Our Affiliate Program
What are Affiliate Links?
Affiliates are providers of products and services with which Gentle Home has partnered up. They usually offer a commission to Gentle Home as soon as someone makes a purchase on their sites through our links we provide.
Affiliates have been around since the World Wide Web. Affiliates are basically everywhere. Every time you see an advertisement that offers a banner to click on, you can basically speak of affiliates. But also reviews and and listings of top products can be called affiliate links once they include links.
How Does Gentle Home Earn From Affiliate Links?
Affiliates are mainly used by Gentle Home in product reviews. For example, when Gentle Home tests certain products and these perform well in our review, we might try to enter into an affiliate partnership with this provider.
In this case, Gentle Home receives a commission when somebody purchases that product through our links.
How Does Gentle Home Maintain Its Independence Despite Affiliate Links?
Gentle Home is not primarily about affiliates, but about independent reviews and articles. If we like a product, then this product can be listed on our site. Once this is the case, we can also enter into an affiliate partnership with this provider with a clear conscience. In this way we would be rewarded for our efforts, so to speak.
It is also the case that we receive a large number of inquiries from potential affiliate partners who also want their product to be listed on our website. Gentle Home generally does not respond to requests and cannot be influenced by high commissions. Our positioning is therefore independent and we are unaffected by the amount of the commission and also unaffected if a commission exists or not.
In the next point we explain how the selection of affiliate companies takes place, and how we maintain our seriousness and independence.
How Does Gentle Home Handle Affiliate Inquiries?
We often receive inquiries from companies that would like us to list them. In this case, we categorize requests as follows:
We look at other reviews to see whether this company was able to receive a placement there. The opinions of popular magazines are also important to us such as from consumer magazines. If we notice that none of these sources have mentioned this company or mentioned them only slightly, in most cases the company will be rejected by our team from being reviewed – regardless of whether we receive a commission on the sale or not. As a rule, Gentle Home does not list company’s products that have not yet been able to achieve a certain market share.
We also look in the established discussion forums to see how users share their experiences with the product overall. If we find that the manufacturer is an insider tip, we might still consider listing them despite a missing market share.
The moment we notice that a product is not reputable or a high number of negative reviews are already in circulation, we refrain from listing this product. Overall, Gentle Home is a positive magazine. That means that we mention good and established products only.
We also don’t want to portray any product or company badly, which is why we simply refrain from a review in most of these cases. Therefore, our readers should usually only read reviews for which we also make a recommendation. The commission amount is irrelevant to us: If we identify a dubious product, we cannot test this product for ethical reasons, especially since we would not install the software on our PCs anyways.
Well-Known Products With a Positive Reputation
We are considering a thorough review of all other products that make a positive impression on us. An editor from our team then reviews the product in detail. Our editors have no instructions regarding commissions and star ratings. The review and listing is therefore completely independent.
Overall, a commission is therefore “nice to have” for us and not a prerequisite for being listed. Every product, with or without a commission, will usually be accepted as soon as we notice that it is a well-known product with a positive reputation. But if a product also pays us to link to their website … even better. The review however will remain unaffected.
Like most website operators, Gentle Home collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Gentle Home’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Gentle Home’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Gentle Home may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gentle Home also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Gentle Home’s blog posts posts. Gentle Home only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites, products or services.
Gentle Home may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website and will not display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Gentle Home does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.
A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.
A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
Technical or functional cookies
Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.
On this website we use advertising cookies, enabling us to personalize the advertisements for you, and we (and third parties) gain insights into the campaign results. This happens based on a profile we create based on your click and surfing on and outside https://www.Gentle Home.org. With these cookies you, as website visitor are linked to a unique ID, so you do not see the same ad more than once for example.
Social media buttons
On our website we have included buttons for Facebook and Instagram to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook and Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and Instagram themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.
Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook and Instagram are located in the United States.
We use Google Analytics for website statistics.
- _ga: 2 years | Store a unique user ID
- _gid: 1 day | Count and track pageviews
- _gat: 1 minute | Filter requests from bots
We use WP Engine for website hosting.
Google Ads Optimization
We use Google Ads Optimization for showing advertisements.
google_experiment_mod*: 3 months | Track visits across websites
google_pem_mod: persistent | Ad delivery
We use Google Adsense for showing advertisements.
google_adsense_settings: persistent | Ad delivery
We use Google Fonts for display of webfonts.
Google Fonts API: Request user IP address
We use YouTube for video display.
GPS: session | Store location data
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: 6 months | Estimate bandwidth
YSC: session | Store a unique user ID
PREF: 1 year | Track visits across websites
actppresence: 1 year | Manage ad display frequency
This data is not shared with third parties.
Your rights with respect to personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- you may submit a request for access to the data we process about you;
- you may object to the processing;
- you may request an overview, in a commonly used format, of the data we
- process about you;
- you may request correction or deletion of the data if it is incorrect or not or no longer relevant, or to ask to restrict the processing of the data.
To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you.
Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.
Selling data to third parties
We do not sell data to third parties
For questions and/or comments about this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:
blue media marketing, Inc., c/o Gentle Home, 5755 Oberlin Dr, Ste 300, San Diego, CA 92121, United States.