Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on September 22, 2021.


Your privacy is important to me at Little Vintage Cottage. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use my website. It contains more information than you probably ever wanted to know or even care about but I am laying it all out for full transparency!


You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, I will revise the date at the top of this policy.

About Little Vintage Cottage


Founded in 2009 and based in the United States, Little Vintage Cottage is an independently operated website run by Tania Pelletier. This website is a DIY and Home Decor Blog.

How Information is Collected

Here is how your information is collected on Little Vintage Cottage:

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics

Newsletter

If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign-up forms located throughout this website, then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send you the emails and we require your first name so that my emails to you will include a friendly personalized note.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send me an email at Tania@littlevintagecottage.com asking to be removed.

I currently use Mailerlite as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here). Your data is stored for me by Mailerlite.

Currently, I send occasional newsletters. However, I will occasionally email you about products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests. Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments

Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to let me know! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others. It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments. I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

Purchases

I sell products via affiliate programs. Each program collects and retains its own data. I do not have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs. It is best to read their individual privacy policies for more information on how your data is collected and used.

Cookies

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Little Vintage Cottage:

  • Amazon (for advertising)
  • Facebook Pixel (for Facebook ad targeting)
  • Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior)
  • Shareaholic (for social media sharing)
  • Milotree (for collecting new subscribers to social media)
  • Google Analytics

Little Vintage Cottage uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on page views, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted.

Social Media Privacy

Little Vintage Cottage uses various social media platforms. Little Vintage Cottage is not responsible for what you post on Little Vintage Cottage's social media channels.

Parental Consent

If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Advertisements on Little Vintage Cottage

To support this website, third-party advertisements are used. Little Vintage Cottage currently runs advertisements via Mediavine.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.


First-party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notifications of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies, and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.


Without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.


The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)


Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end-user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end-users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers, and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.


If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit the Digital Advertising Alliance website and the Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt-out.


For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects, and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt-out of data collection, please click here.


Final Notes on this Privacy Policy

You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact Tania@littlevintagecottage.com. You
can request to be removed at any time.

Little Vintage Cottage contains links to other websites. As such, Little Vintage Cottage is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third-party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at Tania@littlevintagecottage.com.