Privacy Policy and Compensation Disclosure


Who I Am

I am Dr. Karen Lee (K. Lee) Banks, the sole owner of this blog. My website address is:

Comments and Personal Data

When visitors leave comments on the site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if you have one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

How Long I Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


Compensation Disclosure Policy



Let’s be honest – part of the reason many people write blogs these days is to earn a little (or more) residual income and/or receive payment for blogging on certain topics. I’m still learning about that part of blogging, but from what I understand, the ethical thing to do is include a disclosure on the topic, SO… here it is:


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact K. Lee (klee at kleebanks-freelance-consultant dot com).


This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation as a means to earn residual income. I consider these items and services carefully as something I have purchased or would likely purchase myself before I link to them from my blog.


The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network will be identified as paid advertisements.


While the owner of this blog may receive compensation by an independent company for posting about specific businesses or individuals, I am not compensated by those businesses or individuals to provide their opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics.


The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.


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


This policy is valid from 03 December 2014.

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