Disclosure & Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy: 

Designed Décor found at https://www.designeddecor.com/ (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily give information to the Website by leaving a comment or subscribing to a newsletter.  

Comments: When visitors leave comments on the Website, 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.

If you leave a comment on the Website, you may opt-in to save 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 left comments on the Website, you can ask to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also ask 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.

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

Media: Images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included may be uploaded to the Website. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  For example, you may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  

Automatically Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies and Web Beacons:

I do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit my site. This could include only showing you a pop-up once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of my features, such as the Member’s Only Library.

I also use third-party advertisements on www.designeddecor.com to support my site. These advertisers use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit my site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to my users based on their visit to my site and/or other sites on the internet. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Ad networks that may seen on my site are Google Adsense and Monumetric

 More about cookies:

  • Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site offer a better user experience.
  • The cookies cannot identify you.
  • In general, cookies are used to keep user preferences and offer anonymized tracking data to third-party applications like Google Analytics.
  • As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.
  • However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.
  • The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
  • I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
  • To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit this page at tools.google.com.
  • This page describes how Google uses cookie data from this site.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and support the Website.
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters, blog post updates, and special offers. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries.
  • To provide you with user support.
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against the unauthorized or illegal activity.

 

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

 

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Convertkit – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name (if submitted, it is not required) and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to the Convertkit/privacy for further information. If you would like your view and click information to NOT be tracked, please email me at dede@designeddecor.com with your request. If you would like to take care of this yourself, click the PREFERENCES button at the bottom of any of my emails.

This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or show your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

 

 Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Designed Decor 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 links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. Example of Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2KQfrqh

Designed Décor is a participant in the RewardStyle Affiliate Program. The website will use customized links, provided by RewardStyle, to track referrals to various shopping websites. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. Example of RewardStyle link: http://rstyle.me/n/csvx5yb4svx

Designed Decor is a participant in many various Affiliate programs.  These affiliate programs utilize cookies to track visitors for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.  

Newsletters/Blog Post Updates/Special Offers

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. Access – You may request the personal information I have about you.  Amend – You may contact me to amend or update your personal information.  Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do any of the above circumstances, please submit a request to dede@designeddecor.com.

Please note that I may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at dede@designeddecor.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact me at dede@designeddecor.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy. 

This policy goes into effect on May 25, 2018.

 

Disclosure:

This policy is valid from 13 January 2013

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, DeDe Bailey. 

Many of my posts contain affiliate links.  If you click on an affiliate link and buy something, I may receive a very small commission.  It does NOT result in additional charges to you or cost you anything extra. Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.  The affiliate money I earn per month helps pay the fees to keep this site up and running. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.  The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third-party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.  The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ 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.  This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.  To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

DeDe/Designed Decor 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.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, as well as one or two images, provided that full and clear credit is given to DeDe Bailey and Designed Decor with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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