This policy was last updated May 24, 2018.
Your privacy is important to Simple Acres Blog. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.
About Simple Acres Blog
Founded in 2014 and based in the USA, Simple Acres Blog is an independently operated blog run by Stefanie Davis. This website shares ways to live abundantly on less through tips on cooking, recipes, family life, farming and more.
How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Simple Acres Blog:
- if you subscribe to the newsletter
- if you leave a comment on the blog
- if you purchase a product via the Simple Acres Blog store or Etsy shop
- through website cookies and log files
- through Google Analytics
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 firstname.lastname@example.org asking to be removed.
Currently, I send a minimum of one-two emails per week. However, I will occasionally email you about products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests.
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.
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. 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.
Products in the Simple Acres Blog are sold via Etsy. Your name, email address, and country are required during the checkout process. This information is required in order to send you the purchased product and to determine whether or not the EU VAT tax should be applied to your purchase.
The details you enter are stored by the third party applications. All payments are made through PayPal, which does not store your financial information once the transaction has been processed.
I also sell products via affiliate programs. Each program collects and retains their own data. I do not have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs. It is best to read their individual privacy policies for more information on how your data is collected and used.
Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Simple Acres Blog:
- Amazon (for advertising)
- Facebook Pixel (for Facebook ad targeting): Read how the Pixel works
- Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior): Read how their cookies work
- Active Campaign (for email tracking): Read how their site tracking works
- Shareaholic (for social media sharing)
- Pushcrew (for sending push notifications): Read how their cookies work
- Sumo share buttons (for social sharing): Read how their cookies work
Simple Acres Blog uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, 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 I have 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. You can read more about that here.
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Social Media Privacy
Simple Acres Blog uses various social media platforms. Simple Acres Blog is not responsible for what you post on Simple Acres Blog’s social media channels.
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.
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.
Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact email@example.com. You can request to be removed at any time.
Simple Acres Blog contains links to other websites. As such, Simple Acres Blog is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.