Frequently Asked Questions

Will you review my book or product?  
I love receiving new items, especially products for my kids or books on adoption and race; you are welcome to e-mail me (whitebrownsugar@hotmail.com) and ask about my advertising guidelines. Occasionally I do product giveaways on my blog's Facebook page, but usually, those are by invitation only.

I have a question about adoption, chronic illness, etc.  If I write to you, will you respond? 
I do my best to reply to all e-mails, and I love staying in contact with my readers.  You can reach me at whitebrownsugar@hotmail.com

Would you be interested in speaking at the adoption or health event I'm hosting/organizing? 
Send me details!  rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com

Will you be a guest on my radio show, podcast, television show, YouTube video, etc.?  
I've been interviewed on both MSNBCNPR, CBS, among many others.  I love talking about adoption and using my experiences to educate others.  Please send me the details at rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com

Will you write for the website I represent?
I write for a variety of websites and would be happy to consider your proposal if you send me the details: rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com

Can I interview you for an article I'm writing?
Send me details at rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com, please.

Do you donate book copies for giveaways, auctions, adoption fundraisers, etc.?
I have a limited number of book copies that I donate each year.  Please e-mail me your request, and I'll do my best to reply.

I see links to Amazon on your page.  What are those?  
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

I also see links to Target on your page.  What are those?
I participate in an affiliate advertising program with Target designed to provide a means for me to earn money by linking to the company's website.  

Will you write a guest post for my blog or business website?
I write a few guest posts/articles a year, mostly for bloggers and publications I have an established relationship with.  If you think my writing would be a good fit for your site, you can e-mail me at whitebrownsugar@hotmail.com.  Please note, I do not endorse or promote any adoption agency, facilitator, or attorney.  I do, occasionally, endorse organizations that promote foster care adoption.

Can I write a guest post for your blog?
At this time, guest posts are by invitation only.

I wrote/read a really great blog post or article.  Will you promote it on social media? 
I'd be happy to look at the link.  E-mail me at whitebrownsugar@hotmail.com or send me a Facebook message

Privacy Policy
White Sugar Brown Sugar (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to
protecting it through this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of www.whitesugarbrownsugar.com, including any
content, functionality and services offered on or through www.whitesugarbrownsugar.com
(the "Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user.

When accessing the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you, both automatically
and through voluntary actions you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information we
collect on the Website and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the Website.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website or by
clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept
and agree to be bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy
Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

Children Under The Age Of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any
information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under
13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its
features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or
public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your
name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification
of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from
or about a child under 13, please contact us at rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com.

Information We Collect About You

When you access the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Information You Provide To Us. The Website provides various places for users to provide information.
We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the Website, communicating with us via
contact forms, responding to surveys, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other
feedback, and providing information when ordering a product or service via the Website.

We use information you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our
overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through our
Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain
information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information
about your location, your traffic pattern through our website, and any communications between your
computer and our Website.  Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use,
your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal
information. We use this data to improve our Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you
voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the automatically collected
information with your personal information.

Use of Cookies And Pixels

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and
server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and
server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the
websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When
you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of
your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your
browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a
website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

The Company reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels.
These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising
messages users see while visiting that social media website. The Company reserves the right to use these
pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.

Third Party Use Of Cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties,
including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third
parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to
collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated
with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about
your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use
this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any
questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages
together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic
communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone.
This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email
address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our
subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as
allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.

We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all emails sent from our organization will clearly state who
the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail
messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so
that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.

Our emails provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our
partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any email they receive from
us at anytime.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving
these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.

How And Why We Collect Information

The Company collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities
you select. If you register to download a book or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a
product from us, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to
keep you informed about the products and services you have selected to receive and any related products
and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any
personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that
you are required to provide information.

If you are outside the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free
training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase
any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will automatically enroll you to receive our free
email newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include
an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you
can send an email to rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com  requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.

If you are in the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training
programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products
sold by the Company on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you
affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime.
We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble
unsubscribing, you can send an email to rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com  requesting to unsubscribe from
future emails.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

We use personal information for purposes of presenting our Website and its contents to you, providing
you with information, providing you with offers for products and services, providing you with
information about your subscriptions and products, carrying out any contract between you and the
Company, administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other
items and services to our customers and prospective customers.

From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to make you offers to purchase
products and services provided by third parties in exchange for a commission to be paid to us by such
third parties. Should you opt to take part in such promotions, the third parties will receive your

From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to display advertisements to you that
are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests, and activities.

Disclosure Of Your Information

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether
automatically or through your voluntary action.

We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the
purpose of providing our services to you.

We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency,
when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.

We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture,
restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets
and/or business.

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith,
believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or
other governmental entity to do so.

How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us
and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working
only with reputable third-party vendors.

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do
not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of
the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information is never
transmitted via email.

The Company may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes
as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and
least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Company uses
software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change
information, or otherwise cause damage.

Policy Changes

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material
changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address
specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy
was last revised is identified at the bottom of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an
up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this
privacy policy to check for any changes.

Visitors’ GDPR Rights

If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights
under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to
delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company
decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

You have the right to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either rectify
or erase your personal data.

You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.

You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.

To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the
right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon
consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues
related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not
require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract
with us.

Contact Us

The Company welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy:

Email Address: rachelgarlinghouse@gmail.com

Effective as of June 2018

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