Disclosures and Privacy Policy

Who we are

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

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

The purpose of our blog content is to serve our readers in regard to crafting inspiration and tutorials, recipes, crafting resources and other family oriented content.


**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 uses affiliate links on our service. (Amazon, Blueprint, Creative Bug and Mom Webs) Say It With Simplicity receives a commission when you sign up for a service or purchase a product through one of these links. (At NO additional cost to you!) We only recommend those services and projects that we use ourselves and highly recommend to our readers. The commission we receive from these affiliate links helps me to earn an income so that I can keep providing articles and tutorials for you.

Each of these services has their own privacy policy and we strongly encourage you to visit and read the privacy policy of these services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use Google Analytics like many other websites. The information in the log files include:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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.


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 only.  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.


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.

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 collect credit card numbers.


The registration for our newsletter is handled through a so-called double opt-in procedure, which meansyou 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 the accurate registration
process according to legal requirements.

The newsletters will be sent by means of “MailChimp”.

MailChimp uses this information to send out and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. In addition, MailChimp can use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come from. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them independently or transfer data to third parties.

MailChimp is certified under the US-EU-Data-Privacy-Agreement the “Privacy Shield” and is committed to comply with EU data protection requirements. Furthermore, we have concluded the “EU Model Clauses” with MailChimp. This is a data protection agreement which obliges MailChimp to protect the data of our users, to process according to its privacy regulations on our behalf and in particular not to
pass data on to third parties. You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here: