Thanks for visiting The Big To-Do List! This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Hannah Spray.
The following is a bunch of words that will hopefully make this site compliant with all the legal regulations that apply to my little piece of the web. I don’t want to get in trouble with the FTC, European Union, my advertisers, or any lawyers, so hopefully this protects me. Use The Big To-Do List at your own risk. While I am a licensed Early Childhood Educator, I’m not a doctor or a financial adviser or any other kind of professional you should be taking specialized advice from. I’m just here to offer insights and experiences that I think are worth sharing, so keep that in mind and make your own decisions in how to use the information provided and don’t blame me for any losses or injuries that incur from the inspiration you glean here.
In the world of websites, small bits of data are collected from people that visit those websites, mostly in the form of web cookies. At any time you can send in an email request and we’ll erase any personal data associated with your email address stored on this site.
The Big To-Do List is run as a business, in which I try to make some money back on the time and expenses I put into my blog. It’s not a whole schwack-load, but it’s certainly been a helpful income for our family.
One of the ways The Big To-Do List does this is by working with advertisers, and allowing third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit this site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.
The Big To-Do List is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. The Big To-Do List also contains other advertising and affiliate marketing links. A commission on sales of the products that are linked may be earned (i.e. I might make some money if you buy through one of my affiliate links). There may also be affiliate links from third party websites. Cookies may be used to track these purchases.
When you leave a comment on one of the posts or pages on this website, we collect the data shown in the comments form. The IP address and browser are also collected to help detect spam comments. (Nobody likes spam, right?)
If something is linked or embedded here (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from another website, it acts the same way as if you visited that other site.
Google Analytics is a valuable tool for websites in that it provides us with information about the visitor data and statistics for our sites. This data isn’t sold, but we do definitely take a look at it to determine how we can best serve our visitors in the way that works for them, and use this data to help us sell ourselves when we want to partner with brand or company for campaigns. If you can show you have a lot of visitors to your website with this data, you have a better chance of getting to work with partners. Read more about Google Analytics data practices here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Along with making (at this time, very little) money off the ads you might see on this website, I also make money by creating sponsored content. I really enjoy creating this content, and have had a chance to work with some awesome brands and businesses. I only work with partners that I truly believe are worthwhile and provide positive products or services that I can get behind. The compensation I receive through sponsorship may be in the form of cash advertising, free product for personal use and/or giveaways, or another exchange agreed upon by myself and the other party. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts here in a way that is not true to me and the values I hold. (It’s the best when I already have a post idea put together and find a partner that wants to work with me on my idea!)
Influencer marketing companies sometimes use tracking tools to monitor engagement with their sponsored content. You’ll always see a disclosure on any post that is sponsored letting you know it’s advertising.
To take a look at some of my past partners, and to read more about what I do and how I do it here, you can check out my Work With Me page here.