At An Oregon Cottage (“AOC”), we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. To better protect your privacy we’re providing this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
What Information AOC Collects
Blog Interaction. AOC only collects the personal information you voluntarily provide to us which may include:
- Your email address in order to subscribe to our mailing list.
- Your name, email address and/or social media profile in order to post a comment on the blog.
- Your full name, email address and message in order to contact us via our contact form.
Activity. When visiting AnOregonCottage.com, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Cookies. In compliance with the European Union legislation, we inform you that our website will store some information about your preferences on your own computer inside a tiny file called a ‘cookie’.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. A third-party website called aboutcookies.org has been setup to help you with instructions how you can do that on various browsers.
1) Identify you as a returning user and to count your visits in our traffic statistics analysis.
2) Remember your custom display preferences.
3) Suggest any recent searches you’ve made on our site.
4) Other usability features including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent to cookies.
5) For Third-Party advertising (see more on this below).
Enabling cookies from our website is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
How AOC Uses The Information Collected
Personal Data. The information you provide is used to communicate, send weekly and periodic emails, process transactions, and improve the service we provide. This also may include:
- Customize your experience and analyze the usage of AOC
- Provide you with information that may affect your use of AOC
- Communicate marketing and promotional offers
- Provide customer service, including receipts
- Develop new products
- Resolve disputes and enforce our policies
Non-Personal Data. Your Non-Personal Data may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to:
- Measuring traffic patterns
- Understanding demographics, customer interest, and other trends among users
- Providing, improving, and modifying services
- For promotional and marketing purposes
We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating the website, conducting business and providing service to visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.
Third Party Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
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. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents (GDPR)
AdThrive: 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 AdThrive at [email protected]. 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 icon. (Available in the EU.)
AOC: This website does not envisage offering goods or services to individuals living in the European Union as detailed in the General Data Protection Regulation. In addition, the information presented and associated with this website is intended for individuals that reside in the United States only.
Third Party Links
AOC may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave AOC, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Affiliate Program Participation
AOC is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To that end we maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure.
However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site 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.
How to Update Your Information
If you opt-in to AOC’s mailing list, we will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us (new article announcements and/or newsletter) and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us with your request at jami(at)anoregoncottage.com.
Any information collected during giveaways, such as names and email addresses, will not be used for any purpose other than to contact the winner(s).
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Updates to this Policy will be posted on this page.
An Oregon Cottage, LLC
PO Box 682
Pleasant Hill, OR 97455
This policy last updated August 27, 2019.
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