Privacy Policy and Disclosure

Effective date: November 7, 2020

DISCLOSURE POLICY

The purpose of CraftingJeannie.com is to provide crafts and activities designed specifically to entertain a group of kids (i.e. classroom parties, Scouts, after school groups, birthday parties and more). Crafting Jeannie also provides tips and resources for parents. For questions about this blog, please contact Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com

I have a number of costs associated with running a blog of this size — server space, email servers, technical tools, and more. To offset this, I use affiliate links in posts when they are available.

As such, This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Some of this site’s links are affiliate links, and Crafting Jeannie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. At NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU, I will earn a small commission, if you purchase them.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since the CraftingJeannie blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, I felt it was important to disclose the following to you, my readers:

  • The content of Crafting Jeannie is a source of income for me and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses at my sole discretion.
  • I will only choose to promote products/services/businesses that I have, in fact, used and that I feel will be beneficial to my readers. I feel very strongly about this. I always try before I recommend.
  • Products provided by my advertising partners for my review are given to me free of charge with no cost to myself. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.
  • You can trust me. I will always give my genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not I am partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.
  • My number one priority is accuracy and fairness to my readers, and I would never compromise the truth just to make money.
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.

I love and appreciate my readers and make it my goal to be up front and honest with every post I write.

Privacy Policy

https://www.craftingjeannie.com (the “Site”) is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personal information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not re-distribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers.

Through Crafting Jeannie, we may collect certain information about you. This information may identify an individual user and/or could be used to contact or locate an individual user.

When you use Crafting Jeannie, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and other use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect from you, how we use that information, when/if we disclose that information to third parties, how we protect your information, and your rights as a user of this site and owner of your information.

This Privacy Policy only applies to Crafting Jeannie and to the communications, products, and services provided through this Site. It does not apply to any third-party site or service linked to, recommended by, or referred by Crafting Jeannie.  

What is Personally Identifiable Information?

Personally Identifiable Information is data that may identify you. This includes name, address, email address, telephone number, IP address, cookies, usage data, password, or any other identifying information where you can be contacted, online or offline.

We do not rent, sell, share, or otherwise make your personal data available to any person or business, except as required to provide the products and services on this Site.  

What information is collected and how it is used

Information provided by you

  • If you comment on Crafting Jeannie, sign up for our email newsletter, or contact us through the Contact Us page on our Site, we will collect your name and email address. This information may be made available to a third-party email delivery service. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking the link at the bottom of any email. If you have any issues, please contact us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com

This information may be used to deliver email newsletters and updates, to respond to messages/emails from you, to communicate with you about products and services you’ve purchased, to offer you additional products and services, and/or to bill you. We also use that information to the extent necessary to enforce the Site Terms of Use and to prevent imminent harm to persons or property.

Information provided automatically or by others

Other information may be collected automatically, like Google Analytics. This information may include things like location, where you go on this Site, when you visit, what links you click, your IP address, your browser type/version, and what type of device you’re connecting from. This information is used as statistical data only and does not include personal data. This information may be used by others to personalize ads.

Some third parties may use cookies or other tracking methods to collect similar information.

This information is used to create content, products, and/or services we think would be beneficial to you. We also use this information to track advertising and improve user experiences on our Site.

Cookies

We also use cookies to collect certain information from all users, including web visitors who don’t buy anything. A cookie is a string of data our system sends to your computer and then uses that data to identify your computer when you return to our Site.

Cookies give usage data like how often you visit, where you go on the Site, and what you do on the Site. Cookies also help provide a more customized experience when you visit our Site.  

You can refuse to accept cookies by using the setting on your web browser. You can also delete past cookies in the same way. However, if you refuse cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Site.

We use cookies so our Site can remember you and provide you with the information you mostly likely need. For example, to save your preferences and improve your user experience. 

We use cookie information to compile statistical information about the use of our Site, such as the time users spend on the Site and the pages they visit most often. Those statistics do not include personal data like name, email address, etc.

We may have third-party content and/or advertisements on this Site that use cookies. We do not have control over these third-party cookies. If you have any questions or concerns, you should contact the third-party directly.

Types of cookies we use

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are used to browse the Site and use its features. This includes things like saving your sessions, login details, and other information required to carry out other activities. These are used to save your browsing preferences and optimize your experience on the Site.
  • Analytics cookies:  These cookies are used to track where you go on the Site and when you visit. This information is used to track traffic to the Site and may be used to personalize ads.
  • Security cookies: These cookies are used to detect malware, viruses, and monitor for breaches to our Terms of Use
  • Customization cookies:  These cookies allow the Site to save your information like logins and usernames to make it easier for you to use the Site.
  • Social media cookies and pixels: These cookies make it possible to share Site content on social media like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other external platforms.
  • Targeting or advertising cookies:These cookies are used to monitor your browsing activity before and after you use the Site to personalize ads relevant to your interests. This information may be shared with third party ad networks.

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time to reflect changes to cookie practices by posting a new version on this page or a successor page. The new version will become effective on the date it’s posted, which will be listed at the top of the page as the new “Effective Date”.

