This policy was last updated 16/08/2022.

Your privacy is important to Cresting the Hill. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use my website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

About Cresting the Hill
Founded in 2014 and based in Western Australia, Cresting the Hill is an independently operated blog run by Leanne Le Cras. This website primarily aims to promote a positive approach to Midlife, early retirement, and the empty nest. It is my own thoughts and opinions and occasionally includes guest posts from fellow Midlife bloggers.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Cresting the Hill:

  • if you subscribe to an email notice of my blog posts
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • through Google Analytics
If you decide to subscribe to receiving email notifications of new blog posts, then your first name and email address are required. I require your email address in order to send you the emails and I require your first name so that my emails to you will include a friendly personalized note.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from receiving emails, then simply send me an email at asking to be removed.

I currently use Mailchimp as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here). Your data is sent to Mailchimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.

Currently, I send an email to advise when a new blog post is published. I do not send newsletters or offers of service.

Free e-books are sent directly to your email only when requested by you emailing me at

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Cresting the Hill:
  • Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior): Read how their cookies work
  • Shareaholic (for social media sharing)

Google Analytics
Cresting the Hill uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.

Advertisements on Cresting the Hill
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. Cresting the Hill currently runs advertisements via AdSense. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here on Cresting the Hill in order to show you ads tailored to you.

Social Media Privacy
Cresting the Hill uses various social media platforms. Cresting the Hill is not responsible for what you post on Cresting the Hill's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using my website or entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless I am legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from my systems, please contact me at You can request to be removed at any time.

Cresting the Hill contains links to other websites. As such, Cresting the Hill is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications they use.
If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at