I often review products for my own research and to share my thoughts, experiences and opinions with you. These are my own opinions and I am never paid to recommend a product. I do not blog about products I do not support. Occasionally companies and brands will send me products to try, free of cost. Whenever I review or refer to a product that was provided to me, I will make it clear in the post that I received free samples, otherwise assume it is a product that I have purchased.
If a product review is completed at the request of a company/brand, my compensation of cash or product will not factor into my review. If I don’t like a product, I will not review it on the blog. Occasionally, I will write sponsored posts, for which I am paid in cash or other compensation. If and when I do write a sponsored post, I make it clear within the content of the post.
If I link to a product or company or where to purchase the item, this link may be an affiliate one. When I link to Amazon, it’s usually an affiliate link. That means that if you click on the link in my blog post and buy something, I’ll receive a small percentage for referring you. This allows me to continue to run this blog and provide quality content and services. I am also an affiliate for Indigo, Etsy, Tailwind, Bluehost and Interact and will receive commission if you purchase using my affiliate links.
Site Intent and Purpose
Information presented on this site is intended as both a professional representation of the visual arts I provide for sale through my Etsy business as well as a personal representation of my views on personal-development, health, sustainable living, books and blogging trends through my blog.
Any sponsored posts are clearly marked as such. It is my policy to only accept compensation for businesses and brands I believe in and would already recommend. Sponsored social media posts will be indicated with the hashtags #sponsored, #ad or #client.
Caffeine and Conquer follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Caffeine and Conquer uses Google Analytics to log visitors visiting the website.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Caffeine and Conquer uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
If you leave a comment on our 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.
Note that Caffeine and Conquer has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Party Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Embedded Content from Other Sites
Articles on this site may 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.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Information collected through contact forms on this site include name, email address and message. These messages are delivered to the creator of the website and deleted upon resolution of the subject. We do not save information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes.
Users might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing their first name and email address to receive communication from this blog. We use MailChimp subscription service and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an ‘unsubscribe’ link.
We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
- Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
- Location, IP address and browser type: we use this to check if the product is available in your country
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, country, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
If you create an account, we will store your name, country, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 3 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and country.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Caffeine and Conquer does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Last Updated: August 16, 2018