Protecting Your Information
The Porch Daydreamer website is a Home & Garden and Personal Blog site. By using the Porch Daydreamer website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it…
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Porch Daydreamer may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
– First and Last Name
– E-mail Address
Porch Daydreamer may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) signing up for an email newsletter (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) downloading free content (d) sending us an email message; on our Site.
We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us.
When you sign up for our email newsletter, we are recording and storing the information you provide such as: First name, last name, and email address. This information is only used to send the information you signed up to receive. If you download a free guide, you will be automatically enrolled in our weekly email newsletter.
Don’t want to hear from us weekly? Easily unsubscribed from the newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of the email and click the link. We will be sorry to see you go, but understand if our content isn’t what you want in your inbox!
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.
If you click the boxes to follow comments or be notified by email, you may also be enrolled in our email newsletter. If you did this in error, you can easily unsubscribe at the bottom of the first email you receive.
Cookies are also used to help the site load faster on your device by storing data on your hard drive. Please follow either the web browser or device settings to clear your browsing history and any cookies collected while online.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
You can always use your browser’s ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ mode to browse websites anonymously.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
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Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. Porch Daydreamer uses Hubspot (sign up for our email newsletter) and MailChimp (deliver our emails) forms that employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs). Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails.
We use clear gifs or pixels in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients and which website links have been clicked. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of communications and our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our customers’ Personal Information.
Additional information on consumer tracking can be found on the FTC site by clicking here.
If at any time you would like copy of your www.porchdaydreamer.com stored data or would like it have it deleted complete contact us by clicking here. Fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page and in the SUBJECT line use “Remove Data”. Please allow 30 days for the process to be completed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Additional information on consumer tracking can be found on the FTC site by clicking here.
WHO WE SHARE DATA WITH
Porch Daydreamer does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Your personal data is shared only as needed as part of the day to day maintenance of the porchdaydreamer.com website. The only people/organizations that are granted access to personal data are:
- Employees of Porch Daydreamer for use in maintaining web functionality and for email communications
- Our web hosting technology suppliers (currently NameHero) who provide the physical server infrastructures that our website(s) operate on.
- Our cloud storage and technology supplier (currently Updraft Plus and Amazon S3) whose services we use for secure backup storage.
We have signed Data Privacy Agreements with all of the 3rd party technology suppliers above which detail our respective responsibilities for data security.
Porch Daydreamer may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Porch Daydreamer or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Porch Daydreamer; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Porch Daydreamer, or the public.
We use Google Analytics to better understand what content people like on our website and to see how people are arriving on our website.
When people visit our site, information about their visit (such as which pages they look at, how long they spend on the site and so on) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics (which is controlled by Google).
The data contains information about anyone who uses our website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data.
We ensure that no personally identifiable information is ever contained within the data sent to our analytics providers, and we also perform a process which partially obscures your IP address information.
As analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent. All collected data will be automatically deleted via Google Analytics after 14 months of acquisition.
Security of your Personal Information
Porch Daydreamer secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Porch Daydreamer uses the following methods for this purpose:
– SSL Protocol
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
From time to time, Porch Daydreamer may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Porch Daydreamer or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Porch Daydreamer, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.
Changes to this Statement
Porch Daydreamer welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Porch Daydreamer has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Porch Daydreamer at:
P.O. Box 1172
Davidson, North Carolina 28036
Effective as of January 16, 2018.
Last Update: 06/02/2020