Disclosures and Privacy

Here is the short version of my privacy and disclosures:

  • I believed in the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them to do unto you. 
  • If I receive compensation or products in exchange for a post or mention on the blog I will be sure to tell you about it. And of course I will always retain my right to give an honest review.
  • This site uses affiliate links such as those through Amazon. If you click and purchase items using the link I've provided, the affiliate company will throw some green my way. The price for you remains unchanged. 
  • I use advertisements on this blog like AdSense and Gourmet Ads. I may receive compensation for ads you click on or simply view while on my site. 
  • This site uses cookies (yum!) to see where you've visited on the blog and to help customize it for you. If you don't want cookies, feel free to decline them. 
  • If you participate in the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop or subscribe to the newsletter I may collect personal info (like your name and email address....). I do this so you can be informed about what is happening on SkipTheBag and occasionally let you know about promotional items from third parties. You are free to unsubscribe at anytime and I'll try not to take it too personally. ;) To reciprocate I will not sell that information or use it in an untoward manner because no one likes spam. Unless we are talking about canned Spam and that stuff is amazing. Musubi and Spam Fried Rice are delicious you should try them. (Can you tell I lived in Hawaii?!?)
Ready for the long version?

This privacy policy sets out how SkipTheBag uses and protects any information that you give while using www.skipthebag.com.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

SkipTheBag may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 8, 2017.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you did not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and those sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Amazon affiliate advertising

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Controlling you personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for a box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. 

Opt out

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit Gourmet Ad's Privacy Policy If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. 

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