Policies

DISCLOSURE POLICY

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact subscriptions@housepitalitydesigns.com. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements. The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives 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 the bloggers’ 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.

POLICIES AND TERMS OF USE

PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICIES:
The privacy of our visitors to Housepitality Designs is important to me and as the owner, I take the security of collected data very seriously.
When you do use my website, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit my blog and how I safeguard your information.

I have never, nor ever will, sell or submit your personal information to third parties.

I do not collect any payments through our site so there is no financial information collected or stored.

COOKIE POLICIES
As with most other websites, I collect and use anonymous information. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Spectrum Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This information is tracked by the following entities for better security, content creation, and marketing purposes.

I use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:
Google Analytics Privacy Policy

Anonymous information is also collected by my web host SiteGround distinguish between real users and bots and to protect our site from spam and hackers.

If you watch an embedded video from YouTube from this site, the IP information is sent to YouTube to record that the video has been viewed.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server, at the end of the user session, and when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user.

I make use of the EU Cookie Law plug-in that informs users that our site uses cookies. In addition, you can disable cookies through your own browser settings. Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our site. Some features of the site may cease to be available to you.

Housepitality Designs is affiliated with Penske Media Corporation for the purposes of placing advertising on the site.
Penske Media Corporation uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates.

I publish interest-based advertisements on the site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, Penske Media Corporation, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

By using this site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Penske Media Corporation, Google, and other third party partners.You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com.

FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA RESIDENTS
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by me or Penske Media Corporation related to advertising on the Site, you can contact Penske Media Corporation
If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners I work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

EMAIL COLLECTION
I may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to me. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email whenever there is a new blog post or to receive a newsletter from me. If you have provided your email address to me, I promise to use it only for the purposes for which you provided and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the site or other products or services that I believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in any email from
Housepitality Designs.

My email list service provider is Mad Mimi and your address is stored in their servers.

COMMENTS
Leaving a comment on any one of our posts requires that you identify yourself by a valid email address. That information is stored in our site’s database. An anonymous string created from your email address to the Gravatar service to place your happy, smiling face next to your comment. It is always your personal choice to leave a comment or not but we hope that you choose to do so. We love to hear from and connect with our readers.
You are welcome to contact me directly through our contact page if you have any concerns about the info that is collected through my site.