DISCLOSURE, Privacy Policy, and OTHER LEGAL STUFF

Hey, so there’s some legal aspects of blogging or having a website; that’s what this page is for. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me. It’s basically just about being transparent to protect you and me.

Last update: 12/24/2019

Disclosure:

This blog is written and edited by myself only. I may in the future choose to accept guest posts on this blog, and in which case those posts will be reviewed by me before being published, however the information will not be information provided by me and will be information provided by the guest blogger. The goal of the information shared on this blog is to help you start your own blog and move it forward.

As per the FTC I also want to notify you that I have some affiliate links on my website and may receive a small commission on outside links (links not leading you to another one of my pages) or advertisements displayed on this website. Such as making a purchase or signing up for an offer. Don’t worry, you don’t get charged anything extra for doing this! These are two ways that I am able to be compensated for all the time and effort I put into this blog and spend away from my family to share this information with you. (If you purchase something from at affiliate link, I thank you for supporting me!)

And, I’m not only notifying you of this because it’s the law; I truly believe you have the right to know. You also have the right to know that I would not write about something that I don’t already use, buy on regular basis, or wish I could have. This may be clear in the way that I write. If I don’t like a product then I simply won’t add a link to it, it wouldn’t make any sense. That would be like telling you about the time I tried a different kind of peanut butter than usual and it’s absolutely disgusting, but hey, you should definitely try it, even though you would probably think it’s gross too. Or telling you I bought something and it broke after using it once and then telling you that you should buy it too. It just doesn’t make sense.

On the same note, I do not accept guest posts in which the party submitting the guest post is paying me to publish it, as those tend to be spammy (in my own opinion) and it’s the other party’s attempt at buying backlinks, which is not good practice.

I also want to let you know that some of the ads may be from a third party, and I, myself, do not choose what is displayed. (These would be the ads that I do not write about, it shouldn’t be too hard to tell the difference. At this time I only use google adsense for these types of ads)

Learn Grow Blog is an affiliate for Ultimate Bundles and at times you may see posts directing you to their site or a sales page, or even advertisements on my page for them. I absolutely love this company! They bundle together a bunch of digital products together that cost a ton of money and sell them, with permission from the content creators, for an incredible deal. (Usually, 90% or more off the original price.) Personally, I have bought at least 5 of their bundles and am loving every single one of them!

From time to time I may also receive a free product or book to write a review. Every word I write is/ will be honest, and I would never write a good review of something I did not enjoy. All opinions and reviews on this site for such posts are my own; no one could pay me or bribe me with a free product to lie to you or lie on my site.

If I choose to review a product or service as an affiliate or for a sponsorship, then I will disclose that at the top of the post, and again, it will be solely my honest opinion.

At times I may promote affiliate sales or sponsorship posts on my social media accounts. Again, anything I say about these are of my own opinion. If the content is not created by myself then I agree with the content to post it on social media. My social media profiles are as follows:

Pinterest  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Terms of Use:

Copyright Statement

I’m not sure if you know this or not; but, everything on my website is copyrighted as soon as I type it up or create it. This includes, but not limited to; all contents of my posts, pages, some of the photographs (such as my profile picture and food photographs in recipes), and designs.

Information on this website may be copied for personal use only. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without the prior written permission of the author. Requests to the author and publisher for permission should be addressed to the following email: [email protected]

However, if you want to share it on social media (with proper credit), print something out for yourself, or tell others about it; I would be flattered; just don’t go telling people you wrote it or created it; that’s called stealing and is not allowed.

I do allow link backs to this website, as long as you clearly credit this website and provide a hyperlink back to this website. You do not have to get permission to link back to my site.

Also, if I write for another site and they allow me to publish it on my site as well, I may publish it on my site with a note stating so. This includes republishing content I had written, and hold ownership for, from my other blogs.

If there is a guest post, or content written by another person, on this site, then the author of that content will be personally responsible for not using copy written materials. If I am notified or find out that a guest author stole another persons work and claimed it as their own to post on my site; I reserve the right to remove the content and not accept future content from that author.

