Review and Affiliate Policy
Updated February 7th, 2018
Reviews are subjective opinions, as unique as the person offering them. With this in mind, we’ve done our best to employ a system that best reflects not only the product under consideration, but the editor (or editors) as well; editorial gut-instincts – with qualifiers.
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. Here’s how it breaks down:
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 for the full effect.
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 received directly by publishers for possible review consideration. Publishers hoping to have their product considered for a review may contact us directly by visiting our Contact page.
In compliance with FTC regulatory suggestions and basic ethical standards we link this disclosure on every page reviews are publicly 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.
All opinions are those of the assigned editors alone, and are in no way influenced, directed, or dependent on receiving review samples, both prior or following the publication of any 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 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 dependent 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.
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.”
All external links and pricing data are from participating third-party affiliates, and may change over time. We do our best to provide as accurate and up-to-date information as possible, but are not responsible for any inaccuracies or inconsistencies found outside of this website.