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Internet Cookies & Other Data
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the website.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More information about cookie management can be found with specific browsers at the browsers’ respective websites.
Web beacons are an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a Web site that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site. It is often used in combination with cookies.
Your email address will be required when leaving comments on this site. You can choose to save your information (name & email address) for your next visit to our site by checking the box located under the Comment area. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.
This site does not collect your email address for any other purpose besides leaving comments.
How Cookies & Tracking Data Are Collected & Used
There are two tools which we use, from Google, to help us with our website analytics. These tools help us understand customer traffic patterns but, importantly, cannot be linked to you personally (at least not by us).
Google gives us traffic information in the aggregate only (such as: how many people visited this particular page on our website, where people are from, devices they use to access our site and so on). Those two tools are Google Analytics and Google Search Console.
Another tool we use to help us with our website analytic information is Statcounter. Statcounter gives us traffic information in the aggregate only, such as: how many people visited a particular page on our website, where people are from, devices they use to access our site and so on.
Our site is hosted by SG Hosting Inc.; Siteground Hosting. Siteground may collect your IP address via server logs, including those you can see and download like AWStats, Webalizer, and raw access logs.
The Siteground Data Processing Agreement can be found here: https://www.siteground.com/term/301.htm
These companies may include:
Google Adsense: https://policies.google.com/privacy
You may opt-out of interest-based advertising by using the tool provided by NAI (Network Advertising Initiative). It can be found here:
Affiliate Program Tracking
Home Sweet Decor may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website.
Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.
We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.
Sylvia Mayfield 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 any sales.
Our website features social sharing buttons for some or all of the following social Media: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Yummly, Flipboard and Twitter.
These buttons help you share web content directly from our web pages to these social Media Platforms via your own account/profile. These companies do track your interests, and will use the profile they develop on you for their own purposes.
Users should be mindful, that this could include giving 3rd parties access to your personal profile. Users should therefore use the social sharing buttons at their own discretion, and only to the degree that they are comfortable with the privacy policies for these platforms. We have included links to the privacy policies for these social media.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
- Google+: https://policies.google.com/privacy
- Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
- StumbleUpon: http://help.stumbleupon.com/customer/en/portal/articles/665220-privacy-policy-
- Yummly: https://www.yummly.com/privacy
- Flipboard: https://about.flipboard.com/privacy/?lang=en
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we will not request any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
We would co-operate with any legal request for information that we may get. However, as you will note, we collect relatively little personal information on you directly.
We promise to use the information only for the purpose for which it is collected, and any information we have can be expunged by you by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not share or sell our information with any other company. Ever. Period. We would resist any unlawful request for information, regardless of the source.