PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated May 25, 2018. 

Your privacy is important to Hood Creek Log Cabin blog. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our 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. 

How Information is Collected 

Here is how your information is collected on Hood Creek Log Cabin

●if you subscribe to the newsletter 
●if you leave a comment on the blog 
●through website cookies and log files 
●through Google Analytics 


Newsletter 

If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send you the emails and we 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 from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send me an email at Hood Creek Log Cabin@gmail.com asking to be removed. 

I currently use MailerLite as my email service provider. Here is their privacy policy. Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used within MailerLite to track your actions and page visits so that emails can be better tailored to meet your needs. 
  
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 let me know! I love hearing your feedback and answering your questions. 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 

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Hood Creek Log Cabin:

Amazon
This Website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, ShopYourLikes, and ShopStyle Collective affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to their respective websites. This Website will post customized links, provided by the aforementioned companies to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Advertisements
To support this website, third party advertisements through Google AdSense are used. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here to show ads tailored to you.
Affiliate Marketing
This 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.


Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. Read how their cookies work. It provides information on page views, 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 Hood Creek Log Cabin has 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.

Site Disclosures

This blog is owned and edited by Dara Dimitri. The FTC requires full disclosure of relationships I have with brands when writing about a product.

Brands and advertisers will not influence the content of my blog posts. I carefully select products that I love and use and create or approve all content relevant to the blog. Sometimes I link to a product or website and may be paid a commission based on the sale of those products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are always my own or are in accordance with my opinions. All product reviews will be done in accordance to the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”


Social Media Privacy

Hood Creek Log Cabin uses various social media platforms. Hood Creek Log Cabin is not responsible for what you post on Hood Creek Log Cabin's social media channels.


Parental Consent

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


Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hoodcreeklogcabin@gmail.com


Amend – You may contact us at hoodcreeklogcabin@gmail.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 hoodcreeklogcabin@gmail.com


Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.


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.


Hood Creek Log Cabin contains links to other websites. As such, Hood Creek Log Cabin is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.



If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at hoodcreeklogcabin@gmail.com

Other Policies and Disclaimers


Content

All text, images, and other content that are part of this blog are the property of Hood Creek Log Cabin, unless otherwise noted. All material is copyright protected.

I appreciate features and shares of my content as long as they comply with the following:
A single photo may be shared (may also be used in a collage for your post) and/or one to two sentence excerpt from a post with appropriate credit and a link back to the original content (not just to my homepage).  Photos should be kept in their original state and may not be edited in any way, without express permission. Full blog posts  can not be reprinted without my express written consent. Failure to comply with these policies constitutes copyright infringement.

At Your Own Risk

All of my opinions, DIY projects, & things I share are in my experience. I do not claim to be nor make an effort to be an expert on any certain topic, product or service. Everything shown should be done at your own risk, and performed with caution according to the manufacturer's instructions, with your own testing first.  I am not liable for any loss, damage, or injury if you choose to do a similar project to my personal projects.

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