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In an effort to support my blogging habit, sometimes I may receive monetary compensation for mentioning, recommending, and/or linking to products or services here. I am always honest in my endorsement and only share things I genuinely use, love, or believe to be of merit (and think you’ll love, too).
This site contains affiliate links. As an affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases that are made from the links I share. Not all links on this site are affiliate links. Some products or websites are linked solely to share what I feel is useful, without receiving any compensation.
Affiliate links are only used based on products or resources that I believe to be beneficial based on direct or indirect knowledge of the products or resources. Advertisers will never alter the content that I share on this site, and I will never link to a product or resource that I do not personally believe to be beneficial. Purchasing from an affiliate link does not affect the price you pay.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
The advice and statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Any information on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it:
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Other voluntarily provided information
Other voluntary information you provide on this website may also be collected. This includes information you may enter in a contact form, when signing up for a newsletter, or when making a purchase directly from this site. This information may include your name, email address, other contact information you provide, and/or your shipping information. (Payment information is not collected; direct payments are only submitted via PayPal. I will never see or have access to your personal banking or credit card information.)
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.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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:
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
We may also share your information with third parties, under the following circumstances:
Google Analytics: This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Akismet: This anti-spam service collects information about visitors who comment on sites. The information collected typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.
Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended in the future at our discretion.
How long we retain your data:
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have provided voluntary information via contact forms, newsletter signups, etc, that information will be held indefinitely for the purposes of fulling the contact.
What rights you have over your data:
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, in addition to the information above the newsletter may also tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click, and if you have unsubscribed. This allows us to better curate our newsletter content.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
This website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that this website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
- We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
- NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
- If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Last updated: February 11, 2021.