Partnership Disclaimer

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MakeUseOf Partnership Disclaimer

We love researching and reviewing stuff, then sharing our findings with you. And you can help us keep the lights on.

You may have noticed that we often use Amazon links when recommending products. We’re consumers too – often, our review products are purchased from Amazon. So if you do decide to use our links to purchase a product we’re recommending, then as Amazon Associates we earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, and in turn, you’ll shop with confidence knowing that Amazon will deliver your product safely.

You’ll also be glad to know that our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items. As you can tell from our product review conclusions, we always provide advice on whether a product is worth purchasing. We would never recommend anything we wouldn’t buy ourselves.

Some of our Best Of lists also contain affiliate links. These pages were created with our readers in mind, and therefore, we only recommend the best apps and services. Affiliate links were inserted only as an afterthought, which again, pays us a very small compensation if you do decide to buy or sign up for a service. These links also appear in individual review articles.

And now, some legal stuff:

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on MakeUseOf are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers. We also receive compensation for sponsored posts and emails.We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Gleam

We use Gleam to power our giveaways. Any data that Gleam collects requires user consent which involves filling in a form or connecting your Facebook account to Gleam. Some campaigns may also require additional identifiable fields that you may have to fill out.

When you connect your Gleam account with your social network account, you are allowing Gleam access to your information stored on your social account.

Gleam may also use cookies to identify if you’re logged into Gleam, track user referrals, etc. For more information on how Gleam uses the data that they collect, please read https://gleam.io/privacy

Advertising in emails

We, or a data provider we have engaged, may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads, content or services.

No personally identifiable information is placed into these cookies. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form.

To opt-out of these cookies or learn more please visit this page.

Mobile applications

If you use our apps, you may be asked to register with your phone number or email address.

obliviate

None of the data provided to us in obliviate will be shared with third parties.

obliviate will request permission to access your contact list in order to identify other obliviate users and allow you to establish connections with them. We will not use your contact list information for any other purpose.

obliviate will record your public IP address for logging purposes. We store the last two IP addresses used.

obliviate will request permission to access your personal media, including but not limited to the photo gallery, camera, and microphone. This is required for the purposes of attaching media to messages within the app. We do not store your personal media on our servers and will not use them for any other purpose. Your phone number is required for registration. Messages within obliviate are routed by your phone number. We will not use your phone number for any other purpose.

NeedHave

None of the data provided to us in NeedHave will be shared with third parties.

NeedHave will request permission to access your contact list in order to identify other NeedHave users and allow you to establish connections with them. We will not use your contact list information for any other purpose.

NeedHave will record your public IP address for logging purposes. We store the last two IP addresses used.

NeedHave will request permission to access your personal media, including but not limited to the photo gallery, camera, and microphone. This is required for the purposes of attaching media to listings within the app. We will not use them for any other purpose.

Your phone number is required for registration. Messages within NeedHave are routed by your phone number. We will not use your phone number for any other purpose.

NeedHave will request permission to access your location in order to display needs in your vicinity. Your location will only be used in the the app.

Washie

None of the data provided to us in Washie will be shared with third parties.

Washie will utilize your public IP address in order to identify your location and present you with the local weather forecast. Your IP address or location will not be used for any other purpose.

PolyTime

None of the data provided to us in PolyTime will be shared with third parties.

PolyTime will utilize your public IP address in order to identify your location and present you with the local time. Your IP address or location will not be used for any other purpose.

A quick word regarding sponsored articles, manuals and giveaways.

Whenever a company contracts us to write about their product in the form of a review, manual or giveaway, in exchange for compensation, we will always disclose that fact in the published work. We only choose to partner with high-quality clients in order to preserve our reputation. At the same time, we try to be as honest as possible, ensuring that our readers receive the most truthful information about the apps and services we review. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about — sponsored articles, manuals and giveaways are written by the same people who publish regular, non-sponsored articles, and contains the same advice we’d normally dish out. We do not discriminate.