Your privacy is very important to me. This Privacy Policy details the types of personal information that is received and collected through your activities on this website, as well as how it is used.

Most importantly, I will never share your email address, or personal information without your consent.

How do I collect information?

When you visit this website (, place a comment on a post, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, click on a link, or in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources I make available, I may ask for name and email address, and collect personal information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. You can always refuse to supply personal information, except that it may prevent you from engaging in certain site related activities. See below for specific types of information.

Log Files

Like many other websites, I use log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site. The information in the log files include:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and web beacons

Like nearly all WordPress blogs, this site stores “convenience” cookies on your computer whenever you leave a comment. The cookies record the name, email address, and URL that you enter when you submit a comment so that you won’t have to re-type that info the next time you leave a comment.

Third-party advertisers may also place and read cookies on your browser and/or use web beacons to collect information. I have no access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Affiliate Programs

E-Junkie is a third party affiliate marketing network that uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. Here is Ejunkie’s Privacy Policy.

Amazon Affiliates

Gutsy By Nature LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising feed by advertising and linking to Here is’s Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool I use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read more at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.


You may choose to receive email updates via Mail Chimp by submitting an email address to the email subscription form. I use a secure opt-in subscription system and I reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

When leaving a comment, users must submit a name and email address. To combat spam, the WordPress blogging platform also records the IP address of anyone submitting a comment.

Again, none of this information will be shared with anyone without your direct permission.

How I Use Collected Information

I may collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
  • To personalize user experience
  • To improve my site
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey, or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails


This website does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If I discover I have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, I will delete that information immediately. If you believe I have any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact me.


Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

7. Changes to this policy

This Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. When it does change, I’ll also change the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of the page.

Last updated: January 1, 2018