PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is very important to us. At OUR KIN & HOME we have a few fundamental principles that we follow: We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.) We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site. OUR KIN & HOME operate the website ourkindandhome.com. It is OUR KIN & HOME policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, OUR KIN & HOME collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. OUR KIN & HOME purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how OUR KIN & HOME visitors use its website. From time to time, OUR KIN & HOME may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

OUR KIN & HOME also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. OUR KIN & HOME only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to OUR KIN & HOME website choose to interact with OUR KIN & HOME in ways that require OUR KIN & HOME to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that OUR KIN & HOME gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive OUR KIN & HOME updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, OUR KIN & HOME collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with OUR KIN & HOME. OUR KIN & HOME does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

OUR KIN & HOME discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on OUR KIN & HOME behalf or to provide services available at OUR KIN & HOME website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using OUR KIN & HOME website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. OUR KIN & HOME will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, OUR KIN & HOME discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when OUR KIN & HOME believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of OUR KIN & HOME, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an OUR KIN & HOME website and have supplied your email address, OUR KIN & HOME may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with OUR KIN & HOME. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. OUR KIN & HOME takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Third-Party Analytics Providers

We use third parties to help us operate and improve the Service. In doing so, we may share with these third parties non-personally identifiable information about users’ use of the Service. These third-party providers also use cookies. We use third party analytics providers, such as Google Analytics, to provide us with general demographic and interest-level information about our users and to help create a better user experience. We do not control information collected by third parties and are not responsible for their use of that information.

Google Analytics uses cookies and pixels in order to collect demographic and interest-level information and usage information from users that visit the Service, including but not limited to information about the pages where users enter and exit the Service and what pages users view on the Service, time spent, browser, operating system, and IP address. Cookies and pixels allow Google to recognize a user when a user visits the Service and when the user visits other websites. Google uses the information it collects from the Service and other websites to share with us and other website operator’s information about users including, but not limited to, age range, gender, geographic regions, general interests, and details about devices used to visit websites and purchase items. We take reasonable measures to prevent linking of information we receive from Google with any of your personally identifiable information. For more information regarding Google’s use of cookies and collection and use of information see the Google Privacy Policy. To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page to learn about opting out and installing the appropriate browser add-on. Like millions of other website owners, I use Google Analytics on ourkinandhome.com.

Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about my visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

What do we do with your data?

The tracking information allows me to better understand the kind of people who come to my site and what content they’re reading. This allows me to make better decisions about design, content, writing topics, etc. It allows us to better understand what quality content is for the users (you).

Occasionally, I will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of my activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. OUR KIN & HOME uses cookies to help OUR KIN & HOME identify and track visitors, their usage of OUR KIN & HOME website, and their website access preferences. OUR KIN & HOME visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using OUR KIN & HOME website, with the drawback that certain features of OUR KIN & HOME website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Pixels

“Pixels” are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track the online movements of web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive, pixels are small graphics that are about the size of the period at the end of the sentence that are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails. Our third-party analytics providers may place pixels on the Site that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting the Site). Our third-party analytics providers use information obtained from pixels to help us improve our business and the Service. We do not control the use of pixels by third parties.

Business Transfers

If OUR KIN & HOME, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that OUR KIN & HOME goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of OUR KIN & HOME may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

If ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by OUR KIN & HOME and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, OUR KIN & HOME may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in OUR KIN & HOME sole discretion. OUR KIN & HOME encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the privacy-policy please contact us at [email protected].