Your privacy is very important to me. So, I developed this policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate and make use of your personal information. Basically it comes down to, I'm going to treat you, and your information, with respect; just like I would want to be treated. There are some standard things that go on in the background of every site though, so here's a summary of that stuff.
When accessing the https://www.confusedtoconfident.com website, Confused to Confident will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other commercial websites, my website utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how my site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at my site, and the websites visited just before and just after mine, as well as your IP address. At this point, I have no idea of how to access this information or what to do with it but, apparently it's collected by the system.
A cookie, in the internet world, is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier (To me it's a yummy thing you eat). When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You don't have to let your computer accept cookies but if you don't have that option set up on your computer, you are getting cookies. They aren't as good as the ones you get from a friendly neighbor but they do help sites load faster.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by my web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with me through email, I may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and my responses. I provide the same protections for these electronic communications that I employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for my website, sign up through any of my forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.
How Do I Use the Information That You Provide to Me?
Broadly speaking, I use personal information for purposes of administering my business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to my customers and prospective customers. Like when I use a suggestion you send me to create a post or send you a copy of an activity you requested. I may also send you an email once in a while to let you know of something great happening that you won't want to miss. Don't worry though, I don't like when a company sends me emails every day just because I wanted one bit of information from them, so I won't do that to you.
Confused to Confident will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit my site, unless you choose to provide such information to me, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
I may have to disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when I, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of my legal rights. This shouldn't be a problem if we all are doing what is right but I have to let you know that illegal activity isn't okay and won't be allowed through my site.
I am committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. I do not sell, rent, or lease my subscription lists to third parties, and I will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company, at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.
I will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about Confused to Confident.
I will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law. My email programs make sure of it, they are very diligent in making sure I am including all the proper steps and information.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from my organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will contain concise information on how to remove yourself from my mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from me. I would be sad if you didn't want to get emails from me, I would rather you just tell me what I could do that would make you like getting them, but, if you want complete separation, I will let you go without a fuss.
My site provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from me, and my partners, (if I get any) by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail you receive from me at anytime.
Users who no longer wish to receive my newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail. If you opt-out of my weekly blog post email and you continue to get other emails from me, and you don't want them either, you can opt-out again to stop all emails.
Use of External Links
https://www.confusedtoconfident.com may contain links to many other websites. Confused to Confident cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site, although I won't include links to inaccurate information on purpose. Links to or from external sites not owned or controlled by Confused to Confident, do not constitute an endorsement by Confused to Confident of the sponsors of these sites, or the products or information presented therein. Again, I won't be sending you anywhere I know is unworthy of your time but sites change and products and information can be different than when I linked to them. I can't be responsible for a site I have no control over. Please let me know though if you do come across a link that doesn't seem like something I would want posted.
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. This seems kind of harsh but it's the law. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. Please don't take my information and use it as your own, even if you give me credit for it, unless you have my permission.
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This was really my motivation to keep writing this legal stuff but I thought I would leave it in for you too.
Intellectual Property Rights
All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on my website, and all content and software located on the site, shall remain the sole property of Confused to Confident or its licensors. The use of my name, trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent from Confused to Confident. Please just ask, I'm a nice person and don't want to have to get on you for taking my stuff.
You must not:
- Republish material from my website without prior written consent.
- Sell or rent material from my website.
- Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on my website for any purpose.
- Redistribute any content from my website, including onto another website.
You are encouraged to:
- Spread the word on all your social media about what a great website Confused To Confident is.
- Share a link to Confused To Confident on your social media or website
You agree to use my website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behavior includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any other user, transmitting obscene or offensive content, or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within my website. I know none of you would do these things but I have to say this just in case.
You must not use my website to send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the content on my website for any marketing related purpose without my express written consent.
I may, in the future, need to restrict access to parts (or all) of my website and reserve full rights to do so. If, at any point, I provide you with a username and password for you to access restricted areas of my website, you must ensure that both your username and password are kept confidential.
Use of Testimonials
In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:
Testimonials that appear on this site are actually received via email, text, audio, or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used my products and/or services in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. I do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use my products and/or services.
The testimonials displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too lengthy or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.
Confused to Confident is not responsible for any of the opinions or comments posted on https://www.confusedtoconfident.com. Confused to Confident is not a forum for testimonials, however, provides testimonials as a means for customers to share their experiences with one another. To protect against abuse, all testimonials appear after they have been reviewed by management of Confused to Confident. Confused to Confident does not share the opinions, views or commentary of any testimonials on https://www.confusedtoconfident.com - the opinions are strictly the views of the testimonial source.
The testimonials are never intended to make claims that my products and/or services can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. Any such claims, implicit or explicit, in any shape or form, have not been clinically tested or evaluated. You should always contact your doctor for any ailment you are concerned about.
How Do I Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, I request that you do not send private information to me by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on my website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via email and will never be asked for by email.
Confused to Confident may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of my site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. I set this up and it makes really neat graphs, haven't figured out what to do with all the information yet though. I've been told it will be helpful in making my site more beneficial to you, which I want to do.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Confused to Confident uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Confused to Confident makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contain on this website or any sites linked to this site. However, I will do my best to keep it as accurate and current as possible and you can help by letting me know if something isn't right.
All the materials on this site are provided "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall Confused to Confident, or its agents or associates, be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, injury or death) arising out of the use of or inability to use the materials, even if Confused to Confident has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.
I am committed to conducting my business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with my website, please contact me here: