Privacy/Disclosure Policies

Privacy Policy

This blog – –  strongly believes in keeping your personal information confidential. The following policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

Information Collected – AAJ collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages on this blog. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.

Cookies/IP Address tracking – AAJ uses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files, posting comments, and voting on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies and it is simply a way to identify your computer.

With Whom Information is Shared – None of your information will be shared with third parties. AAJ may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.

Opting Out – If AAJ chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. The editors of our site hate SPAM as much as you do and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with messages that have no value to you.

Affiliate Link Disclosure

I have joined affiliate programs after I have used the products myself and am more than satisfied with their value. Affiliate programs are where I earn a commission on anything you purchase through an affiliate link on my site (you incur no additional costs but Amazon and others share a very small percentage of the purchase price to me).

I am very, very selective about affiliate programs. These commissions help me  support this blog. Between hosting, design, professional services, and bells and whistles for the site, I pay well over a thousand dollars a year. Since you love us, and find the information I provide useful, I know you want to support us in this small way. We appreciate your support.

The Amazon affiliate program requires that I make this legal statement to participate: 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, a third party affiliate marketing network, 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. You can read Amazon’s Privacy Policy.”

Consumer Protection/Disclosure Policy

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may/may not 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.

I may be compensated to offer opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I might receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Giveaway Disclaimer

You must be 18 or older to enter. Unless specified, contests are open to US residents only. If you win a giveaway we may ask you for contact information such as your name, address, phone number and email address to notify winners and for shipping purposes.  If the winner does not respond to the request for contact information within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

We are not responsible for any lost, damaged or unreceived sponsored prizes and, by entering the giveaway, you are agreeing to release the blog and its author from any liability. By entering the contest, you are agreeing to these basic terms as well as any additional terms listed in the specific giveaway contest rules.

Blog Content and Copyright Policy

All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog, except for in the comments section, are the author’s. Authors of this blog do not claim to be experts on anything, and you should never substitute information from this blog for information obtained by a licensed professional.

Unless otherwise noted, all logos, trademarks, text, images and other content of this blog is property of  Amelia A Johnson (

Do not reproduce, sell, or modify any part of this Blog or it’s contents. You are welcome to link to this blog. When you quote or link to this blog, please include the Blog’s name in your link. Photos may be used by outside parties upon written request and mutual agreement between Amelia A Johnson and the requestor. In all cases, proper credit must be given.

Comment Policy

The purpose of allowing comments on this blog is to engage this community in constructive, positive conversation and debate. Differing perspectives and conflicting information may be revealed during this conversation and will be respected.

However, comments containing foul language or personal attacks will not be tolerated and will be deleted. Comments that are off topic, or are clear efforts to promote oneself, a service or product, will be considered “spam” and may be deleted.

Comments that make the same point(s) over and over without adding to the conversation or are perceived by the blog author or other commenters to be negative or disrespectful on more than one occasion can put a commenter at risk of being deleted or blocked. Please remember to comment from a place of gratitude.