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Terms of Service

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. Our primary form of income is via affiliate links and ads.
Any products, services, or sites that I recommend are ones that I use, like, and actually recommend.
Sponsored posts are posts that someone is paying me to write. If I ever write one, it will be labeled as paid content.
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are products of my own brain.
This blog does not contain any content which could be construed as a conflict of interest.
This blog is written and edited by Jen Thurman. If you have questions, contact me.

Privacy Policy

At, we consider the privacy of your information to be extremely important. No one likes getting spammed by site they’ve never heard of because a site sold your info to someone else. This privacy policy details the types of information collected and how we use it. Contact us if you have any questions.

By using our site, you consent to the processing of your Personal Data as classified in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is part of our terms and conditions. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, you also agree to this policy. In the event of contradiction of terms used in Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, the latter shall prevail.

Table of Contents:

1. Definitions Used in This Policy
2. Data Protection Principles We Follow
3. Rights Concerning Your Personal Data
4. What Personal Data We Gather
5. How We Use Your Personal Data
6. Who Else Has Access to Your Personal Data
7. How We Secure Your Data
8. Information About Cookies
9. Contact Information

Personal Data–any information relating to an identified or identifiable Natural Person.
Processing–Any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data Subject–A natural person whose Personal Data is being processed.
Child–A Natural person under 13 years of age.
We/Us– and Jen Thurman

Data Protection Principles:
We promise to abide by the following data protection principles:
Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before processing Personal Data. We will provide you information regarding processing upon request.
Processing is limited to the purpose stated. Our processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
Processing is limited with a time period. We will not store your Personal Data for longer than needed.
We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of data.
We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.

Data Subjects Rights:
The data subject has the following rights:
Right to information–You have the right to know whether your Personal Data is gathered, from where it is obtained, and why/by whom it is processed.
Right to access–you have a right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data collected.
Right to rectification–you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to erasure–in certain circumstances, you can request that your Personal Data be erased from our records.
Right to restrict processing–where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the processing of your Personal Data.
Right to Object to Processing–you have the right to object to processing of your personal data, for example, in the case of direct marketing.
Right to object to automated processing–you have the right to object to automated processing including profiling and to not be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing. You can exercise this right whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
Right to data portability–you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format, or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one processor to another.
Right to lodge a complaint–in the event that we refuse your request under the rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled, please contact us.
Right to the help of a supervisory authority–you have the right to the help of a supervisory authority and the right to other legal remedies.
Right to withdraw consent–you have the right to withdraw any given consent for processing of your personal data.

Data We Gather:
Information you have provided to us–This includes your name, home/billing addresses, email address–primarily information that is necessary for delivering you a product or service or to enhance your customer experience. We save the information you provide us with in order to consent or perform other activities on our website.
Information Automatically collected about you–This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools, such as shopping cart info, your IP address, shopping history if any, etc. This info is used to improve your customer experience. When you use our services or look at the content of our website, your activities may be logged.
Information from our partners–we gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information.
Publicly available information–we might gather information about you that is publicly available.

How We Use Your Personal Data:
We use your personal data in order to:
Provide our service to you. This includes registering your account, providing you with other products and services that you have requested, providing you with promotional items at your request, and communicating with you in relation to these products and services, and notifying you of changes to these services.
Enhance your customer experience
Fulfill an obligation under law or contract

We use your Personal Data on legitimate grounds and/or with your consent.
On the grounds of entering into a contract or fulfilling contractual obligations, we process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
To identify you, to provide you a service or to send/offer you a product, and to communicate for sales or invoicing.

On the grounds of legitimate interest, we process your personal data for the following purposes:
To send you personalized offers, to administer and analyze our client base (purchasing behavior and history) in order to improve the quality, variety, and availability of products/services offered or provided.

As long as you have not informed us otherwise, we consider offering you products/services that are similar or the same as your purchasing history/browsing behavior to be our legitimate interest.
With your consent, we process your personal data, for the following purposes:
To send you newsletters and campaign offers, and for other purposes we have asked your consent for.

We process your personal data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we ensure that the link between purposes, context, and nature of personal data is suitable for further processing, that the further processing would not harm your interests and that there are appropriate safeguards for processing.
We will inform you of any further processing and purposes.

Who Else Can Access Your Personal Data:

We do not share your personal data with strangers. Personal data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to make providing a service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We only work with processing partners who are able to ensure adequate levels of protection for your personal data. We disclose your personal data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We may disclose your personal data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it.

How We Secure Your Data:
We do our best to keep your personal data safe. We use safety protocols for communication and transferring data (such as https). We use anonymising and pseudonymising where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
Even though we try our best we cannot guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can do to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur. If you have an account with us, please follow proper protocol in keeping your user name and password private.

Children’s Information:
We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian feels that we have your child’s information in our database, please contact us for removal.

Cookies and Other Technology We Use:
We use cookies and other similar technologies to analyze customer behavior, administer the website, track user movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalize and enhance your experience with us. A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
We use cookies for the following purposes:
Necessary cookies–these cookies are required to be able to use some important features on our website such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
Functionality cookies–these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and email address in contact forms so you won’t need to re-enter this information the next time you comment.
Analytics cookies–these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this info is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Other targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings.

Our Advertising Partners:
Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:
(None at this time) has no access to or control over cookies used by third party advertisers.

Contact Information:

Changes to the Privacy Policy:
We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy.
Last modification was made September 5, 2018

Disclaimer & Disclosure Policy:

This policy is valid from 30 April 2019
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog 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.
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