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Privacy Policy

The MiniMize Life

Our website address is: https://theminimizelife.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at live@theminimizelife.com.

Additional information

Disclosures, Disclaimers, and the MiniMize Life Privacy Policy are contained in this article. You can read about them, below.


The MiniMize Life may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for its endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this site.

Using these links doesn’t cost you anything!

The MiniMize Life is an associate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

This is an affiliate advertising program which provides a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


Whenever you click one of our affiliate links, anything you purchase on Amazon for the next 24 hours allows The MiniMize Life to earn a commission.

Other programs may have a longer timeframe.

If you click on someone else’s link after ours, the commission will then go to them.


It doesn’t cost you anything extra! 

The commissions we receive range from a few pennies to a couple of dollars each, depending on the price and Amazon category of the purchased product.


Affiliate programs do not disclose your personal information to anyone, including us.

The referring party (in this case The MiniMize Life) won’t know that you are the one purchasing from the affiliate link; unless you tell them, of course.

Find our full Privacy Policy below.


The books listed on the minimizelife.com are located in the public domain in the United States.

They may not be in the public domain in your location.

Please, check your country’s copyright laws if you are not located in the U.S.

Books at Project Gutenberg

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Privacy Policy

At The MiniMize Life, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important.

Here is information on the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit The MiniMize Life, and how we safeguard your information.

We will 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 A, T, &T)
  • the browser you used to visit the site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • the time you visited the site
  • which pages you visited throughout the site

Cookies and Web Beacons

We use third-party advertisements on our site.

Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site.

This will 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
  • (in some cases) if you have Flash installed

This is generally used for geotargeting purposes; such as showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York. Or used for showing certain ads based on specific sites visited; like showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites.

You can choose 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.


You will be asked to supply a name and email address to comment on The MiniMize Life to improve user experiences.

This information will be public.

You may remove your comment at any time.

Email Subscriptions

We regularly send emails through MailChimp to subscribers who complete a double-opt-in process to confirm they would like to receive updates.

See MailChimp’s Security guidelines.

These emails will feature newsletters and special offers about homeschooling and RVing.

If you would like to opt-out of The MiniMize Life emails at any time, an unsubscribe button may be found at the bottom of each email.

Secure Billing Transactions

Items purchased through our store require basic details to process the transaction and deliver any goods purchased.

All transactions are processed through PayPal and The MiniMize Life does not have access to that information.

You can read PayPal’s privacy policy, here.

Once your transaction is complete no further contact will be made, and you will not be added to an email list.

Your transaction information will be stored for record-keeping purposes only.


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at live@theminimizelife.com.