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What personal data we collect and why.
When you visit my site I automatically collect personal info such as,
- Your IP address (aka Internet Protocol addresses)
- Type of browser you use.
- Your ISP (aka Internet Service Provider)
- The time, date and length of your visit.
- The pages you visit on this site.
- The site you came from and go to when you leave the site
When you comment on this site I do ask for your name and email address. That is so I know the name of the person to replay to and if need be email you with a follow up if the answer cannot be covered in the comment area. When your comment publishes, it will show your name but not your email.
You do have the right to comment without filling in the name, email or website if you choose to do so. It will still, however, collect your IP address and browser.
We collect the IP and, ISP and browser to help detect spam from bots and other abusive users.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We may share your information that we collect with trusted third parties. You do have the right to opt out of the sharing of your personal data. Each third-party service provider’s use of your information is dictated by their own privacy policies. This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
This third party list may be amended from time to time in this website’s sole discretion.
Unless required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your personally identifiable information without your consent. However, we may disclose or transfer personal information that we have collected, to third parties if acquired all or a portion of our business. This may be from a result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
I may from time to time use anonymous data, that does not identify you alone to provide to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Such anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Affiliate Program Participation
I engage in affiliate marketing. This is done by using tracking links on this site. When you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on your browser. This will track any purchases you make for purposes of commissions, at no additional cost to you.
Sensitive Personal Information
Blog Disclosure Policy
This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This blog accepts cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word-of-mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty in relationships, opinions, and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space, or post may or may not be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Payment will not affect the writer’s opinion or review of the product or service, as this is set at the time of agreement to perform the said review.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though this blog’s owner(s) receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: https://www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
Blog Giveaway Policy
Please read! I wrote this myself and realized that bloggers widely use it on the internet. I don’t mind if you use it; please give me a link back in exchange, as a common courtesy. My content is copyrighted. On to the blog giveaway terms and conditions or giveaway policy:
Periodically, this blog hosts fun giveaways for the readers. These events may be self-sponsored by the blog owner or sponsored by another individual, business, or corporation. This may or may not be plainly stated in the actual giveaway. If you need further clarification, please ask.
All giveaways, unless otherwise stated, will follow these guidelines:
~hosted and winners chosen via Rafflecopter, PromoSimple, or some other program of the blog owner’s choice.
~are hosted to add a bit of fun to this site and in no way are meant to be a form of gambling or sweepstakes.
~open only to individuals in the continental USA, 18+.
~will start and end on dates listed on each specific contest.
~each winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize after being notified via the email they used to enter the contest. After 48 hours, another winner will be chosen if there is no response.
~If the giveaway is self-hosted, site/blog owner agrees to mail the prize to the winner(s) within 14 days.
~If an outside entity sponsors a giveaway, the winner will abide by their prize fulfillment periods, which may be as long as 180 days, depending on the company. Please know that I choose the companies I work with very carefully and only choose companies that I think are reputable and honest. That said, it is an online world, and anything can happen. I cannot be held liable or responsible should a vendor choose not to fulfill a promised prize. I will do whatever I can to get a company to make good on a promise, but there are no guarantees. Thankfully this has not ever happened and hopefully never will happen.
~All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by the blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
~If your name and email address is gathered for contest entry, that email address will be the one used to notify winners. Additionally, the blog owner(s) and sponsor(s) may add that email address to a database but agree not to sell it to outside entities.
~Any prizes that may result in tax liability for the winner(s) are the winner(s) responsibility.
~Any and all giveaways may be promoted on Facebook, Twitter, email, or other social network sites. This is a means of promotion only, and any promotion on those sites is not to be interpreted as Facebook or Twitter partaking in or being in any way responsible for that particular contest.
~Winner(s) assumes all responsibility if further clarification is needed before either entering a giveaway on this site or claiming a prize after a contest.
My website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old or older. By using this site you agree that you are at least 18 years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age.
How we protect your data
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server.
Also, be sure to check out our Disclosure Policy.