Terms of Use

By using Guide Strats you agree to our privacy policy and understand the options to opt-out of various tracking platforms.

Guide Strats does not accept public comments from users of this website. However, we do accept user critiques, suggestions, and content ideas sent in via email. Please note that if you do send us ideas, we do not guarantee that we will use anything you send to us. If we do use your ideas for content on this website then we may not give you written credit for sending us the idea.

In addition, Guide Strats publishes content from many different writers. And while all content is vetted for unique ownership, things can slip through undetected.

If you see any copyrighted material that clearly does not fall under fair use then please contact us and let us know. We publish content on dozens of video games and related topics, although we always teach our writers to capture their own gameplay footage from their own save files in a video game. But it’s understood that some issues could still arise related to copyrights that we weren’t able to track. We are serious about dealing with those issues expeditiously.

Affiliate Disclosure

Guide Strats may work with some affiliate programs which pay us on a commission basis.

This commission helps us earn money without charging you(the customer) any extra fees. This type of monetization style does not affect our editorial standards which always look to promote the best products regardless of where they are sold or whether they have an affiliate program or not.

These commissions are not paid reviews and we are never paid directly(nor do we accept money directly) in exchange for positive reviews.

As of this writing, Guide Strats does not currently work with any major affiliate programs. If this changes then we would aim to update our terms of service in the future.

Images & Media

All media on this website is either A) embedded following a website’s terms of use, or B) hosted locally on this website and placed into content following the fair use exception under US copyright law with a “transformative” purpose to the work.

All of our content creators are paid to play every video game themselves and capture their own unique images. This means our images are self-created and largely custom-made to match every single guide we create.

With that said, we take copyright infringement very seriously. If you see a piece of work on Guide Strats that you’ve created and you want to see it taken off the website please contact us immediately. We comply with all takedown requests as long as you can show that you are the true copyright holder of the image or piece of media.

However, certain embedded materials, such as videos from YouTube, are embedded following those websites’ terms of service. If there is a YouTube video that you do not want embedded on this website then you can still contact us, but given YouTube’s licensing we may continue to keep it embedded.

Self-hosted media such as screenshots will be be removed when an author/creator/copyright holder asks us to remove it. Alternatively, if our writer created the screenshots themselves and someone else claims that the screenshots are theirs, we would require some proof before we would comply with a takedown.

Guide Strats publishes some content related to Square Enix video games such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and other series. All images used on our website are used in compliance with the Square Enix Materials Usage License. FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

All screenshots, artwork, or any images of Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI, and all other games owned by Square/Square Enix are © SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.