Privacy Policy and Terms

This is the privacy policy for and associated platforms.

What information may be collected?

Location Data
When using our Services from a mobile device, you may share the geographic location of your device with us. Your device may continue to transmit its location to us until you change your device settings.

Service Usage Information
When you use our Services, we may collect information about your device and your usage of our Services including:

Your IP address;
Information about your device;
Web browser and operating system information;
What language your device is set to;
Wireless connections you are using;
Referring page that linked you to us;
Your activity on our website;
The next web site you visit after leaving our web site; and
Search terms you enter on our website or a referring website.
How is your information used?
The tracking information allows me to better understand the kind of people who come to my site and what content they’re reading. This allows me to make better decisions about design and writing.

Occasionally, I will compile aggregated statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

How do we share the information we collect?
We currently do not share visitor information with any entities other than Google, MailMunch, and PushCrew.
Non-personally identifiable information is collected using Google Analytics and Google Adsense.
When you subscribe to our newsletter we use MailMunch to store that email address.
When you subscribe to our news alerts we use PushCrew to store your contact information. We also use PushCrew to deliver the alerts.

Social Media
We use social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter from time to time. Although we may use social platforms this Privacy Policy only applies to our website or associated apps. It does not apply to what those social platforms do with your information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Periodically we will update this Privacy Policy. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.


When you register for an account on you agree that we can contact you in the future.

If you subscribe to a weekly recurring paid subscription you will be billed every 7 days until you cancel your plan.

If you subscribe to a monthly recurring paid subscription you will be billed every thirty days until you cancel your plan.

If you subscribe to an annual paid subscription you will be billed once every 12 months until you cancel your plan.

If you subscribe to the lifetime access pass plan you will be able to read content on our website that is blocked by our paywall for a one-time fee. You will not be charged or asked to pay for access to the website in the future. By signing up for the lifetime access pass plan you agree to the terms of this website.  You also agree that we may cancel the lifetime access pass plan at any time and at our discretion. You also agree that if for any reason we were to cancel the lifetime access pass plan you would only be reimbursed the full amount you paid for the membership at the time you signed up.

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Advertising On First State Update  (FSU)Website
At this time there are no contracts. If you advertise on FSUyour ad will run as long as your monthly payment is received on the scheduled date. If your payment lapses, you may lose your place on the website.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.  We reserve the right to discontinue or modify the advertising services for any reason at any time.

First State Update may limit the number of advertisers that have access to a specific tier or advertising type.

As our advertising department grows options, pricing, and terms will likely change.  You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.