Policies and Disclosures

Content Policies

All content on ChrisWiegman.com is derived from the opinion and experience of Chris Wiegman or a guest author to which a given post or page is attributed. These opinions and experience are neither endorsed by nor reflect the policies or opinions of any company or organizations at which Chris is either employed at or otherwise affiliated with. In addition, guest posts are the result of the efforts, thoughts, experience, and/or opinions of their respective authors.

All content on ChrisWiegman.com is licensed under the Creative Commons License. If you use any of my content on your site please attribute it back to me.

Income Disclosures

I am occasionally paid for reviews of products or services. In these cases I will clearly mark the review as such so as not to confuse any of my readers. In addition, as compensation for these reviews is often in the form of free product as a way to get the product in question to me for a review, any income from such reviews will never sway my opinion of the product in question.

I participate in affiliate programs. Some links on this site, including advertisements in the sidebar, footer, and image popups, are displayed as part of affiliate programs for which I am compensated should a click on the link result in a purchase of the product or service in question. Note that I only use affiliate programs for products and services I currently use or have used myself and can recommend to the public in good faith. Your mileage may vary.

I display advertisements. Any advertisement displayed on this site is used for the purpose of providing enough income to keep this site running. As such I do receive compensation whenever a visitor clicks on an advertisement on this site.

While this site is in no way designed to make me rich, it does have the requirement of being, at a minimum, financially self-sufficient. My efforts to make it so do not however reflect in the opinions I express.

Privacy Policy

I take your privacy seriously. Therefore, the following privacy policy is intended to let you know what information I collect from you and how I use that information.

I analyze log files for the purpose of improving this site via studying the data present. In addition, I use log files to help me find problems with the site that need attention. Log files may contain IP addresses (which may reveal geographic location), browser and operating system information, time on site, internet service provider (ISP), date and time information, and clicks into and out of pages. Under no circumstances do these logs reveal names or other personal information.

I use Google Analyics to analyze site usage and behavior to help me improve this site. This is collected through a piece of JavaScript on each page that you may turn off by disabling JavaScript.

I use cookies like many other websites, to store information to ensure that your experience on my site is more enjoyable. These cookies may track location and other preferences. In addition, 3rd party advertisers and others may use cookies on this site for their own purposes of which I have no control. Cookies are set when you submit a comment, fill out a form or click various links throughout my site.

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.

Comments include data. 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.

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

I collect other information including the email addresses and possibly names of subscribers, as well as email addresses and and other information pertaining to users contacting me through the various forms on this site including comments, the contact form and various subscription forms. Rest assured I keep this information only to contact you per your request and I will never sell it or offer it to anyone else for any reason. I personally hate spam and therefore I will not subject you to it either. 

All contact form information is regularly purged when no longer needed for a reply. Post and comment subscription information including your email address is stored at WordPress.com and may be purged by following the link in any email you receive.

Finally, all forms submitted are passed through the Akismet service to detect and protect from spam.

For a detailed list of all the services I use and how I use them please visit my Privacy Policy

If you would like a copy of all the data I have stored on www.chriswiegman.com about you or you would like to delete your data on www.chriswiegman.com that I have stored on you please contact me.

Comments Policy

While I do welcome and encourage comments on posts there is a limit to what I may approve. I reserve the right to delete or simply not approve any comment on any post for any reason. Typically I exercise this right for comments I consider to be hate speech, spam or so far off topic as to confuse any other readers.

Guest Posting Policy

Currently I am not accepting guest posts to this blog.

Image Credits

Images on this site come from a few sources. Primarily I use Dreamstime, Depositphotos, Unsplash and iStock Photo where I either pay for the rights to use many of the images on this site or utilize images provided for free with the appropriate license. In other cases, particularly in product reviews, I use logos for products and organizations found on their websites and used under Fair Use.

If you find an image on this site that you feel shouldn’t be here please contact me and I will take care of it.