The money that I make from affiliate marketing helps me pay for the things that I need to keep my blog going (i.e. my website upkeep, the time it takes me to find these deals, etc.) and in the long run I think that it will be what really makes the blog possible.
BUT! I want you all to know that :
#1. I would NEVER take advantage of you or your trust in my site. I will never post a deal from any site that I would not or have not bought myself. If it's not a good deal or a good product, I can guarantee you that it will not be on my site.
#2. You have nothing to worry about in terms of privacy, I have no access to any of your personal information, and even if I did I would never use it for my own personal gain.
Basically these affiliate programs are helping me help you, and vise versa. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to comment or contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support, this blog is for you guys, and I couldn't do it without you!