Privacy Policy

About the Vicki Arnold blog

Vicki Arnold is the writer and creator of the Vicki Arnold blog. The Vicki Arnold blog was founded in 2009 in the United States of America. This is an independently operated blog run by me, Vicki Arnold. This website shares encouragement for motherhood and homeschooling resources for moms.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important. To better protect it, I provide this notice explaining my online information practices. This privacy policy governs your use of vicki-arnold.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through vicki-arnold.com.

I reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Changes will be posted to this page. You are responsible for periodically visiting this privacy policy to check for changes.

Your Consent

Your continued use of this site means you agree to the terms set forth in this privacy policy and the data policy. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not continue to access this website.

Parental Consent

This site is meant for adults. If you are under the age of 18, you should not be using this site without parental permission.

Basic Privacy Information

The Vicki Arnold blog will never share, sell, barter, trade, or otherwise give away your email address and other personal information. The only email lists you will be added to are the ones you sign up for, to which you may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in each email.

When entering giveaways, your information will not be shared with sponsors or vendors unless you choose an entry option that gives that to them (for example, signing up for their newsletter). When you enter a giveaway on the Vicki Arnold blog, you are giving us permission to contact you in regards to the giveaway. We will never add you to an subscriber list (our’s or a sponsor/vendor’s) simply because you entered a giveaway.

How We Protect Your Information

We work only with reputable third-party vendors for information collection.

How Information Is Collected

  • If you subscribe to the Vicki Arnold email list
  • If you leave a comment on a post or page
  • Through website cookies and log files
  • Through Google Analytics

We use the information you provide to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.

Subscriber Newsletters

If you join the Vicki Arnold email list, you will be required to give your first name and email address. I require your email address to send you the emails, and I require a first name so that the emails will be more personal.

Your data is collected and then passed on to MailChimp, my email service provider. You can read the company’s security policies here. Tags are used within MailChimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can better meet your needs.

I send a series of welcome emails the first two weeks you are a subscriber, totally 7 emails. After that you will only receive 1-2 emails per week.  Occasionally I will send additional emails about special offers. Please keep in mind that the first two weeks there may be a total of 10 emails if you happen to join at a time where there is a lot going on.

Your email and name are never sold, rented, leased, or given away to a third party.

At the bottom of each newsletter you will find information about how to contact the sender, as well as a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Blog Comments

When you leave a blog comment, your comment is public and visible. Your email address is never disclosed unless you include it in the main body of the comment. Your name and comment (as well as your URL, if you provide it), are visible to anyone who visits the comment section. Please avoid leaving any personal information in your comments.

Your details will remain in the database unless I remove it or you request to have it removed.

I reserve the right to remove or edit comments at my discretion. These may include comments containing profanity, harassment, threats, self-promotion, or spam.

Affiliate Programs

I sell other bloggers’ 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.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements. Blog posts utilizing affiliate links are disclosed in post. For more information on affiliate links, see this post.

The Vicki Arnold blog 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. When clicking on affiliate links of Amazon and other affiliates, my readers’ cookies are stored within their database for a specific number of days, giving me the credit for the sales that may occur from my promotions of items within posts throughout the blog.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Cookies and Pixels

This website uses a technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are little pieces of code that I use to track your use of this site and provide the best possible experience for you.

Cookies may collect information including the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, time spent on the site, and your IP address. This site also reserves the right to use social media pixels which allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites. This helps tailor the advertising messages you see when visiting those social media sites.

  • Amazon (for advertising)*
  • Facebook Pixel (for Facebook ad targeting)
  • Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior)
  • MailChimp (for email tracking)

If you wish to disable cookies, you can learn how to do that by visiting the websites of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or that of a different browser.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to help provide better service to my readers by helping me to better understand what content my readers find most useful.

Review of Anonymous Data from Google Analytics

We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers. To help us with this we have implemented the Google analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website. These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age and interests of website visitors and adapt our website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will not try to figure it out.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Links to Third Party Websites

I include links to third party websites for your use and reference. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these sites. Be aware that their privacy policies may be different than that of the Vicki Arnold blog.

Advertisements

Third party advertisements are used on this website. I currently run ads through Monumetric. Monumetric may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise on this site in order to show ads that would most interest you. Vicki Arnold does not control Monumetric’s tracking technologies or how they may be used. You may read their privacy policy here.

Social Media

Vicki Arnold posts information on various social media platforms. Vicki Arnold is not responsible for your privacy when you post on its social media channels.

When I May Transfer Your Personal Data

I will not transfer your personal data unless I am under legal obligation to do so.

Contact

If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, or have questions about this privacy policy, please email info@simplyvicki.com.