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Privacy Policy and Disclosure

Disclosure

This policy is valid from May 18, 2018
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Cathy Carroll. For questions about this blog, please contact: cathy@cscarroll49@gmail.com
Many of my posts 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 money I earn per month helps pay the fees to keep this site up and running. Thanks so much for your support!

I am 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 linking to Amazon.com.

I accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. I abide by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

As the owner of this blog, I am compensated to provide my opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.




Privacy Policy

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on August 23, 2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at cathy@vintagepaintandmore.com.



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This policy was last updated on May 18, 2018.

Your privacy is important to Vintage Paint and more... 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 Vintage Paint and more...
Founded in 2010 and based in the United States, Vintage Paint and more... is an independently operated blog run by Cathy Carroll. This website is a personal blog where I share tutorials about my crafting, DIY, gardening and decor projects I do.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Vintage Paint and more...:

if you subscribe to the newsletter
if you leave a comment on the blog
if you purchase a product via the Amazon, my Etsy shop, or my Chalk Couture 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 Cathy@vintagepaintandmore.com asking to be removed.

I currently use MailChimp as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/?_ga=2.91214874.1450412565.1526666672-13534413.1508586764. Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used within Mailchimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.

Currently, I send a minimum of one 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.


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 Amazon, Etsy and Chalk Couture stores are sold via Amazon, Etsy and Chalk Couture. 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 Vintage Paint and more...:

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
MailChimp (for email tracking): Read how their site tracking works
Shareaholic (for social media sharing)
Sumo share buttons (for social sharing): Read how their cookies work


Google Analytics
Vintage Paint and more... uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. 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 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 Vintage Paint and more...
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. Vintage Paint and more...currently runs advertisements via Sovrn. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here on \Vintage Paint and more... in order to show you tailored ads to you.


Social Media Privacy
Vintage Paint and more... uses various social media platforms. Vintage Paint and more... is not responsible for what you post on  Vintage Paint and more'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 Cathy@vintagepaintandmore.com. You can request to be removed at any time.

Vintage Paint and more... contains links to other websites. As such, Vintage Paint and more... 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 Cathy@vintagepaintandmore.com .
THIRD PARTY APPS I USE:

I use some third-party apps to keep my blog running smoothly and they collect their own data.  I have no way of accessing this data or controlling their policies.  However, if you have concerns about the data they collect you may find their policies at these sites.

Hello Bar : https://www.hellobar.com/gdpr/