Disclosures & Policies

Disclosure Policy

Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. Here is my disclosure.

The purpose of this website is for me to make a living. Therefore, please assume that any time you click a link on this site, it is possible I could make some money, whether through a direct purchase from me, an affiliate link or some other method.

However, I do consider myself an honest and forthright person and will never knowingly misrepresent or purposely overstate the value of a recommended product. My intent is to only promote products that I truly feel are worthwhile and of high value.

But just to make sure my butt is covered, please accept this as my disclosure that “Yes, I am out to make a buck.”

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Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray, Jeannine Schafer and Tim Ferriss

Privacy Policy

Effective February 23, 2010

Privacy Notice Table Of Contents:

My Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to me. To better protect your privacy I provide this notice explaining my online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, it is available on my homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information I Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the A Clever Cat website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Email address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card Information

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Email Address

The Way I Use Information:

I use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. I do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. Order information is processed through my shopping cart provider (see their privacy policy here) and payment processing service (see their privacy policy here).

I use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to deliver the product and to confirm delivery. I do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

I offer gift-certificates by which you can purchase a product you order for another person. Information you provide to me to create a gift-certificate is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.

I use return email addresses to answer the email I receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with my website to receive my email newsletter as well as updates on my new products and services. Information you submit on my website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form directly, or indicate when making a purchase that you would like to receive such updates.

I use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design my website and to share with advertisers. For example, I may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on my website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out my registration form, but I would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, I never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to me online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

My Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, I have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

My Commitment To Children’s Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, I never collect or maintain information at My website from those I actually know are under 13, and no part of my website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

If you have subscribed to the email newsletter, each email you receive contains a link to your Preferences page where you can update name and email address. An unsubscribe link is also included in every email.

How To Contact Me

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call me at 281.846.9442 or send an email to valerie@aclevercat.com.