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The Federal Trade Commission requires that we disclose any relationship we have between a product manufacturer or service provider when we write about a product or service.  The below disclosure statement is in compliance with the 2010 FTC online disclosure requirements.

Here are the guidelines we operate under at the Baseops Network:

  • We are never paid to do a review. We never accept money to review a product or service. We invest our own time to review and test products.
  •  If we create a link to a product in a review, sometimes we may get paid a commission if you purchase the product or service. We will disclose that in the review. If you don't see that disclosure, that means we are not getting paid any commission.
  • This site accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

  • The views and opinions expressed on the Baseops Network are purely the webmaster’s own.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
  • The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this site and its interactive discussion forums and blogs. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

These are good rules and practices in today's digital world. It's important for you as a consumer to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product and the manufacturer or service provider. If you don't see a disclosure policy as part of a review of a product, that reviewer may be violating the law or at the very least the Code of Ethics.