This policy effective as of July 14, 2020

We believe in respecting the privacy preferences of our readers. This privacy policy covers (the “site”) and describes:

  • What information we collect from you via the site, and
  • How we use and disclose such information.


This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided.

We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons.

We will not share your email address with any third parties.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the “Advertising” section.

External Web Sites

Please note that contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site that you read the privacy statements of each website that might collect personally identifying information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. The most recent version of the privacy policy will always be posted on the site, with the “effective date” posted at the top of the policy. We may revise and update this privacy policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our privacy policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our privacy policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our site or services after the effective date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the privacy policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Affiliate Disclosure

In accordance with the latest FTC guidelines, we declare that we have a financial or mutually beneficial relationship with some of the brands or products mentioned on this site. 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

Occasionally, we are also an affiliate of other sites or businesses. That means when you click on a link to their site from and purchase one of their products, is paid a commission.

We only recommend products we personally believe in and think will be helpful to you, our readers.

By using our site, you consent to this privacy policy and disclosure statements.

General Information Purposes Only

The content of is for general information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Readers should understand that most of our contributors are not licensed professionals, and we encourage you to seek appropriate council before acting on any of our advice.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or the practices of this site, please contact us at [email protected].

Or write to us at:

Highly Sensitive Refuge
PO Box 14285
St. Paul, MN 55114