Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

This Disclaimer and Privacy Policy applies to https://www.outandbeyond.com, or “Out and Beyond,” (also referred to “the website” or “the site”)

This policy is valid from July 1, 2016

Terms of Use

The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. While every effort is made to ensure this information is current and correct, there is no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of any information found on this site or its links.

I am not providing medical, legal, financial, or any kind of professional advice on this website. I do not claim to be a professional in any area and the advice in this blog should not be taken as such. If you have questions about these specific areas or your specific situation, please contact the appropriate professional.

I am not responsible for any damages or losses related to the use of this content or this website, so use at your own risk.

I am not responsible for any inconvenience caused by my site being unavailable or for any mistakes on my website. If you see an error, please feel free to contact me and I’ll fix it as soon as possible.

Comments: The owner of this site reserves the right to use discretion in determining if a comment made on this site will be published, and comments that are deemed harmful or offensive can be removed without notice. Individuals choosing to post on this site are responsible for their own comments and the blog owner will not be held liable for comments made by others.

Occasionally, links will be provided to other websites for your convenience. However, I cannot be held responsible for the material found on these platforms since I have no control over the content provided on them.

I reserve the right to update these terms and conditions at any time.

Privacy Policy

This section informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information received from users of the site, www.outandbeyond.com (site).

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

What Information is Collected?

Information you voluntarily submit to the website: This site may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily submit it to this site. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the site by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically collected information / Log Data: Like many site operators, this site automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the site. Information that may be collected automatically includes your IP address, operating system type, browser type, browser version, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the site, time spent on those pages, and other statistics. Information may also be collected about actions you take when using the site, such as which links you clicked.

In addition, this site uses third-party services such as Google Analytics and Google Search Console that collect, monitor and analyze this. 

Communications: If you sign up for email updates using the sign-up boxes at the bottom of the page or within the articles, we may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, new blog posts, and other blog-related materials. Email sign-up information is collected through Mailerlite. You can read the Mailterlite privacy policy here.

Cookies: Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, this site uses “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Site.

Facebook Pixel: This site uses Facebook Pixel, Website Custom Audiences, and other retargeting tools. This means that third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from this website and use that information for ad targeting and other marketing activitiesYou can manage your Facebook Ads preferences here. 

How is this information used?

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments and questions
  • To track and measure advertising and other statistics on the Website;
  • For advertising and marketing, including running targeted ads
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party use of Personal Information

This 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.

Out and Beyond currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. You can opt-out of Google Analytics cookies here. 

Mailterlite: This service is used for sending email updates and newsletters. When you opt-in to email correspondence through this website, your name, email address, and tags are stored by Mailterlite. You can read Mailterlite’s privacy policy here.

Facebook Pixel: This site uses Facebook Pixel, Website Custom Audiences, and other retargeting tools for ad targeting and marketing. You can manage your Facebook ad preferences and learn more about Facebook ads here.

Anonymous Data: This site may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone. 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.

Publically Visible Information: When you leave a comment on this website, some information like your name, avatar, and website may be visible to other users. Other users may see this information.

At this time, your information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be changed at any time.

Except when required by law, this site will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. This site may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of this business of if site ownership is transferred for any reason.

Sensitive Information

You should never submit sensitive personal information to this website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or other security information. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. While unlikely, If there are any issues with security, you will be notified as soon as the owner of this site is aware of the problem. 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

The site reserves the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the blog after any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me at aisha@outandbeyond.com

Cookie Policy 

https://www.outandbeyond.com uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the use of cookies.

This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how this site uses cookies, how third-parties I may partner with may use cookies on this site, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How this site uses cookies

When you use and access this site, a number of cookies files may be placed in your web browser. This site uses cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisement delivery, including behavioral advertising.

Both session and persistent cookies are used on this site and this site uses different types of cookies to run. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of this site, deliver advertisements on and through this site, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

Cookie Policy created via TermsFeed

Advertising

Display Ads – This site may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. (Please see the section above for more information about cookies.)

Retargeting Ads – This 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.

Newsletters – You have the option on this website to subscribe to a newsletter. This newsletter may be used for advertising purposes. Newsletters on this site are sent via the email management platform Mailterlite. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and provides analytics for online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, the owner may see if and when you open an email. Which links within the email you click will also be visible. This information allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This information is stored by Convertkit and will not be shared with third parties. Read about how Mailterlite handles personal information here.

Affiliate Links

I may have a financial relationship with some of the merchants I mention on this website.

From time to time, my blog posts and pages may contain affiliate links, which means I may get compensated/earn a commission at no extra cost to you if the affiliate links are utilized to make a purchase.

This site participates in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the site.  If you click on an affiliate link on this site, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales. When you make a purchase using that link, I will receive compensation at no extra cost to you.

Out and Beyond is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for this site to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

As part of the Amazon Associates program, this site will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program uses cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

For more information about affiliate links and affiliate marketing, please see http://paidforadvertising.com/.

My editorial content, including the advice I provide for educational purposes and the opinion I express on products, services and merchants is not influenced in any way by advertisers or affiliate partnerships and the integrity of my content is in no way compromised by such financial relationships.

I only affiliate with products, services, and merchants that I believe will provide value to my readers. I only endorse products, services and merchants that I consider of the highest quality standard.

It remains solely your personal responsibility to conduct your own investigation to determine whether to purchase an affiliate product or service.

You will not rely on any recommendation, reference, or information provided by me and I cannot be held liable or responsible for any damages resulting from your purchase.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Access – You may access the personal information this website has about you by submitting a request to aisha@outandbeyond.com

Amend – Email at aisha@outandbeyond.com to change or update your personal information.

Please note that certain information may need to be retained for record-keeping purposes or when required by law.


Content Ownership 

Written content published on this blog belongs to the website owner unless otherwise noted. Occasionally, photos from free-use sources like Unsplash are used. Stock photos are also occasionally purchased from websites like DepositPhotos.

Written consent from the website owner must be obtained before any material is republished, reprinted, or used. When my permission is given all material must include a link back to this site, www.outandbeyond.com.

You can obtain permission by emailing me at aisha@outandbeyond.com

Guest bloggers or contributors are held responsible for their submitted material and are responsible for their own written work. Any opinions expressed by a Guest Poster or Third Party are their own and do not represent the opinion of or beliefs of this website.


Contact

If you have questions regarding this disclaimer and privacy policy, please email me at aisha@outandbeyond.com.

I reserve the right to adjust or update this disclaimer at any time.

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