Disclosure

The purpose of Grounded & Surrounded is to encourage you on your own personal journey toward healthy living.  By sharing my favorite recipes, gardening advice, and tips for a  more grounded lifestyle, I am hoping to inspire you to become healthy in your heart, home, & habits.

Disclosure Statement

There are many costs associated with running a blog — web hosting services, domain name, and marketing just to name a few. I also put a great deal of my time, energy, and passion into making this blog a beneficial resource for my readers.  Because of this, I am open to advertising and sponsorship opportunities to help offset the costs and compensate me for my time.

But my relationship with my readers far outweighs my desire to earn money.  I will never link to or recommend a product that I would not personally use.  If a sponsor contacts me with an opportunity that will not benefit my readers, I will not do it.  Money is NOT that important!

My readers are my first priority, and the opinions stated on this blog are my alone. When I choose to run sponsored posts, I will always label them for you.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Posts on this web site may include affiliate links. Affiliate links do not add any additional cost to customers but provide a small commission back to me. This just gives me a little bit of money back for the time and work I put into the Grounded & Surrounded Blog. I only promote and link to products I use, love, trust, or desire to have personally. I will never recommend anything to you that I wouldn’t use for myself or my family!

You are not obligated to use these links when you make a purchase, but when you do so it helps to support this site and my family, so thank you! All posts with affiliate links in them will be clearly labeled.
Grounded & Surrounded 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 linking to Amazon.com.

Privacy Policy

The owner of this “Grounded & Surrounded” blog does not share personal information with third-parties nor do they store information that is collected about your visit for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. The owner is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without permission.

This privacy policy sets out how Grounded & Surrounded uses and protects any information that you give while using www.groundedandsurrounded.com

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Grounded and Surrounded may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from January 1, 2015.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Advertising

Some of my advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. I do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. I may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you may find interesting if you tell me that you wish this to happen.

Opt Out

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visithttp://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

 

Terms and Conditions of Use

All content provided on this “Grounded & Surrounded” blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.
The owner of www.groundedandsurrounded.com will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.
This terms and conditions is subject to change at anytime with or without notice.

Blog Comments Policy

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to;

1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually
This privacy policy statements is made on [January 1, 2015] and may have a change on the futures with or without notice.

Copyright

All content on Grounded & Surrounded is copyrighted, and may not be reprinted in full form without our prior written consent.

If you have any questions about this disclosure statement, privacy policy, terms of use, or copyright please contact us through our Contact Page.

Thank you for your support! Sammi Ricke 

This policy is valid from January 1, 2015.

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