PRIVACY & DISCLOSURES

Last updated: Jan, 2019


COPYRIGHT POLICY

All content in this blog is the property of the blog owner. We REQUIRE that you ALWAYS give proper credit and seek permission BEFORE using our images or content on your site. If you would like to share any post, pick ONE IMAGE and provide a direct link to the original post. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop, or edit any of the images. Thank you!

PRIVACY POLICY

At The Joy of Sharing, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The privacy policy below explains what personal information we may collect and how it may be used.

WHO WE ARE?
The Joy of Sharing is an online platform for sharing crafts and useful experiences. We share crafts, experiences, and learning activities for parents, teachers and children.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU?
Information is collected by the third-party web platforms via cookies and comments entered on the platform. 

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Cookies The little pieces of code that we use to track your use of our site and provide the best possible experience for you are called cookies. We use the following cookies on 'The Joy of Sharing':

Google Analytics
'The Joy of Sharing' uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behaviour. It provides information on page views, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps us adapt the content we write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but we 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. We configure google analytics to retain this information (user and event data) for 50 months. You can learn more about Google's data retention policy here.


Advertisements on 'The Joy of Sharing'
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. 'The Joy of Sharing' currently runs advertisements via Mediavine and Amazon. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here on 'The Joy of Sharing' in order to show tailored ads to you.

Blog Comments & Contact Form
If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and is visible to anyone who reads the comment section along with the provided name. The web-platform may collect your email address. We do not have access to personally identified information outside of what's publicly shared on the third-party web platform.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

Email Subscription for Newsletters and Free Printables
The Joy of Sharing will collect email address for the purpose of regular newsletter communication and free printables. Your email data will NEVER be supplied to third parties and will be held on the Mailchimp servers.

The email address and any additional information supplied (e.g. name) will be held on the Mailchimp server for as long as you wish to receive newsletters/free printables from The Joy of Sharing. Should you wish to discontinue receiving newsletters, please hit unsubscribe link on the bottom of the newsletters or contact us and we can do the unsubscription for you.


Social Media Privacy
'The Joy of Sharing' uses various social media platforms. 'The Joy of Sharing' is not responsible for what you post on The Joy of Sharing's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 18 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Links to other websites 
'The Joy of Sharing' contains links to other websites. As such, 'The Joy of Sharing' 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 us by using this contact form.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE

We share affiliate links (usually craft & kids related products/services) on The Joy of Sharing. On those occasions should you purchase the item through the affiliate link, we will receive a small percentage of the sale, which helps cover the running costs of this site.

AMAZON AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

The Joy of Sharing is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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