Policies and Disclaimers

Site Disclaimer

Everything on the site is my opinion (except comments written by others, which are their opinions). I have been known to have very strong opinions. At times, you may not agree with these opinions, or how I choose to express them. I’ll respect you as much as you respect me.

I make no claims as toward being nice all the time. I write what I want here.

Having said that… I really am nice if you’re nice to me. 🙂

I’m also not a licensed anything. All information on this blog is just that, information.


You are welcome to comment. I like comment threads with a wide spread of thoughts and opinions. I moderate all comments.

I reserve the right to delete your comments.

This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. If you’re a U.S. citizen, The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog not mine.

Your comment is more likely to be deleted if it contains hate content of any kind (especially based on race, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc), is a personal attack or threat toward another community member, is entirely unrelated to the topic, you’re an obvious troll, or if I find your comment or you obnoxious and decide I’ve had enough.

You need to be aware that I respond to tone as well as content. If you’re polite, I’ll be polite. If you’re not, neither will I.

You retain ownership of your comments.

I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

You grant me a license to post your comments.

This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

My goal is to host open, interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people.

Affiliate Disclosure

I may review a product, service, or event. If I have received compensation, free product, or have benefited in any other way, I will always disclose this information. Please be aware that I will always give my honest opinion, regardless of my relationship with the brand in question. If I like it, I like it. If I don’t, I don’t. It’s that simple.

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

Privacy Policy

Last updated: 9/3/2017

The Muddy Puddle (“me”, “I”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://www.themuddypuddle.com (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using this Site, I may ask you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

Log Data

Like many site operators, this site collects information that your browser sends whenever you visit this Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of this Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, I may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this …


I may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that you have requested.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, this site uses “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Site.


The security of your Personal Information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 9/3/17 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

I reserve the right to update or change this Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after I post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If I make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, I will notify you either through the email address you have provided, or by placing a prominent notice on the website.


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