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Use of This Website and Privacy



Updated Jan 26, 2021


Hey everyone, Ashley here. Just like you, I care about the use of my personal information online and want full transparency about the privacy practices implemented. Please read the entire policy below to make sure you fully understand our practices.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal data to help better understand our readers and customers, provide better content for the future and help bring a more unique experience when interacting with our brand online. We do not share your data with anyone, not even advertisers and we also do not sell your data to third parties. The data collected is used to identify you such as your name, IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit and email address. Collecting this data happens in several different ways: 


  1. Opt-In to Freebies: Your name and email address.

  2. Comments: Name, email and the comment.

  3. Join Organized Mess to Receive Tips & Offers: Your name and email.


Why we collect this information

We collect this information to learn from it. What content does our audience like; what area of the site could be designed better; what types of free resources would our audience enjoy the most. We will always ask for your concept before you opt in.


Who has access to this data

We work with a lot of different online businesses to bring you everything that Organized Mess has to offer, which means they help process your personal data. The following are those companies:

  1. Opt-In to Freebies:

  2. Comments: WIX

  3. Join Organized Mess:



This site uses cookies and similar technologies to enhance User experience and to collect data on our users based on how people browse the site from a mobile phone, tablet or other device; and to see what content interests them. If you choose to refuse cookies or revoke your consent to be tracked, then you need to clear your browser cookies for the domain. For information on how to do this, please follow the instructions on this UK site. If you do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.


YouTube API

We may display YouTube videos. This feature uses the YouTube API Client/ YouTube Services. Here is a link to YouTube’s Privacy Policy. We do not explicitly collect any data ourselves using this feature/service. We do not share any data YouTube collects with any one. The videos themselves may have advertising on them, which is handled by YouTube. We do not use cookies or any browser storage technology to save user data when using this feature.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

We keep your personal data for different periods of time depending on the reason it was gathered and if you are a current subscriber of

  1. Opt-In to Freebies: Emails – Indefinitely unless you stop opening emails (after 6 months of unopened emails, your email is removed) or if you unsubscribe, we remove your email immediately.

  2. Comments: Indefinitely use as the comment stays visible for other users.

  3. Join Organized Mess: Indefinitely unless you stop opening emails (after 6 months of unopened emails, your email is removed) or if you unsubscribe, we remove your email immediately.


What rights you have over your data

If you have comments on our site or signed up for one of our freebies or newsletters, you always have the right to withdraw your consent on any or all of those items. As with all emails, you’ll find an unsubscribe link at the bottom that you can use to withdraw consent and stop our emails. Alternatively, you can contact us here. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.


Where we send your data

All your data is collected in Canada where we are based. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Privacy Concerns, Contacting Us, Complaints:

You can contact us here with your request for any questions you may have regarding any of the new regulations on these policies and your personal data.

Ashley Hartwig

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