Last updated: 13 November 2023
Dear Travelers, welcome to Germany Footsteps, your friendly guide and companion through the wonderful web of German travel planning. In our commitment to assist you in creating an itinerary full of adventure and brimming with culture, we often recommend services and products that we believe will enhance your travel experience. We think of ourselves as your knowledgeable friends, offering suggestions that come to life through affiliate links found within our content.
We may have a financial relationship with some of these services and products we mention.
What are Affiliate Links
Let me take a moment to explain the concept of affiliate links. They function as a partnership between our site and the service providers; when you click on one of these links and make a purchase or a booking, we may receive a small commission.
This arrangement helps sustain Germany Footsteps and ensures that we can continue providing comprehensive, quality travel information without impacting what you pay for the services and products we endorse.
Affiliate Programs and Their Relevance
The curation of our affiliate partnerships is done with meticulous diligence, rooted in a philosophy that values reliability, user-friendliness, and accessible pricing. Programs like those offered by booking.com and viator.com resonate with us as they synchronize with our website’s narrative—delivering a repertoire of options that we ourselves would trust and use.
Our approach is predicated on the pursuit of adding value to your trip rather than on potential profits, guaranteeing relevance and affinity with our content.
Transparent Earnings Disclaimer
We believe in operating with openness regarding our affiliations. When you utilize our affiliate links to secure accommodations or experiences, it helps us, yet it does not affect the price you pay.
There are no hidden fees or additional charges, and we are not privy to controlling the pricing you are offered; rather, our aim is to ensure you get great value and service through our recommendations.
Commitment to Honest Reviews
Honesty is the cornerstone of our service. Our reviews and recommendations remain impartial despite the commissions we may earn. We have structured our commercial relationships to ensure they do not sway our editorial content — your trust is the currency we value most.
The creed of Germany Footsteps is to provide evaluations based on genuine experience and quality, not the potential for commission.
While you’re navigating our site and making use of the affiliate links we provide, your privacy is a primary concern. We handle your information with the utmost respect and confidentiality.
Invitation to Contact
With the trust you put in us to guide your journey, we equally trust that you will feel comfortable reaching out with any questions or feedback. Your concerns regarding our affiliate links or any aspect of our work are important and can be voiced directly via our Contact Page.
We are here to ensure your experience with Germany Footsteps is as enriching as the trips we help you plan.
Clear Disclosure Location
To maintain transparency, this affiliate disclosure is readily accessible, consistently located in the footer on every page of our website. This ensures that the information is easy to find, unobtrusive, yet always available should you wish to understand the mechanics of our affiliate relationships better.
Consistent Tone and Language
Our dedication to clear, accessible communication is reflected in every piece of our website, including this disclosure. Keeping the language simple and engaging, we aim to provide explanations that are easy to understand—because clarity is key in maintaining the trust we’ve built with you, our readers.
Adherence to Program and FTC Requirements
We adhere to the strict guidelines and regulations set out by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and ensure compliance with the stipulations of our affiliate partners. We do this not just to fulfill legal obligations but to guarantee the ethical foundation upon which Germany Footsteps was built remains solid and unyielding.
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.
It remains solely your personal responsibility to conduct your own investigation to determine whether to purchase an affiliate product or service.
You will not rely on any recommendation, reference, or information provided by us and we cannot be held liable or responsible for any damages resulting from your purchase.
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