Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides you with information about how we collect, use and store personal data from visitors to our website, (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:

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


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:

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:

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:


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


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

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


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