Privacy



Privacy Policy


This policy was last updated May 2018.

Your privacy is important to Homeroad. 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.

About Homeroad:
Founded in 2010 and based in USA, Homeroad is an independently operated blog run by Susan Stevenson. This website is a DIY home and garden website.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Homeroad.

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • if you purchase a product via the Homeroad store
  • 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 sjkgirls@gmail.com and ask to be removed.

I currently use Feedburner as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=us.) Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used within Feedburner to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.

Blog Comments
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.

Store Purchases
Products in the Homeroad Store 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
Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Homeroad:


Google Analytics
Homeroad 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.

Advertisements on Homeroad
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. Adthrive currently runs advertisements. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here on Homeroad in order to show you tailored ads to you.

Social Media Privacy
Homeroad uses various social media platforms. Homeroad is not responsible for what you post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook'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.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
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 sjkgirls@gmail.com. You can request to be removed at any time.

Homeroad contains links to other websites. As such, Homeroad 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 us at sjkgirls@gmail.com.


AT YOUR OWN RISK

Any content on this website is created for inspiration purposes only. Creating with my suggested methods, products used, and tools falls under your own risk.

Please ensure you are following proper guidelines with anything used, and you receive professional guidance if you don't know how to do something. Always wear safety glasses and follow safety rules.

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Homeroad's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Homeroad's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Homeroad at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Homeroad's web site are provided "as is". Homeroad makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Homeroad does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Homeroad or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Homeroad's Internet site, even if Homeroad or a Homeroad authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Homeroad's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Homeroad does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Homeroad may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Homeroad does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Homeroad has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Homeroad of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Homeroad may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Homeroad's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.


Affiliate Disclaimer

Homeroad's posts may contain affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and buy something, I may receive a very small commission. It does NOT result in additional charges to you or cost you anything extra. Mentions of associated products/services/ businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. The affiliate fee I earn per month helps pay expenses that keep this site up and running. Thanks so much for your support!

Cookies

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