Privacy Policy and Disclosure Policy

Disclosure Policy
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My biggest goal with this website is to share my values of love, honesty and integrity.

For this reason, I’m disclosing the fact that I use affiliate marketing here on Surviving The Real World. Some of the links you’ll click around are affiliate links.

This means, at no additional cost to you, I may receive a small commission on purchases made through the link.

I never want my visitors to feel scammed or lied to in any way. Every product I endorse is a product I believe in. If you ever click a link or see a product endorsed that you find offensive or disagreeable, please contact me to discuss the matter.

The advertisements you see around the sites are from third parties and I do not choose what is displayed. That said, I do have control over which advertisements are not allowed to show on my site. If you ever see an advertisement on the sidebar that you find offensive or disagreeable, please contact me immediately and I will resolve the issue.

I can be reached at meganintherealworldatgmaildotcom.

I never want my visitors to feel offended or violated by my marketing. The reasons I use affiliate marketing are 1) to provide quality information to my readers based on my own positive experience and 2) to bring in enough money to cover basic web hosting expenses.

Like I said, I’m telling you this information so you will never feel lied to or cheated.

If you would like to know more about the laws regarding affiliate marketing, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website and the FTC Final Guides Governing Endorsements and Testimonials.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Privacy Policy

The privacy of my visitors to is important.
Below is my official privacy policy for Surviving The Real World.

At, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

Third Party Advertisements
We also use third party advertisements on,,, and to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can opt-out of cookies and advertisements
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Google AdSense
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on March 6, 2014. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: meganintherealworldatgmaildotcom.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.