Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy

Privacy and Cookies Policy


Because we take the trust and confidence of YOU, our website visitors, very seriously, you should know that we are NOT in the business of, or interested in, the selling, renting, or trading of email lists with anyone for marketing purposes.


In this privacy policy, we’ve provided more detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.


Website Cookies


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile, or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating website each time you visit, or to another website that also recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.  Click here if you want to learn more about cookies.


Does this site use cookies? Yes, and only for information and functionality purposes on this website. Remember, we will never resell your information to third party marketers.


Here are the cookie types used by

  • Affiliate links: This site may use affiliate links from time to time.  When we do, this means we may earn a commission/referral fee if visitors make purchases through these links; this would occur at no additional cost to site visitors.  Cookies generated by affiliate links help ensure your purchase is credited to Melissa C Mark LLC.
  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Collection and Storage of Personal Information

If you contact us via the forms on our website, we will collect and store personal information including, but not limited to: name, email address, website address, browser information and IP address.  This information will not be sold to other parties.

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal Information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. We don’t share any personal information, and we don’t have any of those sorts of relationships. So, if you are from California, you are welcome to ask, but there’s nothing to tell.


Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.


Mailing List Sign Up

We use MailChimp for our mailing list, and if you opt in to join, we will collect personal information. We will also gather stats around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help monitor and improve our 1-2x/month e-newsletter.


You can unsubscribe to our newsletters whenever you’d like by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by contacting us here.


Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. If you would like a copy of your data, you may contact us here.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on November 1, 2023.


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