Disclosure Policy

This privacy policy & disclosure policy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process personal data through your use of our website, The Crowned Goat, LLC.

Content and Creativity Policy

Any content on this website is created and shared for inspiration and entertainment purposes only, as this is a hobby blog.  All information and resources found on this website are based on our opinions and are not to be considered professional advice in any way.

Creating with the suggested methods, products used, and tools falls under your own risk. If you choose to take on any project or make a lifestyle change, always consult with the appropriate professional (e.g., licensed general contractor, doctor, finance professional). We are not professional contractors, doctors, cosmetologists, or lawyers and do not recommend that you use power tools without taking the appropriate protective measures, such as working with licensed general contractors. We also never recommend using products without understanding potential reactions (e.g., allergies). Please ensure you are following proper guidelines and you receive professional guidance if you don’t know how to do something at all times.

By reading this website and choosing to re-create any content on it, you acknowledge that you alone are responsible for your own actions and decisions and that The Crowned Goat, LLC will not be responsible for any injuries or damages caused. This includes undertaking projects within your skill level and hiring a professional when necessary.

Disclosure Policy

The Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, we felt it was important to disclose the following to our readers:

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by The Crowned Goat, LLC. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.

Further information regarding the website’s disclosure policy can be found below.

Privacy Policies & Data Collection Information Policies:

Information Collection Policy

We may collect personal information voluntarily submitted from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, subscribing to receive blog posts, or by submitting a contact form.

We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website.

We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Please read the website’s policy on using cookies collection information below.

Use of Cookies Policy

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website.

The website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Anonymous Data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Information Use Policy

We may use the information collected in the following ways:
• To operate and maintain the Website;
• To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
• To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
• To respond to your comments or inquiries;
• To provide you with user support;
• To track and measure advertising on the Website;
• To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third Party Use of Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.

WordPress.com – If you are a WordPress.com user and logged into WordPress.com when commenting on a post at this site, WordPress may track your visit to this site and keep a record of your comment as per their own cookie and privacy policy.

YouTube – this service tries to estimate your bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos and keeps statistics of what videos from YouTube you’ve seen as per their own cookie and privacy policy.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

Advertising and Affiliate Program Disclosure Policy

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites 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: https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Display Ads

All advertising in the form of ads on our blog are generated by a third party ad network who may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers. Those advertisements are paid advertisements.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Sponsored Content Tracking

This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

We may use the blog to promote products and services as a source of income and if we do, we will only promote products and services that we truly love, use ourselves and care about. We fully disclose sponsored content on our website.

Affiliate Programs

The Crowned Goat, LLC engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. 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. However this does NOT result in additional charges for the user/reader.

The Crowned Goat, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and Amazon Influencer Program, affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon. As part of these Amazon Associates programs, the Website 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.

The Crowned Goat, LLC is a participant in the ShareASale Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to their individual sites. As part of this ShareASale program, the Website will post customized links, provided by ShareASale, to track the referrals to their respective partner websites. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

The Crowned Goat, LLC is a participant in other affiliate Programs provided by other websites or brands. Those affiliate programs also utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Comment Policy

We appreciate your comments, ideas, thoughts and opinions so much. Creating a space where we can encourage each other with kind, respectful and supportive dialogue is a big part of what we’re all about. That being said, there are certain circumstances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  2. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive including profanity will be deleted.
  3. Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted.

The owner (s) of this blog reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. Furthermore, this comment policy is subject to change at anytime.

Publicly Visible Information

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

Republished Content Policy

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

Photo Usage Policy

The use of our photos without our permission and without proper attribution is strictly prohibited. We do not allow our own images to be directly monetized in connection with affiliate marketing on websites or social media channels.

Please email us with inquiries about permission for the use of our images. We love seeing our work featured with the proper credit to our blog The Crowned Goat and a do-follow link. We never give permission for the use of more than one photo. Please adhere to the above mentioned guidelines. You can email us at theoffice@thecrownedgoat.com

Newsletters/Email Subscription List

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter/email list, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will never be passed on to third parties.

Your Personal Information Rights

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at theoffice@thecrownedgoat.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to theoffice@thecrownedgoat.com.

Amend – You may contact us at theoffice@thecrownedgoat.com to amend or update your personal information.

Erase – In certain situations, you may request that we erase your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to theoffice@thecrownedgoat.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Minors and Children’s Personal Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at theoffice@thecrownedgoat.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Disclosure and Privacy Policy Page Changes

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on July 12, 2018. The Crowned Goat, LLC reserves the right to revise the privacy policy without prior notice. Therefore we ask you to review this policy now and check it regularly if you are a frequent visitor to our website. If you have any questions feel free to contact us directly at theoffice {at} thecrownedgoat {dot} com.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at theoffice {at} thecrownedgoat {dot} com for questions related to any information found on this page.