Use of This Website and Privacy

Updated August 31st, 2018

I care about the use of my personal information online and I want you to have full transparency about the privacy practices implemented here at Please read the entire policy to make sure you understand our practices fully.

What personal data is collected and why

I collect person data to help better understand my readers and customers, provide better content for the future and help bring a more unique experience of interacting with my brand online. I do not share your data with anyone, not even advertisers, and I also do not sell your data to any third parties. The data collected is used to identify you such as your name, IP address, and email address. Collecting this data happens in several different ways:

Opt-In to Freebies: Your name and email address – To provide you with new free content in the future or paid content related to the freebie.

Purchasing a product: Your name, email, billing information, and payment source –  To process a purchase you made  and inform you of future products.

Comments: Name, email, and the comment – To identify the person making the comment, and optionally show their gravatar image linked with their online profile. 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.

Subscribe: Your name and email – To send you monthly recap emails, special offers, additional freebies and/or new paid content you may be interested in.

I collect this information to learn from it. What products does my audience like, what types of topics do they learn the most from, what  products do they want in the future, what area of the site could be designed better, what types of free resources would my audience enjoy the most, etc.

Who has access to this data:

I work with different online businesses, which means they help process your personal data. The following are those companies:

  1. Opt-In to Freebies: WordPress and Mailchimp
  2. Purchasing a product:– processing your payment.
  3. Comments: WordPress
  4. Subscribe: Mailchimp


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


This site uses cookies and similar technologies to collect data on our users based on how people browse the site, content they are interested in, how a user uses the site in general from a mobile phone or tablet or other device, and areas of the world users are coming from.

If you would like to revoke your consent to be tracked, then you need to clear your browser cookies for the domain. For information on how to do this, please follow the instructions on this site.

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

How long your data is retained

I keep your personal data for different periods of time depending on the reason it was gathered and if you are a current subscriber.

  1. Opt-In to Freebies: Emails – Indefinitely or if you unsubscribe, we remove your email immediately.
  2. Purchasing a product: 4 years for tax audit purposes.
  3. Comments: Indefinitely use as the comment stays visible for other users.
  4. Subscribe: Indefinitely unless you unsubscribe, then we remove your email immediately.

What rights you have over your data

As with all emails, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom that you can use to withdraw consent and stop my emails. Alternatively, you can contact me here. 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. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

All your data is collected in the United States because that is where I am based, as well as the companies I work with. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy Concerns, Contacting Us, Complaints:

You can contact me here with your request for any questions you may have regarding any of the new regulations on these policies and your personal data.

Teresa Shishim