Disclosure Policy

Who we are

Bottom Left of the Mitten. Our website address is: https://bottomleftofthemitten.com.

Affiliate Information for Bottom Left of the Mitten

Just a quick little note: I may be an affiliate, post coupon links or use paid advertising for products that are recommended or reviewed on my blog. If you like an item that I link to and make that purchase I will earn a commission. This does not mean that you will pay a higher amount for this item, it just means that you think I have good taste as I do not tend to endorse products that I myself would not use. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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.

Want more information about affiliate links? Visit http://paidforadvertising.com/

Cookie Policy for Bottom Left of the Mitten

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

This site used Mail Chimp as it’s newsletter provider. When you sign up to receive newsletters your name and email address is collected in order to send emails to you.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.

Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

Activity Log

Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the CookiePolicyGenerator.com

Treating your information with respect is of utmost importance.  This site has the only access to and/or collect your information that you provide through email or other contact from you.  If you contact us for any reason we will use your information to respond. See here for information used in the contact form.

Contact Form

Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.

If you comment on a post that comment and additional info such as name, email address or website that you provide is kept indefinitely as part of that post.  You can see, edit or delete any comment at any time. Unless required by law, we will not sell, distribute or reveal your email address or personal information without your consent.

Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

If you no longer wish to receive information you can at any time opt out by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ portion of the email newsletter or you can contact us via e-mail: info@bottomleftofthemitten.com.

This Disclosure/Privacy Policy is solely for this site and this site alone.  Changes may be made from time to time so please check back on this page for any further updates.  This site is secured with Let’s Encrypt to ensure a you are protected while browsing.  This site also uses Askimet Anti-Spam and Wordfence Security – Anti-virus, Firewall and Malware Scan to protect.  Be aware that we do link to other web sites/pages however we are not responsible for the disclosure/privacy policies for those sites.  When clicking on links to other sites seek out their privacy statements and best practices.

Copyright for Bottom Left of the Mitten

Photos on this site that aren’t credited to another blog or source belong to Bottom Left of the Mitten and are copyright protected.

I ask that you do not copy recipes or posts.  If you are interested in using Bottom Left of the Mitten’s photos in a post or roundup please make sure that you link back to the original post.  I would love to hear from you if you do so I can share it!

 

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