DISCLAIMER & PRIVACY POLICY

 

Transparency and integrity matter to us

DISCLAIMER

The purpose for this website is to provide home owners with a valuable resource for making informed decisions in creating a healthy and sustainable home.  We value your health and the health of the planet, and strive to inspire a sustainable approach to design, by continually updating and adding new information.  In order to fund ongoing maintenance, this website may receive compensation in the form of advertising, sponsorship, affiliate programs or other forms of compensation.

 

In compliance with the FTC guidelines and complete transparency for our readers, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:

  • Our number one priority is to create a valuable resource for home owners to make informed decisions on the design of their home and the best products to promote healthy and sustainable spaces.  We would never recommend any products we didn’t feel align with this goal.

  • Any/all of the links on this website are affiliate links of which our website receives a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price for you, the consumer, is the always the same.  Affiliate links are a way we can help to offset the costs of running this website at no extra cost to the user.  We appreciate the support of all our readers!

  • This website 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. Pages on this site may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which the owner of this website will make a referral commission. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates;

PRIVACY POLICY

We are very sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors to our website, and are committed to safeguarding any personal information collected online. The following information is a summary of our information collection and use practices, which may vary from time to time. We hope that this information will help our visitors to have a rewarding experience on line.  Please be reassured that your personal information will never be sold to third parties.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

As a general policy, we do not automatically collect personal information from visitors to our site. Of course, as most websites, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of our Internet servers, including the type of operating system in use (e.g., Macintosh, Windows), the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the time users visited our site and which pages were visited throughout our site.

We sometimes collect personally identifiable information regarding visitors to our website (such as e-mail address, first and last name, age, gender, home or other physical address, or telephone number, hobbies and preferences) but ONLY when visitors voluntarily submit such information to us. For example, we may collect such information when visitors enter contests, or subscribe to our mailing list.

USE OF INFORMATION

 

We may use information we collect, including personally identifiable information voluntarily submitted to us by our visitors, for any of the following purposes: (1) to help us better understand visitors’ use of our site; (2) to improve the design and content of our site; (3) to respond to specific requests from our visitors; (4) to protect the security or integrity of our site when necessary; (5) to fulfill prizes; and (6) offer programs, products and services.  We will not use personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the uses described above, without notifying visitors of such use, and obtaining parental consent whenever necessary for any such use.

 
USE OF COOKIES

 

When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “Cookie,” which is a small text file that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies help us in many ways.  They can collect general usage and volume statistical information (that does not include personal information) to allow us to tailor the site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

We use third party advertisements on this website.  Some of these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on this site, to collect and use “non personally identifiable information”.  They will NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc

 

SHARING OF INFOMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

 

Unless otherwise disclosed more specifically during our collection of information, we generally do not disclose information we collect to third parties outside of our website, except when disclosure may be required by law, or when requested by a law enforcement agency. Sometimes, we may use agents or contractors outside of our website to help us provide services to visitors to the site, such as when we conduct contests or promotions. In these cases, we require that the agents and contractors we use also keep the information confidential and that they use the information ONLY in connection with the specific services they are providing for us. We will not transfer or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the types of transfers and disclosures described above, without notifying visitors of such transfers or disclosures, and obtaining parental consent whenever necessary for any such transfers or disclosures.

 

MAILING LIST

 

For subscribers to our email list, we use “Mail Chimp” to manage subscriptions, track interaction and access our data for lawful compliance.  Anyone who receives emails from our website is on this list because they opted in to the list of their own accord. You are free to unsubscribe whenever you like, by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the e-mail.

 

If you unsubscribe, you will never be contacted again from this site for any reason, with these exceptions: (1) you purchased a product and are being sent an update; (2) you sent an email requiring a response; (3) as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process; or (4) when disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.