Valid from 19 December 2011 / Updated: 16 May 2018

Content, Activity and Compensation

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Danice. This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. I will never promote or endorse any type of illegal, discriminatory, pornographic, or “hate-based” activity. However, I may be influenced by my background, religion, or experience. While some may disagree with some of the content, all content is published within the above guidelines.

As the author of this blog, I will never receive compensation in any way from this blog. I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my own experience, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Occasionally I do offer health tips based upon my own experiences. I am not a health care provider; please consult a professional for your own specific medical needs.

*All text and images are copyrighted by their respective owners. My own post text is written by me. My own images/photographs are marked with my copyright symbol, DGS, in black color and sometimes in white color; or a grey opaque bar. Please do not scrape (steal)this blog’s content, nor post any of this blog’s content to any social media networks, forums, boards, etc…*

Personal Information Collection and Storage

Personal information is collected on a voluntary consent basis and may include your name, verification that you are at least 18 years of age, email address, location, physical address, and your website/blog url (address). Consent to providing this information and having read this blog’s Privacy Policy is also required. This information is collected only by your voluntary consent if you request information from me, use my contact form, sign up to join my email list or request some other service or information from me. You may un-follow this blog and/or unsubscribe from this blog’s email notifications voluntarily at any time via your followers account(s) or your email account(s).

Personal information received from any visitor via the contact form will be used only for improving and/or operating this blog, and/or to comply with the law. This could involve disclosure of your personal information to law enforcement in response to a subpoena, court order or other government request. That information will not be sold to third parties.

Storage of contact form information will be for no longer than thirty days on this blog’s private email account and EmailMeForm account, which are protected by a paid subscription to a reputable internet and email security system. You may request that your Contact Form information and/or Comments be removed from storage and deleted at any time via this: Request to Delete Form. To request knowing and/or updating your Contact Form information, the form is here: Request to Know-Update Form.

Comments and online profiles

Commenting on a WordPress blog will provide your name, IP address, email, and url to the blog’s author(s). Your comment, name, url, and Gravatar image/page link will appear to other people. Information that you choose to make public, such as on your Gravatar page profile or in your comments, is available for all to see. Choose carefully what information you decide to make public online.

Use of Cookies

Although this blog does not contain advertisements or analytical tools added by the author, WordPress.com may use cookies in their research of online websites and blogs. Cookies remember your activity/information on a web site/blog. Occasionally, WordPress.com inserts ads into post comments. Voting on Polldaddy uses cookies as well. WordPress.com’s [Automattic’s] Cookies Policy can be viewed at this link: Cookies Policy. WordPress.com’s Privacy Policy is here: Privacy Policy

This blog does link to several social networks, which may also use cookies. You may consult their sites in regard to their policies.

By deleting browser history from your computer or other device regularly, you may choose to delete cookies. You may also choose whether to accept cookies.

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Third-Party Links/Images and Text

This blog contains third-party links to other sites and blogs, including social networks, some of which may use cookies. I am not responsible for the information or policies contained on those sites and blogs.

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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act regulates information that websites and blogs collect from minors. Although family-friendly, this blog and its activities (including but not limited to the contact form and email subscription) are intended for use by adults only. Upon knowledge of any comment or contact form information submitted to this blog by a minor, that information will be immediately deleted and removed.

Anyone who uses this blog’s comment form simply as a venue to add a link to their unrelated and/or non family-friendly site or blog will not have their comments approved for posting.   The comment form is for people who are interested in this blog’s theme or related themes. Let’s all be fair and treat others the way we want to be treated.

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