Disclosure and Privacy Policy

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When advertisements are present anywhere on my blog, these are generated by an ad network and are paid ads.  I do not have any advertisements that would be considered a conflict of interest.

When I write about products or services are my opinions and are not representative of the companies that create these products. I do not guarantee that you will have the same opinions since everyone is unique.  I recommend you verify with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question about any claims, quotes, or statistics.

I always give honest opinions about products and what I write are my own opinions, thoughts, beliefs, or findings.  They do not guarantee you will have the same experience.

It is my intention to explain products so you can make an informed decisions on which ones suit your needs best.


Although I am a psychologist, I am not your psychologist and nothing I write on this website is meant to take the place of mental health treatment.  I do not provide mental health treatment through this site and do not know your individual situation well enough to make any specific recommendations regarding your mental health.

No products or services connected with this site are associated with psychotherapy.  Consultation services are for the purposes of reaching business, productivity, confidence or career goals and NOT for the treatment of mental illness.

Privacy Policy

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at marlena (at) apenandapurpose (dot) com

At apenandapurpose.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by apenandapurpose.com and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, apenandapurpose.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.  This helps me to know what kind of content my readers are interested in so that I can create useful blog posts and products.

Cookies and Web Beacons

apenandapurpose.com uses cookies to store information about visitor preferences, record user-specific information on which pages a user visits, and customize web page content based on browser type or other information that a visitor sends by their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on apenandapurpose.com.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to apenandapurpose.com 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 at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.  Some of the advertisers on this site include Google Adsense, Commission Junction, Shareasale, and Amazon.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on apenandapurpose.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

apenandapurpose.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. apenandapurpose.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

You can opt out of all communication with apenandapurpose.com simply by leaving this page.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Email List

Throughout apenandapurpose.com, there are multiple areas where you could enter in your email address to receive downloads and to join my email newsletter.  The web is such a large place that I do this as a way to keep in touch with readers who have interest in what I have to say on this website.  You may visit once and then forget where you previously saw the article you were interested in.  Being on the newsletter means you will not miss future posts and can keep in touch with me.  You can opt out of emails at any time by hitting the unsubscribe button on the bottom of emails received from me.

My email provider allows me to “tag” people with certain interests.  For example, if you sign up for my newsletter after reading a topic on blogging, my email provider would automatically tag you as interested in content on blogging.  If you opted into my newsletter on a bullet journal category, this would tag you as interested in bullet journaling.  This helps me to make sure I know what content you are interested in.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on June 30, 2019.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at marlena (at) apenandapurpose (dot) com