WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. The Website utilizes the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
The Sweetest Digs is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at gemma[at]thesweetestdigs[dot]com to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to gemma[at]thesweetestdigs[dot]com.
Amend – You may contact us at gemma[at]thesweetestdigs[dot]com to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to gemma[at]thesweetestdigs[dot]com.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at gemma[at]thesweetestdigs[dot]com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Copyright and Trademark:
All text, images, and content presented on this blog are the property of Bonham-Carter Brodhead Consulting Inc, unless noted otherwise. All photos that are not taken by The Sweetest Digs are credited and linked to their outside sources and are believed to be in public domain and readily available on the Internet. Any photos not credited to an outside source have been taken by The Sweetest Digs and are rights protected. Please ask permission before using any photos from this blog (email: gemma[at]thesweetestdigs[dot]com). Using photos and failure to link back and credit this site as the source constitutes a copyright violation. Duplicating any of this blog’s text (even if it’s credited to The Sweetest Digs) is strictly prohibited. All material is copyright protected. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer of Liability:
The author of this website assume no liability for the up-to-dateness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided on the website. We assume no liability whatsoever for results obtained or loss or damage incurred as a result of application of any information presented herein. The various home improvement & decorating methods, suggestions, and tutorials on The Sweetest Digs are not error proof. The Sweetest Digs cannot be held responsible for your personal safety or the outcome of your home improvement undertakings.
We love to hear from our readers, but any comments that are considered un-friendly or inappropriate will be deleted. Comments are approved at the discretion of the blog author.
The Sweetest Digs hosts giveaways and only works with companies that we feel would be of interest to our readers. We facilitate giveaways but usually do not actual mail prizes ourselves (this is done by the company providing the giveaway product). All giveaways are subject to provincial and federal sweepstakes laws. Where possible, giveaways are run using King Sumo Giveaways, with winners randomly selected.
The Sweetest Digs is a for-profit blog. It contains advertisements throughout the site. The blog accepts cash advertising, sponsored posts, product reviews, or other forms of compensation on occasion. All sponsored posts will be identified within the post, and any opinions/findings/experiences on any free products received will be honest. All sponsored posts are written by Gemma Bonham-Carter. No guest paid posts are accepted on the blog.
The Sweetest Digs is part of several affiliate networks. By clicking and/or purchasing items via certain links on this site, we may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this blog! All items promoted via affiliate links are items I genuinely enjoy and use, irrespective of any commission.
Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: https://www.networkadvertising.
These policies are subject to change without notice.
Last updated May 2018