Somewhat Simple

Privacy Policy

Last Updated 5/24/2018

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.somewhatsimple.com.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website. 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we set up cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. The cookies will be removed if you log out of your account.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information that we collect anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis.

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).

See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

We may share your information with Service Providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including, but not limited to, application development, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, payment processing, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements;

Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the Services;

Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared;

Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us;

Merchants and payment processors; and

Third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence to: comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Google Analytics data is also retained indefinitely. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Additional information

Users under 13 years of age

Our Services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent, please email steph@somewhatsimple.com. By using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

How we protect your data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Updates to our privacy policy

This Privacy Policy may change at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Terms

This policy is valid from 01 January 2010.

This is a personal blog written and edited by a team of writers. Please direct any questions or comments to Stephanie Dulgarian (steph@somewhatsimple.com).

Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website. By using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. You must not use this website if you disagree with any part of these terms.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. By using this website you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

Featuring our Ideas and Images

We are flattered to be featured! We are happy to allow you to feature our ideas. However, we do not want our content shared in its entirety. To feature our content, please use only 1 image with a short description and link back to Somewhat Simple. Here are a few conditions you should be aware of before you link to us.

  • Do not include our collages with multiple images.
  • Do not include any written instructions.
  • You may not use our vertical Pinterest graphics.
  • Do not sell or distribute any images, ideas, or documents from this site. All the ideas we feature here are for personal use only.
  • Please note: We occasionally use stock images in our posts. We purchased the rights to publish those images, but these rights will not transfer to you. If you are unsure about copyrights for our photos, please email Steph@SomewhatSimple for details.

Sharing on Social Media –

  • If you are sharing our image on Facebook or Pinterest, your post or pin must link directly to the original post on Somewhat Simple.

Consider these terms our permission to feature us under the above conditions. Feel free to email us once the feature is published. We love seeing our ideas featured and can sometimes help promote them on social media!

Thanks for your support!

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Somewhat Simple and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise use material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
  • use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairs of the availability or accessibility of the website;
  • use this website in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful;
  • copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software on this website;
  • conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including, but without limitation to scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Somewhat Simple’s express written consent;
  • use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Somewhat Simple’s express written consent.

Restricted access

We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at our discretion.

You are responsible of ensuring that both your user ID as well as your password are kept confidential.

We may disable your user ID and password without notice or explanation.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Somewhat Simple does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Limitations of liability

The information on this website is for entertainment purposes only.  Neither Somewhat Simple nor any of its sponsors will have any liability to you for any damages, expenses or other liability incurred by you as a result of (1) any inaccuracy, incompleteness or misrepresentation of any information, content, postings or submissions provided or posted on the website by third parties or (2) your hiring or engagement of, or association with, any third party advertising or offering services through the website.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is found to be unenforceable under applicable law, it will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Variation

Somewhat Simple may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Compensation

  • This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, free products, or other forms of compensation.
  • The compensation we receive may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog.
  • We will always do our best to identify our content as paid or sponsored content.

While we do receive compensation, we always give our honest opinions, findings, or experiences on those topics or products. Any product claim, statistic, quote etc. about a product or service should be verified with the party in question.

This blog contains content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Please visit The Privacy Policy of Somewhat Simple for details on the information we gather, how we use that information, and what we do to protect your information on our website.

Testimonials and Feedback

We sincerely appreciate the feedback we receive from our users. We review your feedback, both positive and negative, so we can continue to monitor and improve the information we provide. Our team may use your testimonial in our marketing literature, but we will do so without including personally identifiable information unless we have expressly received your permission to do so.

Legal Disclaimer

We have attempted to address the various privacy-related issues you are likely to encounter. However, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this privacy policy. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private from unauthorized access.

Somewhat Simple contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to Somewhat Simple.

Affiliates Disclosure

Somewhat Simple is part of several affiliate marketing networks such as Commission Junction, Share A Sale, RewardStyle and more. We may receive a commission if you click and/or purchase items from certain links on our site. However, all links connected to these affiliates are things we genuinely like and would share with you whether we were earning commission or not.

Somewhat Simple is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Thanks for reading! We hope to see you again soon!

About these website terms and conditions

We created these website terms and conditions using a Contractology form available from www.freenetlaw.com. You can purchase your own commercial legal documents via the Contractology website.