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What this Privacy Statement Covers

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Advertising Disclosure

Affiliate Links and Review Copies

Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Melanie & Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. will receive an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. In addition, Melanie & Domenico Bettinelli, Jr., may have received one or more of the products or services mentioned from a vendor, creator, or manufacturer for free in the hope that they would mention it on the site. Regardless, they will only recommend products or services they use personally and believe will add value to their readers.

Sponsored Posts

Occasionally, a post on may be a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated Melanie Bettinelli via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, she will only recommend products or services she uses personally and believes will add value to her readers. Such posts will be clearly marked as sponsored.

I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

[Last updated 12/11/2017]