This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process personal data through your use of my site:  https://decorhint.com.

Who I Am

At Decorhint.com, I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to my web site.  In particular, I want you to know that decorhint.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

In this Privacy Policy, I’ve provided detailed information on when and why I collect personal information, how I use it, the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others, and how I keep it secure.

Information is collected 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.

I take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of decorhint.com with a safe and secure environment.

You can contact me, Karen, at karen@decorhint.com for questions or concerns.

Why I Collect Information

I may use it to deliver content and products that you are most interested in.  I use it to serve you better, communicate with you, and send you e-mail newsletters.  I do not use your personal information for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected unless I first obtain your consent to do so.  

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

When someone visits decorhint.com, I use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. I do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to my website.

Website Comments

When someone visits decorhint.com, there may be an ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages.  When comments are submitted, you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity. When a comment is submitted, the relevant details (name, email, website) that you provide are stored.  If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.  This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. I do not verify information entered nor do I require verification.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (spam detection company is Akismet). Typically the information collected by Akismet includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for my e-newsletter, I collect personal information (your email address). I use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about; to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; to check my records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I do not rent or trade email lists with other organizations, businesses or individuals.

I use a third-party provider, Flodesk, to deliver my e-newsletter. I gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my e-newsletter. For more information, please see Flodesk’s privacy notice.

You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails.

Third Parties

There may be some circumstances where your IP address, geographic location, and other browser-related details may be shared with third-party companies.  I may share your above-mentioned data with the following third party companies from time to time (please see third party advertising).

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personally identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.

Affilimate: This service tracks clicks and views of affiliate links on my site. It does not store IP addresses or other personal information. You can read their privacy policy.

How Long I Retain Your Data

Only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, as outlined in this Website Privacy Policy.

Access To Your Personal Information

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  Email your request to me, Karen, at karen@decorhint.com,  and I will work with you to remove any of your personal data I may have.

Advertising 

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

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 us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at karen@decorhint.com and contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt-out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt-out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at info@adthrive.com. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand-side platforms.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies that enable Google and its partners to serve ads based on your prior visits to Decor Hint and other sites on the Internet. You can opt out of the use of Google’s DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

You can also opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

How I Protect Your Data

I do my best to protect your information for any unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure and use a variety of security measures to keep it safe, including secure networks and limited access to your information.  However, you acknowledge that personal information you voluntarily share online, on any website, could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission.  Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

Changes To My Privacy Policy

I may make changes to my Privacy Policy in the future, however, the most current version of the policy will govern my processing of your personal data and will always be available HERE at this URL.

If I make a change to this policy that, in my sole discretion, is material, I will notify you by an update or email, where possible.  By continuing to access or use my services, you agree to be bound to the terms of my Privacy Policy.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my policies. If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach out to me at any time: karen@decorhint.com.

Karen

decorhint.com