General

I do enjoy writing about learning how to grow your blog. I do try my best to provide you with the most up to date information, but I’m not perfect. In my opinion, and one thing I learned from college, is that anyone who says they know everything, really knows very little. Like all topics, including the topics I cover, information is always changing. Therefore, I am not liable for any errors or omissions in my content. I am also not liable for the content from others who may post on this site. If there is content on my site by others, it will be clear that I did not write it.

Please be smart in the way that you use the information on this site, since I am not liable with how you perceive the content or use it for your own use. Basically, this site is for informational purposes only and you are responsible for your own actions and your reliance on the content of this and other websites is done solely at your own risk. Learngrowblog.com does not make any warranties about the information published. The information published is based on what has worked for me in the past, research that I have done, and the success of other bloggers and what they have found have worked for them. Not all blogs are the same, even if in the same niche, there is no way to tell if something is going to work on your blog until you actually implement it, therefore I cannot be responsible or guarantee the information provided will work for your blog.

Also, if you click a link to another site, I am not responsible for the content of their site. Those sites should have their own terms of use, or terms and conditions, for the information provided on their site.

Termination

If you do not wish to abide by these terms and conditions please leave my site and unsubscribe from my email list. If you abuse these policies or disagree with the terms of use then you may not access this website.

Limitation of Damages

In no event shall I (or any affiliated parties) be liable to you for any loss or damages resulting from the use or display of your user generated content, your use or access to this website, the website generally or any other interactions with the website or us. You hereby release me from liability or responsibility for any claims related to your use, access or reliance of this website.

Affiliate Links

This website may include “affiliate links,” wherein I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the link. However, all opinions are my own and I only endorse or link to products and services that I genuinely recommend.

These Terms and Conditions may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

Disclaimer

Consent

By using this website you hereby consent to this disclaimer and agree to its terms.

Also, I reserve the right to change the content or focus of this blog at anytime without prior notice, and the only notice I am required to give will be the content, or change, itself.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at [email protected]

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://learngrowblog.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

I welcome all comments, but I also reserve the right to remove comments with bad taste. Please, no swearing, or putting others down. Let’s just be nice and support each other; my site is a safe place where everyone’s opinion matters! Please note, the same goes for any group, page, or social profile I create outside of my site. I reserve the right to remove comments, replies, posts of others, and or block you, as allowed by the social media site(s) used. I do this because the content will be publicly available to other readers. You do own the right to the content you post on this website, but by posting, you agree to give me a license so that this content can be shared on the site, along with removed if inappropriate or of bad taste. If any user generated content is found to be copyright infringement, we will respond to and comply with any DMCA Take Down Notices.

You may also share your information with me when you comment on anything on my site. Commenting on something on my site will not subscribe you to my email list. If you choose to, you may receive updates to other comments from the same post. I also try my best to respond to your comments in a timely fashion, however, that doesn’t always happen. To be honest, I don’t even look at the email address you enter in, I simply click on the reply button; your email, along with any other information that is not shown in the comment itself after you submit it(such as your name), is never shared.

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Basic information is tracked by all web servers, such as the time you were on this site, which pages were viewed, certain demographics (like what country you live in), and IP addresses. (This information is tracked through cookies, and no, not the kind you eat!) The information that is tracked is more for improving my site/ maintenance/ administration purposes and for ad networks, such as google adsense to show you ads based on geotargeting. (In simpler terms, if you live in New York and have been searching for homes, you may see ads for homes in New York, not homes in California.) I do use google analytics and jetpack (through wordpress) for this type of analyzing purposes. For example, if you and others spend more time reading posts on the health section of my blog, rather than the stress less section, I may make the decision to write more about health than reducing stress in the future. For Google Analytics, information is automatically deleted after 26 months.

