The Yogini from Manila

Privacy & Disclosures

Your Privacy

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.

Effective 14 October 2009 I have utilized Google Analytics as an additional tool merely to gauge the effectiveness of certain posts and to help me improve future posts. I may employ additional third-party networks in future. Technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

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.

On any of my blogs which allow Javascript, I may include advertising partners such as Nuffnang, Google AdSense and the like. I have no control as to the nature of the ads that may show up on my blogs as these are controlled by third-party ad networks but to the best of my ability, I will review these whenever I can and take action if something is found objectionable.

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

As part of my posts, including posts that involve product or service-related posts, I include links to other sites. These links are meant to serve as additional reference for readers but please be aware that I am in no way related to, or have control over, the privacy policies of those sites. Therefore, when you click on the links provided on my posts, be sure you are aware of the privacy policy of the site you are visiting as each site has different privacy policies.

Disclosure on Affiliation

As of May 2017, I became a member-distributor of Young Living (a company based in Salt Lake City, Utah that produces top-quality therapeutic-grade essential oils). 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 from the day I became part of the Young Living family. 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) as part of my blogging events.

Comment Moderation

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 October 17, 2017)

2 Comments

  1. Hello! I’d like to ask if you can suggest a yoga studio in Manila or QC area? I really want to try yoga. However, I am only free during the weekends because I am a full time law student. Weeknights are a no-go because classes start at 5 and end at 9 in the evening. Help please? Thanks! 🙂

    • Hi Athena. You did not state where in QC you are. It’s such a huge area. But if you go to my homepage and hover your cursor over “Resources”, a dropdown menu will appear. Click on “Philippine Yoga Studios”. I have a list of yoga studios there and general locations. Click on the links to go to their websites to check how close these are to you. Yoga classes are available on weekends, even Sundays for some, so there is no reason you can’t do weekend yoga. Hope you find a studio near you and good luck. I hope you can let me know some time how yoga is for you.

Thanks for reading! I'd love to know what you think.

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