Disclosures and Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is written and edited by me, and is provided as a “service” to you, the reader.

Our website address is: https://sayitwithsimplicity.com.  For questions or comments about this blog contact cj@sayitwithsimplicity.com

The purpose of our blog content is to encourage you create for your home and family. By sharing my own creations I hope to teach and inspire you to make things that you can enjoy using for your own home and family.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

**Say It With Simplicity does not make any warranties about the outcome of tutorials followed from this website. Results may vary, and in completing this project, you are entirely at your own risk.

The views I share on this blog are entirely my own, and I do not receive any compensation for providing these opinions.

Affiliate Links

Say It With Simplicity has costs pertaining to the running of a blog. These expenses are not limited to blog hosting account, software and technical tools. To offset some of these costs, I use affiliate links in posts where they are applicable.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised their guidelines in regard to testimonies and endorsements in order to protect YOU, the consumer from errant and misleading advertising.

Since Say It With Simplicity is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsement or testimonials, it is very important that I am honest in the disclosure of them.

I also use affiliate links in my posts. As of this writing I am currently and affiliate/partner for Amazon, Blitsy, Blueprint, Creative Bug, Cricut, Joann, Ultimate Bundles, and Mom Webs, Swing Design, Expressions Vinyl and Skill Share.

Say It With Simplicity receives a commission when you sign up for a service or purchase a product through one of these referral links. (At NO additional cost to you!)

I only choose products, services or businesses that I have personally used and feel would be of benefit to my readers. I only promote resources that I highly recommend to my readers.

You deserve accurate information and I will provide it as far as it is possible for me to do so. I choose not to compromise my standards just to sell something to those who trust me and view my content.

As of this writing I have not been provided with free products to review. However, this may change in the future and I would do my best to give any product or service an honest review.

Each affiliate/company/service has their own privacy policy and I strongly encourage you to visit and read the privacy policy of these services.

Say It With Simplicity is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use Google Analytics like many other websites. The information that I can obtain from Google analytics is not personally identifiable. It includes such things as:

  • Types of browser
  • Type of device (desktop, mobile, tablet)
  • Sessions by time of day
  • Referring pages
  • Number of clicks
  • Country of visitor

As was mentioned, this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable. It does help us to see how our content is performing.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form.

All comments are moderated to weed out anything that may be considered spam.

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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Say It With Simplicity may use a contact form for the purpose of sending blog subscribers an e-mail newsletter and blog updates. This is an entirely optional form and is not required for users of this service. Say It With Simplicity does not share this information with any other parties. You may opt out of our newsletters and blog updates at any time.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Who we share your data with

Say It With Simplicity does not share, sell, or transfer any personally identifiable information to anyone. This is our promise to you, our reader.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

To subscribe to our e-mails we only require your first name and e-mail address. This is completely voluntary. You may read any article on the site without subscribing.

Additional information

How we protect your information

Say It With Simplicity only provides articles or information. We do not sell products or collect credit card numbers. Purchases of our products are made through our Etsy site. You may view their policies at any time by visiting Etsy.com.

The registration for our newsletter is handled through a so-called double opt-in procedure, which means you will receive an e-mail after your registration, in which you will be asked to confirm your registration once again. The registrations for the newsletter are recorded in order to prove accurate registration according to legal requirements.

The newsletters will be sent by means of “Convert Kit”

Convert Kit complies with the US-EU-Data-Privacy-Agreement the “Privacy Shield” and is committed to comply with EU data protection requirements.  This is a data protection agreement which obliges Convert Kit to protect the data of our users, to process according to its privacy regulations on our behalf. To Learn more about the Privacy Shield program visit this link. https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome. To view the Convert Kit certification visit the following link. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.