Legal Statements

Comment Policy:   “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.” Is a phrase that I heard my whole childhood, and seems largely forgotten.  I am bringing that back with my comment policy. This is not the place for harsh criticisms or negativity.   I welcome ideas from people from all walks of life, but please, write your comments with grace and respect.  We have enough negatives in the world without adding to it.

Privacy Statement: First off, I will always do my utmost to protect your personal information. I do not want my personal information floating around and I’m sure that you don’t either. I  have a form to collect email addresses and have a mailing list. The service I have to help me with the mailing list will have access to any email address you decide to share with me, but these services are professional and make their money from helping bloggers like me manage email lists.  If they sold their lists, they would be out of business. They do not do this. I will never sell your email.  There is also demographic information collected through cookies. These let me see where my readers are from and what posts have been viewed. This helps me to know what content is well liked so that I can continue to bring you articles that you are interested in. I DO NOT share or sell your email addresses! I may share info if required by law or to prevent harm to others. There are links to websites other than mine in my blog posts and I am not responsible for their content. (Not my circus; not my monkeys on other sites). If you are on my mailing list, there is always an opt-out option. I am pretty picky when it comes to things cluttering my mailbox. I will not treat you any differently than I want to be treated myself. Right now (6/25/18) I am trying to send out 2 emails a month to uplift and encourage you with the mailing list.  I also link back to blog posts for the week and just generally try to get to know you better.

Copyright statement: Everything on my blog is my original work and may not be copied or republished without my expressed written (or typed) permission. If you want to LINK back to my work, please feel free!

Legal disclaimer: I am not a licensed professional, and the things that I write about should not be substituted for any sort of professional advice. They are my own personal opinions and should be taken as such.  Think of the content as advice from a friend. 🙂

Affiliate Link Disclosure: My blog does contain affiliate links in some of the posts. If you click on these and you buy something from my link I will get a commission at no extra cost to you. (Thank you if you do!) These funds go to me personally and help with the costs associated with the upkeep of the blog and help me to keep delivering quality content to you. I will only affiliate with products that I personally believe in. The main purpose of this blog is to HELP people, and I never want to compromise that goal by promoting something that I do not believe in, no matter how much they pay me. I will clearly state when I put an affiliate link into a blog article.  We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Ads: You may also see ads on my site. Those are 3rd party links that take you to another site to buy a product. This is, once again, another way that I attempt to fund my site.  The ads use cookies to tailor the content to you. I use Google Adsense for these. Again, they use cookies to tailor it to you, so I am not the one that decides what ads pop up. I do try to check it regularly to remove any that I think are offensive. If you see any of these PLEASE let me know so I can remove them as quickly as possible. If you click on an ad, then I get a small amount of money from that click. Thank you for supporting me!

Sponsored Content: I may write sponsored content from time to time.  Brands that I like and use can pay me to endorse their product and write a review on it.  I will always give you my honest opinions.  My goal is to treat you how I would want to be treated.  I’m not selling my soul here and endorsing whatever comes along.  When/if I do write sponsored content, there will always be a sentence at the beginning identifying it as sponsored content.

Privacy Policy:

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully.  When you use the website, you agree to and accept the terms of use.  If you do not agree with the privacy policy and terms of use, then do not access or use this website.

Information that we collect from you:  We collect information from you from forms that you may fill out while you are on this site.   When you subscribe to our freebie library or any other service, post material, or make a request. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion and when you report a problem with our site.  If you contact us, we may keep a record of the correspondence.  If you enter your name and email address in a contact form,  we will keep that information as long as you remain subscribed.

Automatic Information Gathering From Cookies:  As you navigate through our website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. Usually these are things about your location, the things that you look at in website, and any communications between your computer and our website.

The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information.  We use this data to help determine what material is performing well, which posts are doing well and which are not.  This helps us to provide better content to you.   If you do not want this information collected you can change the cookie setting on your personal browser.

How We Use the Personal Information that you Provide us:

  • To send you our newsletters from time to time.
  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us which we feel may interest you.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

What happens when you enter your email address in the sign up form?

When you enter your name and email in the sign up form, it is sent to an email provider that I use called “Mailerlite.”  It helps me to organize subscribers, send out newsletters, and send out promotional offers when I see something that I think will interest you.  This is as secure as I can possibly make it.  As I mentioned above, my email adress is there too!  Mailerlite is a reputable service used by many bloggers.  Though I cannot guarantee that nothing will ever happen to it, know that I have taken all possible precautions.


According to the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are 13 years of age and older.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are at least 13 years of age.


If at any time you do not wish to receive offers, correspondence, and or e-mails from, you may opt-out at any time by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE link located in the footer of our email correspondence and any time or by emailing   We include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data
  • Request correction of your personal data
  • Request erasure of your personal data
  • Object to processing of your personal data
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data
  • Request transfer of your personal data
  • Right to withdraw consent

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights).

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

This page is subject to change without notice, but you can check it anytime. If you have questions or concerns, you can email me directly at

Page last updated May 17, 2018