- WHAT WE TRACK
- HOW WE USE THE DATA
- HOW WE PROTECT YOU
- NEWSLETTER AND EMAIL
- ADVERTISING PRIVACY STATEMENT
- COMMON SENSE HOME PARTNERS
- OUR PROMISE
- WE NEVER REQUEST YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- LEGAL COMPLIANCE
- OTHER FORUMS NOT ON OUR WEBSITE
- COMMENTS SECTION
- Terms and Conditions
- DATA CONTROLLER
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
Anyone under 16 years of age MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment, sharing personal information or subscribing to our email service.
WHAT WE TRACK
Site visits, unique visits, pageviews, device, O/S or browser, page activity (ie which pages you view and in what order) we also track rough location using TCP/IP information through Google – but we don’t have direct TCP/IP tracking information – only aggregate data. Disabling cookies will disable much of this tracking. Common Sense Home LLC doesn’t track or store credit card information.
OPTIONAL INFORMATION WE TRACK
You might also share information with us through optional, voluntary submissions, direct emails to us or other forms. You can chose NOT to fill these out, such as subscribing to our email newsgroups. You can also chose to participate in our forums (comments section) on each post.
You may also choose to share our site using share buttons, again, some information is tracked. These are all voluntary. Note we require a double opt-in for email; you must click and enter your email – and then agree via an email.
HOW WE USE THE DATA
We use the tracked information for advertising, tracking who is reading what, and help us determine what we should work on and what we shouldn’t. Primarily cookies. This allows us to use Google Analytics to get statistics about site usage. We also have some WordPress specific tracking and plugin tracking, some of the security tools track the source of actual or suspected attacks.
How exactly is your information used?
- Newsletters Emails
- Advertising/Affiliate Link Emails
- In the comments section (in each page or post on the website)
- Review of site content, flow, links and content analysis
- To personalize your experience – your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
- To improve our website – we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
- To improve customer service – your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
HOW WE PROTECT YOU
We never sell your email. We never sell our lists, ever. If you unsubscribe (you can at the bottom of every email) we will stop sending all future emails. We do protect the commonsensehome.com using various tools to stop malware and hacking and spam. Common Sense Home encrypts all web traffic to and from commonsensehome.com using HTTPS.
NEWSLETTER AND EMAIL
ADVERTISING PRIVACY STATEMENT
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates.
We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners.
You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com.
You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.
If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at laurie at commonsensehome dot com and contact AdThrive at email@example.com.
If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.”
To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page.
You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided.
To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
COMMON SENSE HOME PARTNERS
These are considered 3rd party data processors or 3rd party agents of Common Sense Home LLC
Succuri – is our security and content delivery network provider – they track some activity, specifically IP address and suspected or actual attack detail.
e-Junkie – is used to allow us to sell our CommonSenseHome Never Buy Bread Again paper and electronic books.
LiquidWeb – is our website provider and hosting service. They are located in the USA. This is a link to their privacy page: https://www.liquidweb.com/about-us/policies/privacy-policy/
Other Product Affiliates – we use numerous affiliate programs with product links. See each affiliate for their individual privacy statements.
Amazon Affiliate Disclosure
Common Sense Home is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This does not alter the price for you in any way.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We care about the information we share, and the information you share with us. We only share what we believe to be reliable proven information. Your information will only be used by us, and you have the option to block it by unsubscribing or blocking ads/cookies.
WE NEVER REQUEST YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you ever get an email request for personal information from us DELETE IT. We never request personal information via email. If you see a webpage using our logo but the URL doesn’t match our website, don’t enter your information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Credit cards and other personal information
We don’t store your personal information such as credit cards, that is all done between you and a 3rd party. We sell our books through eJunkie and their privacy page is here: https://www.e-junkie.com/wiki/privacy
We do our best to be compliant with all the rules. If you find anything not in compliance please let us know at email@example.com.
We work to be in compliance with all US Federal and State laws. Including the
US CAN SPAM ACT – we use ConvertKit as our mass email provider.
We also try to be compliant with: UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA); EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD); EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR); and Australian Privacy Act 1988 (APA).
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
OTHER FORUMS NOT ON OUR WEBSITE
We maintain user forums or group pages on Facebook, Google+ and on MeWe. These lists are entirely voluntary. Common Sense Home does not share membership or personal information that is shared on those forums. Note however, Facebook, Google+ or MeWe may use the information outside of our knowledge. See the privacy pages for those services for more information. Also we recommend be careful on links in public forums, as anyone can post links and those links may be dangerous.
Each post on CommonSenseHome has a comments section. Adding a comment is voluntary. We may chose to publish a comment, or delete it. We may delete comments along with a post if the post is no longer needed. If you want to change or delete a comment you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post a comment requesting the deletion. We suggest you avoid adding personally identifiable information in any comment posted to a Common Sense Home webpage.
How we store your comment data
The only real personal information we directly track are your comments. Those are stored in WordPress on the website. The information is identifiable, and is not encrypted. If you choose to post be aware that information is publicly available. The remainder of the data
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://commonsensehome.com/terms-of-use/
The data controller of this website is:
Common Sense Home LLC (a limited liability company)
Mailing address is:
PO Box 144
Denmark WI 54208
Data Protection Officer
Mr August Neverman
CIO, Common Sense Home LLC
Telephone: US 262-207-4194
5/12/2018 – GPDR Specific Changes Published
3/28/2014 – Policy first published