Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how anderson + grant (www.andersonandgrant.com or "website") collects, uses, shares, and protects any information you give by using the website or making a purchase.  By using this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions set in this privacy policy.  Please read this over carefully before continuing to use this website.

anderson + grant is committed to making sure that your privacy is protected.  If you are asked to provide any information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will be used only in accordance with this privacy policy.

This policy may be updated at any time and you can always return to this page to take note of the changes that have occurred using the link placed in the footer of this website.  This policy is in effect beginning May 25, 2018.  If you have any questions about this personal blog that is written and edited by myself, Jamie Hoover, please send me an email at andersonandgrant@live.com.


WHAT INFORMATION DO I COLLECT?

Information voluntarily submitted to this website:  When you leave a comment, send me an email or use the contact form, or subscribe to my email newsletter, you are voluntarily sharing your name, email address, and blog address (if applicable).

Information automatically collected:  Certain information is automatically collected about you when you use this website.  This includes the IP address of the device you are using, operating system type, browser type, website that you are coming from, other pages you've viewed, links you've clicked, and the dates and times at which you've accessed the website.  Information concerning your preferences and interests may also be gathered.

Cookies:  Information may be collected from you that are stored as cookies or small data files stored on your computer's hard drive by the website.  These cookies help to analyze the website's web traffic and keeps track of when you visit other websites.  They store your preferences and ensure that you do not repeatedly see the same banner or image ads repeatedly.  Cookies may also be used by third-party services as described in this privacy policy.

We may use both session cookies that expire when you close your browser and persistent cookies that say on your browser until deleted.  These cookies are stored to provide you with a personalized experience on this website.  The information is used only for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

You may choose to accept or decline the use of these cookies.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline the cookies being stored.  This may prevent you from fully taking advantage of this website however.  Cookies that have already been stored on your device may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or software program.  More information about cookies including how to disable them can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

HOW IS THIS INFORMATION USED?

The information collected about you may is gathered to provide you with a better service and may be used in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain this website;
  • To identify you as a user of the website and customize the experience for you;
  • To send you email newsletters after you have subscribed about new posts, products, special offers or other information that you may find useful.  Each email sent to you will provide information about how to unsubscribe and opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you additional communication such as confirmation emails, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments, questions, and emails;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the website;
  • To improve the website's content, products, and services; 
  • And to protect, investigate and deter again unauthorized or illegal activity.


THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

This website uses third-party services to provide various aspects of the website.  Each third part service provider's use of your personal information is covered by their own privacy policies.

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email address or other personal information without your consent.  I may may disclose or transfer personal information collected through this website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of this business resulting from a merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a portion of it's assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks people's usage of this website and provides information about referring websites and the actions that you are taking during your visit.  It may capture your IP address, but no other personal data.  Google Analytics privacy policy can be viewed here.  If you would like to opt out of Google Analytic tracking, click here.

MailerLite:  This service is used to deliver email updates and newsletters.  It stores your name, email address, and location in order to deliver the communications that you've signed up for.  MailerLite's privacy policy can be viewed here.

Storenvy:  When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through this website's links to Storenvy, certain information is collected including your name, billing and/or shipping address, email address, and phone number.  This information is referred to as "Order Information." Storenvy's privacy policy can be viewed here.

PayPal:  When you make a purchase through this website's links to Storenvy, your information is also collected by PayPal at time of payment.  This information includes your name, billing and/or shipping address, email address, phone number, and payment information (including credit card numbers).  PayPal's privacy policy can be viewed here.


SECURITY

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put into place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online here.

ADVERTISING


I may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit this website.  Cookies may be used by these companies as referenced above to provide you with targeted advertisement or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you.  For more information about how targeting advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiatives education page.

AdThrive:  Display, banner, and in-image ads are currently placed on this website through this advertising network.  AdThrive's privacy policy can be found here.

Affiliate Program Participation:  This website is a participant in the Amazon Services Associates Program, Reward Style, and SkimLinks which allows this website to engage in affiliate marking.  This is done by embedding tracking links provided by these third-parties into posts.  You are informed that a post contains these links before any of the links appear.  By clicking on such a link, you are agreeing to a cookie being placed in your browser to track any sales for the purpose of commission.  You can learn more about my disclosure policy here.

NEWSLETTERS

On this website, you may subscribe to an email newsletter which may contain links to new and old posts as well as promotions.  These newsletters may contain tracking pixels that are embedded to allow for an analysis of the success of the online marketing campaign.  They allow me to see if and when you open individual messages and which links you click.  These pixels allow all me to adapt the content of future newsletters to better suit you, the reader.  This information will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out:  You may opt out of future email communications after you subscribe by following the unsubscribe link appearing at the end of each message. 

Access:  You may gain access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to andersonandgrant@live.com.

Forget:  You may request that I erase or "forget" your personal data by sending an email to andersonandgrant@live.com

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this website through the use of forms or email messages.  This data includes your social security number, information regarding your race or ethnic origin, political or religious beliefs, heath information, criminal background or trade union memberships.  If you choose to submit such information, it will be subject to this privacy policy.

CHILDREN'S INFORMATION

This website is not intended for individuals under the age of 16 and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under this age.  If a parent or guardian believes that the website has gathered this information from a child, please contact me immediately at andersonandgrant@live.com and I will promptly remove this information from my records.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

This website may contain links to other websites that may interest you.  Once you click on these links and leave this website you should know that I cannot control how your information is gathered.  This means that I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you choose to provide while visiting sites outside of anderson + grant because they are not protected by this privacy policy.  Please exercise caution and search for the privacy policy of the website you are visiting.

This privacy policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.

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