Readers read Picklebums of their own free will and take on the information at their own risk. The information provided is not intended as medical, legal or other professional advice.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. The Website utilizes the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the picklebums. For example, when you use the Website, we log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customise the Website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. There is a clear ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email so you can opt out any time.
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. For example, if you win a competition on the website you will be asked to give permission to pass on your contact details to a brand or PR company so they can send out the prize.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
- Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment on our website, certain information may be publicly visible. You must supply a name and email address to leave a comment Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to share other links or information in the comment.
Users may see your name, avatar, and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.
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 https://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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. 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 YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Picklebums is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Booktopia’s affiliate program, Etsy’ affiliate program, as well as being an affiliate for several other individual products. These affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to purchase products. As part of these affiliate programs, picklebums will post customised links, provided by each program, to track the referrals to their websites. These programs utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at k[email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Picklebums collects as little information as possible from users of the site and that information is not shared with a third party without permission. If you enter a competition on picklebums.com winners details will be passed on to the brand representative as appropriate.
If you sign up to receive our email newsletter or post updates via email there is a clear ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email so you can opt out any time.
As the owner of this blog I am compensated to provide my own honest opinion on products, services and various other topics from time to time via sponsored post. Even though I may receive compensation for these posts, I always give my honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
Picklebums is a personal blog; I don’t write about or recommend things I haven’t personally experienced and I don’t write about things that do not fit with my blogs style or audience. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the my own (and those of my family where applicable). Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
All sponsored posts where I am paid to share a brand message are clearly marked with a disclosure statement at the top of the post. Other brand affiliations or relationships (unpaid, gifts, give aways, charity etc) will be clearly disclosed within the post, or with a disclosure statement at the end of the post.
From time to time I include affiliate links to various products I recommend. If you click on an affiliate link and purchase an item from that website I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. All affiliate links will be disclosed within the post when used.
Ownership and copyright of all content on picklebums are retained by Kate Fairlie, unless otherwise noted, and may not be used without permission.
If you would like to link to this site you may use a single image (without any edits) and/or a small excerpt or quote with a clear link back to the post you are referencing. Please do not copy, translate, repost or share my content without permission.
All the printables at picklebums.com (both for sale and free) are downloaded at the users own risk. Kate Fairlie/picklebums.com shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or downloading of these items. All printables are for personal use only, you may not use any parts of this content for any commercial purposes – that includes selling the document, giving it away to promote your business or website, or printing the file to sell. You may not share, loan or redistribute these documents – that means you may not link directly to the pdf file from your site, you may not email this file to others, you may not upload this file to your own server, or to facebook, or any other file sharing site.
Last updated: April 26 2022