Your privacy is important to me. This privacy statement explains what personal data I may collect from you, through my interactions with you and through my articles, and how I use that data.
Personal Data I Collect
I may collect your name and email address when you sign up to my mailing list or when you enter sweepstakes or a giveaway.
How I Use Personal Data
I use the data I collect to send you email updates announcing new blog articles, sweepstakes, or other information relevant to my blog.
I also may use the data to communicate with you, for example, when you leave a comment on one of my articles and I want to respond to you directly.
Reasons I Share Personal Data
I do not share your personal data with any third party, with the following exception:
- If you sign up for sweepstakes or a giveaway, I may have to share your data with the sponsor or manufacturer of the giveaway, so the sponsor can ship the item directly to you. In cases where I ship the item, I will not share your information with the sponsor.
- When required by law,
- To respond to legal process or
- To protect lives
How to Access & Control Your Personal Data
You can view or edit your personal data that I store in my mailing database online by using the link at the bottom of the email you have received when signing up for my newsletter or any of the sweepstakes. If you would like me to delete your data entirely, please respond to one of the emails you have received from me.
Cookies & Similar Technologies
I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
I am in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), I do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. My website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Third-Party Ad Servers
I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit my website. If so, a list of these ad serving companies will be available here. These companies may use information (generally, not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this website and to other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
These companies may employ cookies and clear GIFs to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and clear GIFs is not personally identifiable (unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or e-mail message).
I encourage you to read these businesses’ privacy policies if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your personal information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, see the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
This policy was last modified on February 10, 2020.