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Green in Real Life Terms of Usage, Disclaimer, Policies, and Disclosure

Terms of Use 

The reading and viewing of all information on this personal blog, Green in Real Life, is of your own free will.  If you do not accept the terms of use, your should cease to use this website immediately. If you do and you like gardening, nature, and other green goodness, then please read on my friends!

All content provided on this blog is for informational entertainment purposes only. You are viewing, reading, and (if you so choose) using any information herein fully and completely at your own risk. The blog owner and any guest writers featured cannot be held liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the viewing or use of any information on this blog. The owner of this blog will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information nor for any reader actions/inactions after reading/viewing this information. This is a personal blog and does not provide any form of professional advice.  I make no representations (expressed or implied) as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, availability, suitability or other regarding any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.  I am not responsible for the content of external websites that may be linked from this blog or our third party advertisers. Any information, views, or opinions expressed on this blog are not intended to in any way malign, defame, libel, purge, humiliate or otherwise offend or harm any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual should they read or act upon any information in this blog.

Inevitably, as time passes, some of the content on this blog will become less accurate, outdated, and linked items may cease to be available or relevant.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like to bring any issue or suggested updates to my attention.  I reserve the right to change the focus of the blog, publication status, or change the terms of use at my own discretion. I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments without notice due to comments deemed to be spam or potential spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually, or otherwise as I deem appropriate. While I (and the Blogger filters) will make efforts to moderate comments, I am not responsible for any content in comments. If you see an offensive or inappropriate comment, please do contact me so that I can review and delete if deemed appropriate.  Comments will be removed from accessibility along with blog content should I every choose to fully expire the blog.

I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this blog. This blog uses affiliate links and advertising programs (see below for detailed disclosure).   Not sure about how affiliate links work? When a reader clicks on an affiliate link (whether in the text of a post or on an affiliate advertisment/banner) and then makes a purchase, a small commission is received for promoting the seller's website/products.  Prices are the same as they would be if you accessed the site directly.  There is no material benefit from click-throughs, only from referred purchases. Non-affiliate advertisements may operate on views, click-throughs, and/or referrals, depending on the nature of the advertising agreement.  Any sponsored or compensated posts will be clearly noted within the body of the post and/or in full detail at the end of the post (see below for detailed disclosure). 

Privacy Policy

Like your privacy?  I completely understand - even though I have this (super cool) blog and spend lots of time doing fun stuff online, I'm really a very private person too. Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed and I will not directly sell or disclose your information to companies. We promise never to rent, sell, or share your email address.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or visitors/commenters. Third-party affiliates and advertisers may use cookies and/or identifiers to manage their advertisement programs, as well as to serve personalised content. By using this site, you acknowledge and consent to this practice. Please see below for further details.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, the blog owner is the copyright owner of all original content and photographs on this blog. Unauthorized duplication of material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Brief excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Please refer to my Link with Love page for full details on how to share. We love it when you share!

Any shared content on this blog that has been sourced from elsewhere has been credited appropriately, to the best of my knowledge. If you see an attribution error, please let me know so that I can fix it up straight away. Thanks for helping! If your content has been featured here and you would like it to be removed, please contact me and I will make sure it is taken down. 

Advertising and Sponsorship

This blog will accept select forms of sponsorship and affiliate compensation. Advertisements and affiliate links that appear on this blog are third party (Google AdSense, Google Affiliates, Amazon, The Book Depository, AliExpress, and/or other sponsor advertisements). I do not personally vet or endorse the products and services advertised in any of these formats.

  • Green in Real Life is a participant in Google AdSense which provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees by providing placement locations for advertisements served by Google AdSense to site visitors. 
  • Green in Real Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, and affiliated sites.
  • Green in Real Life is a participant in The Book Depository Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to TheBookDepository.Com. 
  • Green in Real Life is a participant in the AliExpress Affiliates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AliExpress.com.
Third-party affiliates and advertisers may use cookies and/or identifiers to manage their advertisement programs, as well as to serve personalised content. Opt-out services and third-party add-blockers are available should you wish to screen advertisements from this and other websites. Advertising is, however, what helps to allow us to offset the cost of running this free website. It takes a lot of time, energy, and resources to run a blog and to create and share fresh content. Thanks for understanding why we choose to use these affiliate and advertising programs.
Compensated posts will only be accepted if they suit the ethics, audience, style, and intent of the blog. Compensated posts at will always be clearly identified and will use "no follow" links. I believe that it is important to be upfront, open, and honest with readers. Disclosure of any material relationships or compensation is not only a legal requirement, but also a matter of personal ethics. This blog accepts products for review and/or giveaway. Reviews are honest. Whether a post is paid or unpaid, I will only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoyed.

Unpaid/uncompensated posts make up the vast majority of content here on the blog.  As a personal lifestyle blog, I often post about interesting discoveries, activities, and products in relation to our family activities and efforts to live a more sustainable lifestyle. These are often based upon our own activities and/or personal finds (real and virtual).  These posts may include unpaid links which help to provide supplemental information on a post or topic, including but not limited to definitions, resources, charities, events, etc. I am not compensated in any way for writing these posts or sharing the links - I just love to share! These uncompensated posts may also include affiliate links or display advertisements, as noted above, where the linked products or services may be of interest to the reader based upon post content.

Note: Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Any warranty claims, defects, issues, or disputes must be raised and dealt with directly with the manufacturer and/or provider.