Data Privacy Guidelines

Emotionally Resilient Living Data Privacy Guidelines

The official name of this website is Emotionally Resilient Living (hereafter referred to as ERL). The website address is

The articles and associated content of Emotionally Resilient Living are written and edited by the website founder, owner, and chief evangelist Marquita Herald.

The following data privacy guidelines are provided to help you make informed choices about the way your information is collected and used.

Personal Information

Subscribe to ERL

When subscribing to ERL you will be required to provide your name and email address. This information is retained on a secure server hosted by our email service provider (Aweber) and at no time, under any circumstances is this information shared or sold to a third party.

Subscribers to ERL receive an email at the first of each week featuring the latest blog post along with related resources and member-only content. Once or twice a year I ask members to voluntarily participate in a survey for the purposes of gauging interest in particular topics and level of satisfaction with the ERL experience.

Occasionally I announce a new book or provide courtesy member discounts for courses, but there is no spam (Because I hate it as much as you do!) or pressure to participate.

At any time subscribers may choose to stop receiving communication from this website by simply clicking the “unsubscribe” link included at the end of each email message from ERL. Unless I receive a request indicating otherwise, data from inactive members is automatically purged at the end of each month.


In order to leave a comment on ERL a valid name and email address are required in the comments form, and the IP address and browser user agent string are checked for the purpose of identifying spam and other malicious agents who frequent the Internet.

Under no circumstances is this information shared or sold to a third party. If at any time you decide you no longer wish to have your comment posted in a public forum, simply use the contact form to let us know – be sure to provide the date and name of the post – and we will delete it for you.

If you have questions about our policy on sharing your remarks and observations here please see Comments Policy.

Contact Us

When using the Contact Us feature to reach out to the owner of this website a name and valid email address will be required if you wish to receive a response. This information is used only for communication purposes and is not retained.



We use Google to evaluate visitor use of ERL, compile reports on activity, demographic data, performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information relating to mobile and Internet usage.

For more information on Google and their data privacy policy, including how to opt out from certain data collection, please visit Please be advised that if you opt out of any service, you may not be able to use the full functionality of ERL.

Cookie Policy

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on a visitor’s computer’s hard drive and records how they move around ERL. This enables us to understand how visitors use ERL and improve our website services and functionality.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

You can check, change or block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, please keep in mind that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access parts of some websites.

If you click on a link and go to another website, their Cookie and Data Privacy Policy will apply.

Social Media Links

Your support of ERL by sharing the articles here through social media is greatly appreciated!

Please keep in mind that whenever you click on the link to a social media platform, Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, etc., their respective Cookie and Data Privacy Policy will apply.

Product Sales

Unlike many other bloggers, I do not advertise, participate in affiliate marketing or feature a direct sales option from ERL.

However, I do share information about books I have written and published on Amazon and products I’ve created for my online store at Zazzle so if you should click on a link to learn more or buy any of them the associated website’s Cookie and Data Privacy Policy will apply.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Occasionally I will feature embedded content on ERL, primarily in the form of videos from other websites such as YouTube or TED Talks.

As with other services referenced here, if you click on a link and go to watch the video or go to another website, their Cookie and Data Privacy Policy will apply.

Changes to these Statements

The contents of these statements may be altered at any time at our discretion without prior notice. As a courtesy, subscribers to ERL will be notified of any changes to the terms and policies of this website.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices or policies of ERL, feel free to use the form on the Contact Us page or you may email the owner at [email protected]

Last Updated: January 09, 2020

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