Affiliate Disclosure

FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules

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 are aware if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. The readers need to know if the content publisher 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 on may be affiliate links for which we could potentially receive a small commission for viewing/clicking the ad or from sales of certain items.

What Are Affiliate Links?

When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on they may be taken to a 3rd party website (the Affiliated website) to purchase one or more items. The reader is buying these item from the seller directly (not from and SouthBayEvents is only acting as an advertising partner.

Amazon and/or other companies may pay SouthBayEvents a small commission, or other compensation, for helping to bring customers to their website.  As such, we have no influence on the resulting price.  Pricing is set solely by the affiliated site. uses two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.

As an Amazon Associate, may earn a commission from qualifying purchases via links on this site.

2. Promoter affiliate links
If you click a link to an external event’s detail page, there are a small number of events for which will receive a commission (fixed amount or percentage-based) for our help in promoting the organizer’s event.

Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay the target website more by clicking through to the link.  The role of as an affiliate is primarily to make more people aware of interesting events in their community or in the case of Amazon Affiliate, simply to provide quick access to relevant resources for planning your own personal events.