Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides you with information about how we collect, use and store personal data from visitors to our website, thehouseandhomestead.com (referred to herein as this “website” or this “site”).

Please note that this privacy policy only governs the aforementioned website. This website may contain links to third-party websites that are not governed by this privacy policy.

By providing us with your data, you confirm that you are over 13 years of age.

 The House & Homestead is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data. Our contact information is as follows:

Company name: The House & Homestead

Contact email: anna@thehouseandhomestead.com

Mailing address: 2748 Exeter Place, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6X7

 

What Personal Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use This Information?

When you visit this site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including the type of device you are using (ie. mobile, desktop or tablet), your IP address, region and timezone, and any cookies associated with your device. We may also collect information on specific pages you visit as you browse this website, what websites or search terms referred you to this site and other information about how you interact with this site. We use this information to track visitor usage and to optimize and enhance our website to best suit our readers’ preferences and needs.

We also collect and store personal data that you voluntarily submit to us when you either subscribe to our mailing list, submit a contact form on our website or on any of our social media platforms or communicate with us directly through email or social media messaging. We only collect as much information as is necessary to provide you with the services you request or subscribe to, including but not limited to, your name, email address, general demographic information (including your region, timezone and IP address) and any other preferences you indicate through your subscription or communications with us.

We use and store this information for the purposes of communicating with you and delivering relevant content, promotions, advertisements and special offers to you. Our legal basis for collecting this information is so that we can provide you with the services that you consent to and request from us when you submit a form or communicate directly with us, as well as for our legitimate interests which include replying to communications sent to us, fulfilling our end of any legal contracts with you and keeping records in order to to establish, pursue or defend any legal claims that may arise at any time.

We will never sell your personal data to any third-party recipients and will never distribute or otherwise share any of your personal data with anyone other than that which is necessary to share with our direct affiliates, partners and service providers.

How We Collect Personal Information

Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences and browsing history in order to optimize your content and reading experience. You can turn off the use of cookies anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We also use third-party advertising companies who may use cookies to customize the advertisements you see when you visit this site. We do not share any personal information with any of these third-party advertising companies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect and track statistics related to our audience and website traffic. This information is collected for the purpose of optimizing our website and improving our overall user experience. For more information on how Google Analytics collects and safeguards personal data and to view their personal privacy policy, click here.

Email Delivery Services Provider

This website uses a third-party email delivery services provider in order to maintain email communications with our subscribers and fulfill any contracts with you.

When you voluntarily enter your information in exchange for a product, service or download, whether paid or free, or when you subscribe to our mailing list, your data is stored by this email marketing services provider in order for us to fulfill our contract with you, which may or may not include providing you with any products, services or downloads you have requested. Your information is stored here for no longer than the necessary and reasonable amount of time that it takes for us to fulfill our contract with you. If you subscribe to our mailing list, your information will be stored indefinitely or until you voluntarily unsubscribe from our mailing list, which you are free to do at any time.

Currently, this website uses the services of ActiveCampaign for delivery of email newsletters, updates and promotional campaigns. For more information on how ActiveCampaign collects and stores personal data and to view their privacy policy, click here.

Social Media Sharing

We embed a Facebook widget which allows you to share our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage) if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

We use a Twitter Tweet widget on our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

We also use a Pinterest Save widget on our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites 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 visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

 

Your Privacy Rights

Under current data protection laws, you have the right to request access to or rectification and erasure of any or all of your personal data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and the right to withdraw consent at any time if consent has been given. 

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. This means that you have the right to file a complaint with any authority who has jurisdiction over any current data protection laws, including the GDPR.

To withdraw consent from email marketing and communications at any time, simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email message you have received from The House & Homestead or contact us directly at anna@thehouseandhomestead.com.

To request information regarding your personal data or to exercise any of your other privacy rights, please contact us at anna@thehouseandhomestead.com.

 

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