This disclosure policy is valid as of 12 December 2015.

CD’s Country Living is a personal blog, written and edited by Christine Loken. Please contact Christine at cdloken@gmail.com with any questions.

Unless otherwise noted, Christine Loken is the legal copyright holder of the material and pictures posted on the blog. Christine’s material may be used by peer blogs if it is linked to CD’s Country Living and Christine Loken is given credit for photos and ideas. Without this attribution, Christine’s material and photos may not be published, copied, or reprinted without consent.

CD’s Country Living respects the privacy of our readers and is committed to protecting it.  CD’s Country Living 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.   CD’s Country Living may also log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I 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.

CD’s Country Living 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 track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

CD’s Country Living 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.

CD’s Country  Living currently uses the following third-party 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. I store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, I 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.

This 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.

CD’s Country Living may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

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.

CD’s Country Living is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, as well as, Target, both affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn small commission fees if a user clicks on a link and makes a purchase.  As part of these affiliate programs, this website will post customized links, provided by Amazon or Target to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

CD’s Country Living abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. 

CD’s Country Living may be compensated to provide an opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though we may receive compensation for these posts or advertisements, we will always give our honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on CD’s Country Living are purely our own.  Any and all sponsored posts will be identified clearly. 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 is not responsible for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product through a link from CD’s Country Living, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not CD’s Country Living.

CD’s Country Living does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Lastly,  our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

Your rights:

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify me by email: cdloken@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information I have about you by submitting a request to me at  cdloken@gmail.com

Amend – You may contact me at cdloken@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that I erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to cdloken@gmail.com

Please note that I may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

At no time should you ever submit sensitive personal information to this 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.

If you have any questions regarding Hearth and Vine’s privacy or disclosure policy please feel free to contact me at cdloken@gmail.com.

Updated June 5, 2018.