Privacy & Disclosure Policy

Last updated: May 13, 2021

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The privacy of visitors to is important to me. In this Privacy and Disclosure Policy, you will find information on what type of personal information is collected when you visit, how that information is used, how I safeguard that information, and your privacy rights.

I use your personal data to improve By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood. The term “you” (“your”) refers to anyone that uses and/ or visits this website.

Get Smart Soon (also referred to as “company”, “I”, “me”, “my”) reserves the right to update, amend, change, or modify this Privacy and Disclosure Policy at my sole discretion at any time, without notice. Those changes will be posted here and the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy and Disclosure Policy will be updated. You are advised to check this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Your continued use of this website after changes made to this policy will constitute your acceptance of said changes.

What Personal Data is Collected and Why it is Collected

Analytics/Social Shares

This website uses Google Analytics to track how you use the site so that I can learn more about my audience and website traffic to improve the website. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the website to Google Analytics. You can learn more on Google’s Analytics privacy policy page.

The website also uses social media buttons and plugins that allow you to connect with your social network. For these to work the following social media sites including, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, will set cookies through the website which may be used to enhance your profile on their sites and/or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Log Files

Like many other websites, automatically collects log files when you visit this website. Log Files may include information such as your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser type and version you used to visit the website (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer), the time and date you visited the website, which pages you visited on the website, the time spent on those pages, referring/exit pages, possibly the number of clicks, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

When you access the website on a mobile device, I may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Cookies are tiny files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, to track particular aspects of your browsing history on that website. uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the website, store certain information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on which pages visitors view, and to customize web page content based on visitors’ browser type. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze service. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off these cookies in your browser settings (see your browser Help for how to do this). However, this can affect how you are able to interact with this website as well as other sites.

If you leave a comment on this website or submit data through a contact page, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

Cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered as an email subscriber and whether to show particular notifications that might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.


When visitors leave comments on the website, name and email are collected. Your email is never shown in the comment or used for any other purpose than to identify you. Additionally, data shown in the comments and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected 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

If you submit questions, comments or concerns through the contact page, your name and email will be collected.  This data will not be used for any other purpose.

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.


When you sign up for an email list on the website only your first name and email are collected. This information is not shared and I will never send you spam.

Your email address is stored by a third party (MailChimp). I make every effort to protect your account with that third party. However, I cannot be held personally liable if that third-party site is hacked or infiltrated and the email addresses are exposed.

You may opt-out from receiving emails from me at any time through the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of all emails sent from me.

Use of Your Personal Data may use personal data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the website, including to monitor the usage of the site.
  • To manage your account: To manage your registration as a user.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which I offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage email opt-in: To receive the correct opt-in email
  • To answer questions, comments or concerns submitted through the contact page: To ensure that I am able to send you an email to answer your question.

How long I 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, the personal information they provide in their user profile is stored. 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.

Usage Data will be retained for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data (which is used for internal analysis purposes) is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or improve the functionality of this website, or I am legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

All other personal data will be retained only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy and Disclosure Policy.

Who I share your data with

  • Spam detection service: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
  • With other users: when you share your personal information in posts, comments, or other public areas on the website or on associated social media platforms, such information may be viewed by all users.
  • With Service Providers: I may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. Currently, I use the services of MailChimp to send emails. Their use of your personal information is subject to their privacy policy.

Information that does not identify you personally may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

I will never sell your personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, I may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The company may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the website
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website
  • Protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that I have about you, including any data you have provided me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of your personal data is important to me but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

I believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. does not address anyone under the age of 13. This website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided the website with Personal Data, please contact me and I will do my best to promptly remove such information from my records. If I become aware that Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 has been collected without verification of parental consent, I will take steps to remove that information from the servers.

I also may limit how I collect, use, and store some of the information of users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means I will be unable to provide certain functionality of the website to these users.

If I need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, I may require your parent’s consent before I collect and use that information.

External Links

For your convenience, I may post links to third-party websites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.


This is a personal blog written and edited by me. All material provided at is for informational purposes only and is not to be taken as financial, legal, or medical advice or recommendation.  The information and opinions on this website are written based on the best data available at the time of writing and are believed to be accurate according to my best discernment.

Contact Me

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, about this Privacy and Disclosure Policy you can contact me at [email protected]Opens in a new tab.