Review and Affiliate Policy
Updated November 15th, 2017
We like to keep things simple here at Popzara, thus our use of a simple 4-point (quadrant) rating system that covers all the bases.
Reviews are subjective opinions, as unique as the person creating them. With this in mind, we’ve done our best to create a system that best reflects not only the product under consideration, but the editor (or editors) themselves. Think of our system as editorial gut-instincts – with qualifiers.
YAY and NAY constitute the more traditional Thumb’s Up/Down model you’ve seen elsewhere. Alternatively, both PASS and EDITOR’S CHOICE should be taken as superlative, just on opposite ends. As with any review, you’ll benefit most from reading the accompanying text
Furthermore, Popzara may partner with third-party review aggregation websites for inclusion in their network. Many of them employ more traditional alphanumeric accounting models (1-10, A-F, or Stars) for their scoring totals, which means a simple translation is required for approximating our method to theirs: PASS (1-24 or F), NAY (25-49 or D), YAY (50-89 or B), EDITOR’S CHOICE (90-100 or A)
We maintain the highest standards in delivering final review assessments to our visitors, which includes a zero-tolerance policy for corruption, payola, and third-party interference. We may receive product samples, digital codes, press invites, and temporary loaner units for review consideration directly from their publishers. These may be directly solicited by our editors, or indirectly by publishers for possible review consideration. In compliance with FTC regulatory suggestions and basic ethical standards we list this disclosure on every page where reviews are listed. Our final review assessment are based solely on in-depth analysis, testing, and the overall opinions by individual editors and/or team of editors assigned to said task.
These opinions are those of the assigned editors alone, and in no way influenced, directed, or dependant on receiving review samples, both prior or following the publication of the final review assessment. They are also independent of any external affiliate links to purchase the reviewed product or service. Any and all attempts by publishers to influence our final review assessment will be documented in the final review assessment.
Affiliate Marketing Disclosures:
The Popzara website partners with third-party affiliates for advertising and commission purposes. These affiliations may include links to purchase products and services reviewed or discussed on the website itself. Translation: if you purchase a product or service through these links, Popzara may receive a commission on the sale. Per our Review Guidelines, any final review assessments are in no way influenced, directed, or dependant on receiving review samples, both prior or following the publication of the final review assessment. Affiliate links should in no way constitute endorsement or promotion of any product or service listed.
All external links and pricing data are from participating third-party affiliates, and may change over time. We do our best to provide accurate and up-to-date information, but are not responsible for inaccuracies or inconsistencies.
Affiliate Disclosures are as follows:
We partner with CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction) for many of our affiliated links. Popzara may receive a commission when these products or services are purchased via an affiliated link.
Amazon Affiliate Disclosure:
“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”