Privacy Policy & Terms

We take your privacy very seriously. This policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it. (This privacy policy is applicable to websites falling under the primary holder Mark Valencia and in this instance specifically for websites and

Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customised content.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies, if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Things you should know about our Analytical Data

The Google Analytics features we’ve implemented on this website are based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting).

Using the Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show you ads on sites across the Internet. Self Sufficient Me and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.

For more information you can visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.

Link Advertising

Some links (not all) on Self Sufficient Me are automated link advertising. These links can be shown on key words and link to affiliates. All link advertising automated by a third party like Google or VigLinks will have a disclosure either next to the link or when you hover over it with your curser to show it’s an ad. 

Why Advertise on our websites?

As an online publisher it costs money to provide this free online information service for our visitors, therefore, we try to recapture some of our costs through display and link advertising as well as other affiliate arrangements. Thousands of hours go into creating and maintaining this website so we can maintain and develop the best resource possible for our readers. 

Membership/Personal Details to Self Sufficient Me

Any membership details submitted to this site are strictly for site use only and will not be passed to any third party. It is not only ethically wrong to sell or distribute personal emails or details of members, but it is also illegal to distribute any persons information without their consent.

Comments, Posts (articles), Reviews, & Listings

Submitting a guest post (if accepted) for displaying on our website is purely voluntary. Therefore, by sending any material to Self Sufficient Me via email or online submission forms you are consenting to this information (things like your images, profile photo, bio, articles, etc) being displayed online via our website. 

Comments, reviews, and product listings made by users (guests or registered) on our Website are to be free from vulgar language, hate speech, racist material, pornography, and anything else not acceptable for a family friendly Website such as this one.   

Financial Contribution via Sponsorship 

This Website accepts financial contributions from Sponsors to support the creation of articles, videos, images, and other content.

Any Sponsor Contributing to Self Sufficient Me is doing so voluntarily; therefore, we are not obligated in any way to perform a service or provide a product for the money contributed.

Sponsorship contributions allow the Sponsor the opportunity (if they wish) to request a specific topic for content. In other words, the Sponsor can request a video or article be created on a specific subject. Although we intend to honour this pledge, we are under no obligation to create the suggested article or video in any set amount of time or for the following reasons:

  • if we consider the topic breaks our Terms or Policy;
  • if we consider the topic otherwise unfit for whatever reason;
  • if the topic is selected for advertising purposes only, such as a product or service (please contact me separately if you want to advertise); or
  • if the topic conflicts with our personal values or beliefs.        

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to our contact page for further clarification.