POLICY & DISCLOSURES


All content on A Simpler Grace is for personal use only and for entertainment purposes. I do not provide any professional advice. Any project ideas, diet or fitness information or product recommendations are strictly things that have worked for me and my family. I can not guarantee they will work for you. Please understand that you assume all risk involved in using any of this information.

COPYRIGHT AND CONTENT SHARING
All images, logos, graphics, and content are products of A Simpler Grace unless otherwise noted. All content on this blog is protected by copyright law. Any copying or reproduction of any material is prohibited without my express written permission.

If you would like to share something you've seen here, feel free to, but please make sure you give proper credit and include a link back to the original post. All recipes, activity ideas and printables I share are for personal use only. Please do not remove watermarks, edit, sell or distribute this content as your own. Occasionally, this blog will feature content from another blog or source. If you would like to share this info, please follow the link to the original post and set your link from there.

I try hard to make sure that all "borrowed" content is linked back to the original source and hope to receive the same courtesy. If you feel I have failed this endeavor in some way, please contact me to let me know and I'll correct the error immediately.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
A Simpler Grace is a for-profit blog. Occasionally, I will share my thoughts on a complimentary product or service I received from a brand or company. I may also incorporate affiliate links in some posts, by which I receive a small commission or portion of a sale if that link is used. This is at no cost to you. Any post containing affiliate links or featuring products or services that have been provided gratis to A Simpler Grace will always be noted at the top of that post. All companies and brands I work with are chosen by me. I only feature products I personally use and value. I will never share an opinion that is not 100% my own, regardless of compensation.  

I am disclosing this info in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR: Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

YOUR PRIVACY
Your privacy is very important here at A Simpler Grace. This blog will never share or sell your personal information to third party companies, nor does it store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

"What are cookies?" you ask. Cookies are little "crumbs" of data that store information when you visit websites. Specifically, this is information like what language you want search results displayed in, or which links you may have visited the last time you were here on the blog.

This blog uses cookies to record traffic data. The information gathered is your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, referring/exit pages and the number of clicks you make while on the blog. This information is used to administer the site. None of the information collected is attached to any of your personal information such as your name, address, phone number, email address or social security number.

It is stored solely in the Google Analytics software that is used to administer the site and I am the only user permitted to access this password protected and restricted account. A Simpler Grace does have an SSL Certificate on file, ensuring a secure, encrypted connection between your internet browser and the blog.

Third party advertisers also use cookies to deliver ads that are more relevant to you. You can always decide which cookies to accept, or whether to accept cookies at all by visiting your browser's privacy settings. You may also see the individual privacy policies of the most common third party advertisers by clicking here.

This blog will only ask for your personal information such as your email address or postal address when it pertains to very specific circumstances.

  1. You provide your email address and first name when you subscribe to the weekly newsletter. You can always opt out of receiving future mailings by clicking the "unsubscribe" option at the bottom of any email or you can send your request directly to me and I will personally make sure your contact details are removed from my database.
  2. If you are selected as the winning entry in a giveaway or contest that is hosted on the blog, your name and mailing address may be required in order to ship the prize to you. Once I have confirmed delivery of this prize, I will permanently delete your personal information from my files.
This blog will never request your sensitive personal data such as your race, ethnic origin, age, health status or disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, nor will it share or sell your private information to any third party companies. If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me.

Please note: If you should comment on any post on this blog, your name will be visible to any and all blog readers. Anonymous commenting is allowed, so if you'd prefer to keep your name private, please register as a "guest" in the comment form.

MINORS
This blog is open to readers of all ages, however, I strongly urge that parents or guardians of minors monitor their internet use carefully. This blog does not display any content that is inappropriate for younger readers, but it does incorporate links to other websites and blogs as well as internet shopping sites. I also request that minors have parental permission before commenting on a blog post or participating in a contest or link-up.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
A Simpler Grace does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Readers in all walks of life are welcomed and encouraged to join our conversation. 

KEEP IT FRIENDLY
I love when you take the time to comment on my posts and although I do read and consider all comments, I will not tolerate personal attacks directed toward myself or another reader, offensive language or spam of any kind. Comments that contain any of these will be immediately removed and will result in that reader being banned. One of my goals with this blog is to start a conversation with you and I realize that we all have different views and opinions when it comes to hot-button issues and other topics. With that being said, I welcome comments containing views or opinions that differ from my own, as long as it is done in a kind and constructive manner. Please help me keep this blog a positive place by building others up, not tearing them down.

My "keep it friendly" policy will carry over to all of my social media platforms. Please be mindful of this when commenting on any of these sites.

If you don't see your comment right away, please be patient. All posts are moderated and will appear momentarily.

CONSENT
By using this website or any of my social media platforms, you hereby consent to the privacy policy and agree to the terms of use.


Updated to reflect the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 5/18