At Explore, we take great pride in providing our readers with unbiased, up-to-date information on relevant outdoor products. Every item of gear we review has been handpicked by our staff and/or contributors and reviewed in a manner that provides you with the best information possible.
However, if you purchase a product through a link on our website, we may earn a small affiliate commission. This commission comes at no cost to you and is common practice throughout the online publishing industry.
Need more information? No problem—we want to be as transparent as possible.
Here's how it works:
If you read a gear review on our site, for example, and decide you'd like to click on a link that leads to a manufacturer's or retailer's website to learn more, and purchase, our unique affiliate-link code tracks that click and purchase and provide us with a "finder's fee," in the form of affiliate commission, when you make the purchase.
That's it! It comes at absolutely no cost to you, and your personal information regarding the purchase is not shared with us in any way.
Products are not chosen for their ability to be used in affiliate links, and not all links have these tracking codes.
However, the earnings from these programs help us pay our freelancers and staff so we can continue to produce helpful, quality editorial online content for you—at no charge.
If you have any questions about this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Will this cost me (the user) anything?
2. Do you collect information about me and my purchases?
3. Do affiliate links affect which products you review?
4. Do retailers raise the prices of their merchandise to accommodate your affiliate commissions?