This policy is valid from 01 October 2018
Farmhouse by Design is a home decor and lifestyle blog written and edited by me. For more information or for questions about this blog, please feel free to contact me at Latitia@farmhousebydesign.com
I hold myself to the highest standards of integrity. Additionally, I always strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate me for my time, research, and ideas. I genuinely love and appreciate my readers and will make it my primary goal to always be up front and honest in every post that I write. In order to keep this blog up and running I have chosen to monetize my site via affiliate links and ads.
I will only share affiliate links for products that I have used, love or believe will be of benefit to my reader. When you click on an affiliate link, I do receive a small affiliate commission* should you make a purchase. Clicking on an affiliate link does not change the cost to you, the reader, in any way. Not every link in my posts will be an affiliate link. I will always share links for products, when possible, for any items that I believe will be of benefit to my readers.
Amazon Associates Disclosure:
Farmhouse by Design is 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.
We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their site or on a site that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected by the merchant and us. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.
*Disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Personal Information We Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize the Site. For example, we may generate analytics about how our readers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you OR by emailing us at Latitia@farmhousebydesign.com at any time.
Do Not Track
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. If you wish to exercise these rights please email us at Latitia@farmhousebydesign.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please email us at Latitia@farmhousebydesign.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example, if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
First and foremost: Please be nice. We are all on this journey together. We all have our individual strengths and weaknesses. We all have different tastes and styles. This is not the place to compete with one another or tear one another down. This is also not a place for negativity and criticism. Let’s fight FOR one another rather than AGAINST one another. I am more than welcome to hearing ideas from those who visit my blog, but please remember to express those ideas in a respectful manner. A little bit of grace and compassion can go a long way!
Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:
- Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
- Comments including profanity will be deleted.
- Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.
- Comments that attack an individual directly will be deleted.
- Comments that harass other posters will be deleted. Please be respectful toward other contributors.
This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions on the commenting policy, please let us know at Latitia@farmhousebydesign.com.
I am truly honored when you share a post or idea! However, please be mindful that all images and text on this site are property of Farmhouse by Design. You may use up to two photos without direct written consent provided you include a direct link back to my original post. Please do not crop, edit or remove watermarks from photos without first obtaining written permission from Farmhouse by Design. All free printables offered on this site are for personal use only. Pinning of images is welcomed – and certainly appreciated!! If you have any questions concerning this content policy, you may contact me via email at Latitia@farmhousebydesign.com.