What Information We Collect and How It Is Used
Website Interaction. We may collect personal information you voluntarily provide to us, for example:
- 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.
When you place an order you may be added to our mailing list from which you can unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe link in each email or by contacting me at jami(at)anoregoncottage.com.
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.
More Ways The Information Collected Is Used
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 the website.
- Provide you with information that may affect your use of the website.
- 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.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a Raptive ("Raptive") for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Raptive will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Raptive's data usage, click here: https://raptive.com/creator-advertising-privacy-statement
Third Party Links
The website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave the site, 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.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected].
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected].
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
We respect the privacy of children and “child” means an individual under the age of 13. All information and content on this website is intended for individuals over the age of 18. Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using this website. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe personal information is collected from someone under the age of 13 without parental or guardian consent, then please contact us to have that information deleted.
While 98% of the articles on the site are content that written for no monetary compensation, I do accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or product for review.
Please be confident, though, that the compensation received will never influence my honest opinion of the content, topics, or posts made in this blog.
I will always disclose whether or not I have received a free product to review within each post, as well as letting you know if there are affiliate links within an article.
This website 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.
In addition to Amazon, I do occasionally use other affiliate programs as well, such as Reward Style, Shareasale, and VigLink. When you purchase from any of these affiliate links I receive a small commission without affecting the price you pay for it.
In respect of my audience, there are many opportunities that are emailed to me that I don't feel are a good fit with the goals for myself or the website, so you won't see it here.
In addition, I will never tell you I like a product I've agreed to review when I don’t. I am very selective about the affiliate products I support and the products I accept for review or to giveaway and you can be assured that these high standards I set are with you in mind.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.
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 June 9, 2022.