Privacy Policy and Disclosures

Updated June 18, 2021

Happy Simple Living is a personal blog written and edited by Eliza Cross. 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.

We take your privacy very seriously. We will only send you emails if you specifically opt in and give us your permission.

Your email address will NEVER, EVER, EVER be shared with any 3rd parties, and you will receive only the type of content for which you signed up. We know how much our readers care about how their personal information is collected and used, and are committed to careful and thoughtful privacy practices.

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your contact information, transaction information and data stored on HappySimpleLiving.com (our “Site”).

Advertising

We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies are ONLY allowed to use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, click stream information) during your visit in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.

We do not control the content or links that appear on third-party ads and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Affiliate Relationships

Happy Simple Living may have financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on the Site. Happy Simple Living may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant.

Happy Simple Living may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for certain posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions and experiences about 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 by the reader with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Happy Simple Living and Cross Media, Inc. may earn a commission on the sale of linked products. Commission-earning links and display advertising are the primary ways we support Happy Simple Living. The inclusion of advertisements on the site does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services, and Happy Simple Living shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the site.

Third Party Service Providers

This 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.

Mad Mimi – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters.  We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to MadMimi/GoDaddy’s privacy policy for further information.

Akismet – We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Comments

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

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 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.

Your Rights Regarding Your Data

If you subscribe to our newsletter, 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.

Republishing

All of Happy Simple Living’s content is copyrighted and written for the exclusive use of our readers and subscribers. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission.

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