Last updated: 21 March 2019.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing refers to the recommendation of products or services by someone who receives a commission payment for doing so. Just like your local gym or utility provider may provide you with a reward for recommending friends and family to them. The Oxford Magazine participate in various affiliate marketing programmes, which means we may get paid commissions on products or services that you purchase when you click through a link on our website.
How do I know if I have clicked an affiliate link?
As far as possible, we will inform you beforehand whether a link to a product or service is part of an affiliate marketing programme.
How does visiting an affiliate site affect me?
Clicking on an affiliate marketing link on our website will direct you to the retailer or service provider's website. You will end up on exactly the same page, and see exactly the same product or service, regardless of whether you visit the retailer or service providers website directly, or you reach it via our affiliate link. Furthermore, as you will pay the same price for the product or service, clicking an affiliate link on our website will have no direct impact on your purchase at all.
Why does The Oxford Magazine participate in affiliate marketing programmes?
Our goal at The Oxford Magazine is to celebrate Oxfordshire - the people, the places, the events, and the organisations that make this unique. All the material provided on our website is for general information purposes only. Affiliate marketing programmes help websites like ours to earn some money by linking to and promoting selected products and services on retailer and third-party websites like Amazon.co.uk. Much of what we earn in affiliate marketing commission goes towards the running and maintenance costs of this website. You can be assured that we will only promote products or services that we have investigated, and that we feel would be of value to you.
Does participating in affiliate marketing programmes affect your editorial integrity?
No. Our decision to participate in affiliate marketing programmes does not affect our editorial judgement. Participating in an affiliate marketing programme is similar to advertising that you'll find on many editorial-based websites and popular social media platforms.
If you have any questions about our participation in Affiliate Marketing Schemes, please contact us via our webmaster at:
The Oxford Magazine
C/O Oxford Digital Services Limited
19 Lynn Close
Oxford OX3 0JH
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org