Disclosure Policy 2019-11-03T13:31:33-08:00

Updated October 10, 2019

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

My goal at thecareercounter.com is to provide helpful tips and information in order to help moms find balance and passion in their careers. I cover topics like finding flexible jobs for stay-at-home-moms and work-at-home-moms, as well as resume, cover letter, and interview tips for moms re-entering the workforce. I also provide information and tools to help moms start a blog.

The information you see on thecareercounter.com is free to readers and subscribers, but also represents many, many hours of research and time for me. As such, I feel compensation is appropriate. I have agreements with some companies who pay me for affiliate marketing, which means that I have a relationship with a particular brand or company and if you choose to purchase that product or service via my affiliate link, I will get a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you, but it does provide me with a small amount of money so I can continue to churn out valuable content for you! I truly appreciate your support in this way!

Occasionally, I also accept advertising on thecareercounter.com. Again, this provides some income and allows me to devote time and resources to the growth and upkeep of thecareercounter.com.

 

I am also participating 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.

What I do and don’t promote:

  • The majority of the products or services I promote I have paid for personally. 
  • Sometimes I promote products that I have used personally but have not paid for. An example of this is free webinars or courses that I have taken from other bloggers.
  • Sometimes I promote products that I am not currently paying for, but which I have paid for in the past.
  • Very rarely I will promote a product that I have not paid for but that comes highly recommended by people I trust.

Personal Information

We may collect personal information form you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to The Career Counter by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. 

We also collect communication data that includes any communication that you send us through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting, or any other form of communication you send us.

Most of the information we collect from this website is anonymous, such as the pages you visit. Other anonymous data we may collect might include the name of your internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our site, interests that you have, basic demographic information, the website you visit from our site, and your IP address. The data is used for statistical purposes only, but you, as the individual user, remain anonymous. 

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. 

Use of Information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain The Career Counter
  • To communicate with you about promotional information (e.g. newsletters) and administrative communications (e.g. updates and policies). Each email will provide information about how to opt-out.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising on the website
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity

Third Party Use of Personal Information

Thecareercounter.com 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. 

Thecareercounter.com currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Akismet: We collect information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service.  The information we collect depends on how the user sets up Akismet for the site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL.

Google Analytics: This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website.  Google Analytics collects the posts and pages visited, name of your internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our site, other interests you have, basic demographic information, the websites that you visit from our site, and your IP address. Read Google’s privacy policy here

Cookies

 

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.

 

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.

 

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

 

Embedded content from other websites

 

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.

 

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Additional Legal Disclosure

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts produced in this blog. That content, advertising space, or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. 

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and other various topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation, the opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. 

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Thanks again!

Lee