All Legal Policies & Disclosures

My goal is to share and bring to you, resources that are relevant, resources that I believe will benefit you as a woman, mother, and wife. Whether it be for your children, family, spiritual growth or home. Pretty much anything that will fit my vision for our community. It’s easy to find a lot of nonsense on the web and my hope is to bring you the absolute best of what I find. I want to bring you- resources that will make you feel equipped to embrace whatever season of life you’re enduring. In addition, there may be times when I share personal experiences and information regarding health and wellness. Please be aware, I am not a certified medical professional. I don’t play one on TV or in real life. LOL


By law, I am required to say:

The health advice that may have been shared has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. You must consult your doctor before trying anything you see on this website. I share this for ‘entertainment’ only.


Having said that, I will always only share what has worked for my very own family & friends and will never recommend a product I have not used myself, unless otherwise noted. Disclosure: This is a personal lifestyle blog written and edited by me and I am doing all I can to abide by the FTC ruling for bloggers. In addition, no content from this site is meant to be used solely by a person(s) under 13 years of age without parental assistance and/or consent. This blog accepts forms of advertising, sponsorship and other forms of compensation. There may be times when I am compensated to provide an opinion on a product, service, website, and various other topics. However, although compensation is received, all posts will always reflect my honest opinions, findings, beliefs or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on Darling Steps are purely my own. I will only ever recommend a product that I do or would personally love to own/use. Maintaining your trust is absolutely vital to me. I will only promote products and services that I wholeheartedly love and believe in. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should always be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Affiliate Links: Many of the links on this site are affiliate links (unless otherwise noted). This means that when you click that link and purchase something from that website, that company may give me a small commission of the sale, at no cost to you whatsoever. Darling Steps is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, audible.com, and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program I only make recommendations out of personal experience and I’m very grateful for your support of Darling Steps in this way. Thank you! 10% of all funds received through this website are donated to charities of my choice. (Have charity suggestions? Please contact- hello at darling steps dot com. Reviews & Giveaways: If you have a product that would be a good fit for Darling Steps readers, I would love to test and review it. If it’s what I like to represent, I would love to share it with my readers. My readers love giveaways and I would be more than honored to host one in along with a review. Please feel free to contact me at- hello at darling steps dot com Hire Me: I am thrilled and honored you are interested in hiring me as a brand representative for your brand/business. Whether you are a smaller company who would love to partner with me for a one-time promotion or a large company interested in a long-term relationship, or anywhere in between, I’d love to consider working with you! Please feel free to contact- hello at darling steps dot com Advertising: Various sizes and pricing are available including banner ads and side-bars. Please send your request to- hello at darling steps dot com Comments Policy: This one is quite simple, but I must mention it anyway- this is my blog. Anyone is free to write as they wish (I welcome & encourage responses), however, comments will be moderated and filtered by yours truly. I love community but I’m not too keen on having trolls or blatant negativity lingering around 🙂 Thanks for understanding. Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.darlingsteps.com (the “Site”). PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.” We collect Device Information using the following technologies: – “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. – “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. – “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.” Refunds: No refunds will be given for our products under any circumstances.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information. HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: Communicate with you; Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services. We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). Targeted Advertising & tracking. SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store–you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or any other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work. You can opt out of targeted advertising by: FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads GOOGLE – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous BING – https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/. DO NOT TRACK Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. If you are a European resident, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information is corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. Hello at darlingsteps dot com Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States. DATA RETENTION When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. CHANGES We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. CONTACT US For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint: Please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below: Po Box 35, Saint Bonaventure, NY, 14778, United States DMCA: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”), provides recourse for owners of copyrighted materials who believe that their rights under United States copyright law have been infringed upon on the Internet. Under the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted materials who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing on their copyright, but may also contact the designated agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works, when such alleged infringements appear on pages contained within the system of the Internet service provider (“ISP”). Darling Steps and the ISP are committed to complying with international trade law, international trade practices, all United States laws, including U.S. copyright law. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, Darling Steps will block access to the allegedly infringing material. The website owner will forward a copy of the notification of claimed copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. Anyone who believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has wrongfully been filed against them, may submit a counter notice to the website owner. Notice and Take Down Procedures and Copyright Agent: If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Website infringe your copyright, trademark or other legal rights, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Website by contacting us at hello at darlingsteps dot com. Please send any DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringement to: hello at {darlingsteps} dot com Copyright policy: I am thrilled that you’ve come to visit my site. There are a few things I want to make you aware of before you share my content. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sheree at Darling Steps, www.darlingsteps.com, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You may not edit or crop my photos. All images are subject to copyright. Nor may you remove or add any watermarks. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express written permission from me is strictly prohibited. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact- hello at darling steps dot com

These policies are subject to change without notice. Questions? Please feel free to contact -hello at darling steps dot com

Last updated January 2019