Disclosure and Privacy Policies
Ripped Jeans and Bifocals is a monetized blog. As a reader, you are not impacted by the compensation I might receive for sponsored posts, ad revenue or affiliate income. The FTC requires I disclose that I earn a small income from blogging. If you’re having trouble sleeping, I definitely recommend you check out their guidelines becuase snoozefest.
Any sponsored content that appears on this blog represents products and services my family and I have used. I don’t enter into agreements with companies that don’t fall into line with my basic beliefs…so you won’t find me promoting a book called How to Quit Chocolate or The Evils of Bacon or anything crazy like that.
If you’re my average reader, here’s what you need to know:
I use affiliate links. If I link to Amazon or another merchant in my blog posts and you click on those links and purchase something, I make a small commission. I am required to disclose when I post affiliate links. You pay the same price you would have paid anyway.
Some of my posts are sponsored, which means I am paid by a brand or buisness to advertise their product as part of my post. I always strive to be honest and show how my family uses a particular product in our home.
My blog may contain ads, to include pop-up ads. I’m sorry if they’re annoying. They help pay for the insane amount of groceries my boys eat.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Ripped Jeans and Bifocals may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We may collect the following information:
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We would only contact you by email or social media. We will never contact you by phone, fax or mail, unless you specifically request it. We will never sell your data. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
When visitors submit data through a contact form, we keep contact form submissions for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
In order to tailor our site to most visitors’ needs and interests, we utilize Google Analytics to track user traffic data. Google Analytics may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. All IP Addresses are anonymized before delivery to Goggle Analytics.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
Our Web hosting company is compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from European Union to the United States. Additionally, our subscriber mailing list
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, it is not required to view any information, so just don’t fill it in.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe button on your most recent email from us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
For information about opting out of our email subscription list, please locate the “Unsubscribe” button in your latest email from us.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.
All information on my Ripped Jeans and Bifocals is copyrighted including text and photos. Please do not use any of my posts without asking permission first.