FTC Disclosure Policy and Notice
Last Updated on March 17, 2016
We here at GoodBed believe in full transparency with our users with respect to our business relationships. We also are in full compliance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policies for media disclosure.
GoodBed is a completely independent, privately held company. None of GoodBed's owners or investors have any outside affiliation with the mattress industry whatsoever. Below is a summary of how we work with retailers and manufacturers.
As a marketplace, GoodBed publishes links to products offered for sale at hundreds of different websites and thousands of brick & mortar stores. In some cases, GoodBed may earn revenue if products are purchased from these retailers. Some online retailers may use "affiliate links" in order to track the origin of the sale. Purchasing through these links costs you exactly the same as if you took any other path to that retailer's website.
For example, GoodBed 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.com.
With many companies, GoodBed is able to secure special discounts, coupons, or promo codes for our users. In addition to saving you money, redeeming a discount allows the company to track the origin of the sale, so that GoodBed earns revenue when these discounts are used.
GoodBed's advertising team at times accepts and publishes paid advertisements on the site. These advertisements have no impact on the editorial process, are clearly highlighted as advertising, and are marked as separate from the editorial stream of content.
GoodBed publishes profile pages about tens of thousands of different products and stores. In some cases, companies pay GoodBed to add information to the profile pages relating to their products and stores. On such pages, information provided by the company is separate from the editorial stream of content and the name of the company that provided the information is clearly highlighted.
Other than what is mentioned above, absolutely no payments in cash or in kind are accepted from advertisers or external companies for content published on GoodBed. All content and reviews created, collected or moderated by GoodBed are strictly editorially driven and in no way influenced by advertisers or external companies.
For certain products, GoodBed's editorial team may elect to rate and/or review the product directly. In no case will such editorial reviews be sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. In some cases, we may be given a product without payment for purposes of doing the test or review, in which case that fact will be noted as part of the review. In all cases, we make every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in our editorial reviews are the personal views of our editors and written for the sole purpose of accurately informing our users.