Disclosure/Privacy Policies

Disclosure Policy

Awaken Happiness Within is a personal website/blog written and edited by us (Keri and Nick Siciliano). All opinions are our own. We are not experts or medical professionals. Please remember that we are writing our own thoughts, opinions and experiences. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual (except, perhaps, ourselves).

In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, we felt it was important to disclose the following to you, our readers:

  • The content of this website/blog is a source of income for us and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses. This website/blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.  You are not obligated to click on any link or buy any products that are advertised. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.
  • This website contains endorsements for products and services, which means when you click on a link from this website and take a specific action, such as making a purchase or signing up for an offer, Awaken Happiness Within may receive a commission.  Not every link is an affiliate link (like links to external resources and references), but some are.
  • We will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that we have personally used and really feel would serve the best interest of our readers and the world.
  • Products provided to us by our advertising partners for our review are given free of charge with no cost to us. This does not mean we will give the product a positive review.
  • 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.
  • You can trust us. (Honestly, if you think about it, we would probably say the exact same thing if you could not trust us.  However, if you are actually reading this far down in the disclosure, then, by all means, trust us.  Seriously.  And have fun, that’s why we are here.) We will always give our genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not we are partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.
  • Our number one priority is accuracy and fairness to our readers, and we will always review a product with honesty. The truth and your trust in us is more important than money.
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of our website may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.

We have your best interests at heart. We only recommend products that we have personally used and found beneficial.

All content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. We are not liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We are not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. Remember, our website and blog simply represents our personal experiences and opinions.

So what does the above all mean?

It means this website contains endorsements for products and services, so when you click on a link that we recommend, we may receive a commission.  Not every link is an affiliate link (one we get paid for) or advertisement, but some are. Some products are our own.

We may occasionally place banner ads on the site that will also result in commission. Furthermore, some of the text/image ads throughout the site are generated by a third party ad network like Google AdSense.  These are not explicitly endorsed by us; they are chosen by an algorithm .

If you have any questions about the bloggers’ affiliation with a certain product or ad, feel free to contact the author of the post in question for additional details.

Comment Policy

We would love to hear your respectful thoughts. Together we can make Awaken Happiness Within a community. You can agree or disagree in a considerate manner. Be kind! Remember that there is a living breathing person on the other end of the computer. Thank you for commenting!

Privacy Policy

Awaken Happiness Within does not collect any personal information from you simply for using the website, or for sharing information from the website, or for posting comments to the website, except as noted specifically below:

We will never share your email address or private information with an individual or organization without your permission. We also do not store any information about your visit to this website other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. We are also not responsible for Third Party websites, accessed through links on this website.

We use third-party advertising companies to show you ads when you visit our website. These companies will NOT have access to personal identification information (including your name, address, email address or telephone number). They WILL use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. Third parties may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 20, 2020.

For any questions, please contact us at keri@awakenhappinesswithin.com.