Smart Party Planning is a personal blog, written, edited and photographed by Catherine Holt.
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.
Running a website can be time consuming and expensive. As such we are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though compensation is received, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. 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 website does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be strictly identified.
Any topic on this blog that includes any of the above content will be clearly marked in the footer of the post and will describe the nature of my relationship with the content. Aside from guest posts, opinions expressed are solely my own.
What information do we collect and how is it used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information 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, or submitting a contact form.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website the following will be logged:
- Your IP address,
- Operating system type, browser type,
- Referring website,
- Pages you viewed,
- 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.
Cookies: 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.
How Your Information May Be Used:
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain Smart Party Planning
- 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 as required
- To track and measure advertising on the website
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third Party Use of Personal 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.
Smart Party Planning currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a web analytics service. It tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. The information gained from this service allows Smart Party Planning to continue to provide you with information that you will love, by identifying which posts are bringing the most traffic and providing more of the same. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured. If you are not comfortable having your demographic information collected by Google, you may opt out of Google tracking here.
Aweber (Email Sign Up’s) – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. If you choose to sign up to the newsletter we will have access to your IP address as well as other information you choose to supply such as your name and email address. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
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; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
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.
Publicly Visible Information:
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to identify which pages you find useful and which you do not. The cookies record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 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, such as the free printables page.
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.
Affiliate Program Participation:
The website may engage 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.
Smart Party Planning 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 part of this Amazon Associates program, 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.
This simple and extremely common practice helps cover the many costs of running this website while keeping the majority of the content free for you.
On Smart Party Planning, you may subscribe to our newsletter, 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 not be passed on to third parties.
You can however choose to opt-out of these newsletters at any time by using the unsubscribe link contained at the bottom of every single email.
Sensitive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
I enjoy linking with other blogs and sites to feature their work and have my content featured. However, once you use links to leave SmartPartyPlanning.com, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whist you visit other sites.
How To Link To Smart Party Planning: – Please use the following guidelines when linking to this site:
- Photos – You may use one (1) photo from my post on your site if the photo is appropriately credited to Smart Party Planning and links directly back to the Smart Party Planning post you are featuring. I am happy to have my posts included in roundups but the photo should not be able to be pinned or shared with your site as the original source.
- Recipes and Text – You may use up to one paragraph of text on your website provided that you use a link back to Smart Party Planning as the original source. The text should also not be altered in any way that changes the context or meaning. Should you wish to use more than one paragraph or text, please email me at email@example.com for permission first. It is NOT permitted to copy a recipe text.
- Free Printables – All materials on Smart Party Planning are copyright protected. You may not share any of my free printable files or link to the files on your blog, website, or by email. You may only link to the post featuring the free printable and photo usage as described herin.
How Smart Party Planning Links to Blogs – You will find links to blogs that are interesting and informative to Smart Party Planning readers. These are simple links. If you do not wish to be included in a post with a link to your site, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and the link will be removed. It is my intention to highlight your work and not to infringe on any copyright protections.
All comments are welcome here at Smart Party Planning provided that they are respectful to others. Comments that are malicious or spam will be deleted without notice.
If you leave a comment on the website, you may receive an email advising that your comment has a reply.
Any comments left on the website, or social media entity become property of the website and may be reprinted in part or in whole.
For further clarification or questions, please contact Catherine at email@example.com
Last updated: May 13, 2022.
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