Material Disclosure And Other Interests.
As per mandates from FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, 16 CFR Part 255 – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, this Material Disclosure document outlines the standard policies and procedures we follow in regards to managing those interests and how they impact the operations of the Websites and its Content.
While it will always remain a work of passion, it is important to keep in mind that EPIC CHOW DOWN, its parent company, contributors and partners may have financial, commercial or other material interest in the content and material we publish, promote, create, sell or endorse.
By using or accessing the Website you agree to being exposed to paid or compensated content insertions and advertising campaigns. Where a direct material connection exists, such a connection will be clearly stated. In the event that such a connection is not clearly stated for any reason whatsoever, including oversight, it should always be presumed.
We strive to maintain the content of our website and communications as independent and valuable as possible. Therefore we will never promote, publish or endorse any product or service which we do not truly believe in.
For more information on our content and publishing guidelines see https://epicchowdown.com/content-guidelines.
EPIC CHOW DOWN is not responsible for third-party claims or opinions. You should always do your own due-dilligence before purchasing any product or service.
Author And Contributor Compensation.
EPIC CHOW DOWN may, at its discretion, offer paid compensation to its authors and contributors who may also benefit from exposure, mentions or endorsement on the Websites.
We make every effort possible to ensure that all of our authors and contributors are knowledgeable experts on the topics covered and impartial in their views. However EPIC CHOW DOWN is not responsible for existing interests or any third-party’s failure to disclose them.
For more information on how we manually select and review potential authors and contributors and the work submitted, see our content and publishing guidelines at https://epicchowdown.com/content-guidelines.
EPIC CHOW DOWN maintains affiliate relationships with several product/services which provide financial or other material compensations for purchases made through our marketing and advertising activities.
The fact that EPIC CHOW DOWN receives compensation for a purchase will be clearly stated wherever applicable and does not incur any additional costs or fees to our users.
EPIC CHOW DOWN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, endless.com, smallparts.com and/or myhabit.com.
Reviews, Mentions And Endorsements.
EPIC CHOW DOWN may, at its sole discretion, accept to receive paid compensation or other material benefits for its review, mention or endorsement of a specific product or service.
Whenever such a connection exist it will be clearly identified as such and under no circumstances will such a financial or material consideration supersede our content and publishing guidelines which can be found at https://epicchowdown.com/content-guidelines.
All reviews, mentions, and endorsements must reflect the views, findings, experiences, and opinions of their respective authors with the product or service being promoted and may not reflect those of EPIC CHOW DOWN as a whole.
Any results or testimony provided in this context are to be considered as such and not meant to convey or imply any specific results or claims on behalf of EPIC CHOW DOWN or its advertisers.
Native Advertising And Paid Placement.
EPIC CHOW DOWN may, at its sole discretion, accept to receive paid compensation or other material benefits for content placement on the Websites, including but not limited to;
Native Advertising: Native Advertising refers to a form of paid content published next to or within other relevant content informational pieces. Such content will usually consist of information relevant to the advertiser’s offer, message or call to action and will be identified as such.
Paid Placement: Paid Placement refers to the insertion of banners (text or graphic) within the body of the Websites. Such advertisements are easily identifiable as such and will always be accompanied by a short caption such as “Sponsored Ads” or similar expression.
EPIC CHOW DOWN makes every effort possible to ensure that the advertising displayed on the Websites reflect our own content and publishing guidelines that can be found at https://epicchowdown.com/content-guidelines.
Commercial Communication Campaigns.
By providing your contact information you agree to receive content updates and relevant promotions from EPIC CHOW DOWN.
Such communications may be sent to you via e-mail, sms messaging, third-party applications and services or any combination thereof.
As described in the previous sections, our regular communications may include affiliate promotions, reviews, endorsements or mentions of products and services to which we have a material connection. In the event that such a connection is not clearly stated for any reason whatsoever, including oversight, it should always be presumed.
EPIC CHOW DOWN may also, at its sole discretion, accept to receive paid compensation or other material benefits to send out commercial communications on behalf of our partners or advertisers. Such communication will always be identified using a short caption such as “Sponsored” or similar expression.
Commercial communication campaigns will always be subject the same content and publishing guidelines which can be found at https://epicchowdown.com/content-guidelines/.
Commercial Intent, Paid Content And Licensing.
EPIC CHOW DOWN may, at its sole discretion, choose to monetize, license, and profit from its brand or the content of the Websites.
This includes (but not limited to) the creation and offering of paid newsletters, memberships, courses, programs, books and other medias or any combination thereof.
EPIC CHOW DOWN reserves the right to use the content of your reviews, endorsements, claim of results or any other communications to us in the context of our promotion and marketing efforts as allowed and prescribed in the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION guidelines, 16 CFR Part 255 – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.