Terms of Use

Welcome to Becauseimlazy.com (hereafter referred to as website). Please read this page carefully as by accessing or browsing this site, you consent to my disclaimer and agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions, cease use of the website and leave immediately.

All content on this page is copyright © 2019 Melissa Gould. Unless otherwise specified you may not take the material contained on this site without obtaining express permission from the author.

These terms are effective as of April 24, 2019.

You agree that you shall not use the website for any illegal purposes, and that you will respect all applicable laws and regulations.

You agree not to use the website in a way that may impair the performance, corrupt or manipulate the content or information available on the website, or reduce the overall functionality of the website.

You agree not to compromise the security of the website, or attempt to gain access to secured areas of the website, or attempt to access any sensitive information you may believe exist on the website or server where it is hosted.

You agree to be fully responsible for any claim, expense, losses, liability, costs including legal fees incurred by me arising from any infringement of the terms and conditions in this agreement, and to which you will have agreed if you continue to use the website.

The reproduction, distribution in any method whether online or offline is strictly prohibited. The work, images, logos, text, and other such information on the website is the property of www.becauseimlazy.com (unless otherwise stated).


Though I strive to be completely accurate in the information that is presented on my site, and attempt to keep it as up to date as possible, in some cases, some of the information you find on the website may be slightly outdated.

www.becauseimlazy.com reserves the right to make any modifications or corrections to the information you find on the website at any time without notice.

All the information on www.becauseimlazy.com is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I do not make any warranties about your interpretation of the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website, is strictly at your own risk. www.becauseimlazy.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of the website. My Disclaimer was generated with the help of the Disclaimer Generator and the Disclaimer Template.

Privacy Notice

The privacy of my visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act

Another part of my priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. I encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Because I’m Lazy does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on my website, I strongly encourage you to contact me immediately and I will do my best to promptly remove such information from my records.

Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using or providing any information on this site. If you are under the age of 13, do not subscribe to the email list, create a user name, comment on blog posts, or provide any personal information. EU residents under the age of 16 are also not permitted to use this website. If you believe I have any information that conflicts with this guidance, contact me at melissa at becauseimlazy dot com.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This website is a Data Controller of your information.

Because I’m Lazy’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information this site collects and the specific context in which it collects the information:

  • Because I’m Lazy needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given Because I’m Lazy permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in Because I’m Lazy’s legitimate interests
  • Because I’m Lazy needs to comply with the law

Because I’m Lazy will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. This site will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce my policies. My Privacy Policy was generated with the help of GDPR Privacy Policy Generator, the GDPR Privacy Policy Template and the Privacy Policy Generator from TermsFeed.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information I hold about you and if you want it to be removed from my systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information I have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent


As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There may be other affiliate links throughout this blog. These links enable me to earn a commission from your purchases, should you make any, at no additional cost to you.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to online activities and is valid for visitors to my website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Because I’m Lazy. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 

I am the sole owners of the information collected on this site. I only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. I will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

I will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted me. I will not share your information with any third party outside of my organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you ask me not to, I may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

In exchange for access to the Resource Library, I ask that you provide your email address. I will add your email list to my mailing to contact you from time to time with additions and changes to the Resource Library, special offers, and blog updates.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of any future contacts from me at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting me via the email address or phone number given on my website:

  • See what data I have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data I have about you.
  • Have me delete any data I have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about my use of your data.


I take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which I store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


I use “cookies” on this site. Cookies are an industry standard, most websites use them. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive to help me improve your access to my site and identify repeat visitors to my site. Cookies store information about your preferences, record user-specific information on which pages you access or visit, customize Web page content based on your browser type or other information that you send via your browser. Cookies can also enable me to track and target your interests to enhance the experience on my site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on my site.

You may opt out of the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, if you do, you will mostly impact the functionality of the site and degrade the quality of your browsing experience.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, I 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 leave a comment on my 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 wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Some of my advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on my site. My advertising partners include: Google Adsense and Amazon.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to customize the advertisements and links that appear on www.becauseimlazy.com and send them directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.becauseimlazy.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.becauseimlazy.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and I cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on my site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to my site visitors based upon their visit to www.becauseimlazy.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads


My website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. It does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. I use reports generated by Google Analytics to help me understand website traffic and webpage usage.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, www.becauseimlazy.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes IP addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.


This website contains links to other sites. While I strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before I have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’. I encourage you to be aware when you leave my site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.  

Embedded Content from other Websites

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 you have 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.


When you leave comments on the website, I collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Change to the Terms and Conditions of Use

I reserve the right to made changes and to revise the above-mentioned Terms and Conditions of use. 


If you feel that I am not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact me immediately via email at melissa at becauseimlazy dot com.

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