Privacy Policy & Disclosure

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PRIVACY POLICY

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WHAT LINKS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

From time to time we may mention a product or service on our website, and usually we provide a link directly to that product!  If you click on one of those links and then buy a product you are interested in, we may receive a commission for that sale at no additional cost to you.  That’s it!

ABOUT AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

“As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Though we do link to many items on Amazon out of convenience to our readers, we do also participate in other affiliate programs that also pay us a commission for any purchases you might make through our links (at no additional cost to you!).

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to other websites of interests.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by the privacy statement.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement application to the website in question.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP FORMS

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the content selected to publish and the timing of that post. Compensated content, advertising space or posts will be identified via the guidelines set forth in FTC disclosure rules.

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy outlines how Hidden Springs Homestead uses and protects any information that you disclose while using this site. Any identifying information you provide when using this website will only be used in accordance with the ways outlined in this policy.

This policy may occasionally change, and any changes will be reflected in updates to this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are up to date with any changes. This policy is effective from February 2, 2016.

WHAT WE COLLECT

Hidden Springs Homestead may collect the following information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service: contact information including email address, demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests, other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION

Hidden Springs Homestead collects user data for the following reasons:

  • To improve our products and services and/or customize the website according to user interests.
  • To periodically send email newsletter or other information we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

SECURITY

Hidden Springs Homestead is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

HOW WE USE COOKIES
Cookies (small files which ask permission to be placed on your hard drive) help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to identify which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We use traffic log cookies to analyze web page traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then remove the data.

ADVERTISING
Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com .  These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements.   

In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  •  if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

OPT OUT
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

Other third-party advertising companies serve ads on this site as well. 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 to provide advertisements about goods and services which interest you.

For more information about this practice and your choices about not having this information used by advertising companies, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions regarding this policy or this blog, please email contact: Dianne@hiddenspringshomestead.com