Disclosure & Privacy

Affiliate Link Disclosure

I use affiliate links. What are affliliate links? Simply put, if I link to a retailer, business or individual that I’m affiliated with and you click on the link and then make a purchase, I will get a small financial payment. (Small usually meaning I can get a coffee, not a yacht.)

Most often these will be book links (I like to read), which take you in most cases to Amazon.com or other book distributors. Any purchase you make (not just books) after arriving at an affiliate link, earns me a small commission – thanks! (It takes a lot of coffee to keep me going.)

Affiliate links show up as links in blog posts, emails, newsletters and pdf downloads and instructional materials.

It’s important that you know I only recommend products I believe are helpful for readers, the same things I would recommend to a good friend.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to me and therefore I follow these fundamental principles:

• I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
• I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my products and services, or protect my rights.
• I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of my products or services.

Below is my privacy policy, which incorporates these goals and is adapted from the policy generously shared by Automattic through the Creative Commons ShareAlike License.

Linda DeLuca dba Azione Scopo LLC (“Azione-Scopo”) operates several websites including: LindaDeLuca.com; LindaDeLuca.net; azione-scopo.com; AzioneScopoPublishing.com; presentationYOU.com; and anywhereWorker.com. It is Azione-Scopo’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Azione-Scopo 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.

Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website/s. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website/s.

Azione-Scopo also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. We only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

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

Those who engage in transactions with Azione-Scopo – by purchasing products and services on the website, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Azione-Scopo collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Azione-Scopo. Azione-Scopo does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Azione-Scopo may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Azione-Scopo may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Azione-Scopo does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Azione-Scopo 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 Azione-Scopo’s behalf or to provide services available at Azione-Scopo’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 Azione-Scopo’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Azione-Scopo 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, Azione-Scopo discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Azione-Scopo believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Azione-Scopo, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an Azione-Scopo website and have supplied your email address, Azione-Scopo may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new offers, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Azione-Scopo and our products and services.

We primarily use our newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a contact form or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other visitors.

Azione-Scopo 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. Azione-Scopo uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of our websites, and their website access preferences.

Azione-Scopo visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Azione-Scopo’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of our websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Azione-Scopo, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Azione-Scopo 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 Azione-Scopo may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Azione-Scopo may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. Azione-Scopo encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Subscribers will receive notice of policy changes within a reasonable timeframe.

Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Eff. date 5/24/2018