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Disclosure, Privacy, & Advertising Policy

The Art of Simple is a website founded in 2008, curated and edited by Tsh Oxenreider, and we publish pieces from various freelance contributing writers we’ve personally vetted and who have signed an agreement.

We accept forms of advertising—please learn more here.  We do not sell text links.

We also sometimes partner with third-party advertisements who may use technology, such as cookies and web beacons, which sends to them information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, or whether Flash is installed. This is usually used for geo-targeting purposes or for showing ads based on specific sites previously visited.

You can disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in security programs. Please know that this can affect your ability to interact with our site (as well as other websites), including the inability to log in to services, programs, or accounts.

This site uses affiliate links, but over the years our company has grown so quickly that it’s near-impossible to go back and list every program that we have an affiliate agreement with. Given this, please assume that any links leading you to products or services are affiliate links that we may receive compensation from. However, there are millions of products and services on the web, and we only promote those products or services that we ourselves would use personally.

The Art of Simple abides by word-of-mouth marketing standards and holds integrity, honesty, and openness in the highest regard.  Should we be compensated to write, we will make full disclosure. We always give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences on products, even for those companies that purchase ad space.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include: your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited throughout our site.


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:

All content on The Art of Simple is copyrighted, and may not be reprinted in full form without our written consent. Please reference our Permission Policy.