This is the Joy with Purpose Privacy Policy page.  My Disclosure Page can be found here

At Joy with Purpose, I am committed to protecting your privacy – as a first-time visitor or regular reader of this website.

I will not sell, disseminate, disclose, transmit, transfer, share, lease, or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized by you to receive your information except as we have disclosed to you in this Privacy Policy.

My website address is:

-What personal data this website collects and why it does:

Information You Voluntarily Submit by leaving a comment or subscribing to upcoming blog posts:

Blog Email Subscription

If you choose to sign up for a blog subscription, thank you for your interest.  However, you will never receive any emails from me personally.  No emails will be sent by me for any marketing purposes.  The only emails you receive will be a notification through that Joy with Purpose has posted a new blog post.  Within the email, there will be a very small excerpt of that new blog post with a link to follow leading to the blog if you are interested in any further reading.  At the bottom of every email is a link to unsubscribe.  You may unsubscribe at any time.  I do not sell, rent, or lease these subscription lists to third parties. ( Privacy Policy)

To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used offsite through JetPack for WordPress:    they collect some basic server data for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.


When visitors leave comments on this site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.  An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if you chose one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet. Therefore the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commentor’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

I have no control over who reads your comments, or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information or comments.

Cookies and Stats

When you visit my site, traffic log cookies are collected by JetPack and WordPress to identify which pages are being used.  IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.  Any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.  This information is used only for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, traffic cookies help provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Links to Third Party Websites and Affiliate Program Participation

I have included links for products and companies on this site for your use and reference through affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Mary is 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 links to  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.  Check HERE for more information about Amazon’s Privacy Policy.  For information about ShareASale, click HERE.  Similar customized links are provided by other affiliate programs such as FlexOffers, CJ, and MDSupplies.  For more information, check my disclosure page HERE.

I have no control over and am not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from mine. I can not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Third Party Advertising 

I also use third party advertisements on JoywithPurpose to support my site. These advertisers use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit my site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed (not your name, address, email address, or telephone number) in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to my users based on their visit to my site and/or other sites on the internet. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Georgia real estate ads to someone in Georgia, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing soccer ads to someone who frequents soccer sites).

Ad networks that may appear on my site are Google Adsense and Amazon.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see here. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings or by visiting

More about cookies:

  • Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience.
  • The cookies cannot identify you.
  • In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications (as of today, May 2018 I do not have Google Analytics active on my site.  If I do change in the future, I will update this policy).
  • As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
  • However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.
  • The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
  • I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may in the future after May 2018, include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

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

What rights you have over your data

If you have visited this site and left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data this website has about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in the blog post subscription email.

If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to

Amend – You may contact to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.


The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from this website’s records.

Contacting JOY with PURPOSE

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact this site using the email address below:

Joy with Purpose implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.  This website uses secure computing practices to safeguard this website from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with this website through email, I may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and my responses.  I am committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential.  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.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If this site decides to change it’s privacy policy, I will post those changes on this page.

LAST UPDATED ON May 24, 2018