Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect?

We collect only the data that you submit to us when registering on our site, signing up for our newsletter, and/or placing an order. This may include your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience and allow us to fulfill your requests and/or orders.

When do we collect information?

We collect only the information you enter on our site when registering, signing up for our newsletter, or making a purchase.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information you provide to us to send to send periodic emails regarding updated content on our website, to answer your inquiries, and/or to process your product orders.

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards and use regular malware scanning and other similar means to keep our website secure.

We never ask for your debit card, credit card, or banking information as all payment transactions with us are handled through the privacy and security of PayPal and transactions made with our affiliates are handled directly through their websites.

Cookies

This site uses Cookies.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We Use Cookies To:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate, non-personally-identifying data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may use trusted third-party services to track this information on our behalf.

Control Over Cookies

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings on your computer or device. Please refer to your browser’s Help Menu for instructions on how to modify your cookies.

Be aware that, if you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled and may make your user experience on our website less efficient. You will, however, still be able to place orders.

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we are required to by law or deem it necessary in order to enforce our site policies or to protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third-Party Links

The content on this website may, at times, link to third-party informational resources or to other websites offering products or services (affiliate links).  These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies, and we, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites that concern you.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be accessed via Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. If/When Google AdSense is used on this website, it will comply with the requirements set forth in Google’s Advertising Principles.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

This Website Conforms to the Following CalOPPA Requirements:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Our Privacy Policy will always be available via a link provided on the main menu
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found as specified above.
  • Privacy Policy changes and updates will be published on this Privacy Policy page
  • Users can change personal information submitted to this site by emailing wjones@homesteadinghowto.com

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and will not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

This website does not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to nor collect data from children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices and Individual Redress Principles

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in compliance with Fair Information Practices, we will, should a data breach occur, notify you within one business day via the email address you have submitted to us.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which states that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:  

  • Send information and/or respond to inquiries, questions, or other requests.

To be in accordance with CAN SPAM, we agree to:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please reach out to us via email at wjones@homesteadinghowto.com

Last Edited: January 2020