Legal Stuff and other nonsense


Legal-ese. Can’t they just give the Old Fossil a break??

The Old Fossil Writes and its sister site, The Old Fossil’s Library, were just fine without all the legal nonsense, thank you very much. Only that was then, and this is now – we are now participating in Affiliate Programs and I’ve been told that, because of this, it is now necessary to post certain policies, disclosures and disclaimers (yes, I know…that’s alotta ‘nows’!). So here goes:


At, the privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by, and its sister site,, and how it is used. [Read our Privacy Policy here]

Links to Other Sites:

The Old Fossil Writes may provide links to third-party websites which are not under the control of Beyond the specific advertising posted, we have no control over the further nature, content, and availability of those sites, and are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, or third-party advertisements. We do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. [See also: “Affiliate Disclosure” link, below]

The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of views expressed therein.


Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance [Read about COPPA here…]



In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product. [Read about our compliance with FTC Guidelines here…]


What about sponsored content?

I do not normally write sponsored posts [read about Sponsored Content here].


Comments Policy

Comments on posts are more than welcome, here on and [see more about our Comments Policy here]


Copyright Information:

All content on / is COPYRIGHT ©2015-2016. by Pearl Kirkby, “The Old Fossil Writes” [Read more…]



Your Consent:

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy:

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 27 September 2016.

Contact Information:

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the Contact page (Contact Us page is under construction as of 27 September 2016).



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**  es·top·pel (eˈstäpəl/) noun (law)

  1. the principle that precludes a person from asserting something contrary to what is implied by a previous action or statement of that person or by a previous pertinent judicial determination    {{ yeah, I know – there goes that dry, legal jargon }}

 For full information on WP’s policies on privacy for users and visitors, please visit’s Privacy Policy

‡   “Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to put parents in the driver’s seat when it comes to information websites collect about their kids under 13.  Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, to issue the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.  The Rule has been in place since 2000 and the FTC revised it, effective July 1, 2013.”