Terms & conditions

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This is my personal website written and edited by me (Michael Rose). Your use of this website, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of these terms and policies. This page is reviewed and revised from time to time.

All content provided is for informational purposes only. The articles and posts on this website are my own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of my employer or its subsidiaries. I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information found here or by following any links. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Website license

All original content (e.g., articles, blog posts, illustrations, artwork, and photographs) available on MadeMistakes.com is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. Basically this means you are free to share, transmit, distribute, alter, transform, and build on my work as long as you don’t use it for commercial purposes without my prior written consent.


If you’re inclined to give credit — a link back to the source article attributed to either Made Mistakes or Michael Rose is good enough for me. If you don’t want to attribute my content, hey that’s cool too. Just don’t go stealing stuff and republishing it as your own.

Disclosure policy

I make money on this website through affiliate programs and advertising networks. If you click an affiliate link or ad banner and buy the product, you help support this website because I get a percentage of that sale.

What this means for you:

  • I became an affiliate to earn revenue towards the costs of running and maintaining this website. Where I have direct control over which ads are served on this website I offer only products that are directly related to the topics of this website and products that a reader/subscriber would have a genuine interest in or need of.
  • I do not and will not recommend a product for the sake of making money.
  • I do not let the compensation I receive influence the content, posts, or opinions expressed on this website.
  • I respect and value my readers too much to write anything other than my own opinions and advice.

Like this website, my disclosure policy is a work in progress. As the revenue streams evolve, so will this page.

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected and how it is used on the website. This website does not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights.

Log files

This website uses log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site. The information in these log files can include:

  • IP address and device identifier
  • Request date/time
  • Page requested
  • Bytes served
  • User agent
  • Referrer
  • Error messages

Log data does not contain specific personal information like your name or email address.


When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comment’s form is collected. reCAPTCHA is used to help block spam as described below.

An anonymized string created from your email address (if provided) may be supplied to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Read Gravatar’s privacy policy.

If any of your personal data was published in a comment, you may at any time demand the removal of it from this website. To do so, please contact me with a link to the comment you would like removed.

Cookies and web beacons

Third-party advertisers and services may also place and read cookies on your browser and/or use web beacons to collect information. This website has no access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information about their practices and how to opt-out.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.


Amazon, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. Read Amazon’s Privacy Notice.


Cloudflare, Inc. is a U.S. company that provides content delivery network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security and distributed domain name server services. Cloudflare’s __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. Read Cloudflare’s Privacy Policy.

Google AdSense

Google AdSense, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read AdSense program policies.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool used to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. Read Google’s Privacy Policy.

Google reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect this website from comment spam and abuse by keeping automated software out. It does this by collecting personal information about users to determine whether they’re humans and not spam bots. reCAPTCHA checks to see if the computer or mobile device has a Google cookie placed on it. Read Google’s Privacy Policy.


Netlify is a cloud computing company that offers hosting and serverless backend services for static websites. It features continuous deployment from Git across a global application delivery network, serverless form handling, support for AWS Lambda functions, and full integration with Let’s Encrypt. Read Netlify’s Privacy Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, tweet, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interactions with that embedded content.


Where possible YouTube videos have privacy-enhanced mode enabled. Meaning YouTube won’t store information about a visitor, unless they have played a video.


Twitter content or Twitter products integrated into the website may receive information including the web page visited, IP address, browser type, operating system, and cookie information. This information is used by Twitter for personalized suggestions and personalized ads. Read Twitter’s privacy policy and cookies use for more information.

The following Twitter do not track snippet has been included on all pages. <meta name="twitter:dnt" content="on">

MadeMistakes.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees when linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. For full details read the complete disclosure policy.