Speaking of improving your stay at my site, cookies may be used by my site or ads/other third parties to improve your visit. This is why you may see ads related to your browsing/search history; and no, I can’t see the same ads you see and do not know what other websites you visit or what you search for. So, don’t worry about that! But, if you feel uncomfortable with any cookies being used, you can disable cookies within your web browser. Unfortunately, I do not know what browser you are using. So, I’ll have to refer you to your specific browsers website for more information on cookies, why you should enable/disable them, and how to do so. (Easiest way to do this is probably to just look it up on google.)

Some info is automatically collected, such as the above, along with your operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages viewed, dates/times accessing this website and actions taken, such as links clicked. This is all to improve your site experience.

Who we share your data with

We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.If you have any difficulty unsubscribing, simply reach out to me and I will manually do it for you. If you don’t want my emails then I don’t want to burden you with them.

We also share data with Google Analytics, more information on this may be found above.

We may also share information with a third party when you explicitly ask us to.

We may share your information for payment processing, but at no time is your banking info pass to this site, we receive only info used for order fulfillment.

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.

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.

If you are an EU resident and for any reason you need to request for personal information (such as IP address, email, etc.) to be deleted, or exported to you, you do have the ‘right to be forgotten’ per GDPR in the EU.Do so by using the emailing [email protected]

To access info about info you submitted, to amend or update your info, or to ‘forget’ your personal data please submit a request to [email protected]

Be aware that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes of to complete transactions or when required by law.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For product or service for sale, if you make any purchases on this Website, you may be asked to provide a username and password during checkout. This information is not shared and is solely for the purpose of accessing your purchase. I will not collect or store any other information during the checkout process.

Information that you provide to us via the website voluntarily, such as name or address may be collected. Such as for comments to display your name, in a contact form, or email subscription so we can send you emails.

We may also receive info about you from other sources, such as if you use a third party sites software, they may transfer info to us for fulfillment.

Additional information

Learn Grow Blog takes privacy very seriously. I take your privacy even more seriously than my own. Seeing as how your information is yours; even if you share it with me it does not give me the right to give it someone else. So I won’t, that would be wrong of me. Simple as that. I’m not here to make enemies or do wrong onto others. I’m here to write and help you and attempt to inspire you. If you provide your e-mail on my site, or e-mail me, or subscribe to my e-mail list; I do not share this information with anyone else, other than my email service provider, Mailerlite, so I’m able to send you emails. I will e-mail you back, notify you of new posts, other important things (like send you freebies or informing you of great deals) or send you out a newsletter this way.

Please note, if you click a link on my site that leads you off my site, that site should have their own privacy policy and I am no responsible for anything they collect. If it is an affiliate link then it will track that you came from my site to get to theirs.

The information collected may be used to sent promotional information, such as newsletters, you have the option in any email to unsubscribe. Administrative or automatic emails, confirmations, technical notices and updates or security alerts. To respond to comments or questions, for user support, to track and measure ad on site, to process payments you make through this site or to protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized/illegal activities.

We may at times use retargeting ads for remarketing efforts with third party companies, such as google, facebook, or instagram in order to market this site. The other sites mentioned above use cookies to serve ads based on your browser history and past visits to this site.

For your protection do not submit sensitive personal information such as your social security number or other info you would not like to share.

This website does not knowingly collect any information on children under the age of 16, if you believe we have personally identifiable information on a child under 16 in our database please contact us promptly to remove it.

How we protect your data

If it makes you feel better, I have an ssl, which in plain terms means that I feel that your security and the security of my site is important. So, I go the extra step to secure my site and make sure it’s encrypted, which is why you’ll see the little lock icon at the top of your browser where my url is located.

I have public social media accounts and social sharing options on this website. If you choose to interact on social media with me or my accounts, you are advised that any interactions on those accounts are publicly available. If you choose to share a testimonial on this Website, I will first obtain your written permission via email before including your name and testimonial on my website.

And finally, if circumstances arise, which I hope never will; if I am required by law to provide information collected on this site, then I must do so.This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.