Privacy And Cookie Policies 6.12.2020

This policy was last updated 5.10.2022

Your privacy is important to The Stonybrook House.
The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when
you use our website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website.
This privacy policy may change from time to time.
If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on The Stonybrook House:

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • If you purchase a product via The Stonybrook House
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics
  • through Ads via Mediavine

If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website,
then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to
send you the emails and we require your first name so that my emails to you will include a friendly
personalized note.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from
the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from
the newsletter, then simply send me an email at asking to be removed.

I currently use Floedesk as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here
Floedesk Privacy Policy) Your data is collected and then passed to them.
Tags are used within Floedesk to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can
be better tailored to meet your needs.

Currently, I send a minimum of 2-3 emails per week. However, I will occasionally email
you about products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests.

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find
information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that!
I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post,
then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the
comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment
will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy
without notice.

Advertisements on The Stonybrook House
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. The Stonybrook House currently
runs advertisements via Mediavine. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise
here on The Stonybrook House in order to show you tailored ads to you.

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.

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on The Stonybrook House:

  • Amazon (for advertising)
  • Mediavine (for advertising)

Google Analytics
The Stonybrook House uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior.
It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me
adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location,
age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you.
Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website.
User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted.
You can read more about that here.

Social Media Privacy
The Stonybrook House uses various social media platforms. The Stonybrook House is not responsible
for what you post on The Stonybrook House's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or
entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the
policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would
like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact
You can request to be removed at any time.

The Stonybrook House contains links to other websites. As such, The Stonybrook House, is not
responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at

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