Ownership, Funding, and Advertising Policy

CBR has been owned and operated by online publisher Valnet Inc in Montreal, Canada since February 2015. Previous to that, the site was owned by founder Jonah Weiland. Valnet (a subsidiary of the Valsef) investment group) oversees operation of CBR across all platforms on which the brand appears: Google, Facebook, YouTube, and a host of other social media and news platforms. Valnet Inc. does not influence or otherwise dictate the opinions of the editorial teams nor interfere with site objectives, voice, or topic selection.

Programmatic advertising platforms fund the majority of website operations, editorial salaries, and content payouts; still, the CBR editorial staff, writers, and content team operate independent of Valnet’s Ad-Ops team. The two do not interact nor influence each other’s work. Representation of all viewpoints, perspectives, and writers of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged by the senior editors - ensuring that objectivity and accuracy of our content is never restricted by any one writer, editor, partner, or business division.

Note: While we strive to provide readers with a great ad experience, advertisements may not necessarily reflect the views of CBR or Valnet Inc.

On rare occasions, partnerships, direct sales campaigns, and sponsorships are negotiated by our ads team or content teams. Sponsored articles are clearly identified with a disclosure statement identifying the post accordingly. Similarly, select articles also include affiliate links for which Valnet receives a commission on purchased items. Articles that include affiliate links also contain a statement disclosing an affiliate partnership.

The CBR editorial team leverages relationships with studios, networks and other partners for the purpose of exclusive interviews, review products and other opportunities that help create informed and accurate content. We are not paid for this content. To ensure that access does not influence editorial objectivity, we abide by a thorough ethics policy that all writers, editors and contributors must follow. Read our complete ethics policy for full details.