These are the policies of HappinessMatters. By using this website, you agree to these policies.   HappinessMatters blog is based on the opinions of Jennifer Dunham.

Editorial and Advertising Policy

HappinessMatters accepts paid advertisements from third-party organizations on occasion.  We often review complimentary products. HappinessMatters participates in network ads.  In addition, there may be the following ad types:

Affiliate ads:  They are not necessarily direct sponsorships.  However commissions on sales are given to HappinessMatters.  These small commissions help to keep our lights on and our website up and running. HappinessMatters also is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

Association ads:  HappinessMatters may have paid membership in associations and/or are listed on other websites as a preferred vendor. Such listings, while their selection process may be extensive and we were invited to be listed, a fee is still paid by HappinessMatters.

Testimonial ads: These are third party sites where clients of HappinessMatters may have left reviews of our work. HappinessMatters has not paid for such reviews. HappinessMatters does not have control to remove such reviews on third party sites.

If you would like to know about a specific banner ad, please email us at info@happinessmatters.com

Advertisers of HappinessMatters are blogged about when warranted. However, simply being an advertiser of HappinessMatters does not guarantee a post upon demand.  For all others if HappinessMatters mentions a company by name, it is done so voluntarily.

Sending information or samples does not guarantee we will write about your service, product or event. Samples will not be returned.  Any products or services provided to us to sample in order to aid in editorial research will be disclosed according to FTC regulations.


HappinessMatters will not share or sell identifiable personal information obtained on this website, except as required by law. Unidentifiable personal information, such as male/female reader ratios and age demographics may be shared with advertisers.

When you browse, read or download content from HappinessMatters, certain technical information is collected including:

*The IP address from which you access our website
*The browser type and operating system used
*The date and time our site was accessed
*Pages and outbound links visited
*Links from third-party websites used to arrive at our website
*Search engine terms used to find our website

This information is collected by third-party commercial software systems (such as Google Analytics). The information collected is used to help us create a better user experience for our readers.

When you post a comment to our website, the following information is collected:

*Your name as provided by yourself
*Your email address as provided by yourself
*Your third-party website as provided by yourself
*Your IP address

We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.  The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and serve the visitor in respect to the information they volunteered.  If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by sending us an email at info@happinessmatters.com

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.  Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by emailing us at the above address.

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

The views and opinions expressed by guest bloggers (and HappinessMatters team members) are those of the individual bloggers. The views do not necessarily reflect those of HappinessMatters.

Information presented on HappinessMatters is for educational, informational and inspirational purposes only and should not be considered contracted advice.

HappinessMatters is committed to providing accurate information, however because of the evolutionary nature of social media and business trends and services, the accuracy of archived content cannot be guaranteed.

For the convenience and interest of readers, HappinessMatters provides hyperlinked text and photos to third party sites.  By selecting these links, you are leaving HappinessMatters site and are subject to the policies of the third-party website.

HappinessMatters does not guarantee that third-party websites comply with FTC regulations or other laws applicable to online content.

HappinessMatters is not responsible for the private content collected by third-party websites and is not responsible for how that information is used by the third-party website.

HappinessMatters cannot authorize the use of copyrighted material used by a third-party website and is not responsible for its use.

HappinessMatters does not control or guarantee the accuracy of content provided on a third-party website.

HappinessMatters is not responsible for the opinions expressed on a third-party website nor that of the outside website’s sponsors.

HappinessMatters reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.

Comment Policy

Conversation is welcomed at HappinessMatters and we expect that you will respect common courtesies and refrain from personal attacks or using profanity when posting comments. Site users are fully responsible for anything they post in their comments and all posted comments are in the public domain. Users are responsible for the copyright of the comments they post to the website. HappinessMatters reserves the right to delete or moderate comments at any time without prior notice. Spam comments will not be posted.

*Spam is defined as including urls or company names to sites or companies that would be in direct competition with any of HappinessMatters advertisers when no solicitation for information has been requested in the blog post.

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, any comments believed to be posted by a person 13 years of age or younger will be removed.

Photo Policy and Copyright Disclaimer

HappinessMatters has permission to use all photos taken by The Memory Journalists, or holds the copyright to all photographs used on our website, except where otherwise noted.

If you own the copyright to a photo used on our website and would like it removed, please contact us at info@happinessmatters.com

Content Reproduction

Content from HappinessMatters may be reproduced or re-posted in part (limited to a summary or a quote not to exceed a paragraph in length and a limit of one photo from the post), provided proper credit and an active link are attributed to our site and the photographer (if applicable). Written permission is not necessary for partial reproduction provided the above stipulations are adhered to.

Blog posts may NOT be reproduced, re-posted, or copied in their entirety.


Contact Information

While we do try to answer every email we receive, due to the volume, we regret that it is not always possible to send an individual reply.

You may contact us at info@happinessmatters.com

Our mailing address is:
Happiness Matters
PO Box 6960
Folsom, California 95763

Policies updated March 2016.

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