Legal Disclaimer

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online and in relation to the implementation of the GDPR effective May 25, 2018. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Information Collection

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. The registration information is used purely for access to the information obtained and published on this site here within.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site.

Information Usage

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature. The information is purely for your experience.

Information Protection

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. The information collected is deleted on request.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate at this time. Other third party sites that are displayed may utilize a SSL certificate and carry their own disclosure unrelated to this site.

We only provide articles and information, we never ask for personal or private information like credit card numbers.

Cookie Usage

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.vIf you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the users experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Working with The Five Fish?


Please contact Karie Herring c/o Blondies Digital LLC to negotiate and discuss in detail opportunities to advertise on and with The Five Fish. Advertising on The Five Fish is an effective way to expose your business and drive product revenue with click through sales. The Five Fish offers a wide variety of advertising options to fit your business and budgetary needs. Free advertising options are available with any Sponsorship Package.
For full package advertising please contact The Five Fish Advertising for a list of tiered pricing options, we will respond within 48-72 hours.

Giveaways, Promotions, Reviews
Word of mouth marketing through social media and blog promotions are a powerful method for reaching consumers. Communicating your message with giveaways, promotions and reviews drives traffic to your business, website and exposes your product in a new light.
Reviews are done by Karie Herring, her family and or any contributors if notated provide honest feedback in an advertorial fashion. Our team delivers insight based on their real world application of the product, goods, and or service. As part of the review process we do ask that a full size sample be provided to keep in lieu of payment. If you are unable to provide the product for our team to retain as payment, we do ask that you arrange for return shipping and exercise the event fee payment prior to the go live post. Reviews are free and are a form of free advertising as long as the product is retained as payment.

Giveaways in conjunction with reviews are arranged by Karie Herring, colleagues and or noted contributors. Part of the giveaway tenure is an abundance of promotion, we aim for a minimum of three times per week across social media outlets which offers cross pollination of various audience demographics. Group promotions are also a part of our giveaways which furthers your promotion and advertising, however not all participants are in receipt of the product but do benefit from the promotion. For full package details regarding group giveaways, please contact Promotions at The Five Fish.

Reviews are free as long as the product is kept as a form of compensation for time and services for research, promotion within the website and promotional posts through various social media venues. All reviews and compensation, including administrative fees are negotiable, however failure to comply to our gentleman’s agreement would suggest any further business dealings are null and void.

3rd Party Disclosure

Third Party Disclosure:
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This 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.

3rd Party Links

Third party links:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore 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 sites.

Google AdSense

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Disclosure in Digital Advertising

The Five Fish is founded and written by Karie Herring (operating under Blondies Digital LLC). The Five Fish may employ other contributing authors and will apply a certain level of professional candor with the nature of these posts so that the content is parallel to the mission and goal of the organization. The Five Fish does accept diversified forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and or paid topic insertions. The Five Fish also accepts various tangible and intangible forms of compensation from companies and organizations. The compensation received will never influence the content and is claimed under IRS tax law for self-employed individuals.

Product endorsements may be compensatory. Product posts may also contain affiliate links which are not monitored or controlled by The Five Fish. The Five Fish includes links to other Internet sites, Karie Herring (under Blondies Digital LLC) and The Five Fish takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor does it exert any editorial or other control over those other sites unless specifically stated. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network, the advertisements will be identified and are not monitored and or controlled by The Five Fish.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog belong purely to Karie Herring of The Five Fish and contributors of The Five Fish. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question, unless otherwise stated.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Fair Information Practices

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within 7 business days.
  • We will notify the users via in site notification within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
Allow access to our database and information. Your email address is utilized for login purposes only and is never disseminated or used for other identification purposes.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at mgardner@woodwaresystems and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

We have implemented the following:

Demographics and Interests Reporting
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

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