This policy is valid from 25 February 2017.

While the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) might not be the first thing you think of when thinking about things that spark joy, there is some joy in knowing that they are looking out for us.  The FTC has created guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the us from misleading advertising. In order to remain honest and up-front with you, (and to comply with FTC regulations), I want you to know the following:  

  • The content of this blog is a source of income for me and my family.  It is a personal blog, written and edited by me.

  • There may be instances where content promotes products, services, and/or other businesses.  Know that the products, services, and/or businesses promoted are ones that that I have used, that I believe to be beneficial to you, and that I feel good about standing behind.

  • At times, the content, topics or posts made in this blog may be influenced by compensation received from advertising, etc. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

  • I may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for advertisements, I will always give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

  • 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.


Your privacy is important to me, and as an avid internet user, I like to know what websites I visit do with information about me.  Below is a description about how user data is used on this site.

Mypathtojoy.com does not share personal information with third parties nor does it store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

This site uses Google Analytics in order to track and report website traffic. For more information on how data is used and to find information on how to opt-out, read “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” at (www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

Third-party advertising companies are used to serve ads when you visit My Path to Joy. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice, and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies (and to opt-out), please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on February 25, 2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at info {at} mypathtojoy {dot} com.


Comments are welcomed and encouraged on My Path to Joy, however they must remain respectful. We are here to bring each other joy, not to bring each other down. Please help to keep this a safe and constructive place for discussion.  That being said, I reserve the right to edit/delete comments (without notice) which include:

  • Comments deemed to be spam. Including a link to relevant content is fine, but be sure it is relevant to the post topic.

  • Comments which include profanity, or language/statements/concepts that could be deemed offensive.

  • Comments that attack a person individually.

By posting comments, you agree to the following:

  • Your comments are yours (you own them), and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on this site, you relieve me from any and all liability that may result from your postings.

  • You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

This comment policy is subject to change at any time.