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PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLOSURE

Balance Through Simplicity  (“Balance Through Simplicity“) (previously A Mum in Progress) operates balancethroughsimplicity.com and may operate other websites. It is Balance Through Simplicity’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

PRIVACY POLICY
Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Balance Through Simplicity collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Balance Through Simplicity’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Balance Through Simplicity’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Balance Through Simplicity may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Balance Through Simplicity also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on balancethroughsimplicity.com blogs/sites. Balance Through Simplicity only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Balance Through Simplicity’s websites choose to interact with Balance Through Simplicity in ways that require Balance Through Simplicity to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Balance Through Simplicity gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at balancethroughsimplicity.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Balance Through Simplicity are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Balance Through Simplicity collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Balance Through Simplicity. Balance Through Simplicity does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Collection of data for mailing lists

Balance Through Simplicity maintains an email mailing list of those who freely subscribe via a third-party server, in this case Convertkit. These emails are used by the blog owner only to email blog newsletters, occasional updates, and promotional content. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of your newsletter emails. Your email will never be passed on to third parties by Balance Through Simplicity.

Aggregated Statistics

Balance Through Simplicity may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Balance Through Simplicity may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Balance Through Simplicity does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-identifying Information

Balance Through Simplicity discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Balance Through Simplicity’s behalf or to provide services available at Balance Through Simplicity’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Balance Through Simplicity’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Balance Through Simplicity will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Balance Through Simplicity discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Balance Through Simplicity believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Balance Through Simplicity, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Balance Through Simplicity website and have supplied your email address, Balance Through Simplicity may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Balance Through Simplicity and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Balance Through Simplicity takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Business Transfers

If Balance Through Simplicity, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Balance Through Simplicity goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Balance Through Simplicity may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Advertisements

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Balance Through Simplicity and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Affiliate links and non-disclosure

Some links on this site may be affiliate links. These are links to products or services that I highly recommend and am an affiliate for. Should you click on one of these links and decide to purchase the service(s) or  product(s), I will receive a small commission of the sale at no extra cost to you.

Links to third-party web sites or services are not owned or controlled by myself.

I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that this website and its owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Balance Through Simplicity may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Balance Through Simplicity’s sole discretion. Balance Through Simplicity encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a balancethroughsimplicity.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information in a small text file that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

Balance Through Simplicity uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the Balance Through Simplicity website, and their website access preferences. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets and provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics (which I use to help me understand how well my website is performing in relation to my audience/website traffic).

Although cookies often make your browsing experience better, you may wish to disable cookies on this site and others. Balance Through Simplicity visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse/disable cookies before using the Balance Through Simplicity website, with the drawback that certain features of Balance Through Simplicity’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them on different internet browsers, check out the About Cookies website for more information.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Affiliate Links

Some of the links on my site are affiliate links.

If you click on an affiliate link on my site, and then continue to make a purchase, the company in question will pay me a small commission. For some of these links I will be paid a commission on any purchase you make, whether it is the purchase of that original product that I had recommended or something else, within a set timescale.

There is absolutely no extra cost to you, the reader, for purchasing a product or products via an affiliate link on my site. The commission is paid to me directly from the company who is hosting that product.

I love sharing my experiences of simplifying life and connecting with others on a similar journey through my website. I include affiliate links to support the running costs for this site and to support the many hours that go into creating content, much of which I offer for free.

I only recommend products that I would like to read/use myself or have read/used. All opinions and reviews expressed are entirely my own.

Balance Through Simplicity 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 and Amazon.co.uk.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

You can find Amazon’s privacy policy here.

DISCLAIMER

Balance Through Simplicity (previously A Mum in Progress) is a personal blog and website set up to inspire and encourage simple and intentional living, run by me, Antonia Colins.

  • I offer support and guidance through the information shared on my site and the resources that I create.
  • All the views and opinions expressed in my blog posts are my own.
  • All facts are checked at the time of writing to the best of my ability but some things change over time (e.g. links to products) so these cannot be guaranteed.
  • I only review products that I believe may be useful and relevant to my family and followers of my site and blog.
  • What is written on Balance Through Simplicity is not to be taken as fact. As a reader, if you choose to use tips, advice and recommendations, and are injured or otherwise as a result, Balance Through Simplicity cannot be held responsible.
  • I will only recommend products that I have tested myself and feel are worthy of recommendation, or that I have researched and would like to purchase myself.
  • If you find any links that are missing or broken, please let me know so that I can make the necessary changes.
  • Links back to balancethroughsimplicity.com are appreciated. There must be a reference back to my site with a link to the relevant page.
  • Unless otherwise noted, balancethroughsimplicity.com is the legal copyright holder of all material on the blog and others cannot use it to reprint or publish without my written consent.
  • I reserve the right to add or delete any part of the site (including posts and pages) without prior consent.
  • I reserve the right to change the focus on this blog, to shut it down, sell it or otherwise at my own discretion.

If you have any questions after reading this page, please email me at hello@balancethroughsimplicity.com

Last updated December 2021