Per the FTC regulations, this is a full explanation of how and when I am compensated on chasingabetterlife.com.
Chasingabetterlife.com began as a way to help others chase the better life they desire. It was inspired by friends and family who were always inquiring about my side hustles, money saving, recipes, etc.
Running a blog has costs associated (hosting fees, domain name, blog theme, my own time,etc.) and in order to recoup those funds, there are many ways in which I am compensated.
My integrity and the integrity of chasingabetterlife.com is of the utmost importance to me. I will never promote anything that I fully do not believe in, even if offered to be compensated for it. You will rarely if at all, see reviews that I am compensated for. If I am, it will be products I actually use and readers find interest in. Any reviews will be my true and honest feelings on products.
UNDERWRITTEN POSTS / PRODUCT REVIEWS
On occasion, I will accept a product review if it is a product I would actually use, it lines up with my blog, and I my readers would be interested. Reviews are my honest opinion based on my use of the product. If a product or service is mentioned, and you do not see the disclaimer on the page, I was not compensated for it and I wanted to share my experience.
I may also be compensated through sales or leads generated through affiliate marketing links.
I will never use links solely for the purpose of money. It will be companies I truly believe in and use.
Some of my personal favorite companies that I use and promote are:
- Amazon (I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program)
Clicking on an affiliate link and making a purchase or signing up for a service will be earning me a commission and helping me to keep up with costs associated with running the blog.
I do use Mediavine ads.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
CONTROLLING YOUR PRIVACY
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Please note that I am not a qualified medical professional and am simply sharing my own experiences on my website. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.
TRUST AND COMMITMENT
Maintaining your trust with me is vital on this blog and in my own personal life with everyone I meet. I will not do anything to purposely misalign that trust, nor will I ever share anything that I personally do not use or believe in wholeheartedly.
I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit my site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here for the opt out page.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.