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The vast majority of the content on Tom's Guide is created solely by our editorial team, but on occasion we also work with external partners to create content we hope our readers will find interesting and useful.
In some cases the partner provides content for us, but in others they support us in producing content and we maintain editorial independence.
This additional content is labelled so you can see who has funded it and how it was created, and we have created this page to make it clear to you exactly what those labels mean about how the content you're reading was funded.
We have two main types of funded content:
Articles that are labelled as being written ‘in association’ with are independent editorial articles, created by writers employed by Tom's Guide that have been funded through the support of a commercial partner.
When planning supported content, a senior editor will agree the topic and the headline of the article with the funding partner but is not obliged to take further direction from the partner.
The article is written by a Tom's Guide journalist, or one under the direction of a Tom's Guide senior editor, and posted to Tom's Guide. It is not sent to the funding partner for approval.
This content abides by the Editors’ Code of Practice from the Independent Press Standards Organization.
Articles that are labelled ‘Advertisement Feature’ are paid for and controlled by a commercial partner. They may be produced by the client or by staff employed by Tom's Guide.
This is commercial content and so is subject to the Advertising Standards Authority and Federal Trade Commission regulations.
When you see a label saying "Preferred Partner", that means a commercial partner is offering a preferential affiliate rate to Future in exchange for greater prominence on the page, such as by highlighting a particular deal for a product that our journalists recommend.
Tom's Guide will only write content featuring 'Preferred Partners' when we feel it's aligned with our mission to create the best content for our audience. The text is written by a Tom's Guide journalist, or one under the direction of a Tom's Guide senior editor, and posted to Tom's Guide. It is not sent to the funding partner for approval. This content abides by the Editors’ Code of Practice from the Independent Press Standards Organization.
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