. If you ultimately decide to purchase a product or service mentioned on our Properties, we may receive additional compensation from an Affiliate in connection with that purchase. This is called an affiliate link. And, in cases of third-party ads posted on our Properties, we will generally receive some compensation from the third-party advertiser even if you do not purchase anything.
Whenever there is such an Affiliate relationship, we do our best to clearly and conspicuously disclose it adjacent to, or within the, content. For example, such a disclosure may state: “This is a sponsored/affiliate post.”
Please be assured that we try to provide true and accurate statements regarding any products, services, or companies mentioned, reviewed, or recommended by theSkimm on our Properties, regardless of whether the company is an Affiliate. And, regardless of any affiliations, we only recommend products, services, or companies that we use personally or believe will be good for our members.
Finally, theSkimm has a number of corporate investors. When our content relates to products or services our investors provide, compete with, or invest in, our content is created with total editorial independence. None of our investors have access to our editorial and publication process unless we have an agreement with that investor that specifically contemplates a content creation relationship. If such a relationship exists, we would clearly disclose it as noted above. We will remind our audience of the relationship when we write directly about the business or other activities of an investor.
Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these Disclosures, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.