Policies

By using the website, Art of Natural Living, you consent to the policies stated below.

Disclosure

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me (and occasional guest bloggers). This blog may occasionally accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.  When this occurs, it will be disclosed with the post per FTC requirements but opinions on featured topics or products are always genuine.

Because my experience with reviewed products or services is limited, any product claim, statistic or other representation should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Copyright and Attribution

Content found throughout this site is public information; however, all information including text, recipes, photographs, etc. is copyrighted. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, beyond the use discussed below, without express and written permission from this blog’s author is prohibited.

You are welcome to feature a brief content excerpt (such as a recipe title or summary) and a single photo on your site with attribution and a link back to Art of Natural Living.  If you have any questions, please email me at artofnaturalliving{at}live{dot}com to discuss specifics and ensure you are adhering to copyright requirements and site policies.

Nutritional/Medical Information

All information provided within this website is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on matters regarding your health.  

Art of Natural Living may offer nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is a product of an online calculators, provided as a courtesy, and should not be considered a guarantee. Varying factors such as product variation, method of ingredient processing, portion variations and the accuracy of the calculator may affect this data.  For more definitive numbers, please consult a medical professional.

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 visit Mediavine Partners.

Privacy Policy

The Art of Natural Living, LLC (https://artofnaturalliving.com) website is governed by the following privacy policy.  

The website may collect  personal data such as name, email address and IP address.  This information is used to operate the website, communicate with you, provide support and analyze traffic.  At times, this may include sharing with third-parties.  More detail is provided below.  

Art of Natural Living uses Google Analytics. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Opt-out browser add-on.

In addition the site uses WordPress Stats as follows: 

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Gravatar Hovercards . This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in or submitted in a comment) to the Gravatar service in order to retrieve their profile image.  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.

Visitor comment information may also be checked through a third-party automated spam detection service.

Art of Natural Living also makes use of log files which may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, pages visited, etc.  IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Your email address is required to leave a comment, but is not shared or displayed except that it may be provided to a third party for purposes of mailing a prize to a giveaway winner or if we are required by law to do so. When you leave comments on the site, they are publicly displayed, so please don’t include any private information in your comments.   

All email updates you choose to receive from this site, for example subscriptions to future posts or comment updates, allow you to opt out of future mailings.

Cookies

This website uses cookies in order to remember your settings and give you the best experience. Other services provided by third parties may use cookies as well.  If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at your browsers’ websites. 

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

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

The Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. 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.

Art of Natural Living, LLC 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 links to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, the Site earns from qualifying purchases. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Site will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Contact Information

If you have an account on this site, or 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.  For requests to access, amend or delete personal information, or for additional information, please email artofnaturalliving {at} live {dot} com.   

I reserve the right to change and/or update these policies at any time.