PRIVACY/DISCLOSURE + PHOTO POLICY

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to CitrineLiving: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the CItrineLiving by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the CitrineLiving. For example, when you use the CitrineLiving, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed CitrineLiving. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the CitrineLiving, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by CitrineLiving. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on CitrineLiving.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain CitrineLiving;
  • 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 PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, CitrineLiving may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of CitrineLiving. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

CitrineLiving currently uses the following third-party service providers:

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.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

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.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

CitrineLiving collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in the forum. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address.

COOKIES/IP ADDRESS TRACKING

CitrineLiving uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by CitrineLiving, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of CitrineLiving may be entirely usable.

ADVERTISING

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)

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 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 https://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. 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 Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices 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 click here

AFFILIATE MARKETING PROGRAMS

The majority of the posts on CitrineLiving contain affiliate links, meaning we may get a small commission at no additional cost to you if you make a purchase. Additionally, affiliate marketing embeds tracking links into CitrineLiving. Most of the products on this site that are available for purchase are linked through LIKEtoKNOW.it – please click here to refer to their privacy policy, which discloses all of the data collection information you need to know. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. All items linked through affiliate partners are ones that I personally select, do use and/or would use in my home and designs. Compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made and that sponsored content will always be clearly stated as sponsored or paid content on this website and/or in a blog. The sponsored content that is shared here is always written in our own words and is also our own opinion – we only endorse products that we love!

NEWSLETTERS

On CitrineLiving, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows CitrineLiving to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to CitrineLiving. This includes your social security number or social insurance number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

PHOTO POLICY

I am truly honored when people want to share my work however, I only authorize use of one photo with a direct, clear link back to that corresponding post or page on CitrineLiving.com, this link must be placed directly above or below the image being used. When sharing my content, please state the name of this site (CitrineLiving.com) when referring to the source and make sure that your links and mention of this site (CitrineLiving.com) are clear that you are giving me (Tamara Anka) and this site (CitrineLiving.com) credit for said work and photo. Publishers are NOT allowed to use any of my images for Pinterest purposes to market their own content. This is a direct violation of my intellectual property.

do not allow my images to be used under any circumstances for affiliate marketing. This includes websites that share a high/low segment, shopping links, social media, inspiration blog posts or sites, email campaigns, etc.

Brands must contact me for permission to use my photos and are invited to contact me at [email protected] to inquire about purchasing my photos for marketing purposes.

All images are copyright protected and the property of CitrineLiving unless otherwise noted.