Policies

You probably don't like seeing fine print everywhere, and neither do I. However, there are policies I have to follow in order to have this website available to the public; policies that, as readers and consumers, we all benefit from being in place. That said, here are the basics of the policies I am currently aware of and follow.

Any reference to "this Site" is BeginnerBeans.com; any reference to "you" or "Reader" is anyone visiting BeginnerBeans.com; and any first person reference to "me" is Trina Cress, current owner of this website.

Cookies

This Site may use “cookies” to enhance Reader experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information. Reader may choose to set web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert when cookies are being sent. If you do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly. You are responsible to learn more about cookies and how to change the cookie settings on your personal devices.

This Site may use cookies for ad content, social media features, and to analyse traffic. Information about your use of this Site (but not your personal information including name or email address) could also be shared with social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services.

While I do not currently use Google AdSense or Google Analytics (ad-ons that use cookies), this Site is hosted by Blogger which is a Google product; for more information, see Google's policies at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/.

Privacy

As Reader of BeginnerBeans.com, your privacy is important to me. The only places I collect and use your personal information is as follows:

To improve this Site. I conduct occasional optional surveys for Readers to complete. Should you choose to fill-out one of these surveys, any information provided will simply be used to help improve this Site, and the statistical results or suggestions may be shared. No personal or identifying information will be collected or shared. These surveys are done through another site that I am not in control of and which has policies I do not control; it is your responsibility to check the policies for each site you visit, even those linked here.

To process transactions. I may use the information Readers provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. I do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

To send emails. The email address Readers provide for order processing, will only be used to send information and updates pertaining to that order. It may also be used to respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If, as Reader, you decide to opt-in to this Site's mailing list, you would receive emails that may include my news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the Reader would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, the detailed unsubscribe instructions is at the bottom of each email. Reader may also contact me via Trina@BeginnerBeans.com.

I will never sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others. Your generic demographic information not linked to any personal identification information could be shared with business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. I may use third party service providers to help operate this Site or administer activities on my behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. I may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given your permission.

Affiliate Links

This Site contains affiliate links. That simply means that any purchases made through these links could earn me a small commission with no extra cost to the purchaser. I recommend products, brands, or companies that I've used and liked. I may link to similar products when the exact product I purchased is not found, or link to other options that I haven't tried. Many times, I have used a product or service and write a blog post about it before finding out they have an affiliate program, then add affiliate links to posts after they are published. I always disclose within the post when affiliate links are used. You'll find these notices briefly before the links, and a more thorough note at the end of blog posts containing any affiliate links.

The company's whose affiliate programs I currently link to include, but are not limited to, the following: PicMonkey, Amazon, Warby Parker, Ultimate Bundles.

Links

I am not in control of the policies (cookie, privacy, or otherwise) of the websites I link to. I aim to only link to sites which I've experienced to be trustworthy, but cannot guarantee that. You are responsible for checking the individual policies of each site you visit. This Site will not be held responsible for the policies of any of the sites linked to, or for any other sites linking to this Site.

Accepting These Terms

You accept the terms of the policies above by visiting BeginnerBeans.com. If you do not agree to any of these, please do not visit this Site anymore; that is your only form of opt-out for the above listed policies of this site.

Contact

If you need to contact me for any reason, you can email me at: Trina@BeginnerBeans.com.


This page last updated December 4, 2016.