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The Legal Stuff

Philip Borrowman · March 15, 2021

Your legal pages are essential. Be sure to follow along and set up the pages you need to operate on a legal basis online. Do not overthink this. Having the basics in place is more than enough right now.

Legal Notice:

The following will give you a basic grounding of legal pages you need to operate online. Please understand I am NOT a lawyer and you must not construe any of the following information as legal advice.

The following is purely for educational purposes to help you get started.


  • Create the following pages: Affiliate Disclosure, Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions as I show you in the tutorial above. The template for the Affiliate Disclosure is below. (scroll down)
  • Use the template generators – Privacy Policy Generator & Terms and Conditions Generator
  • Create your footer menu and add the new legal pages.


  • Don’t overthink it. How your legal pages look does not matter. Keep them in plain text.

Copy and paste this affiliate disclosed over to your page.

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links https://YOURWEBSITE.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from https://YOURWEBSITE.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay https://YOURWEBSITE.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links.

https://YOURWEBSITE.com 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 properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.


  1. Hi Philip
    I installed the Cookie plug in and followed your instructions. However, there is no bar at the bottom of my screen that asks for cookie acceptance. Do I need to get in touch with my hosting company to get this fixed? The cookie bar is set to yes.
    Thanks and regards, Astrid

    1. hey!! Great to see you asking questions. I would work through my module again to double check you ticket all the right setting and then test it in “incognito mode” as you may not see it as an admin in your browser. If that does not work then contact the support of the plugin.

  2. Hi Philip,
    I am unable to run a cookie scan to establish verification as I’m not seeing the box to enter an email address. When I try to run a scan, it says an email has been sent but displays my website address, not my email address. I have removed and reloaded the plugin in the hope it would fix the problem.

    1. Hey! Watch my video closely again and try it once more. If it does not work then contact their support. While you wait, you can continue with the training and come back to this later on.

  3. Hi Philip,

    When I did a site scan for cookies, the scan didn’t complete twice, but when I hit abort scan it said the abort was unsuccessful and showed me the found cookies anyway. When I tried to merge them however, 7 out of 9 cookies found would not merge. Do I have a problem or is this normal?