Disclaimer, Privacy, and Cookie Policy

Disclaimer

This blog is purely for entertainment. Professionally I am a lawyer, but no legal relationship exists between any user of this website and me. Any advice that may seem legal in nature should not be taken to be legal advice for any person or any particular situation. This website exists for no professional purpose whatsoever. All of the content included in blog posts on this website (other than comments and advertisements) are my own opinion and not the view of anyone else.

I am not a professional investment advisor, nor do I have any training in investments or business whatsoever. I also have no training in fitness and am not a professional trainer or coach of any kind. There are no guarantees in any way on this site. Every reader is responsible for their own choices.

I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

If you leave a comment on this blog, you are solely responsible for its content. By leaving a comment on this blog, you hereby grant the owner of this blog a nonexclusive license to use, copy, display, save, reproduce, distribute, or publish (including, without limitation, in another blog post, article or book) your content or comment free of charge.

I am not responsible for the content of any webpage that is linked to on themarsean.com.

I may from time to time accept ads to be placed on themarsean.com. Their appearance on themarsean.com does not reflect an endorsement of any kind.

I may from time to time provide affiliate links on themarsean.com. These links may provide a small commission to themarsean.com. For example, 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.

Another is the very handy budgeting, investing, and planning tool, Personal Capital.

 

Privacy Policy

Subject to the cookie policy below, as far as I am aware, the only personal information collected by themarsean.com is a person’s name and e-mail address that they enter when posting a comment, signing up for an e-mail list, or otherwise entering such information on a form on this site. None of this information is  knowingly disclosed to anyone else for any purpose.

I have implemented the Invisible reCAPTCHA on themarsean.com for comments and other forms. Your use of the Invisible reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. I used an audit program to detect cookies run on this website and the output below was largely generated by that audit.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, for example, we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. Other social networks not listed above may also set cookies on this site, including, for example, strava and pinterest.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.