Privacy/Disclosure Policy

Valid from 26 October 2010 / 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. This blog is not endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the links herein. 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 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 specific medical needs.

Use of Cookies
Although this blog does not contain advertisements or analytical tools added by the author, Google does uses cookies in their research of online websites and blogs. Cookies remember and store your activity/information that is on a web site/blog. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google, along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics, and to detect address abuse. You can read about Google's Privacy Policy here: Google's Privacy Policy , and Google's Cookies Policy here: Google's Cookies Policy.

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

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. Subscribe by email is provided by: FeedBurner. 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 GDPR-compliant 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 located here: Request to Know-Update Form.

Comments and online profiles
When you make a comment on a Blogger [Google] blog, if you choose [key word] to have your email address displayed on your Blogger Profile, the author(s) of the blog you comment on may receive an email message of that comment that will include your email address. It will happen if the author(s) have selected to get email notification of comments on their blog. Whether you are a follower of their blog is irrelevant. It is not a "trick" by Google; their handling of comments is explained in their Privacy Policy. Information that you choose to make public, such as on your profile or in your comments, is available for all to see. Choose carefully what information you decide to make public online.

Giveaways,Contests and Swaps
Information will be voluntarily collected via a GDPR-compliant contact/information form. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. You will need to supply voluntarily by consent your name, physical mailing address and email address to me and/or the swap partner (where applicable) in order for you to receive prize(s). This blog assumes no responsibility for errors, nor responsibility for the use/safety of the prizes won. All prizes are created with the best possible assurance that they are safe. Prizes are decorations only; not for use as toys. How the prize(s) are used is 100% the responsibility of the winner(s) once the items have been shipped.

*Giveaways, Contests, and Swaps hosted by this blog will not be linked to any social networks as of November 2013. The only exceptions are Google+ and Blogger. Please do not post them to any other social networks*


Third-Party Links
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. You may consult their sites in regard to their policies. Links are available and listed below.

Facebook: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Pinterest: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Flickr-SmugMug: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Wordpress (Automattic): Privacy/Cookies Policy

Feedly: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Linky Followers/Tools: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Bloglovin': Privacy/Cookies Policy

Stay Safe Online.org: Privacy/Cookies Policy

EmailMeForm.com : Privacy/Cookies Policy

Random Number Generator (Random.org): Privacy/Cookies Policy

Web Nots' free back to top images: Privacy/Cookies Policy.

Graphics Fuel's social media icons: Privacy/Cookies Policy.

YOO theme: Privacy/Cookies Policy.

Website Planet- free image compressor: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Pic Monkey- image editor: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Pixlr- image editor: Privacy Policy/Cookies Policy

Morguefile- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Pixabay- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Rawpixel- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Unsplash- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Dreamstime- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

istock photo- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Fuzzimo- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

The Graphics Fairy- stock images: Privacy/Cookies Policy

Images and Text Copyrights
*All text and images are copyrighted by their respective owners. Owners are properly credited. My own post text is written by me. My own images and photographs are marked with my copyright symbol, DGS, in black color and sometimes in white color, or a grey opaque bar. Please note that this blog's header image is my own creation/photograph. Copyrights are serious, and infringement can incur legal action. Please do not scrape (steal) this blog's content, nor post any of this blog's content, online or offline, to any social media networks, forums, boards, etc...*

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, 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.

adapted from: Automattic by: Danice, with applicable changes
license: CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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