1. Advertisements & Affiliate Marketing
There are occasional advertisements placed throughout my blog and website. They are primarily provided by Google Adsense and are targeted based on your internet and search habits (See more below for Google Adsense).
The money I earn from visitors clicking on the ads helps me to pay for the costs in running my blog. I do accept forms of cash advertising, affiliate links, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. I will and do only promote products and items I like.
Another source of revenue for my blog is commissions I earn from sales or leads generated through affiliate linking, such as Amazon Affiliates, which I use. Clicking on an affiliate link or ordering a product will earn me a commission and will also help me to keep my blog going. NOTE: It does NOT cause you to pay anything more than you otherwise would for the product.
My Own Opinions/No Conflict of Interest
The opinions and views expressed in my blog are all mine, solely mine. They do not reflect the views of anyone else or any of the products or companies I may reference or work with. My blog also does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
2. Limitation of liability for internal content
The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages. We as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.
3. Limitation of liability for external links
Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (external links). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.
The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of the United States. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilization beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.
5. Data protection
A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data is collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.
We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.
The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.
6. Facebook plug-in
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.
7. Google Analytics
8. Google Adsense
This website uses Google Adsense, a Web-advertising-service of Google Inc., United States ( “Google”). Google Adsense uses “cookies” (text files) that are stored on your computer and allows an analysis of the use of the Website by you. Google Adsense also uses so-called “web beacons” (small invisible images) to gather information. Through the use of Web beacons simple actions such as the visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and / or Web Beacon information about your use of this site (), including your IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site in order to show, compiling reports on website activity and ads for website operators and providing other use of this website and internet related services. Even Google is able to transmit this information to third parties unless required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Storing cookies on your hard drive and the display of Web Beacons you can avoid by choosing to accept in your browser settings, “cookies” (in MS Internet Explorer under “Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings”, in Firefox under Tools> Settings> Privacy> Cookies), we would point out however that in this case you can not use all the features of this website. By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described, and agree to the aforementioned purpose.
9. Amazon Affiliate
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn some fees to help support my blog, by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Functions from Twitter services are integrated into our webpages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the function “Retweet”, the webpages that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. Information is also transmitted to Twitter in this way.
We would like to point out that we, as providers of the website, do not receive information about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy statement.
You can change your privacy protection settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
11. Legal validity
If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or not yet fully comply, the remaining parts of the document are unaffected in their content and validity.
Publications from the contents of those pages which lead to any kind of injure, damage or loss of the author or other persons listed on these pages would be punished through the courts.
Sources: Facebook Disclaimer, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Twitter