Simplicity in the South is a personal blog used to inspire and educate others how to do DIY projects, painting techniques, crafts, and recipes. We do not claim to be experts in any of these areas. We are the typical homeowner that have learned by trial, error, and years of experience. Although we intend on sharing as much detail as we can, we cannot cover everything in writing or we would bore you to tears.
Please use common sense and follow the manufacturers’ instructions when using power tools, chemicals, or materials that we may use in tutorials. By reading this blog, you understand that Simplicity in the South is not liable for any injuries incurred while reproducing or using a project seen on this blog.
This blog and its content are the legal property of Simplicity in the South. This is a personal blog, written and edited by us. Simplicity in the South’s blog content, including entire blog posts, may not be published, copied, or reprinted without our consent.
Unless otherwise credited, all photos are taken by us. If you would like to use a photo from our blog to share on your website, you may use one image with a direct link back to the post where it was published. Please keep in mind that photos from our website shall not be altered by removing/covering the watermarks, cropping, or editing without getting written permission by us. For any questions or permission, please use our contact form.
We encourage and greatly appreciate when Simplicity in the South’s images are pinned on Pinterest or shared through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other forms of social media! Please make sure the photo shared on social media links back to the original post so you can help others find the details on the article. Thank you!
Affiliate & Advertising
Simplicity in the South 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 linking to Amazon.com.
Simplicity in the South is also a participant in Reward Style, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to their approved merchants.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see:http://www.networkadvertising.
Like many other Web sites, www.simplicityinthesouth.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Your privacy is very important to us. At Simplicity in the South, 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.
It is Simplicity in the South’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Simplicity in the South 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. Simplicity in the South’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Simplicity in the South also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Simplicity in the South 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 Simplicity in the South’s website choose to interact with our website in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Simplicity in the South gathers depend 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 Simplicity in the South updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Simplicity in the South collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. Simplicity in the South 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.
Simplicity in the South may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on the list25.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Simplicity in the South 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 Simplicity in the South’s behalf or to provide services available at our 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 Simplicity in the South’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We 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, Simplicity in the South discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Simplicity in the South, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, Simplicity in the South 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 Simplicity in the South and our products. We primarily use our blog 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. Simplicity in the South takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Simplicityinthesouth.com, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Simplicity in the South 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 business may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
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www.simplicityinthesouth.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
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If you have any questions about our disclosure or privacy policies, please use our contact form. Thank you and happy DIY’ing!
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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