Disclosure Policy

Last updated January 31, 2019

Thank you for visiting Melanie Bess Editor & Educator. I am committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, or my practices with regard to your personal information, please contact me at melanieabess@gmail.com

This policy applies to all information collected through my website (www.melaniebess.com) and/or any related services, sales, marketing, or events.


We collect a variety of information from you when you visit our website, make purchases, or interact with us on social media. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you are specifically consenting to our collection of the data described below, to our use of the data, to the processing of this data, and to our sharing of the data with third party processors as needed for our legitimate business interests. The information we collect may include:

Personal Data: Personal Data is information that can be used to identify you specifically, including your name, shipping address, email address, telephone number or demographic information like your age, gender, or hometown. You consent to giving us this information by providing it to us voluntarily on our website or any mobile application. You provide some of this information when you register with or make purchases from our website. You may also provide this information by participating in various activities associated with our site, including responding to blogs, contacting us with questions, or participating in group training. Your decision to disclose this data is entirely voluntary. You are under no obligation to provide this information, but your refusal may prevent you from accessing certain benefits from our website or from making purchases. 

Derivative Data: Derivative data is information that our servers automatically collect about you when you access our website, such as your IP address, browser type, the dates and times that you access our website, and the specific pages you view. If you are using a mobile application, our servers may collect information about your device name and type, your phone number, your country of origin, and other interactions with our application. 

Mobile Device Data: If you use our website via a mobile device or app, we may collect information about your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information.

Other data: On occasion, you may give us additional data in order to enter into a contest or giveaway or to participate in a survey. You will be prompted for this information and it will be clear that you are offering this kind of information in exchange for an entry into such a contest or giveaway.

Who Will Your Information Be Shared With

In Short: We only share information with the following third parties.

We only share and disclose information with the following third parties that we have categorized so that you may easily understand the purpose of your data collection and processing practices.

  • Affiliate Marketing Programs : Amazon Affiliation

  • Advertising, Direct Marketing, and Lead Generation : Google AdSense

  • Web and Mobile Analytics: Google Analytics

Amazon Associate Disclosure

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There is no consequence for you if you click on one of my affiliate links. All it will do is give me a small commission. So thank you!

How Long Do We Keep Your Information?

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.

Do We Collect Information From Minors?

This website or mobile app is not designed for use by children under age 18, and we do not knowingly solicit personal data from anyone under age 18. If you are under age 18, do not access or use our website or related products or services. If you become aware that we have collected data of anyone under the age of 18, please contact us so that we may delete that data.

Your Privacy Rights

In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at anytime.