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Privacy Policy and Disclosures

Privacy Policy for Strawberry Butterscotch

Every blog/site should or should I say needs to have a privacy policy, disclosures and such, so here’s mine. 

This information applies to this blog as well as my other blogs: From a Doll’s Eyes and Simply Mazes (referred to as the “blog/blogs” or “Site”).

Please read this page carefully before using my blog/blogs. By accessing or using my blogs in any way, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained on this page.

These Terms are effective as of May 23, 2018.


Cookies and Tracking

Strawberry Butterscotch (and related blogs) is hosted on the Blogger platform, run by Google, and all blog data is stored on their secure servers.

Blogger does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.  This information is securely stored on Google’s servers.  Check out Google’s privacy policy for more information.


Third Party Information

Strawberry Butterscotch also uses services from other third party websites that may collect data and personal information.  These include:

  • Specific Feeds – Their add-on collects email and other information to allow readers to receive updates on my blog posts by email.  You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of their emails.  For more information, check the Specific Feeds privacy policy.
  • Inlinkz - A tool used to host weekly blog parties.  They collect any information readers provide when submitting links to the party.  For more information, check the Inlinkz privacy policy.
  • AddThis – Provides share buttons to allow readers to share posts on social media.  Thet collect tracking information about shares and views.  For more information, check out the AddThis privacy policy.
  • Pinterest - Pinterest add-ons are used to allow readers to easily share posts on Pinterest.  They track visits and other such information from my blogs to Pinterest. For more information, check the Pinterest privacy policy.
  • Bloglovin’ - The add-on allows readers to easily subscribe to blog updates on the Bloglovin’ site.  It tracks visits to their site.  For more information, check the Bloglovin’ privacy policy.
  • Google Analytics – Tracks data on the usage of my blogs by readers, so I may hopefully improve as a blogger.  For more information, check the Google privacy policy.


DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Strawberry Butterscotch.

Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Strawberry Butterscotch and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Some of my advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons here. These advertising partners include:

These ad networks use technology for the advertisements and links that appear on Strawberry Butterscotch (and related blogs) sent directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

I have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers or sites.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-parties for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. This privacy policy does not apply to, and I cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

You can also opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info. :)


Children Online Privacy Protection

Strawberry Butterscotch (and related blogs) is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

We are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Schools and parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly, online environment. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission home page at http://www.ftc.gov.


Disclosures for Strawberry Butterscotch

Affiliate Disclosures

Strawberry Butterscotch (and related blogs) is a participant in the Kawaii Box Affiliate Program, eBay Partner Network, Spirit Halloween, M & J Trimming, Jo-Ann, Michael’s, and the Target Affiliate Program and promotes these companies and others through affiliate links.

In regards to affiliate links:

It means that by clicking on said links and choosing to make a purchase, I will receive a certain percentage as compensation at no extra cost to you.  I only link to items that I would personally purchase and/or recommend myself (because Kawaii Boxes are super cute!).

Ultimately it is your choice, and if you choose to make a purchase after visiting my blogs, thank you. :)


Content Management


Strawberry Butterscotch (and related blogs) contains copyrighted material including but not limited to text, photographs, buttons, images, video and graphics, and the entire selection, coordination, arrangement and "look and feel" of the site and the content are copyrighted as a collective work under United States copyright laws (collectively, the "Content").

Except as provided in these Terms, you may not use, modify, republish, frame, license, transfer, post, transmit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content from this Site, in whole or in part, without my express permission.

You are however permitted to use content for purposes such as sharing through social media (ie. Pinterest, Facebook, etc.), featuring on blogs/websites/etc., or for personal or educational use.  For uses other than personal or education, a direct link must be included and no more than two photos and five lines of text used.


Acknowledgement

You acknowledge (a) that you have read and understood these Terms; and (b) that these Terms have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.


Changes to This Policy


I may change these Terms from time to time. Please review these Terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued use of this blog (or blogs) following the posting of any updates or changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of such changes. If you object to any provision of these Terms or any subsequent modifications to these Terms, your exclusive recourse is to immediately terminate use.

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