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at: Jeannie@caftingjeannie.com. Our mailing address is Crafting Jeannie, PO Box 594, 1324 Pittsburgh Rd, Valencia, PA 16059-9800, USA.

Disclosure to 3rd parties

As required by law

We may disclose your personal data to attorneys, collection agencies, or law enforcement authorities if required by law.

Third-party service providers

We may use third-party vendors to provide various services on this Site. These third-party services will be governed by their individual privacy policies. If you have any questions about these third-parties’ privacy practices, you should consult their specific privacy policies or reach out to them directly. We use the following third-party providers:

Email service provider—we use MailChimp as our email service provider. We use MailChimp to collect names and email addresses and to use that information to deliver email newsletters, updates, and/or email marketing. Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Google Analytics – This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Other third parties

We may disclose personally identifiable information to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to reasonably support our business. We will only share your personal data with these third-parties to the extent necessary to provide our product and/or services to you.

In the event our business, or a portion thereof, is sold, or otherwise transferred, including bankruptcy, we may share personal data in connection with this transaction.  

How we protect your information

We employ data security tools to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

In addition to general security practices, we use the following to protect your personal data:

  • Malware scanning
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate

In the event of a data security breach, we will contact you and/or the relevant authorities as required by law.

Unfortunately, even with these measures, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data. By using our Site, you acknowledge and agree that we make no such guarantee and you use the Site at your own risk.

California Privacy Rights

As a California resident, you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of your personal data to third parties for their marketing purposes. To request this information, please contact us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com.

Rights under CCPA

If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under CCPA (California Consumer Protection Act), subject to an identification and verification process. You have a right to:

  • Know about Personal Information that is collected, disclosed, or sold;
  • Request deletion of personal information
  • Opt-out of the sale of personal information
  • Non-discrimination for the exercise of your consumer privacy rights

We will not discriminate against you in a manner prohibited by the CCPA because of you exercise your CCPA rights. However, we may charge a different price or rate, or offer a different level or qualify of goods or services, to the extent that doing so is reasonably related to the value of the applicable data.

You can exercise these rights by contacting us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com. You can exercise these rights up to twice in a 12-month period, free of charge and your request will be processed as soon as possible and within 45 days.

European Union Privacy Rights

Data Storage

This Site is a US based site, so any information received will be transferred outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By using this Site and providing your personal data you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of your data outside the EEA.

Data Retention

We will store and process your personal data for as long as necessary to carry out the purpose it has been collected or until consent is withdrawn. After this period expires, we will delete your personal data. Therefore, some of your rights, such as the right to access, right to erasure, right to change, and the right to move. All your rights relevant to your data are listed in a subsequent section of this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions, please contact us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com.

Lawful Basis of Processing Personal data

We may process your personal data if:

  • You have given consent for one or more specific purposes;
  • The data is necessary to fulfill our agreement and/or obligations to you;
  • It is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations;
  • It is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interests of us or a third-party.

Rights under GDPR

If you are located in the European Union, you have certain rights under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). You have a right to:

  • Withdraw your consent at any time;
  • Object to the processing of your personal data;
  • Access your data;
  • Verify and change your data;
  • Restrict processing of your data;
  • Have your personal data deleted and/or removed;
  • Receive and move your personal data;
  • Lodge a complaint.

You can exercise these rights by contacting us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com. You can exercise these rights free of charge and your request will be processed as soon as possible and always within 30 days.

Rights of users

You can deny, access, delete, change, withdraw, and/or review the personal data provided to us at any time. However, if you decline to provide some personal data, we may not be able to provide certain services to you.

If you want to have your personal data deleted, please contact us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com. We may be required by law to archive your information.

Notification of changes

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new version on this page or a successor page. The new version will become effective on the date it’s posted, which will be listed at the top of the page as the new “Effective Date”.

Contact information

This Site is owned and operated by Crafting Jeannie. For purposes of GDPR, our Data Controller is Crafting Jeannie. Our mailing address is Crafting Jeannie, PO Box 594, 1324 Pittsburgh Rd, Valencia, PA 16059-9800, USA. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

For the collection of personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) years old, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The Site is intended for individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. 

By visiting and using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements.

The Site is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age.

We do not specifically market to children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13).

If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, please do not use the Site or provide any information on the Site, including your name, screen name, username, address, telephone number, email address, and payment details.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under thirteen (13) years of age without verification of consent from a parent or guardian, the personal information collected or received shall be deleted with no delay.

If you believe we might have any information concerning a child under thirteen (13) years of age, please contact us at Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com and we will endeavor to delete such information with no delay.

If You Wish to be Removed from our Data

At any point, you may ask that we remove your information from our systems. Please contact Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com with your requirements and we will do so within a month

Privacy Statement Revisions

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new version on this page or a successor page. The new version will become effective on the date it’s posted, which will be listed at the top of the page as the new “Effective Date”.

Responsibility for External Sites

This website may contain links to other web sites. Some of those web sites may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by others.

We are not responsible for the performance of web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this web site we recommend that you review each web site’s privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.

How to Contact

Contact email: Jeannie@craftingjeannie.com