Privacy Policy


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  • 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

  • When you use our contact form, your name and email address are collected for the sole purpose of responding to your inquiry.
  • The information is not used for marketing purposes.


  • 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



  • Emails are collected through 3rd parties.
  • We do not store your information other than to optimize your experience with us through the use of cookies.
  • You can disable cookies by changing your browser settings.
  • This privacy policy is subject to change at any time. If you have questions, please contact me directly.


  • 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.
  • Google Analytics records are kept for 26 months.
  • If you sign up for emails, your name and email address are kept for as long as you are a member. You can unsubscribe at any time.


  • 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.


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


If you have any further questions or comments about us or our policies, email Joy Morin at [email protected]


How we protect your data

  • Our site is regularly scanned by malware software
  • We use an SSL certificate

What data breach procedures we have in place

  • You will be contacted within 72 hours

Disclosure Policy

In 2009, the FTC updated their guidelines regarding product endorsements and affiliate links. Since this blog is a source of income for us, we felt it was important to disclose the following information to you, our readers:

  • The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely ours, and we only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, 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.
  • The content of this blog may contain affiliate links that promote products that we write about. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • The compensation received from those links will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog.
  • Any sale that is made through an affiliate link provides us with a small commission. You will never be charged for this commission. It is paid directly from the company with whom we are affiliated.
  • Operating expenses for a blog can be costly, so we provide affiliate links and ads to help generate income to cover those expenses.
  • Each and every day that this blog exists, our number one priority is your trust. We will never compromise our standards or the truth to make money.


  • We love it when you let others know about our site! You may pin images from this site to Pinterest, you may share articles on social media, and you may download resources from the site for personal use only.
  • However, you may not use any of the images or information on your own site without obtaining written permission first, unless you are sharing about one of our posts within an article on your site. In this case, you are welcome to use one or two images within your article, as long as you link directly back to our original article.
  • All articles, images, and text on this website are copyrighted by Joy Morin, with all rights reserved.
  • Visiting this website or becoming an email subscriber does not grant you permission to copy, reproduce, or claim as your own any information or service obtained from this website.
  • You may not create derivative works from the information or images on this site, and you may not sell or give them away to any individual.
  • Visiting and engaging with this site indicate your agreement to respect this copyright and abide by the terms of use.

This page was last updated on May 24, 2018.