Information Collection and Use

BLESSINGSABOUND is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. BLESSINGSABOUND collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

BLESSINGSABOUND’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it. Using the Internet should be a fun experience and we want to help you make it so.

BLESSINGSABOUND will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. BLESSINGSABOUND may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) BLESSINGSABOUND’s rights or property, other users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. BLESSINGSABOUND may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

BLESSINGSABOUND shares aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. For example, we may say BLESSINGSABOUND’s audience is “x” percent females and “y”” percent males. This data is used to customize BLESSINGSABOUND content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our users.

There are cases where BLESSINGSABOUND may ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, and birth date. For example, we request personal information when you register for a account, for online shopping or transactions, or for services that require registration or subscription. BLESSINGSABOUND needs to collect this information for fulfilling prizes, tracking/verifying compliance with BLESSINGSABOUND policies as well as federal, state and local laws and/or for editorial and solicitation feedback purposes.

In case you change your mind or some personal information may change (such as your zip code), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this at the member information page or by contacting our Customer Support personnel at info@

Please keep in mind that whenever you offer personal information online, it can be collected and used by people you do not know. While BLESSINGSABOUND strives to protect each user’s personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.

BLESSINGSABOUND’s policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond BLESSINGSABOUND’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

– Opting-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

Information provided at the time of Registration or submission from a guest who is 13 years of age or over may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by BLESSINGSABOUND and our affiliates or companies that have been prescreened by BLESSINGSABOUND. If a user objects to such use for any reason, he/she may stop that use — either by e-mail request to or by modifying his/her member information online.

Information provided when purchasing products from of our online store may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-out processes described on, or linked to, each order form.

– Submissions

BLESSINGSABOUND is pleased to hear from its customers and welcomes your comments regarding BLESSINGSABOUND products, including BLESSINGSABOUND’s online services. Unfortunately, however, BLESSINGSABOUND’s company policy does not allow it to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, or materials other than those it has specifically requested. We hope you will understand that it is the intent of this policy to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by BLESSINGSABOUND’s professional staff might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. While we do value your feedback on our services and products, we request that you be specific in your comments on those services and products, and not submit any creative ideas, suggestions, or materials which you believe are proprietary.

Should any viewer of a document on this web site respond to BLESSINGSABOUND with information including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the site, or the content of any item, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and BLESSINGSABOUND shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information. In addition, BLESSINGSABOUND shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, display, exhibit, transmit, perform, create derivative works, and distribute the information to others without limitation, and to authorize others to do the same. Further, BLESSINGSABOUND shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and other items incorporating such information. Without limitation of the foregoing, BLESSINGSABOUND shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to any submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of any submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of such submissions. This paragraph is not intended to apply to any personal information about you (such as name, mailing address and e-mail address), the use of which will be governed by BLESSINGSABOUND’s Privacy Statement.

In consideration of BLESSINGSABOUND’s continuing efforts to enhance and improve these products and to respond to feedback from users, you agree to transfer such ideas, concepts, know-how and techniques to BLESSINGSABOUND without any compensation. You agree to execute any and all documents that BLESSINGSABOUND may reasonably request in connection with confirming BLESSINGSABOUND’s ownership of and unlimited right to use such ideas, concepts, know-how and techniques.

You are solely responsible for the content of any comments you make. You agree that no comments submitted by you to this web site will: (i) violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; (ii) be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material or constitute the misappropriation of the trade secrets of any third party; and (iii) disparage the products or services of any third party. You agree not to submit any personal information (other than your email address or user name) through email sent to other users or messages posted on this site by you.

– E-mail

By allowing you to send email to us, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you. We will only use any personal information (such as name, mailing address and e-mail address) contained in your email to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the e-mail. Though we may retain your e-mail for a period of time, we will not use any personal information contained in your e-mail for any purpose other than responding to your specific inquiry or comments.

