At Sleep Doctor Holdings, LLC (“we,” “our” or “us”) we aim to be as transparent as possible about the testing processes on the SleepFoundation.org website (the “site”), how we make the decisions regarding product recommendations, and the separation between our product recommendations and referrals made through our site.
In order to produce accurate, informative content, we maintain affiliate partnerships with many companies in the sleep product industry, as well as larger e-commerce portals like Amazon.com and Walmart.com. In this spirit of transparency, we want to make the following disclosures about our relationships and commission agreements:
- We maintain affiliate relationships with companies that offer sleep products. These relationships include cost-per-click and affiliate fee arrangements, which help us generate commissions through product links. A clear and conspicuous disclaimer is placed on all pages that contain affiliate links. All advertising content on our website is clearly labeled as an advertisement.
- We participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As part of this program, we receive a commission from Amazon.com whenever one of our readers makes a purchase after visiting an Amazon.com link on our site.
- If one of our readers clicks on a link on our site and purchases a product from one of our affiliate partners, then we receive a commission. However, if that reader chooses to return the product, then the commission will be rescinded. We do not have an incentive to promote inferior products based on requests from current or future affiliate partners – in fact, we’re disincentivized to do so.
- We have not nor will we ever receive any financial payment from companies in exchange for featuring their products in reviews, rankings, or guides. However, we do receive free products from companies that are used by us for research purposes. Receiving these products does not influence our editorial content, nor does it guarantee a favorable review or top pick placements for the product or the seller/manufacturer.
- We may also refer our readers of our site to content and/or products on other sites owned and operated by us, such as Testing.com or SleepApnea.org.
Independent Product Review
We also want to make it clear to our readers that our recommendations are based only on our informed research and product testing. Along with the information above, we’ve taken extra steps to ensure that our editorial process isn’t impacted by our affiliate partnerships including the following:
- Our review process includes a mix of hands-on testing, expert opinions, and extensive research and our experts, reviewers, and staff writers are not made aware of the specifics of any agreements with any affiliate partners with whom we do business.
- Our experts, reviewers, and staff writers never communicate directly with any of the affiliate partners from whom we receive commissions other than researching product specifications and company policies (returns, warranties, etc.) which happens through customer support channels only and doesn’t impact any of our recommendations.
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