FTC EARNINGS DISCLAIMER
In the interest of being FTC compliant and in the interest of disclosure…
Assume that if you click on any advertising link I will make tons of money, perhaps even a dollar or two, although in most cases it will be zero. Since I only endorse products I personally use, books I have actually read and endorse, or products or services I know about from trusted reliable sources (that means friends mostly), I often get nothing at all for my kind words. It’s possible I could get perks like a Groupon for Starbucks or a birthday e-card from a vendor I mention. Maybe one vendor will surprise me with something else – but so far, that’s the extent of it.
In reality, product endorsements are not a money-making endeavor and actually have a negative time-to-value ratio. So why bother then? Because I really think the information is valuable to readers of this site.
This site strives to offer its visitors quality information and much of that is based solely on my personal interests, as varied and unnecessary as those might be. I am constantly working to improve the site using various new technologies particularly as they relate to online advertising, UX design, WordPress, and stable plug-ins, which I consider to be little gifts from the universe. I may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name and e-mail address) for email and newsletters and such, if I can get around to doing such activities on a consistent basis (and I try). I will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party. Period. Never. I hate that.
How this site gathers information from users
How this site collects and stores information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for something such as email updates or when you make a purchase. Like most websites, I may also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to visitors and to myself! Apps and plugins, for example, may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. As we all adopt additional technologies including the browsers you choose to use, things may change beyond my control. Some things you can alter via your own choices (like cookies) on your browser settings.
Purchases you make on this site are actually completed via payment gateways off this site. Those might include Stripe, PayPal, Amazon, or online stores such as Society 6. I may add others, but they will always be through off-site payment gateways that collect the data and complete your financial transaction using encrypted technologies. I have no control over such sites or their payment methodologies.
What this site does with the information we collect
Like other web publishers, I may collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. However, I respect your privacy like I do my own.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on this site to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences and it may also be used for other purposes including, but not limited to, site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e–commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. I will use your information only as permitted by law.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
For reasons obvious to most these days, I rarely allow for comments except for the occasional post. I don’t have the time to engage whiners and bullies who take pleasure in wasting people’s time.
On the occasion a post has comments allowed, here is how it goes: I moderate all so if your comment does not appear in a timely fashion–it’s in review or may have been deleted. Many things will cause it to be deleted…
- Personal attacks against another commenter, the writer of the post, or anyone in general
- Passive-aggressive comments
- Hate speech or other clearly intentional slang which denigrates any gender, race, lifestyle, religion
- Any form of political discourse—take those rants elsewhere
- Anything else at my sole discretion that I might find offensive to other readers or myself. This is not a debate site so if you are not adding value to the conversation, don’t comment
CHANGES TO THESE POLICIES
This site and it’s owner reserve the right to change this policy at any time and for any reason. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site will mean you accept all changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected. By use of this site, you understand and agree to these policies.