Disclosure and Privacy Policy

How and Why I make money Blogging:

I began this blog to share tutorials of my projects with others to inspire them to create, and that is still what drives me today.  I seriously love it when I get an email from a reader sharing what they made from my tutorial...It keeps me going. :)

I would say for me writing a blog isn't the easiest thing, I love doing projects and I even love writing my posts, (I can't believe I just said I love to write, ha!) but keeping up a blog and all the "behind the scenes" stuff is hard for me.

As my blog has grown I have had more opportunities and have had a desire to be better for my readers, but it also means more behind the scenes stuff, which means more time.  Writing plans for some of my projects is one of those things I have been learning, and I want to become better at photography too (something I have Always wanted to do).

So what is my point to all of this?  I just want to explain that while I am growing, my focus is still the same, to inspire others, YOU, to create.  That is why I blog, for you, I want you to feel the same joy I do when I create something I love.

As a single mother of six very busy children I have limited time to post and share projects, my time is extremely valuable.  My kids are growing (way too fast I might add)  and I am realizing how hard it is to provide my kids with opportunities when it costs so much money!  Blogging started as a hobby for me, but now it is my business.  Something I love, that I can still share with others, and hopefully make some money at the same time, so I can give my kids the chance to do the things they love.

So how do I make money?  Well the best part is that I can do some things on my blog that can bring in some income and I can still provide FREE content and great projects and plans for you!

Ads- The ads you see on my blog are companies willing to pay me for you to see them, and it doesn't cost you a dime!  Some ads are affiliate based and if you click through and purchase I would receive a compensation. These ads are products I love and use, I promote them only because I believe in them, all opinions are always my own. :)

Affiliate Links-  I provide these links to materials and tools that I love and use, naturally they are things that you as a reader might also need or want.  They are basically links that say I referred you to them.  If you happen to purchase something within a short time frame (mostly 24 hours) of clicking on one of my affiliate links I can earn a little bit of money AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!  The price for you does not change, and even sometimes I can give you discounts this way.  It really is a win win situation, I hopefully can help you, and you GREATLY help me!  So Thank YOU!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites

Free Product-  One of the fun things about this blog has been the ability to be in contact with brands.  I have had brands reach out to me and I have also reached out to brands on my own.  Sometimes they send me free product to try and it saves me a TON of money.  There are no strings attached, so if I don't like the product, I don't share it with you.  If I like or love it, you will hear about it.  If it makes projects easier and more efficient for me, then I want to share it with you.

Sponsored Posts-  Brands are sometimes willing to pay to help cover materials, labor, etc... so that they can be connected to one of my projects or plans.  They may also want one of their products included in one of my posts, in this case I will always maintain my opinions as my own and give you my honest view.

Thank You!  I want to let you know that I appreciate you as my readers!  Your comments and support mean the world to me!  It is sometimes scary to put my projects out there knowing that I am not perfect and I make mistakes.  I am a teacher at heart (and by degree) so sharing my content in tutorial form truly brings me joy, and the icing on the cake is when my readers in turn share their projects with me!  So from the bottom of my heart thank you so much!!


Disclosure:



I, Mindi, am the creator of MyLove2Create.  I write and edit all posts on this blog and give my opinions always as my own. I give will give an honest assessment of all the products or services that are submitted to me. I reserve the right to opt out of publishing a review if I do not feel that I can be fair about my opinion.

All the images and content found on this blog are 100% owned/created by me (unless otherwise noted, I always give credit to images I am using, if you see a miss credited source please let me know so I can fix it).


Please feel free to pin my images and made sure to give me credit, if an image is not mine please pin from the original source.


If you would like to share content from my site without my consent please share no more than ONE image and provide credit and a LINK back to me.  Please do not remove any watermarks or alter the images in any way.   If you see any of my of my content that is not correctly credited please let me know.

For my blog I may accept forms of cash advertising, or sponsorship. There might also be paid topic insertions. I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.  

I am a self taught DIYer and continue to research and learn and grow.  I do not claim to be an expert on any given topic, product, or service.  All product or service claims should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. 

For a majority of the tutorials I share on this blog I use tools or techniques that could potentially cause injury.  In no way do I endorse the unsafe use of tools, machinery, or materials. I recommend you become familiar with your tools and the products that you are using, before attempting a technique. If you injure yourself or someone else in attempt to follow a tutorial of mine, I will not responsible.  Always use proper safety gear and use wise judgment. 

Privacy Policy

My Love 2 Create found at http://www.mylove2create.com is governed by the following privacy policy.
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  The Website utilizes the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.
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Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
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THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
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Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
ANONYMOUS DATA
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
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ADVERTISING
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From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in 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.
My Love 2 Create 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 Amazon.com.  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.
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On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
At any time, please contact us at Mindi@MyLove2Create.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.
Last updated: May 25, 2018.