Privacy Policy


Third-party service providers

This website uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user interactions. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Convertkit – This is our email provider, we use this service to deliver our newsletter and incentives,  and also to grant access to our Letter Vault.


Identifying EU citizens

ConvertKit (our email provider company) provides a rule in the subscriber filter where we can sort our subscribers by location, to help us easily sort GDPR subscribers.

We are aware of the chance that an EU citizen could be living abroad in a non-EU country. In these cases, it is impossible to identify them as EU citizens. But we are compliant in our efforts to be within all GDPR laws and to the best of our ability to use the tools that are available to identify EU citizens.

Thus, we apply the GDPR compliance factors mentioned below to everyone on our list, no matter their citizenship.

Proof of Subscriber consent

When a subscriber opts-in to join our mailing list, they are given a double opt-in where they must confirm their subscription to join the list, and to receive the opt-in incentive. ConvertKit adds a custom checkbox feature to our forms, for all EU subscribers to further verify that they are consenting to receive marketing emails.

Our ConvertKit signup forms automatically create a proof of consent by capturing the IP address, location, date, time, and the source of the consent form. This information will solidify your documentation of where, when, and at what time subscribers consented.

The ConvertKit Data Processing Agreement (DPA) offers contractual terms that meet GDPR requirements and reflect the data privacy and security commitments to customers. Each customer processing personal data on behalf of EU/EEA individuals will be able to sign this contract with ConvertKit and keep it on file for their records.

Additionally, WordPress offers a checkbox when commenting on allowing or not for your email to be collected along with your comment.


We use cookies to track traffic, place ads, track affiliates, and render analytics stats via Google Analytics, if you do not wish to use our cookies, we ask you to not use our website and to do not agree to our cookie information bar.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account, and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents (if you choose to purchase or put products in your cart) while you’re browsing our site.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website.

  • Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here
  • Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten is a GDPR mandate that allows subscribers to ask to delete all of the data associated with them.

  • You may unsubscribe from our emails at any time, and request that we remove all of your information and data associated, and we will delete it in its entirety.
  • Under GDPR, each of our subscribers in the EU has the right to erasure (or the right to be forgotten), meaning they can contact us, and we and our mail service provider will delete all of their personal data from all systems.
  • As well, an unsubscribe link is at the bottom of each email sent.
  • Also at the bottom of our emails, we remind you why you are receiving this email, reminding you where you opted in to receive them in the first place.
  • If you were to request to erase all your information from our website, WordPress offers the function to erase, messages, and all the data associated with your name and/or email.


Links to other websites

This site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

Accessibility and Web standards

This blog has been designed using web standards. It uses valid XHTML for content, CSS for presentation, with some JavaScript. This blog has been designed to be as accessible as possible, whatever browsing device you use. However, if you have trouble using the site, please let me know so that I can try to fix the problem.

Data Disclaimer

HowJoyful does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption, or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst the use of the material derived from this website.

HowJoyful does not warrant that the functions contained in the material in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Also, while we do every effort to scan our site for possible viruses and weaknesses, HowJoyful does not warrant that defects will never occur, or that this site or the server that makes it available (we are proudly powered by Siteground) will never be affected by viruses.

We have systems in place to help us detect and fix early attacks and our site is scanned every day.


The owner of this site, Joy Kelley reserves the right, without prior warning, to bar information or comments from individuals who fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, and HowJoyful further reserves the right to delete any material which is in its sole discretion considers to be offensive or inappropriate.


The use of this site constitutes acceptance by the user of these Terms and Conditions and website policies.

If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

HowJoyful reserves the right to alter or amend, at any time, these Terms and Conditions.


For more information, please read the Frequently asked questions section.
If you have any questions or concerns about this site or our policies, I invite you to contact me. Additionally, you can send mail to:

HowJoyful LLC | Joy Kelley
P.O. Box 4299
Crestline CA, 92325


This policy was last updated on Feb 13th, 2021.

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