Who we are
Our website address is https://consumeless.life
The material on this blog has no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any visitor. It is published solely for informational purposes and is not to be construed as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any securities or related financial instruments.
References made to third parties are based on information obtained from sources believed to be reliable but are not guaranteed as being accurate. Visitors should not regard it as a substitute for the exercise of their own judgment.
Any opinions expressed in this blog are subject to change without notice and this blog is not under any obligation to update or keep current the information contained herein.
The author of this blog accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of the use of all or any part of this material.
All comments on this blog site are an expression of opinion. You are recommended to consult with a licensed, qualified financial advisor before making any financial decisions.
Affiliate and Referral Disclosure
Sometimes I will include affiliate and referral links in my posts here on Consume Less Life.
What are Affiliate and Referral Links?
These are links that take you to other sites which offer me some form of compensation for sending them visitors or customers.
Tracking of your purchases is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on an affiliate or referral link, a cookie might be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
The compensation I receive comes at no extra cost to you, and this income helps to pay for blogging costs (such as hosting and email subscription service), and for the time I spend running and maintaining this blog.
Though I appreciate making some money in exchange for the content I provide, this blog mainly exists to provide information regarding consuming less. I understand that this blog is for encouraging everyone to consuming less, in the case of inevitable purchases, I will write down my reviews on the products and services that I have personally used and liked.
Sometimes I will write on a freemium service where I have only signed up for the free version. You will be able to also download and use the service at no cost and should you decide to upgrade to a paid subscription, I will be able to get some compensation as your referrer.
There will be no hard selling of any products on this blog. All affiliate referral links will be prominently disclosed and I strongly encourage you to only purchase if you really need the product or service.
Companies will sometimes pay me to blog about/review their products or services. Sponsored posts are always clearly labelled and I will be vet through which sponsored post opportunities I accept. I want this site’s content, including the sponsored posts, to uphold its main purpose, which is to consume less.
Whenever my blog and I appear in the press, whether it be in the newspaper, on TV, or on a website, please keep in mind that my appearance does not function as an endorsement of said newspaper, TV, or website.
All information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Consume Less Life makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information or any damages arising from its display or use.
Before you read the bottom part, I highly recommend every one of you use a privacy browser like Brave, Firefox, Firefox Focus (For mobile) or DuckDuckGo and also download ad blocking plugins to stop sites from tracking your movements on the internet.
Although it might affect some of the affiliate and referral commissions crediting due to the removal of tracking, I am fine with it. Your privacy and reduced exposure to advertisements is worth much more than my commissions.
Why am I still collecting your information after telling you to download the privacy browsers and ad blocking plugins?
The purpose is to track traffic on my site which I can use (e.g. view count) in case I have an agency that wants to work with me regarding topics on consuming less.
What information do we collect and how is it used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
How your information may be used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure traffic on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-party use of personal information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. I highly recommend you download a privacy browser too. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on an affiliate or referral link, a cookie might be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
Rights related to your personal information
You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list.
You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may contact us at email@example.com to amend or update your personal information.
In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive personal information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.