Updated: April 6, 2022
You guys aren’t “data” to us – you’re friends. And your privacy is no joke.
We have not enabled the option to submit a comment on our site since 2015. That being said, the main purpose for collecting each commenter’s email address back when comments were available (which always remained hidden once the comment was submitted) was so we knew you were a real person and not a spammer, and so we could personally reach out to you if you won one of our weekly giveaways (the vendor typically needed an email to send the prize).
If you wrote personal info like your full name or your email address in the body of your comment (or in the “Name” or “URL” field) this info can be viewed by anyone reading the comment section of that post. By contrast, your email address, as entered in the “E-mail” section of the comment form, always remained completely hidden from view and would never be shared.
If you send us an email, the address that you send it from will never be passed along either. So you won’t end up on some annoying mailing list or find tons of spam in your inbox. Our goal is to safeguard the privacy of all of our visitors and users. Please make sure you understand our practices before you use our site.
2.0 No Children’s Use
Our website is not intended for children, which is defined as anyone under 13 years of age in the US and anyone under 16 in the EU. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian that is willing to agree to these terms on their behalf. If you are a child under these definitions, you may not use or provide any information on this Website; use any of its features or register; make any purchases; use any of the interactive or public comment features; or provide any information about yourself to us.
If we learn that we have received personal information from a child without parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com.
3.2 Legal Disclosures of Personal Information: We may process, store, and disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to 1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us; 2) protect and defend our rights or property; or 3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the site.
3.3 DMCA Disclosures: We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. As part of the compliance process, we may be required to disclose whatever information we have for you to a copyright holder who has submitted a complaint to us.
3.4. Public Interaction with Others: If you interact with others on our website, such as participating in the comments on a post—they may have access to some of your data, including your name, profile picture, and your history of interaction with our website, such as prior comments or posts. Please remember that any information you provide is not private. Any publicly posted information can be viewed, well, publicly, and could be viewed by anyone, including family, friends, media, investigators, and potential employers conducting background checks. *Note: we have not had comments available on our site since 2015.
3.5 Third Party Websites: We link to other sites, but please keep in mind that we do not control the privacy policies of those sites. Make sure to review the policies of these sites before providing your personal information.
3.6 Sale of Business:
Should we sell a portion or all of this site or our business, your personal information will be an asset transferred to the new owner.
3.8 Advertisers: This site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. They may use information about your visit to our site and others through cookies to offer you personalized ads. We cannot control the activities of other advertisers or sites. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy.
4.0 For Our California Visitors:
4.1 Do Not Track Signals: Pursuant to the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we hereby disclose that we do not currently honor Do Not Track signals issued by browsers or other third-party sources.
4.2 California Eraser Law: If you are an individual under 18 and have provided personal information or content to us in some manner, you have the right to request the deletion of that information pursuant to the “California Eraser Law.” Contact us to make such a request at Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com.
5.0 This section is for our EU visitors:
5.1 Data Collection Table
|PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT||PURPOSE OF COLLECTING DATA||LEGAL BASIS FOR COLLECTION AND PROCESSING|
|NAME||Personalize website/email experience; Blog comments||We will ask for consent|
|EMAIL ADDRESS||Send emails about goods/services; Blog comments||We will ask for consent|
5.2 Who Has Access To The Data We Collect? We process and store data we collect from you, but also use third parties to assist us with processing your data including the following categories of vendors.
- Contest and survey platforms
- Email communication manager (FloDesk)
- Marketing funnel providers (CafeMedia)
- Website management services (LiquidWeb)
- Website analytics services (Google Analytics, Jetpack, CafeMedia)
*Any of these third parties who help process or store your data have written agreements with us that prevent them from using, sharing, or storing your personal data for any other purpose than the scope of our contracted terms with them.*
5.3 Legitimate Interest: We claim a legitimate interest for processing your personal information when you submit the information with an expectation that it will be processed without any impact on you. If you have questions about your data, what we use it for, or the basis for us collecting it, please contact us at Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com.
5.4 How Long Do We Keep Your Data? We keep your personal data for differing periods of time depending on why we gathered it:
- Website analytics: 26 months
- Opt-In to Email Newsletter: Until unsubscribed
If a legal claim arises involving your data, we will store and disclose that data to the relevant parties until the matter has been resolved.
5.5 Your Right To Ask For Corrections, Erasure, And Export Of Your Data: You have the right to control your personal data. Specifically, you have the following rights:
- The right to be informed: We are informing you now with this policy.
- The right of access: We’ll provide you with the data we have about you.
- The right to rectification: Request we fix incorrect data about you.
- The right to erasure: Request we erase certain data about you.
- The right to restrict processing: Ask us to restrict certain type of processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability: Ask us to provide your personal data we have for export.
- The right to object: Object to how we use your data.
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling: We don’t profile you, but keep in mind you have this right with other sites.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com. with your request.
5.6 Your Right To Withdraw Consent: Although this is mentioned above, we want to emphasize that wherever we’ve asked for your consent to collect or process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you receive email messages from us, you can use the Unsubscribe link in each message to withdraw consent and stop the mailings. Alternatively, you can contact us at Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com with your request.
5.7 Do We Transfer Your Data To Third Countries? No. We are located in the United States. Your data is collected and held here.
5.8 Privacy Concerns, Contacting Us, Complaints: You can contact Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com with any questions or requests about these policies or your personal data. Again, this section is for EU visitors, and if, after contacting us, you feel a privacy issue has not be resolved, you have the right to file a complaint with a Supervisory Authority such as the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland.
Representative: John & Sherry Petersik
Youngsters [at] YoungHouseLove.com
You can also send correspondence by mail to PO Box 2466, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459.
5.9 Cookies and Similar Technologies:
6.0. Miscellaneous Legal
6.2 Entire Agreement: The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between site users and our company relating to the use of this website.