Disclosure & Privacy Policies


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Disclosure Statement

The Recessionista website at www.TheRecessionista.com is a personal opinion blog written and edited by the author, Mary C. Hall. This blog accepts paid advertising, sponsored articles & giveaways, brand  ambassadorship,  paid insertions, and other forms of compensation–and this will always  be clearly disclosed in each post.

The Recessionista also accepts and keeps free products and/or services from companies and organizations.

Accepting these products and/or services is used only for experience-based reviews on the site. If I haven’t tried your product, I can’t write about it. If you send products or samples to us at The Recessionista this does not guarantee a review or mention. I will ONLY write a review for The Recessionista about products and/or services that I truly believe are good value for consumers, enjoy using, and see the value and benefits of using.   Please note, many of the products &/or services that I try are never published on The Recessionista as  blog posts, if they are not good, I usually don’t take the time to write about them.  Our reviews are designed to be things that are worthy of a recommendation from The Recessionista.

Contact info: If you are a brand interested in working with The Recessionista on a product review or advertising, please contact Mary (at) therecessionista dot com

Any compensation received never influences the content, opinion, topics, articles or posts made in this blog. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners.  If I claim  or appear to be an expert on a certain topic, product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise and personal experience, are worthy of such endorsement.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider of that specific product or service. This blog, and the posts on it, does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously. This policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it. This privacy policy is applicable to The Recessionista website at www.TheRecessionista.com . We never sell user information at The Recessionista.

Routine Information Collection
All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy
Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising
Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Contact Information
Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to Mary Hall at :  Mary (at) therecessionista dot com for further clarification.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information
when you visit our Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information
(e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked
or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These
companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn
more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI.  To opt-out of this type of advertising  visit: http://www.aboutads.info/choices