Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Your privacy is important to us. Where user privacy is concerned, we at Get Rich Slowly follow a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop products, or protect our rights.
  • We do not sell user information.
  • We don’t store personal information on our host’s servers unless required for the ongoing operation of this website or one of its services.

In the blog and its products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted. You can contact us any time via the contact form if you have any questions about the site or its policies.

It is Get Rich Slowly’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information it may collect while operating this website and other websites that operate under Get Rich Slowly.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Get Rich Slowly collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Get Rich Slowly’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Get Rich Slowly visitors use its websites. From time to time, Get Rich Slowly may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, for example by publishing a post on trends in the usage of its websites.

Get Rich Slowly also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Get Rich Slowly only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrator of the site where the comment was left. (In normal operations, we never look at this info. The only time we’ve ever used it is to block recurring spammers and hostile trolls.)

Get Rich Slowly may make use of third-party services that access personal information including but not limited to email addresses, IP addresses and other non-personally identifying information. Get Rich Slowly cannot oversee or be held liable for third party usage of such information.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Get Rich Slowly’s websites choose to interact with Get Rich Slowly in ways that require Get Rich Slowly to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Get Rich Slowly gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

Those who engage in transactions with Get Rich Slowly – by purchasing products or services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Get Rich Slowly collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Get Rich Slowly. Get Rich Slowly does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

COPPA is a U.S. law that restricts how websites can collect information about children. According to the FTC, “The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13.”

Get Rich Slowly does not operate websites directed to children under 13 and does not collect, use or disclose personal information from visitors known to be under 13.

Aggregated Statistics

Get Rich Slowly may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Get Rich Slowly may monitor inbound traffic sources, visitor time spent online, bounce rate, and so on. Get Rich Slowly may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Get Rich Slowly does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Get Rich Slowly discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

  • (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Get Rich Slowly’s behalf or to provide services available at Get Rich Slowly’s websites, and
  • (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Get Rich Slowly’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Get Rich Slowly will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Get Rich Slowly discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Get Rich Slowly believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Get Rich Slowly, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a subscriber of a Get Rich Slowly website and have supplied your email address, Get Rich Slowly may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Get Rich Slowly and our products. We generally use articles on our websites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

Get Rich Slowly takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

Get Rich Slowly uses cookies to help it identify and track visitors, their usage of Get Rich Slowly websites, and their website access preferences. Get Rich Slowly visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Get Rich Slowly’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Get Rich Slowly’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Get Rich Slowly, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Get Rich Slowly goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Get Rich Slowly may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

For instance, when J.D. Roth sold to Quinstreet in April 2009, Quinstreet acquired existing user information. When J.D. re-purchased the site in October 2018, he re-acquired that user information.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Get Rich Slowly and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

For more info, read our advertising disclosure to learn how Get Rich Slowly makes money.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


Comments contributed by visitors to Get Rich Slowly’s websites, including all information supplied in the comment form including Name (as supplied by the visitor) and Website are visible to all other visitors and are stored on the server indefinitely.

An email address is also necessary to leave a comment and is stored by the blogging software but it is not visible to visitors. It is not required to be a valid email address, and will never be given away or sold or added to mailing lists without permission, or used for any reason except for the administrator to contact the commenting visitor.

This seldom happens and usually only happens when you are a regular commente we believe you would actually want to hear from me, and we don’t have a better way of contacting you. (For example, if we wanted to ask a question about the book you recommended in your comment.)

Still, Get Rich Slowly reserves the right to do so for any reason.

Correspondence sent via contact form has a contact form that website visitors may use to get in touch with us. Plus, it’s not exactly tough to guess J.D.’s email address. This content may be published on the blog, with personally-identifying information removed. We will almost always ask permission before doing so, but reserve the right to publish non-personally-identifying content copied from inbound contact form emails without the user’s permission, in the event that we believe it has value to other visitors of Get Rich Slowly’s websites.

If the visitor requests beforehand that it not be published, or expressly denies permission beforehand when asked, it will not be published.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Get Rich Slowly may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Get Rich Slowly’s sole discretion. Get Rich Slowly encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Privacy Policy was adapted from that of via Creative Commons Sharealike license. You are free to use it too, as long as you offer your resulting policy under Creative Commons Sharealike license, and maybe link to because it was cool of them to offer it for others to use it as a framework.

General Disclaimer

All content provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Please note that has financial relationships with some of the merchants and website proprietors mentioned on this blog.

However, we do not engage in disingenuous endorsement. If we say we like something, we really do. If we say something is worthwhile, we really think it is.

Get Rich Slowly makes no guarantees as to accuracy, completeness, or relevance of any claims made on this site and will not be held liable for any errors or omissions in their content, or any losses, injuries, damages or misunderstandings arising from the publication or use of this site’s content.

All information and advice is the opinion of the giver, whether it is that of the proprietor of the site or that of a visitor. Do with it what you will and take responsibility for it.


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Corvallis, Oregon, 97339