Your privacy is of utmost importance to me and none of the information collected by the statistical tools of free WordPress.com or any other tools that I may use will be sold by me to third parties. Outlined below are some ways that information may be collected.
Disclosure on Log Files, Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Statistical Tools
I use WordPress.org as my platform. It has built-in statistics that show the visitor’s internet protocol ( IP ) addresses when leaving a comment on this blog, the referring/exit pages, number of daily visitors and trends over time, search engine terms used, as well as links clicked. I also employ some third-party tools that provide general information on number of visitors and general locations. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Disclosure on Blog Advertisements
This disclosure is effective 14 October 2009.
While most of my posts are personal in nature and reflect experiences from my day-to-day life, I could get compensated every so often in various ways.
When I personally experience a product, service or place and decide to blog about the experience, I receive NO COMPENSATION for this as this is an expression of my personal satisfaction or lack of it. In these cases, I may voice positive remarks or otherwise and these comments are solely mine as these are meant for the benefit of my readers who may benefit from such comments.
I may be asked to test a product or service when I participate in blogger events. While it is in the nature of such events for product samples to be handed out, these are usually for the bloggers concerned to use so we can write credibly about the product. The nature of what I write as a result of the tests are not, in any way, controlled by, dictated by, or influenced by the advertisers or their clients. In cases when survey or clinical results are quoted, I base my post on information from the press kits provided by the advertiser and rely on them to ensure that what they represent is indeed factual, tested and proven true. However, I leave it up to you, my readers, to conduct your own due diligence as well on such claims.
I may accept paid advertorials and product/service information may be lifted and quoted verbatim directly from such material, including pictures where provided by the advertisers. Such advertorials and similarly compensated posts will be indicated as such.
I may recommend products or services that I have actually used and found personally satisfactory. These are personal recommendations borne out of a positive personal experience and do not carry any compensation. If I am asked to endorse or promote a product/service for compensation, I would only do so if I truly believe in the benefit of the product/service. In addition, any posts related to that product/service will carry with it proper identification as a paid endorsement.
With the advent of social media, there are now ways to boost certain posts to make them more visible to readers. I may choose to do so on my own volition or in partnership with a brand.
Disclosure on Links
Disclosure on Affiliation
As of May 2017, I became a member-distributor of Young Living (a company based in Lehi, Utah) that produces natural wellness products including pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, supplements, mineral-based beauty products, and the like). As such, my posts on essential oils in this blog will focus solely on my personal experiences and knowledge gained from my own use of Young Living oils. This means I will be unable to write about, discuss, promote, or comment on other brands of essential oils effective May 2017. This disclosure does not cover my possible mention of other essential oil brands that I may have encountered in the past (prior to joining YL in May 2017) which was part of blogging events I attended.
This blog’s comment moderation is activated. As this is a yoga and wellness blog, and as my goal is to keep it on a positive and wholesome note wherever possible, comments posted will have to be individually approved or disapproved by me. I do not accept libelous or curse language. Readers with differing opinions will be allowed as long as the comment is done in good taste.
(Updated as of December 27, 2017)