Disclosure & Privacy

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What’s up Fagans? is a personal blog written and edited by Katelyn Fagan.

All content is my own unless specified and is copyrighted and cannot be used anywhere else without written permission. Please contact me – katelyn@whatsupfagans.com if you are interested in sharing something on my site.  Most of the photos taken on this site are also original works of Katelyn Fagan (or her family) and cannot be reused without person and proper credit and links. Any photos that are not Katelyn’s have been used according to any and all copyright and fair use laws.

This blog also accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, free products, and other forms of compensation, but will always disclose the type of relationships and product received in the posts.

A sponsored post is a post written on behalf of a company or individual. They often promote a new product or raise product awareness. I try hard to be selective in my acceptance of sponsored posts and content, only working with companies and/or products that I would use myself and/or that I believe my readership will find valuable.  Although sponsored posts usually provide me with money and/or free products in exchange for my promotional post and other social media shares, I share my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences 100% of the time. However, the views on What’s up Fagans? are purely Katelyn’s. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. The following are some of the sponsors I work with:
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What’s up Fagans? also uses affiliate links. When you click on an affiliate link–which I disclose in posts in order to be transparent with my readers–and make a purchase, I make a small commission from the sale and/or click or signup. However, it costs the clicker, reader, purchaser, nothing. I thank all who use my links for supporting me, my blog, and my family’s income.

Katelyn Fagan 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.

From time to time What’s up Fagans? also participates in giveaways. Some are sponsored giveaways (meaning a company hired me to promote it).  Others may come out of my own pocket as a way to say thank you to my readers. Either way, I try to promote giveaways which fit with the theme of my blog and will be of value to my specific readership. Some of the prizes and winners will be selected and distributed by myself, but not always.  Each giveaway will have its own terms of use.

For more information on making money from blogging, be sure to check out my post on that topic:

PRIVACY

Katelyn Fagan of What’s Up Fagans? has created this Privacy Policy in order to set forth the principles governing our information-gathering and dissemination practices, including but not limited to such activities as forums, chat rooms, personal profile pages, product reviews, article commentary, blogs, RSS feeds and newsletters, among other offerings. Katelyn Fagan has a strong commitment to the privacy of our users. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through What’s up Fagans? and not to information collected offline or to information you may provide to any third-party sites to which Katelyn Fagan may link, except as expressly provided herein.

Information We Collect

There are two kinds of information that What’s up Fagans? can obtain about you: “Anonymous Information” and “Personally Identifiable Information.”

“Anonymous Information” consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or domain, or information about your usage on What’s up Fagans? that is used for administrative purposes only. For example, an IP address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We may collect our users’ IP addresses for such purposes as to help diagnose problems with our servers and to report aggregate information to our advertisers, corporate affiliates and consultants, and to third parties that perform particular services on our behalf. We may also use the information linked to IP addresses to ban users who violate our Terms and Conditions of use.

“Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that personally identifies you, such as your name, street address, email address, or telephone number. We collect such information when, for example, you enter a contest, subscribe to our email newsletter, and participate in other interactive online activities such as forums. When we collect Personally Identifiable Information from you, you will have the opportunity to “opt in” to receive email or other digital communications from us and/or our business partners. If you have submitted your personal information to What’s up Fagans?, you may correct, amend or delete the Personally Identifiable Information maintained on file about you if it is incorrect. In all cases, we will only use your information as permitted by law. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Policy, however, we may disclose Personally Identifiable Information to others if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights and property; (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site; or (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. Please note that we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Use of “Cookies”

What’s up Fagans? uses “cookies” – data that is transferred from What’s up Fagans? to your hard drive for record- keeping purposes. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit What’s up Fagans?. Some of the advertisements appearing on What’s up Fagans? are delivered by our third-party ad network, DoubleClick. In the course of serving advertisements, DoubleClick may place or recognize a unique “cookie” in your browser’s cache, and may use Anonymous Information (including date/time of the banner ad displayed, the ad that was displayed and the IP address of the visitor) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you and to collect statistical information. For more information about DoubleClick’s privacy policy, please click here. If you would like to “opt out” of having a unique cookie placed on your hard drive by DoubleClick, please click here or here.

Disclosure of Information through Business Transfers

As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses, and in so doing, acquire customer information. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. Similarly, in the event that a portion or all of What’s up Fagans?’s assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.

Third Party Web Sites

What’s up Fagans? contains links to third-party Web sites not owned or controlled by What’s up Fagans?. What’s up Fagans? is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party Web sites. Inclusion of any linked website on What’s up Fagans? does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked website by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these websites. Even if an affiliation exists between What’s up Fagans? and a third-party website, we exercise no control over linked sites. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a website via a link from What’s up Fagans?, we encourage you to consult that website’s privacy policy before providing any personal information, and whenever interacting with any such website.

Public Forums

What’s up Fagans? may make chat rooms, forums, blogs, article commenting, and personal profile pages available to users. Please remember that any such information that you may choose to provide in these areas becomes accessible to the public, and also becomes the property of What’s up Fagans? in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, and we may use such information in any way that we see fit. Consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information or to upload material of any kind.

Security

What’s up Fagans? has reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Security of information communicated by or to us over the Internet is of utmost concern to us; however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that your email, like most, if not all, unencrypted Internet communications, may potentially be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. While we strive to protect your personal information, What’s up Fagans? cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived.

Policy Regarding Minors

Children should always ask parents before providing any personal information online. No information should be submitted to or posted on What’s up Fagans? by any minor (a person under 18 years of age) without the consent of a parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not knowingly provide any Personally Identifiable Information about minors, regardless of its source, nor is this information knowingly used by What’s up Fagans? for any marketing or promotional purposes. Minors are not eligible to participate in contests. What’s up Fagans? abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. In the event that we learn that we have collected information from any child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete this information from our database as quickly as reasonably possible. If you believe that any Site has collected any information about anyone under 13, please contact What’s up Fagans?’s Site Administrator via postal mail or email at one of the addresses listed below.

Financial Relationships

Please note that What’s up Fagans? may have financial relationships with some of the merchants/vendors mentioned on this website. In some instances, What’s up Fagans? may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for said merchant/vendor.

Limitation of Liability

WHAT’S UP FAGANS? PROVIDES THE INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ON THIS WEBSITE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. YOU AGREE THAT WHAT’S UP FAGANS? SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT FOUND ON OUR FORUMS THAT ANY DOWNLOADING OF MATERIALS FOUND ON OR THROUGH WHAT’S UP FAGANS? FORUMS IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT KATELYN FAGAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR POSTINGS. WHAT’S UP FAGANS? SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY MANNER FOR THE ACTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY THIRD PARTY AD NETWORK.

Consent and Modifications to this Privacy Statement

What’s up Fagans? is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. By using What’s up Fagans? and/or participating in the activities of What’s up Fagans? Community, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, please do not disclose any personal information through our site. Katelyn Fagan may modify this Privacy Statement at any time, at its discretion, and modifications are effective upon being posted on this the applicable Site. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Statement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of July 2015 and supersedes all earlier versions of our Privacy Policy.

Katelyn Fagan
P.O. Box 1996
San Marcos, TX 78666
katelyn@whatsupfagans.com

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