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Terms and Conditions


a. Content published on (also referred to hereafter as “the site” or “this site”) may not be republished on another site or in any print publication without prior written consent of site owner, Michelle Rawlings. This includes, but is not limited to: text, images, videos and audio files.

b. Exceptions:

  1. For the purposes of review or commentary, the user (where “the user” is defined as anyone who accesses this site or reads it contents) may re-post an excerpt of up to 150 words or 30 seconds of video footage from this site on their own website or blog with a link back to the original post. Excerpts must be in exact text and may not be altered or translated.
  2. The user may print up to 45 copies of any post on as needed for personal, educational, review or otherwise non-commercial purposes only, with citation. This text may not be changed, altered or translated in any way, and cannot appear in a publication alongside any other text.
  3. Any other print or digital use of content from this site is strictly prohibited unless prior written consent has been granted by site owner (Michelle Rawlings).

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a. All written content on was created by site owner (Michelle Rawlings) and is the intellectual property of site owner (Michelle Rawlings) unless otherwise stated.

b. Unless it has been otherwise arranged in writing, any content published on may not be republished on another site or in any print publication. (See here for permissions.)

c. In no circumstance should any media appearing on be duplicated and used to promote any other blog, website, influencer or company without prior written consent. This includes using photos from in social media posts promoting other sites’ content.

d. Special considerations for media content:

  1. Photos:
    1. Some photos on this site may be provided courtesy of a stock photo site. If that is the case, permission has been granted or purchased for use of the photo, or the photo is public domain property and no permission is necessary. Duplication of these photos is prohibited and permission for other use cannot be granted by Michelle Rawlings or this site.
    2. Some photos on this site are taken and owned by site owner (Michelle Rawlings). Duplication of these photos without prior written consent is prohibited.
    3. Some photos are owned by other entities. If this is the case, attribution will be provided. Duplication of these photos is prohibited and permission for other use cannot be granted by Michelle Rawlings or this site.

Limitation Of Liability:

a. Content published on this site is provided as-is with no guarantees of any kind. Contributors to this site, including site owner (Michelle Rawlings), guest authors and reviewers, hold no responsibility for losses incurred due to errors or omissions in any of their contributions to this site, nor can they be held liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use any materials on this site.

b. Posts and other contributions to are meant to provide general knowledge and information and are not to be viewed as legal or financial advice or other professional guidance. Please consult with a licensed attorney or financial adviser for personalized advice.

c. is not responsible for the content of sites that it hyperlinks to. Once the user has left, site owner and contributors assume no responsibility for content or other offenses.

d. Neither site owner (Michelle Rawlings) nor any contributor to this site holds responsibility for user-generated content (e.g. comments), be it libelous, spam or otherwise unlawful or offensive.

e. This site ( and any individual contribution to it, including but not limited to blog posts, media files and user-generated content, is subject to deletion without notice at any time and for any or no reason.

Privacy Policy + Cookies:

This site uses and Jetpack cookies for the purposes outlined below.
By spending time on this site, the user is agreeing to the use of these cookies.
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Jetpack (Automattic) may collect user data on for the following reasons and in the following ways:

a. Activity

  1. Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.
  2. Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. Click here to see the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).
  3. Data Synced: Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

b. Contact Forms

  1. Data Used: Akismet is enabled on this site. As such, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted ( and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (Michelle Rawlings). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website and message.
  2. Data Synced: Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. Since Akismet is enabled on this site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.

c. Mobile Theme

  1. Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.
  2. Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

d. Notifications

  1. Data Used: IP address, user ID, username, site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner (Michelle Rawlings) via this feature. This may include: email address, username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.
  2. Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.

e. Protect

  1. Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process) and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
  2. Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
  3. Data Synced: Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address and user agent information.

f. Search

  1. Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the servers.

g. Sharing

  1. Data Used: When official sharing buttons are active on the site, each button loads content directly from its service in order to display the button as well as information and tools for the sharing party. As a result, each service can in turn collect information about the sharing party. When a non-official Facebook or a Pinterest sharing button is active on the site, information such as the sharing party’s IP address as well as the page URL will be available for each service, so sharing counts can be displayed next to the button. When sharing content via email, the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking) and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, since reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

h. Subscriptions

  1. Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
  2. Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

i. Video Hosting

  1. Data Used: For video play tracking via Stats, the following information is used: viewer’s IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
  2. Activity Tracked: Video plays.

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Google and Google Analytics may collect user data on for the following reasons and in the following ways:

a. Analytics + Data Reporting

  1. uses Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyze data on user activity and acquisition, and that involves the use of cookies. You can find Google’s full cookies policy here.
    1. As part of this, Google Analytics may collect and provide the site owner with data and information including, but not necessarily limited to: which and how many pages the user visits; how long the user stays on the site; where in the world the user visits the site from; how the user got to the site, including from social media or a search engine; whether users were on a desktop, mobile device or tablet; what browser the user used to access the site; what language the user viewed the site in; and whether the user is a first-time visitor to the site or has visited the site before.
    2. For a comprehensive overview of how Google may use this and other user information, you can find Google’s full privacy policy here.
  2. Don’t want Google Analytics to have access to your info? Opt out here.

Governing Law:

a. This blog is maintained from the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America; laws applying to residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and federal laws of the United States of America, will therefore be followed and enforced.

WordPress Policies:

a. is powered and hosted by (Automattic), and thus, follows WordPress’s content and use guidelines. By staying on this site, the user is agreeing to all applicable WordPress policies. For more information about these policies, click here.

This page was last updated May 2, 2021.