Affiliate and Privacy Policy

What are affliliate links?

In the simplest terms: if I link to a retailer, business or individual that I’m affiliated with, and you click there and purchase something, I will get a small financial payment.

In most cases these links will be for Any purchase you make (books, kitchen tools, etc) after arriving at an affiliate link, earns me a small commission – thank you!

Affiliate links show up as links in blog posts, newsletters, pdf downloads and instructional materials.

To be sure, I only recommend products I believe are helpful for readers: the same things I would recommend to a good friend.

We understand how important your privacy is.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and any personal information collected about you. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about what personal information Karen Toews and/or Karen Toews Rescripting Life Beyond an Empty Nest (“I”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) collects, how and why we collect it, and to outline the steps we take to keep your personal information confidential and to provide you with contact information should you have questions or concerns about our personal information protection practices.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you sign up for email updates or use a contact form, place an order, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature.

We collect certain technical information from your computer each time you request a page during a visit to our website This information is collected from your computer’s Web browser to enhance your experience on our website and may include your IP address, operating system, Web browser software, screen resolution, and referrer Web site.

Like many websites, in order to enhance and personalize your experience, we use cookies to gather information about visitors and visits to our websites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, eg: remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. Advertisers can also use cookies to deliver ads that are more relevant to you.

Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. I am required by EU law to tell you I use cookies and give you an option to disable them for this site. Disabling cookies does not allow you to take full advantage of all of the features available on many websites, including this one.

For more information on cookies and how to disable them when visiting my blog (or any other site) visit  

Mailing List

You may opt to join our mailing list. When you submit your email address to us we assume that you want to be contacted regarding promotions and offers at When you join our mailing list we respect your privacy and do not share your address with any third companies without your permission. If you at any time decide that you don’t want to receive any future mailings, you will be able to opt out by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of our newsletters.

How else might we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, purchase products or services, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests. To quickly process your transactions.

To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter or free reports or handouts that are offered, we will send you periodic e-mails.

If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the “How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?” section below.

As you browse Karen Toews website, advertising cookies may be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Site and/or Service, to perform Site-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and/or Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Canada and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to Canada and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Children’s Privacy

Our Site and/or Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Minor”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Minors. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Minor has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from Minors without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

How do we protect visitor information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server.

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.

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. It does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

To modify your e-mail subscriptions, you can find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email. Please note that due to email production schedules you may receive any emails already in production.

Karen Toews Rescripting Life Beyond an Empty Nest will remove any personal information from our database pursuant to a written request from you. Please e-mail such requests to, identifying your first and last name. Be sure to type “remove registrant” in the subject line of your email.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies and we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Changes to our policy

To be honest, keeping up with all GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) changes and other laws of the land feels tricky; we do our best to stay informed and comply to the best of our knowledge. This is a work in progress but we will always do our utmost to treat you like we want to be treated.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page; you are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. Your continued use of the site indicates your consent to such terms.

This policy was last modified on May 22, 2018.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue, to Karen at

Online Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

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