Disclosure and Policies

Comment Policy

Your comments are important to me, and it makes my day when you take the time to respond to my articles. All comments must be approved by the blog administrator before being published. If you have an opposing view or constructive criticism, your thoughts are welcome and I will consider what you say. However, if you choose to use hurtful words to attack, your comment will not be approved or published.

 

Amazon Disclosure

Queen of the Household is a member of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising program that provides an income to help cover the costs of this site. If you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links to Amazon, I receive a small percentage at no extra cost to you.

 

Disclosure Policy

The Federal Trade Commission’s {FTC}  guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Queen of the Household is a source of income for my family, and occasionally I will share endorsements or testimonials. For that reason, please be advised of the following:

  1. My goal is to always provide helpful articles by way of inspiration, practical tips, and at times product endorsement. However, I will NEVER compromise this blog, my integrity, or my readers trust by endorsing anything just to make money.
  2. Since Queen of the Household is a source of income, running this blog costs money, and I put many, many hours of work into this blog, there may be times when it is used to promote products, services, or other businesses.
  3. I only promote products, services, and businesses that I believe will benefit my readers.
  4. Products provided by advertising partners for review are given free of charge. However, all reviews will be honest, and I offer no guarantee of a positive review.
  5. When reviewing a product or service, I will always share my completely honest opinion about it whether or not I am partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment.
  6. As often as possible, affiliate links will be noted with an *. However, there may be times that an affiliate link may not be noted.

 

Privacy Policy

I respect your privacy and want to protect it. This Privacy Policy informs you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used.

Information You Voluntarily Submit: When you leave a comment, subscribe to my newsletter, or submit a contact form, you voluntary submit things such as your name and email address. If you create a user profile, that means you will create a username and password. Your username will be stored, but your password will not be visible in my records.

Information We Collect from Others: If you link your Facebook and/or Google accounts to your user profile, I will receive your name, email address and profile picture that is associated with your account.  Queen of the Household allows you the option of using the Facebook commenting system, therefore if you choose to comment on a poster page, your profile picture will show up.

Automatically-Collected Information: Queen of the Household automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Queen of the Household, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, links you clicked, and the dates/times when you accessed Queen of the Household will be logged.

Cookies: I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Queen of the Household. Cookies are data files that are stored on your browser.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

 

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED:

  • To operate and maintain the Queen of the Household
  • To create your account, identify you as a user, and customize the Website for your account
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to unsubscribe from my email list
  • To respond to your comments or questions
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website

 

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Queen of the Household 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.

Mailerlite – this service is used for delivery of email optins and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.

Mediavine – this service is used to display ads on Queen of the Household. You may see ads based on the cookies on your browser that is described above.

I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Otherwise, this blog does not share personal information with third parties nor does it store any information about your visit to this blog except what is used to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies that was explained above.

You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

 

NEWSLETTERS

You may subscribe to my email newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes from time to time. 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 if and 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/unsubscribe from future email communications by following the unsubscribe links at the bottom of every email. You may also notify me at emily@queenofthehousehold.com to be removed from my mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to emily@queenofthehousehold.com.

Amend – You may contact us at emily@queenofthehousehold.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – You may request that we erase or forget your personal data. Please send your request to emily@queenofthehousehold.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

 

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Do not submit personal information on this website such as 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, 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 emily@queenofthehousehold.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 17, 2018. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at emily {at} queenofthehousehold {dot} com.