Compensation Disclosure Policy
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONDUCT YOUR OWN INVESTIGATION (PERFORM DUE DILIGENCE) BEFORE BUYING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM ANYONE VIA THE INTERNET. THIS INCLUDES PRODUCTS AND SERVICES SOLD ON THIS WEBSITE AND ALL OTHER WEBSITES.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, you should assume that all references to the products and services of companies other than REI Blackbook on our website, located at www.reiblackbook.com, (the “Website”) are made because material connections exist between REI Blackbook (“Company”) and such third party providers (“Provider”) of the mentioned products and services (“Third Party Products and Services”).
GOOD FAITH RECOMMENDATIONS
Any recommendation of Third Party Products and Services by the Company on the Website based in part on a good faith belief that the purchase of such products or services will benefit purchasers in general. The Company has this good faith belief because (a) the Company has tried the product or service mentioned prior to recommending it or (b) the Company has researched the reputation of the Provider and has made the decision to recommend the Provider’s products or services based on the Provider’s history of providing these or other Third Party Products and Services. Any recommendation of Third Party Products and Services by the Company on the Website reflect the Company’s honest opinion based upon the facts known to the Company at the time a Third Party Product and Service is mentioned on the Website.
POTENTIAL BIAS AND DUE DILIGENCE
The Company’s opinion about a Third Party Product and Service may be partially formed (consciously or subconsciously) in part based on the fact that the Company has been compensated or will be compensated because of the Company’s business relationships with the Providers.
In some instances, the Company and a Provider will have a business or personal relationship that does not involve the Company receiving compensation related to such Third Party Products and Services mentioned on the Website. However, the nature of the relationship is sufficient to establish a material connection between the Company and the Provider.
Because there is a material connection between the Company and Providers of Third Party Products and Services mentioned on the Website, you should always assume that the Company may be biased because of the Company’s relationship with a Provider and/or because the Company has received or will receive something of value from a Provider.
Perform your own due diligence before purchasing a Third Party Product and Service mentioned on the Website (or any other website).
The type of compensation received by the Company may vary. In some instances, the Company may receive complimentary products, services, or money from a Provider prior to mentioning the Provider’s products or services on the Website.
In other instances, the Company may receive a monetary commission or non-monetary compensation when you take action based on the content of the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, when you purchase a Third Party Product and Service from a Provider after clicking on an affiliate link on the Website.
YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The Company’s goal is to make your experience using this website a pleasant one. If you have any questions about products or services mentioned on the Website, please contact the Company and have those questions answered prior to making a purchase of such Third Party Products and Services.
Company Contact Information:
REI Group, LLC
1000 Executive Parkway
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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This Disclosure Policy was last updated on 04-06-2010.
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