We have collected all the legal stuff in one place so you can easily read the Fine Print. Here is what you will find on this page:
- Full Disclosure Policy
- Copyright Notice and Permissions Policy
We take the privacy of our visitors seriously. At worklifepeace.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. We want you to know the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit worklifepeace.com, and how we safeguard your information.
When you enter your name, email address, or other information to post a comment, subscribe to the blog, or participate in other ways, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties. We may release your information to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. We may share non-personally identifiable visitor information (such as general visitor demographics) to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Comcast Cable), the browser you used to visit the site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies may be used to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.
Third party advertisements are used on worklifepeace.com to help support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our 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 our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. In general, advertisers use this information for geotargeting purposes (e.g., showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York) or interest-based ads (e.g., showing financial ads to someone who frequents financial sites).
Additionally, you can disable or turn off our cookies or third-party cookies by changing your browser settings, or by managing your preferences in an Internet security program. However, disabling cookies can affect your experience with this and other websites, such as the inability to login to services or programs (e.g., forums, accounts, etc.).
Full Disclosure Policy
In an effort to keep everything above board and in accordance with the FTC regulations, this is a full explanation of how and when I am compensated on WorkLifePeace.com.
WorkLifePeace.com was founded as a platform for exploring the interaction between work and life in an effort to find peace in the midst of diverse roles and responsibilities. The goals of the blog include sharing insights, discovering new perspectives, and building a community of others who strive to manage their work-life spheres to find peace. I chose a model that would allow the blog to be self-supported while keeping content free to users by incorporating various income-producing elements.
The income from ads, affiliates, and other sources pay for the costs of the website such as hosting services, website design and maintenance, and compensation for my time as well as the many others who help make this blog work. While I am passionate about finding my peace, I wanted to make this blog, and the work I put into it, a sustainable enterprise.
My integrity matters
I value integrity and transparency as an individual and a blogger. When I share my opinion on a product, service, or system, you can be sure it is what I really think. It’s simply not worth any amount of money to compromise my standards or opinion by promoting something I don’t truly believe in.
I will never knowingly lie or mislead you to get a paycheck. I value you, my readers, far too much to do anything that will tarnish my credibility or make you lose trust in me, not to mention wasting your time, money, or energy.
I often invite guest writers to share their expertise on specific topics with the WorkLifePeace.com audience. These writers may or may not be compensated monetarily for their contribution. However, a guest writer may be affiliated with a specific product (such as the author of a book), company, or brand. My guests are allowed and even encouraged to share information about their products, company, or brand in their posts. Guest bloggers never pay to write a post, and I follow strict standards to ensure the values of the guest author align with the mission and interests of the WorkLifePeace.com community.
Most of the products or services (such as books) I review are items I purchased myself that I love and think you will too. On the rare occasion that I review an item at the request of a company, I will tell you that I received the item free for review and include the name of the company. Of course, I will still give you my honest opinion about it (and if I really hate it, I probably just won’t do the review).
Another source of revenue for WorkLifePeace.com is commissions from sales or leads generated through affiliate links, such as Amazon. Again, I will not link to something just because it has earning potential. Most of the links I provide have no affiliate association at all.
At this time, the only affiliate relationship I have is with Amazon. This means, if I recommend a book (or other item) and include a link to purchase it through Amazon, I will receive a commission if you click on the link and purchase the item.
Sometimes I work with companies to raise awareness about a specific cause or brand that I think aligns with the interests and values of WorkLifePeace.com and you, its audience. A company may underwrite a post to help get the word out. The topic and content of the post are solely developed by me and are not reviewed or edited by the company prior to publication. When a post has been underwritten, I will disclose it in the post.
Occasionally I am given free items from marketers or companies. I may use free items as a giveaway for a contest or other activity on this blog or its Facebook page. If I keep a complimentary item for myself and discuss it on this site, I will disclose the fact that it was free. If I am simply re-gifting a particularly bad Christmas gift, I will not disclose the name of the gift-giver to protect the innocent.
If you have any concerns about this policy, please feel free to email me.
Copyright Notice and Permissions Policy
All content on this blog is the property of Alyse Scicluna Lehrke and WorkLifePeace.com, with the exception of the “guest posts” (see below for more on guest posts). While I appreciate individuals who find the content useful and want to share it, it is important to me to retain my intellectual property rights. The information below will explain what you can do with my permission and what you need to contact me for permission. Thank you for your cooperation.
Without My Permission
You are free to do the following without my permission:
- Provide a link to my site or any specific post on my site.
- Copy and re-post up to 200 words on another site, as long as you give credit for the quote and provide a link back to my original post.
- Print off my posts and photocopy up to 50 copies to distribute internally within your own company or organization.
- Publish my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), please include this copyright notice: “© 2014, Alyse Scicluna Lehrke. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.WorkLifePeace.com.”
Not Without My Permission
You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:
- Use this content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
- Alter, transform, or build upon this work.
Unfortunately, Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content, so I do not permit the re-posting of my posts in their entirety. Google may not be able to tell which site hosts the original. This means I may get penalized myself if I grant permission to re-post.
Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write. The permission guidelines for their work may be different than the ones I’ve listed here. Please contact the guest blogger individually if you are interested in re-posting or publishing his or her content.
If you have other ideas for using my content that are not addressed here, please contact me.
This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of my employers, my company Write Foundations, or guest writers. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representation as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.