Updated May 2018
I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this privacy notice is to provide you with information about how we collect and process personal data through your use of our website: www.smallstuffcounts.com.
By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.
Counts Creative, LLC is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data.
What Information We Collect
- Voluntary Submissions – We may collect personal information such as your name or email address when you voluntarily leave a comment, subscribe to a newsletter, download a file, or submit a contact form. If you purchase a product, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number.
- Automatically-Collected Information -we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some the of cookies that are installed on your device. We also collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to our website, and information about how you interact with our website.
- Cookies – We may log information using cookies, which are data files stored on your device or computer. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your browser until deleted. Cookies allow us to provide you with a more personalized experience on our website.
- Information We Collect From Others – We may receive information about you from other sources.
How Your Information May Be Used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To provide you with user support
- To track and measure advertising on the Website
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third-Party Use Of Your Information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize it. Additionally, we may use third-party service providers to operate our website and provide you with the best user experience possible. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. We currently use the following third-party service providers:
- Google Analytics
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 to 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 notification 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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
We engage others to serve newsletter advertisements and perform related services across the web and in mobile applications. You can learn more about interest-based ads, or opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, by visiting www.aboutads.info/choices.
Opting Out of Targeted Advertising, Sharing, and Sales. We process personal information to understand and improve your experience with our Services and to serve you targeted advertisements. Some of these activities may be considered “sales” or “sharing” of your personal information or “targeted advertising” under certain privacy laws. To opt out of preference-based advertising, use the form linked below. Note, this will not stop you from seeing sponsorships or advertisements in our newsletters, but those ads will be selected randomly rather than based on your known preferences.
Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send you marketing communications if you made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services or you agreed to receive marketing communications and in each case you have not opted out of receiving such communications since. Under these regulations, if you are a limited company, we may send you marketing emails without your consent. However, you can still opt out of receiving marketing emails from us at any time.
You may ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you OR by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
If you opt out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other purchases or transactions.
We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. If you wish to exercise these rights please email us at email@example.com.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
Updates To This Policy
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
I reserve the right to remove or edit any previous posts without notice or explanation.
Unless otherwise stated, all words, photos, and graphics on this blog are my own and are copyrighted by The Small Stuff Counts. I love it when you share! If you wish to feature one of my posts on your own blog, you are welcome to use 1-2 photos as long as you link back to my original post and provide credit to me. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop, or edit any of my images. I would also appreciate a comment or an email letter me know you have featured my post. Under no circumstances should the text of this blog be copied and re-posted elsewhere unless you have permission from me to do so.
Any images, graphics, or other work that are not my own will be credited and linked to their original source. If your work is not properly credited or you would like it removed, please email me at emily@and I will make changes per your request.
I may offer free files for download from time to time. I hope you find them helpful and enjoy using them personally, but these are always for personal use only. I work very hard to create these resources to share with you, but they are copyrighted by The Small Stuff Counts. You are welcome to share these files through a link to my original post containing the download link. Please do not sell, package, or redistribute the downloads in any way or upload the files to other sites
I enjoy receiving comments from my readers and encourage you to comment with your ideas, opinions, and feedback. However, I ask that your comments are polite and graceful. I reserve the right to remove any comments that I deemed inappropriate.
Some of the sections of this site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants, and not us. Some of the links that we post on our site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.*
We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their site or on a site that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected the merchant and us. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
*Disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
The policies outlined on this page are subject to change without notice and were last updated June 2020. If you have questions, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.