Legal stuff

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Your new favourite website address is: https://www.homemadeanduncomplicated.com.

 

Legal basis for collecting data

The legal basis for collecting and processing your data will be because either it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party, and/or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party. More specifically, we collect your personal data and information to:

  • provide products and services
  • bill you for products and services that you request
  • market products and/or services to you that we think will add value to your life
  • communicate with you for reasons I’ll make clear when collecting your information, or for reasons that are obvious from the circumstances

 

What personal data we collect; and how and who we share it with

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service, Akismet. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on the site, including the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Your name and email address is collected via the contact form in order for me to be able to reply to your message or query. Your email address is only used to reply to your contact and not used to send promotional material, unless explicitly requested by you. Your information is kept until you request it be deleted, or before that time at my discretion.

Email Newsletters

I’ll only use your email to contact you if you request said contact. In various places on this blog you will see opt-in forms asking for your name and email address. If you choose to provide this information, you’ll receive any special offers associated with opting in, as well as information to help you create the homemade and uncomplicated life you crave. I never share your email address with anyone and you can unsubscribe from all emails at any time.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

In addition, Google (a third party) uses cookies to serve advertisements based on your prior visits to this site or other websites. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve advertising to you based on your website visits. You can easily opt out of personalised advertising here. You can view Google’s Privacy Policy here.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics by MonsterInsights on this site to enable aggregated statistical evaluations for the purposes of optimising content and making decisions about the future of this website. My legitimate interest in the information lies in the analysis of the usage and functionality of the website.

When a visitor enters the website their browser establishes a direct connection with MonsterInsights. The data transmitted to MonsterInsights includes IP address (anonymised); device-related data like device type, model, operating system, browser type, and version; and usage-related info such as time of use, dwell time, and point of origin. According to MonsterInsights, no additional personal data is collected.

MonsterInsights doesn’t disclose their information storage period. Data is transferred to the USA. If you object to the transfer of data, send an email to erin@homemadeanduncomplicated.com.

The privacy policy for MonsterInsights can be found at https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/.

 

Who we share your data with

Depending on how you use this website, your data may be shared with the following third parties:

  • MonsterInsights
  • Mailchimp
  • WooCommerce
  • PayPal
  • Stripe
  • Akismet
  • Google

Information on what data of yours is shared with these third parties, and why, can be found in the relevant sections of this page, along with links to their privacy policies.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have provided your email address to obtain a product or subscribe to newsletters and updates, then I’ll keep that information until you unsubscribe. Information from closed accounts is deleted within three months of the date of closure.

Backups are kept for three months.

Billing information is kept for 7 years in accordance with Australian accounting and taxation laws.

 

What rights you have over your data

You have a number of rights when it comes to your information. You can access, rectify, and delete it, and you have the right to object to, restrict, and withdraw your consent.

You also have the right to download the information you have shared through this website – you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

Your right to erasure of personal information does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Contact information

If you have any questions or worries pertaining to your privacy on this site, please feel free to email me at erin@homemadeanduncomplicated.com.

 

How we protect your data

Your data is protected via a number of means. Akismet anti-spam is used to detect and prevent spam attacks.

Any sensitive information that you provide to the website is protected by encryption via the use of an SSL Certificate.

Security and other plugins are kept up to date.

Organisational practices are employed to protect your data as well, such as password policies and data protection training.

 

Shop – Woocommerce

What information we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes such as to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

MailChimp: When shopping, we keep a record of your email and the cart contents for up to 30 days on our server. This record is kept to repopulate the contents of your cart if you switch devices or needed to come back another day. Read our privacy policy here.

Who on our team has access

Currently I am the only person with access to the information you provide. In the event that I gain a staff member they will be able to access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

I, and future team members, have access to this information to help fulfil orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; specifically, for payments.

We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to these third parties, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy and the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

 

International Privacy

If you’re visiting from outside Australia, you should be aware that you’re sending information to Australia. This information may be transferred within Australia or to countries other than Australia and that of your residence, depending on the type of information.

These other countries may not have data protection laws to the same standard as your own country’s. However, our collection, storage and use of your personal data will always continue to be governed by this privacy policy.

 

 

Affiliate Disclosure

Dear Reader,

Just a note to let you know that throughout your perusal of this blog, you may come across certain products and links to products that are tagged with affiliate link tracking (affiliate links).

What the heck is that? I hear you ask. Well, first things first – it doesn’t cost you anything at all. An affiliate link just provides me with a small compensation (from the retailer’s pocket) for recommending a product that I love.

It tracks clicks and purchases from visitors such as yourself, and associates the purchase, and subsequent compensation, with me. None of your personal information is tracked, only what you buy and the fact that you came via my website.

You may have guessed that I am a minimalist and eco-warrior at heart, so I don’t recommend a tonne of products. But when I do, it’s because I think it will add value to your life and/or I think it will either help the planet or at least slow down the rate of consumerism. Sounds oxymoronic, doesn’t it? Recommending that you buy products in order to reduce the rate at which people buy.

Seriously though, I only recommend products that are high quality, will last, and are worth your money. My hope is that it will save you buying many more poor quality items that need replacing much more often. I don’t recommend anything that I’ve never tried or that isn’t worth suggesting. I value your trust too much!

And please note that there’s no obligation at all to buy anything on this site, nor use the affiliate link if you are interested in making a purchase.

I have no direct affiliation with any product or service on this site. If this changes I will state as much.

If you’re still unsure about affiliate links and you have a question, please don’t hesitate to email me at erin@homemadeanduncomplicated.com.