I'm looking into various options. I was looking on LendingTree.com, and came across their affiliate program. I also saw a couple other LendingTree.com like sites, and saw their affiliate program, as well.

What I was wondering is, if I'm talking with contacts in my circle about using equity in their homes for investing (and probably HELOCs), and when talking to them, would there be some issue (SEC?), if I email them my LendingTree.com, or other site's affiliate link? What about if it's someone I just met at a MeetUp.com networking event? I would have to establish a relationship with them, prior?