To assist with the cost of this site including website hosting and email services Google Adsense Ads and Amazon links are used. Occasionally I will write about products I use and recommend (particularly for products I love and use in DIY articles.) If a post is sponsored that will always be clearly disclosed or if I receive a product for free to review.
What Information Do We Collect and How is it Used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when subscribing to a newsletter, leaving a comment or submitting the contact form. The information is submitted voluntarily through an opt-in form or voluntarily entered the information in the comment or contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates and or times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. This information we collect is used to customize the content or layout of the page for each individual visitor.
This Website engages in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
Special Note about Google Ads and DoubleClick DART Cookie
Links to Third Party Websites
Cookies: We may log information using cookies including session and persistent cookies which can stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. The most effective way to disable cookies is in your browser. We suggest you consult the Help section of your browser which offers guidance for browsers.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
• To operate and maintain the Website;
• To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
• To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
• To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
• To respond to your comments or inquiries;
• To track and measure advertising on the Website;
• To process payment for purchases you make through the Website; or,
• To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-Party Use of Personal Information
We may share your information with third parties.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
- Google Analytics– this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. To learn more about Google Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.
- Mailchimp– this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. Information that does not identify you personally may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Comments And Visible Information
If leaving a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. It is not required to leave an email or name to leave a comment.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Please be aware that if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels
This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
The Twisted Thinking Inc. 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 these sales.
Twisted Thinking Inc. is also a participant in other affiliate programs. I share my special link that lets them know I sent you. It helps me to keep this site running.
Like many other Web sites, Twisted Thinking Inc. makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. Some advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program or Amazon Associates) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for targeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.
You may voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels which may be used for advertising purposes. The pixel is embedded in emails and we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user and will not be passed on to third parties.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. The Savvy Age is not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to tracey@thesavvyage (dot) com.
Amend – You may contact us at tracey@thesavvyage (dot) com to change or update your personal information.
Forget /Remove – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to tracey@thesavvyage (dot) com. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at tracey@thesavvyage (dot) com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Controlling Your Privacy
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Last updated: May 20th 2018