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Disclosures

Ah yes. The fine print. This is a personal website, but since I'm experimenting with some affiliate programs and other internet-money-making things (testing out for use in other projects) it's worthwhile to note some of this:

Disclaimer

Sometimes I write about financial topics, but keep in mind that I’m not a financial planner and these are just my opinions. This site can only offer general information, and you might want to discuss your specific situation and goals with a financial advisor. Same thing goes for climbing trip reports and talking about gear - like investment decisions, climbing involves unavoidable risks that every individual assumes. The fact that I talk about climbing/mountaineering on this site is not a representation that it will be safe for you. Same for book or product recommendations - just because I note it, doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for your life!

In general, this website is meant for entertainment (my own, in creating it, and yours) and you should exercise your usual judgement in deciding what will work for you.

Earning Notice

This website has some Amazon Services LLC Associates Program links, because I’m testing out that program to see how it works. There might also be other affiliate links - the type where you click on a link and this site gets a commission if you buy something. As noted in FTC guidelines, this website might be compensated by companies mentioned in it, through advertising, affiliate programs or other methods.

My policy for this site is that I won’t include links for items I don’t use personally, or think are worth buying for someone trying to do something in particular, unless that’s specifically noted in the surrounding text. My general hierarchy of getting stuff is to not get it, or try to use something I already have, borrow (need it just once or infrequently), buy it used, buy it locally, and then buy it online. Also: library books! So I hope that the online links to stuff I recommend is a convenience. I really like recommending things that have worked for me - but don’t get it if you don’t need it!

Privacy Statement

This site has Google Analytics, which you can block if you want by installing a browser plugin like Ghostery or Privacy Badger. (GA is to be able to look at site-wide stats - like how many times a page is viewed - and not at individual people behavior specifically.) This is an personal website, so I’m not in the business of selling/sharing email addresses or other personal information like that. In general my advice is to assume you have no privacy on the internet - companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and similar are tracking your behavior (even here, indirectly) to sell you stuff. Adblockers and cookie blockers can help with that a bit, as well as making the internet much more pleasant to look at.

This site uses HTTPS and is hosted on Netlify.

Guest or Paid Posts

This site doesn’t have paid posts, and doesn’t accept unsolicited guest posts. It’s just a personal website for me to experiment with and write on, after all!

Changes

These and any other policies might change, check back here if you have any questions.