Privacy Policy

Effective as of September 1, 2021

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Patrick and Jessie of Southern Dreams Homestead. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified independently.

The intent of this blog is to educate & inspire people currently or hoping to live a more sustainable life.  To compensate for our time, we may accept paid compensation such as advertising and affiliate sales.  When content/products are paid or sponsored it will be clearly identified.  We will always give our honest opinion or experience on sponsored posts or products regardless of compensation. We will not promote products that are completely off the topic of homesteading and our every day lifestyle therein. Any product or sponsor will be for something that is useful to homesteaders trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

“Southern Dreams Homestead” will not, under any conditions, share your personal information with any third parties. This means we do not share the information we collect with any marketing firms, telecommunication agencies or third party services for any reason.

“Southern Dreams Homestead” does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when an individual specifically provides information on a voluntary basis. For example, information (name & email address) will be gathered if you register for our newsletter or email updates.  Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to any third parties for any reason.

“Southern Dreams Homestead” cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of our advertisers. If you buy a product or service based upon a link you find on this blog you must take issue with the supplying company to resolve any issues.

Google, as a third party vendor, may use cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Additionally, if a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information.

By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

 


 

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us here at The Prairie Homestead.

The Prairie Homestead (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website. This Website may contain third-party links to other websites which are not governed by this policy.

What Information Do We Collect and How Is This Information Used?

  1. We may receive and store information that you voluntarily submit through the Website for the purpose of subscribing to the Website to receive newsletters, for the purpose of leaving comments on blog posts, or administering sweepstakes, contests or promotions. Examples of information collected for this purpose are your name, email address and website URL. This information is only captured when you voluntarily enter or opt-in and enter this information for collection.
  2. We may receive and store certain types of usage-related information when you interact with the Website, including but not limited to, your computer’s IP address and browser information. The information we collect is used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor.
  3. We use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. No personal information is shared with the Website’s ad providers.
  4. The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistics regarding our audience and Website traffic. No personally identifiable information is transferred from the Website to Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.
  5. This Website engages in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
  6. The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.
  7. The Prairie Homestead 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 links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

The Website may provide personal information to an applicable third party in order to provide services. Currently, the Website uses the services of ConvertKit for delivery of email updates and newsletters. ConvertKits use of your personal information is subject to ConvertKit’s privacy policy.

Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.

Information that does not identify you personally may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Will We Share the Personal Information It Collects?

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal users’ email addresses or other personal information without their consent. This does not include third-party partners, such as those listed above.

Modification or Deletion of Personal Information

You can decline to submit personal information at any time. If you decline, we may not be able to continue to provide service to you. You may request deletion of your personal information by sending an email to info(at)theprairiehomestead(dot)com, but in some cases, we may be required to keep your information by law. In such a case, it would no longer be active and would be kept separately in an archive.

 

We also often link to other websites or blogs. However, these websites are out of our control and we do not necessarily endorse all the content on these websites. So please surf responsibly.