Disclosure and Privacy

Disclosure Policy: 

Simply Frugal is written and edited by Taya Knight and my purpose is to help fellow Canadians save hard earned money, simply.

Simply Frugal was created to share on the topic of frugality and those related to the subject, all the while bringing you great deals and coupons to help you save your hard earned dollars.  Much time and effort have been invested in this site to make it the best it can be so that it can be a free resource to you, the reader.  There are also a number of costs associated with running this site.

 Although I offer all information on Simply Frugal at absolutely no cost to you, I believe it is fair for me to earn some money for my efforts.  I treat this site as a business and seek to serve you, my readers to best of my ability while seeking to earn a bit of an income for the time that I invest.

That being said, I do receive small amounts of commission from some companies that I link to and promote.  I am an affiliate of a number of companies including Commission Junction, Amazon.ca and other individual products or retailers.  I do include affiliate links in posts when appropriate.  There is no obligation for you to purchase through these links, but know that in doing so, you’re supporting the work of the site and ensuring that it continues.

If I endorse a product or a retailer on Simply Frugal it’s because I genuinely believe in the product or retailer.  Going along with this, once you click on a link and are brought to another website outside of Simply Frugal, I am not responsible for the service or product you receive if something is purchased.  Please contact the service provider or manufacturer directly.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely mine, and I want you to know that you can trust I will always be honest in what I share.  If I can’t fully endorse a product or website, you won’t find it on Simply Frugal  — no matter how much they offer to pay me.  My integrity comes first.

Privacy Policy:

Your privacy is important to me and the following information is provided to help you understand how any information is used that may be collected.

Google Adsense

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads visitors based on your visit to the sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.  Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Third party links

At my discretion, I include or offer third party products or services on Simply Frugal. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.  Therefore I have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Collection of Personal Information

When visiting Simply Frugal, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

There are occasions when I will ask for personal information, such as when you enter a giveaway.  In these cases, I will only collect information (name, address, or e-mail address) that you voluntarily provide via email in order for you to receive the prize. I will not sell or exchange your personal information at any time.

While I am highly selective about which sites I provide links to, I do not control these web sites, nor do I accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites.

Thank you for joining me here at Simply Frugal!  My readers are my top priority, and the site would not exist if it weren’t for you!

This policy is valid from 15 August 2010