– Promotions

To participate in some of our promotions, you may be asked to provide an email address or screen name, so that we can let you know if you won a prize. For other BLESSINGSABOUND promotions, we may request your name and home address in order to send you products or information by regular mail. Persons under 13 years of age may not participate in any promotions offered by BLESSINGSABOUND.

– Review, update and removal of personal information

If you have registered with our site, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database by contacting us at Please be sure to include in your message the email address you used to register so that we can verify your request.

– Forums

“Forum” means a chat area, bulletin board, or e-mail function which may be offered as part of the BLESSINGSABOUND site. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or otherwise give rise to liability or violates any law.

The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited.

It is our policy to respect the privacy of all our guests. Therefore, in addition to the privacy of Registration data (see our Privacy Policy) we will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a guest’s e-mail unless required in the course of normal maintenance of and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on BLESSINGSABOUND; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of BLESSINGSABOUND; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Guests shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

Use of IP Address

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers — the big computers that “serve up” web pages — automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

BLESSINGSABOUND collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When guests request pages from BLESSINGSABOUND sites, our servers log the guests’ IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others.

Some services offered within the BLESSINGSABOUND site, such as certain message boards, may display IP addresses along with the message poster’s name and message. Please review each service prior to use and only use those that disclose information you are comfortable with sharing.

Use of Cookies

What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to help “personalize” your visit to the site. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at our site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard – you will find them at most major web sites.

By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies help us see which areas of are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users needs.

BLESSINGSABOUND has two primary uses for its cookies. We use them to specify unique preferences. For example, users can specify keywords across several categories. This way you do not have to tell us more than once about the kinds of information you want to see. We also use cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and improve areas of the network service that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a “cookie,” visitors to the BLESSINGSABOUND site always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. Information from cookies is sometimes attached to messages sent to our Customer Service department.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the service will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalized preferences or you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions or entering contests.

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. BLESSINGSABOUND does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Links to Other Web Sites

Users should be aware that when you go to, you may be able to link to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you “click” on a banner advertisement, the “click” removes you from the BLESSINGSABOUND site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use BLESSINGSABOUND’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.

BLESSINGSABOUND makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other web sites that you may access from this site. When you access a non-BLESSINGSABOUND web site, please understand that it is independent from BLESSINGSABOUND and that BLESSINGSABOUND has no control over the content on that web site. A link to a non-BLESSINGSABOUND web site does not mean that BLESSINGSABOUND endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such web site. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, BLESSINGSABOUND cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third-party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from since they are owned and operated by independent retailers. does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

Security of Transmitted Information

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, BLESSINGSABOUND cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords and any account information.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this privacy page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose such information. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the BLESSINGSABOUND Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the BLESSINGSABOUND site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.


This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or BLESSINGSABOUND. You may terminate this Agreement at any time. BLESSINGSABOUND may terminate this Agreement at any time and without notice, and accordingly deny you access to this web site, in BLESSINGSABOUND’s sole discretion for any reason, including your failure to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by either you or BLESSINGSABOUND, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from this web site, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

Third Party Advertisers

A number of other companies supply content to the BLESSINGSABOUND site and may make offers available to you. You deal with and enter into transactions with advertisers on or suppliers of content to the Service at your own risk. While the BLESSINGSABOUND trademark will appear on all pages available via the Service to let you know that you are still within BLESSINGSABOUND, we are not a party to any such transactions and are not liable for any claims or damages that may result from them.


Notices to you may be made via email, regular mail, notices posted on the Service, or changes to this Agreement.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Unless otherwise specified, this site is presented solely for the purpose of promoting products available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates. BLESSINGSABOUND makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

This web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by BLESSINGSABOUND from its offices within the state of California, United States of America. By accessing this Web site, you and BLESSINGSABOUND agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Web site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the state of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and BLESSINGSABOUND also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County and the United States District Court for the Central District of California with respect to such matters. BLESSINGSABOUND makes no representation that materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

Laurie Gross dba Blessings Abound
February 12, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA 93110