Disclosures

Disclosure Policy

According to the FTC guidelines as of December 1, 2009, paid endorsements and testimonials must be disclosed in order to protect the public from misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company.

This is a for-profit blog.  That means that I use the content you see here to make me a little money.  I can do this by promoting a product, service, or business in order to contribute to my family’s finances.  I am happy to partner with brands or small businesses that I feel will help you, my readers, in some way.

I choose to become an affiliate for the products I believe in and that I believe will be beneficial to my readers. This means that if you click a link, banner, or advertisement on this website (www.angiecruise.com), it will earn me a profit. However, any reviews or recommendations that I make on this website are based on my own personal experience with the product, or because of the products value, reputation, and quality.

Currently, I am a participant in:

  • Amazon Services LLC Affiliate Program: an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Share-A-Sale Inc: An affilate networking program designed to connect affiliate marketers and merchants to help promote products for a small fee.
  • Young Living Essential Oils: I am an independent distributor with Young Living essential oils, and do promote their products through this website in order to earn a commission.
  • SHE Media (formerly SheKnows Media): a partnership network designed to provide advertisements and partnership opportunities with brands I know and trust.

The information provided on this website is for educational purposes and is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a nutritionist, certified aromatherapist, or expert in any medical field. The information I share represents what I have chosen to do to take charge of my personal health and that of my family’s.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA or medical professionals. Please seek medical help when needed and consult with your physician if you have any medical conditions and if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medications.

My Promise

I want you to know that you can trust me. I am going to make a few promises to you here and now:

  • No amount of compensation could make me promote a product I do not believe in.
  • I will only offer genuine reviews for companies I think fit well with my own brand and can truly help you.
  • I will be transparent when I use an affiliate or referral link to promote a product.
  • My number one priority is accuracy and fairness to my readers.  I will never compromise that!

Integrity and authenticity are my number one priorities on this blog.  I strive to create quality content for my readers that is interesting, helpful, and encouraging, while also earning money for my family. I love and appreciate all of my readers, and will be upfront and honest in everything I write.

Thank you for reading my blog! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Privacy Policy

No personal information is required to use our website. None. Nada. Zero. You can visit me and remain completely anonymous. I don’t care.

The Angie Cruise Blog, found at https://www.angiecruise.com (“website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

What Information do we Collect, and How is it Used?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

How Your Information May be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Share-A-Sale: an affiliate networking program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by using links to products offered by a wide variety of merchants. As part of the Share-A-Sale afiliate network, this website will post customized links, provided by Share-A-Sale, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

AngieCruise.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Other companies this website is affiliated with:

  • Just a Girl and Her Blog/Twenty-Three Publishing LLC: I promote the course Building a Framework for a commission
  • Siteground/SG Hosting Inc: My website hosting company
  • MailerLite: My email service provider
  • Vital Protiens: Our recommended choice for collagen peptides and other sustainably sourced nutrition products.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous Data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  Your email address will never be available publicly unless you specifically submit it as such within the text of a comment.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

AngieCruise.com is a participant in several affiliate programs, as listed above. These programs use customizable links and track website visits using cookies to track the commissions from these sales.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will need your name and email address. This information is managed on our behalf by MailerLite, who have their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. We have had zero complaints about this company, zero complaints about our mailing list being used for other purposes, and zero complaints about our mailing list being subject to security concerns. You can opt-out of the mailing list at any time, through the link provided in our emails.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at jean (at) fromforkstofitness.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to angiecruise (at) live.com

Amend – You may contact us at angiecruise (at) live.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to angiecruise (at) live.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The Angie Cruise blog does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at angiecruise (at) live.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we will not request any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at angiecruise (at) live.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Further Information

Of course, online privacy and information security is an evolving issue. To help with country regulations governing your online privacy, we are providing useful links to other sources which you may find helpful:

Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
The Guide to the PECR 2003
United States: US Department of State
Canada: Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Last updated: June 7, 2018