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This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me (Kelly). For questions about this blog, please contact me at [email protected]

This is a hobby blog. I share projects I’ve completed for entertainment purposes only. All information and resources found on this website are based on my opinions and are not professional advice. 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). I am not a professional contractor, doctor, cosmetologist, or lawyer and do not recommend that you use power tools without taking the appropriate protective measures, such as working with a licensed general contractor as I do. I also never recommend using homemade products without understanding potential reactions (e.g., allergies). 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 Kelly Rinzema will not be responsible for any injuries or damages caused. This includes undertaking projects within your skill level and hiring a professional when necessary.

This website participates in affiliate advertising programs, which means that Kelly Rinzema might make a small commission if you purchase items after clicking certain links on this site. This commission is at no extra cost to you. All affiliate links are disclosed before they appear in posts. Kelly Rinzema also works with a publishing company that runs ads and collects certain anonymous information and non-personally-identifiable information about you when you visit this website. The company then uses this information to provide you with advertisements that are likely to be more interesting to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from this website. If you would like to change your preferences or read more about cookies, you can read more here.

Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of the material and pictures posted on my blog. Bloggers are free to use 1 photo if it is linked to my blog and I am given credit for my pictures and ideas.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

Occasionally I am compensated to provide my opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for occasional posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information
when you visit our Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information
(e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked
or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These
companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn
more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI athttp://www.networkadvertising.org.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Your Privacy:
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie:
Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, thelilypadcottage.com has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Collection of Personal Information:
When visiting thelilypadcottage.com, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to third party Websites:
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

Effective as of May 25, 2018

As the owner of this website The Lily Pad Cottage, I Kelly Rinzema understand that your privacy is of critical importance.  This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences(Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion.  If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided.  We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons.

We will not share your email address with any third parties.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), we do not wish to receive your email address, and will delete it you have provided it inadvertently.

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Advertising.

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of this Site, please contact us at [email protected]

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