This is The Messy Life, a personal blog operated by Ashleigh.

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It is The Messy Life’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, "us", "we", or ""). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected on The Messy Life's online blog. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


Like most website operators, The Messy Life collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Messy Life’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Messy Life’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Messy Life may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Messy Life also collects potentially personally-identifying information such as email addresses, for users leaving comments on blog posts. The Messy Life only discloses this information under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.


Certain visitors to The Messy Life’s websites choose to interact with The Messy Life in ways that require The Messy Life to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Messy Life gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave a comment for blog posts at to provide a name and email address. Further, when a visitor leaves a comment, we collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string for the purposes of 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Leaving a name and email for this comments will not enable The Messy Life to contact you for promotional purposes. However, other forms such as opt-ins and newsletter sign-up forms will enable The Messy Life to contact you, using only the information provided in the form, based on the consent clearly stated in the form, and provided to The Messy Life through your acceptance of these permissions and submission of the form. Provided information is limited to first and last name, as well as an email address at which we can contact you for the newsletter you have chosen to receive.

This information is collected to personalize the messages you receive from The Messy Life, adequately filter unique users in the mailing system, and ensure you're receiving the content you have signed up to receive.

If ever you wish to no longer be sent such newsletters, you can opt-out through any of the mail you have received. Alternately, you can email us at


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

To minimize these risks, we do not keep information shared through the contact form, after six months post the date you have received a solution for the for the submission, from The Messy Life. Before that, the information is held for customer service purposes. Should you reach out again after, please clarify our former interaction. Further, once you choose to opt-out of newsletter, all information is removed from the email database.

Analytics records may be retained for up to a year, for accurate performance reporting. After a year, numbers and graphs will remain accessible through a saved history, though specific information will no longer be accessible.

 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.

 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.

The Messy Life partners with companies in order to optimize the visitor's browsing experience. Said companies and their privacy policies are linked below:

  • Akismet: Anti Spam Protection
  • EWWW: Image Optimization
  • GADWP: Google Analytics
  • SiteOrigin: Created the foundation of this blog design
  • UpdraftPlus: BackUp and Restore Template Information
  • Wordfence: Security
  • WordPress: Content Manager and Cache Plugin
  • Yoast: Mazimize SEO Efforts
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

As for web hosting services, The Messy Life currently uses InMotion hosting. Their privacy policy can be accessed here. As per InMotion's corporate rules, sensitive information is protected, with support available from their various locations. Read InMotion's privacy policy for details on the company's privacy standards.


This website does not host ads, and thus does not provide third party services that operate on behalf of ad servers and advertising partners with the ability to set cookies that track user behavior. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Messy Life and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


The Messy Life may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.


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.


The Messy Life collects statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. The Messy Life may display this information publicly or provide it to others, through formats such as non-identifying graphs and reports about the site's functionality or success.


This site has used affiliate links, through which it can earn commissions from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, The Messy Life uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Messy Life uses cookies to help The Messy Life identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

The Messy Life visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Messy Life’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Messy Life’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to The Messy Life's use of cookies.


The Messy Life uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

Google Analytics also allows for the creation of sophisticated ad targeting campaigns, based on remarketing, display network impressions, and demographic and interest reporting methods. Though The Messy Life does not currently employ these marketing tactics, it is available to us through Google's service.

At present, The Messy Life uses Google Analytics solely to track user behavior and experience on the blog.

To opt out of Google Analytics, see here: Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on.


Those who engage in transactions with The Messy Life, by purchasing The Messy Life's services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Messy Life collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Messy Life. The Messy Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


If The Messy Life, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Messy Life goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Messy Life may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Messy Life may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Messy Life’s sole discretion. The Messy Life encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


This Agreement is effective as of January 4, 2018. Last updated July 9, 2018.

This privacy policy was created at It has since been modified as per WordPress' provided template for the GDPR regulations. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email.

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