Disclosure Policy & Privacy Policy

The Short Version – My disclosure to you

This blog takes a LOT of my time!  Writing and editing honest blog posts, sharing tips to keep connected, offering ideas and creating a visually appealing blog all take A LOT of time. It is not uncommon for me to spend eight or more hours creating one post.

I do accept payment from advertisers and affiliate links.  The compensation I receive is for my time; which always seems to be in short supply!

I weigh my buying decisions carefully and I assume you do as well.  I appreciate and seek out honest opinions of products by other bloggers and use their reviews when making some of my personal purchasing decisions.  It is my hope my own posts will help you make buying decisions that are good for you as well.

With this in mind, I have chosen affiliate programs for products and services I have personally used for myself and my own family – I’ve often used these services for years or purchasing hundreds of dollars worth products.

The Long Version – FTC Disclosure Statement

The disclosure policy is valid and is updated as of 2015.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Amanda Rierson.  Occasionally, guest authors will contribute posts.  My blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Sometimes I am compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are 100% my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

I am currently affiliated with the following companies:  Cardstore, Smugmug, Booking.com, Amazon, Zazzle, I See Me, Ebates, Cuddl Duds, Melissa & Doug, and Site Ground.

The author/owner reserves the right to modify, change, or add to these policies at any time.

Privacy Policy

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at amanda@farfromfamily.com.

At www.farfromfamily.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.farfromfamily.com and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.farfromfamily.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.farfromfamily.com does not use cookies.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.farfromfamily.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to www.farfromfamily.com and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include …….

Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.farfromfamily.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other 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.

www.farfromfamily.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.farfromfamily.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.



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