Disclosure and Privacy Statement:
Here at Only-Mama I have chosen not to host advertisements. I am not against ads and might host ads in the future, but right now I find it unlikely to provide enough income to off-set the irritation factor to me and the readers. No one has yet given me a free product or even a coupon for anything I post here.
I do not personally gather any information about anyone. I’m not that smart and have no idea how to do so. My site is powered by Blogger, which is a Google product, so I am sure someone out there is collecting something --they just don’t let me see it.
They do let me see stats like what percentage of my audience if from what country, but they won’t even get state specific, so if you think you are my only reader in Missouri and therefore identifiable in some way to me, you are wrong. I only get to see a map with countries in various shades of green. (And I find it hard to believe that I am as popular in China as Google tells me.)
Blogger also tells me what percentage of you have Macs and what percentage have Windows machines, but they don’t even tell me if you are using a cell phone or regular computer, which might actually be helpful to be as I might change font sizes and post better pictures if I knew everyone was reading on a 2” screen.
I will include the standard language most people suggest I put up, though I’d just like to officially say your privacy is important to me specifically and privacy of people online is important to me in general, and although it is a fair bet that someone out there is reading everything and gathering data, it isn’t me. If I learn otherwise I will let you know.
Which she also says was not written by an attorney, so therefore might be insufficient, or might not, but I can't sue her if it is. I was also told at another advice blog that I should reference the FTC, so here you go:
There is a group called the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that regulates things like advertisements and endorsements and the media. If you haven’t heard of them, you should Google them. I don’t think I really have to mention them because I have no ads, but I want to be known as the girl who was told to reference the FTC and did – so there.