Disclosure + Policies

XOChristine is a lifestyle blog for women over 40+.  Offering candid insight, creative inspiration, and clever know-how through relatable articles, honest reviews, and practical how-to guides.

All the information on this website is published in good faith and only general information.

Christine Mathews (owner and developer of XOChristine.com) does not make any warranties about this information’s completeness, reliability, and accuracy. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (XO, Christine) is strictly at your own risk.

Christine Mathews will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites.

While I strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, I have no control over the content and nature of these sites. Therefore, these links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites.

Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link that may have gone ‘bad.’

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms that are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information. 

Affiliate Disclosure

Some of the sections of this site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants and not us. Some of the links that we post on our site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.*

We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours.

If you make a purchase from a merchant on their site or on a site that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected the merchant and us.

For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.

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

*Disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Comment Policy

Two words: Be nice. 

I desire that this site and our corresponding social media channels be places where people come to be encouraged and lifted. It is our firm belief that every human is valuable and worthy of love and respect, and as such, we will not allow comments that include:

  • any type of hate speech
  • racism
  • obscenities
  • threats
  • violation of anyone’s copyright, trademark, etc.

Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.

I reserve the right to edit or delete comments as we see fit, without explanation.

Privacy Policy 

We Respect your privacy! 

At XOChristine, accessible from https://xochristine.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors.

This Privacy Policy document contains types of information collected and recorded by xochristine.com and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me.

Log Files

XOChristine.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and are a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.

These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement on the website, and gather demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, XOChristine.com uses ‘cookies.’ These cookies are used to store information, including visitors’ preferences and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies” from Cookie Consent.

Google DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of the third-party vendors on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.website.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Our Advertising Partners

Some of the advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has its own Privacy Policy for its policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of XO,Christine.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on The XOChristine.com, which are sent directly to users’ browser.

They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that XOChristine.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third-Party Privacy Policies

XOChristine.com Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found on the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

XOChristine.com does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately, and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collected on xochristine.com.

This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

Contact information

If you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by e-mail at hello@xochristine.com 

Update

Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.

 



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Welcome! Christine!

My Name is Christine Mathews,
the midlife blogger behind xochristine.com  

A lifestyle blog for women over 40! Offering candid insight, creative inspiration and oh-so clever know-how

Through relatable articles, honest reviews, and practical how-to guides.

I am so glad you’re here!

XO, Christine

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