My Promise to You

Here at Happiness in Between, I strive to provide helpful, practical and encouraging information that’s rooted in my values, beliefs and experiences.

If we’re to be good friends, we need to start off on the right foot … and that is building our relationship on trust and honesty. That is why I promise to be honest and candid with what I share with you.

Whether I’m compensated or not, I will NEVER recommend something, unless I think and feel it will help you, or be of use and value to you. If I recommend anything, please know that it’s because I truly believe in it – whatever it is. I will give you my honest opinions, findings and experiences on topics and products/services I write about and NEVER intentionally mislead you.

Your trust is hugely important to me. The fact that you’re willing to spend part of your day with me is something I truly value. And I will NOT jeopardize that.

Disclosure Policy

I have not yet – but intend to – make money from Happiness in Between.

I love creating, writing and sharing on Happiness in Between. But it’s no secret – while this is a passion project of mine, it is also a side hustle I’m starting. The money earned from this site will help keep the lights on at Happiness in Between. And if I’m fortunate enough, it will also help me pay off my student loans as quickly as possible.

Thanks in advance for your support!

So, how do I intend to make money here? Well, here are some of the ways I plan to receive compensation:

  • Ads: I may receive compensation from ad placements (by ad networks) on this site.
  • Affiliate Marketing: I may receive a commission from sales or leads generated through affiliate links I share. What does this mean? Pretty much, if you click on an affiliate link and end up buying something, I may receive a commission on it. However, it WON’T cost you anything extra. As a reminder, I will only recommend products and services I believe would be beneficial to you and would share with my friends, whether or not I’m compensated for it.
  • Gifted Items: I may get receive some products free of charge to try by certain brands in exchange for my review. Know that this won’t sway the review in either direction – positive or negative. I will provide an honest and objective feedback based on my experience and opinion.

Product Reviews

For the most part, I don’t write paid product reviews. If I’m writing a product review about something, it’s most likely a result of my paying for a product/service (such as YouNeedABudget.com), ending up loving it and wanting to share it with you. If I do accept some form of compensation for a product review, I will disclose to you that I either received the particular item for free or received some form of compensation. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.


I welcome and would love to hear from you! My only request when leaving comments is that any thoughts, ideas and feedback shared here are respectful and considerate. I reserve the right to remove any comments that are deemed inappropriate, including but not limited to spam, comments that are not related to a particular post, or are offensive and rude.

I want this to be a safe place for us all. So, let’s spread LOVE! And NOT meanness. We’ve got a lot on our plates. Let’s not waste our energy on that negative stuff.

Instead, let’s foster a space of mutual respect for each other.

Sharing Downloadable Files

If I share any files for you to download, such as printables, guides, spreadsheets, etc., please remember that these are for your personal use only. If you really like what I shared, I appreciate you sharing them through a link to the original post, which contains the download link.

Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the types of personal information collected and recorded by happinessinbetween.com and how we use it. (This statement only applies to this website.)

At Happinessinbetween.com, we consider the privacy of our readers to be extremely important.

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal your personal information (unless when required by law) without your consent; nor will we store personally identifiable information other than information about your visit to this site to optimize your reading experience and this site’s performance through the use of cookies. You may opt out of the use of cookies anytime by changing your browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

Happinessinbetween.com uses third-party advertising companies to display ads to our readers when visiting our site. These companies may use anonymous information (personal information, such as your name and phone number are NOT used) about your visit(s) to happinessinbetween.com, as well as other websites, in order to provide you with a customized display of ads about certain products and services that may be of interest to you. Please refer to Network Advertising Initiative to learn more.

Information You Voluntarily Submit to Our Website

When you voluntarily submit information to our happinessinbetween.com (e.g. leaving a comment, submitting a message via our Contact Form and subscribing to our newsletter), we may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. We may also ask you to create a user profile, wherein you would create a username and password. In this case, we would store your username, but your password will not be visible in our records.

Log Files

Like many other websites, happinessinbetween.com makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of the hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages,and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used 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.


We use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize, customize and optimize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

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.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on happinessinbetween.com.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to happinessinbetween.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 http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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

Contact Form

If you contact us via our Contact Form, we may keep contact form submissions (such as name and email address) for a certain period for customer service purposes only, but we will not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Our Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners will include Google and Amazon.

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies. You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of happinessinbetween.com.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on happinessinbetween.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

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

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.


We use Google Analytics to track our website’s usage, as well as inform us of referring websites and user actions on happinessinbetween.com. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

Only when you authorize us to, we may share your information with third parties. This website may use third-party service providers and/or applications to service various components of the website. Each third-party service provider has their own respective privacy policies, which we do not have control over.

Currently, this website uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics
  • MailerLite

This list may be updated from time to time without prior notice to the visitor.

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.

Your Rights to 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.

Third Party Privacy Policies

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. Happinessinbetween.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

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. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Happinessinbetween.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclosure and privacy policies, and agree to its terms.

This privacy policy last updated on Dec. 13, 2018, and is subject to change without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted here.

Please email me directly at happinessinbetweenblog@gmail.com if you have any questions about these disclosures.