Disclosures & Privacy Policy

Disclosure Policy


The Few,  The Proud, and This Marine Wife (otherwise, simply known as ” And This Marine Wife”) is a website owned and edited by Lydia Eldridge. All written content on my site is based on my own opinions, thoughts, and experiences. I sometimes allow guest posts but only ones that line up with the views on my site. There may be some comments on posts that might not share the same views as this site.

As the owner of this site, I do accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation to provide my personal, professional opinion on products, services, websites, and the like. I am 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.com. Any compensation received may influence the content, topics, and/or posts published on this site. I, however, try to be sure that whatever compensated posts I write still line up with the overall content published on this site.

Even though I receive compensation for posts, advertisements and links, all views and opinions expressed in my posts are entirely my own. I do not write about a product or service that I have not first tried myself, and no amount of compensation steers me from giving my true, honest opinion on said product or service. I do not endorse anything that does not line up with the views on this site. Any product claim, quote, statistic or anything else promoted by the manufacturer should be verified by the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This site follows “word of mouth” marketing standards, so whenever I publish paid/sponsored content or links, they are identified as such. If I fail to identify these at any point, it is a mistake on my part, and I will resolve the problem as soon as I am made aware of the situation.

For any further questions about my site, you are welcome to contact me.

 


When I post affiliate links, I do receive a small percentage of compensation for whatever purchase is made at no addition cost to the individual making the purchase.

The compensation received is in exchange for the effort and work that website owners put into maintaining and managing their website.

 


  • Written Content

All content on this site is written and edited by me, unless otherwise stated (such as, guest posts). Direct copying or distortion of any of my content is illegal. If you are going to copy any of my content via social medie, be sure to also leave a direct link to my site where the content is copied from. Permission must be received for any other copying, printing, saving, and usage of my content. You can contact me for permission of usage.

  • Pictures

All pictures have been taken by me or have been obtained through free image sites.

Images may only be used for sharing on social media with a direct link back to my site. Images from my site may not be edited, copied, printed, sold, or otherwise used. Usage of any of my images for memes is strictly prohibited and legal action will be taken.

My site theme and social icons are designed by Nudge Media Design.

  • Videos

Any videos made my me can be shared on social media, only if directly linked back to my social media accounts or website. My videos must not be used for ill use.

Any videos that I share on my site will be linked back to the original source.

*I am not responsible for any content republished on the internet or social media sites without my express permission.*

 

Privacy Policy


This policy was last updated May 25, 2018.

Your privacy is incredibly important to “The Few, The Proud, and This Marine Wife,” also known as “And This Marine Wife” for short, so I do not share or sell any personal information to third-party sites or the like. I only use any collected information for analytics purposes only and do not store any personal information. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

About “And This Marine Wife”
Founded in 2010 and based in USA, And This Marine Wife is an independently operated blog run by Lydia Eldridge. This website is a lifestyle blog, outlining my journey as a former Marine wife, mom of four children, and creative mind.

How Information is Collected

Here is how your information is collected on And This Marine Wife:

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • if you submit an email through the contact form
  • if you purchase a product via the And This Marine Wife store
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics

Newsletter

If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send you the emails and we require your first name so that my emails to you will include a friendly personalized note.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send me an email at andthismarinewife@gmail.com asking to be removed.

I currently use Mailchimp as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here). Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used within Mailchimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.

Currently, I send a minimum of one email per week. However, I will occasionally email you about products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests.

Free printables are sent directly to your email with a downloads through Mailchimp.

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments

Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. And This Marine Wife uses Disqus as its comment platform Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name, comment, and any avatar photo attached will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely, unless otherwise deleted by you. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Click here to see Disqus’s privacy policy.

Store Purchases

Products in the And This Marine Wife are sold via E-Junkie. Your name, email address, and country are required during the checkout process. This information is required in order to send you the purchased product and to determine whether or not the EU VAT tax should be applied to your purchase.

The details you enter are stored by the third party applications. All payments are made through PayPal, which does not store your financial information once the transaction has been processed.

There is some direction to my Etsy shop, where purchases are made via PayPal or secured payment options.

I also link to products via affiliate programs, such as Amazon. Each program collects and retains their own data. I do not have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs. It is best to read their individual privacy policies for more information on how your data is collected and used.

Contact Form

And This Marine Wife uses Contact Form 7 through Flamingo as its contact form plugin. Your name and email address are required before submitting a contact form. This allows me to send an email in reply to your submitted form. And This Marine Wife keeps information submitted through the contact form until I have had a chance to reply to it. As soon as a reply is made, the contact form and all subsequent information with it is deleted.

For more information about Flamingo’s privacy policy and use of information through Contact Form 7, you can read that here.

Cookies

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on The Few, The Proud, and This Marine Wife:

Google Analytics

And This Marine Wife uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.

And This Marine Wife does participate in influencer marketing programs that collect data from And This Marine Wife’s Google Analytics. These influencer marketing programs only have access to any information that is outlined in the paragraph above and in the same process as described. And This Marine Wife is connected to the following influencer marketing programs: CollectiveBias, Brandbacker, Activate, and Blog Meets Brand.

Advertisements on And This Marine Wife

And This Marine Wife does not currently use third-party advertisements.

Social Media Privacy

And This Marine Wife uses various social media platforms. And This Marine Wife is not responsible for what you post on And This Marine Wife’s social media channels.

Parental Consent

If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy

You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact andthismarinewife@gmail.com. You can request to be removed at any time.

And This Marine Wife contains links to other websites. As such, And This Marine Wife is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at andthismarinewife@gmail.com.

 

Comment Policy


Please understand that I do not allow crude remarks or foul language on my site and will remove any comments that reflect anything like that. I do have a comment filter that removes any spam or flagged comments. My site is mostly family friendly, and I intend to maintain that standard.

*All of the above information is subject to change at any time without notice.*

Last updated: May 25, 2018

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