Privacy Policy

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Who we are

Our website address: We can be contacted at any time at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We automatically collect information about you and device you are using to access the website. We log your IP address, OS, referring website, browser, pages viewed, and dates/times of viewing.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may visit any website we are advertising and choose to opt out of the use of cookies, or opt of by visiting


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Providing your first name and email address is only intended to be used in our subscription for current and future content. We will NEVER sell, lend, or display your email address to anyone other than Annie Richardson Consulting.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We share your visit data only with

Google Analytics – Service that tracks website usage. No personal information is shared or retained.

Sendowl, Stripe, PayPal, Square – eCommerce Platform. We use this service for order fulfillment. At no time is your banking or credit card information passed to this website.

ConvertKit, MailerLite – Used for delivery of email updates, newsletters, and opt-ins. We store your name and email address for purposes of deliver.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. We may disclose or transfer this information as a result of acquisition of all or a portion of our business as a result of merger, consolidation, or purchase, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization pending or brought against us.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

Contact information

We can be contacted at any time at

How we protect your data

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this website. This includes social security number, race or ethnic organization, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, union members. We will never ask for this information.

Additionally, this website does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes this is the case, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our records.


Display Ads – We may use third-party advertising companies for advertisements when you visit the website that use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.

Google, Facebook, or Instagram Ads – from time to time, we may engage with ads from Google, Facebook, or Instagram to market the website. These use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the website.

Affiliate Program Participation – We participate in affiliate marketing, marketing performed by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on the link, a cookie will be placed in your browser cookies to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Annie Richardson Consulting is currently participating in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to As part of this program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Additionally, we participate in Share-a-Sale Affiliates, CJ Affiliates, Ultimate Bundles, Media.Net, and Google AdSense.