Here are Scattered Squirrel, we take the privacy and protection of personal data very seriously. We encourage you to read this page to see what information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, and what we do to keep your information safe.
Last Updated: May 9, 2022
Who We Are
Scattered Squirrel is a website found at https://scatteredsquirrel.com Our mission is to share information, tips, and tools for people who are looking for solutions to help better organizing and manage their homes, time, and life in general.
What Personal Data We Collect
Here at Scattered Squirrel we try very hard to limit the amount of personal information we collect. This section explains what we collect and why we collect it.
If you choose to leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, name and email, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata (your personal information) are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use a plug-in called Anti-Spam Bee to help keep the comments spam free. Anit-Spam Bee does not collect any information.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com
Newsletters and Promotional Emails
Scattered Squirrel offers a newsletter option for those who would like to receive additional information and stay up to date with new posts, and receive the occasional promotional email.
To provide this service we need to collect your email address in order to deliver the newsletter to you. In addition to collecting this information, we track whether the emails have been opened and what links have been clicked.
We use this information to help us improve our newsletter so that we are including more of the information you want.
Scattered Squirrel uses Mailer Lite to deliver the newsletter. Your information is stored on their servers. For more information about them you can check out their legal page here -> Mailer Lite’s Legal Page
If you have signed up for our newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help you.
Web Browser Cookies
- the date, time and duration of your visit
- how you came to our site, such as whether you clicked a link on a social media site, found us in search results, clicked a link on another website, or came directly to our site
- what country you were in when you came to our site
- what posts and pages you visited
- any searches you made through one of our search boxes on the site
- links you may have clicked
We use the information collected in Google Analytics to help us determine what kind of content our readers like to see from us so we can continue to provide that. We also use the information to help us figure out to keep improving our content, site navigation, and what posts and/or pages to share on our social media channels and in our newsletters.
To further protect your privacy, we have opted to use the Anonmyze IP addresses option provided by Google Anayltics. It is also worth noting that IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
If you wish to opt out of this you can head on over to Google Anaytlics Opt-Out Page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
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 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 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 Digital Advertising Alliance website and 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 Mediavine Partners.
How we use collected information
Scattered Squirrel may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
- – To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- – To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
- To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- – To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.