It’s kind of boring but it is so very, very important, especially considering FTC guidelines for blogging. It protects you and me…and the last thing I want to do is get either of us in trouble by creating confusion, accidentally misleading anyone or have it be unclear on the purpose and practices of my blog or the use of my materials. Let’s keep us both out of hot water…deal.
Disclosure Statement and Disclaimer:
First, as you can see from the title of my blog, I am a wife, a mom and a home owner and this blog started in my mind as a possible opportunity to creatively share what I was going through as I meandered through these new life roles. I have had several people ask me over the years about all my DIY from home improvements to crafts to organization and more, so I thought this might also be a great venue to share what I have learned.
Second, I am a business woman. I have been an independent representative with Mary Kay for 15 plus years. As a consultant, I was always taught and have practiced placing my clients’ needs first and enjoyed helping others. And it was through that relationship building and trust that I have made my living…getting paid for helping others and doing something I love. It seems natural to do the same with my blog. If we (i.e. my family) can earn a little extra from my blog, then awesome. I have a 16 year old who wants to drive and go to college soon…we can use even pennies with the cost of tuition and car insurance for a boy. 😉 I will accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions or other forms of compensation and I may work with affiliates. I will let you know in posts or affiliate links if I am being compensated. Lets say its safe to assume, if there is an ad in the side bar, I am being compensated in some manner for its placement there.
However, please know any compensation received will never influence my content, topics or posts. While I may receive free products for review or as giveaways, compensation, etc. the views and opinions I express on my blog or social media outlets are purely my own and always my own. I will only share what I have personally experienced, products that I love and use, my honest opinions, findings and beliefs on every topic or post. If I quote a product claim, statistic or other representation about a service or product that has been provided for review, I will give a link to the third-party in question so you can verify for yourself. (Always a good practice in my book.)
I will also review products and vendors without compensation simply because I love them and want to share. To prevent any confusion, if I am being compensated in anyway, I will make sure it is identified as such. If I miss it, it is unintentional and it will be corrected. If no such disclaimer exists, then I have not been compensated in any manner for my review. Either way, my opinions shared are my own.
As I said, I am a consultant with Mary Kay and there are links to my personal website contained within my blog layout and are identified. I will present at times products I love from Mary Kay. (I will generally do this because, well, I have 15 years of knowing my Mary Kay products backwards and forwards and its really easy to reference them.) If you click on my Mary Kay website and elect to purchase a product, I will be compensated or if by some chance your Mary Kay consultant is one of my personal team members. Otherwise, I am not compensated by Mary Kay, its affiliates or other Mary Kay Consultants. (If you have a Mary Kay consultant and would like to try something I recommend, please contact them directly. I would never want to take a customer from another consultant. If you are international (outside of the United States) and do not have a consultant, go to www.marykay.com to find a consultant in your country.)
While I love Mary Kay and find that it meets most of my cosmetic, skin care and body care needs, I do not believe any one line is the answer to everyone’s needs. That said, I may also present other skin care, body care, hair care and other cosmetic products with which I am not affiliated. Should they provided some form of compensation, via direct financial compensation, free product, etc., I will identify them as such.
I do not expect everyone to agree with my opinions and I welcome pleasant and open discussions and other points of view. Please feel free to drop a comment on posts giving your experiences and opinions. All I ask is that comments be tasteful and without confrontation, foul language or attacking of an individual or group…to quote a very famous mommy phrase “Use your nice words”. Comments that violate these rules will be removed as soon as possible.
A good friend of mine polled her high school math classes about privacy and sadly this upcoming generation has very little expectation of privacy. Well, that is so not the case with Wife, Mom, House…Oh My! (shall be referred to as “my” or “I” or “me” for the remainder…its so much faster to type). I highly value privacy!!!!
If you leave a comment or respond to a survey, we collect information. You can keep your anonymity by not leaving an email or website information as both are optional. If you do, please know websites are visible but emails are not visible, only to the blog owner, and are not published. Emails are only used for the purpose of receiving comment replies.
In the event of a sale or purchase, some information such as name and address may be collected. Rest assured this information will never be sold, shared, or used against you in any way!
What do I use your information for?
Any of the information collected may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience on my website
- To improve our website and its content
- To improve customer service
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
How do we protect your information?
As a WordPress Blog Site, our blog is protected through their security. Additionally, Wife, Mom, House…Oh My implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. I will never share or sell your information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
I do not sell, trade, transfer or otherwise disperse your personal or identifiable information to outside parties.
This does not include personal information (such as email addresses provided when leaving comments) stored in database backups on 3rd party sites used for web hosting, etc., and which sites are believed to be secure and confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate and needed to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
However, identifiable visitor information (such as user demographics) may be provided to other parties for the purposes of marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
At my discretion, I may include links or offer third party products/services on my website. These independent 3rd party sites have separate and independent privacy policies that may or may not be known to me. Therefore I have no responsibility or liability related to these linked sites, their activities, content or use of personal data they collect. However, my integrity and that of my site are of the utmost importance. As such, I welcome any and all feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy I have taken the necessary precautions to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. And therefore will not distribute your identifiable personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Children and their wellbeing is a high priority for me and my site. My site is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), any information from anyone under 13 years of age is not collected. This website, products and services shown, both now and in the future, are all directed to those at least 13 years of age or older.
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