Media, Advertising & Privacy Policies

Media & Advertising Policy

  • At this time I do not accept paid advertising of any sort.
  • At some time in the future I may accept products for review or paid advertising. I will never accept money for links that pass page ranks (ie any links would be rel=”nofollow”) – Advertisers: please don’t bother to ask me.
  • If I do ever accept a product for review, the review will be published at my discretion only (in other words, if I don’t like the product I at all, I probably won’t write about it or link to it), and will be my unbiased opinion. And, I’ll tell you on the post that I received the product for free.

Affiliate Links and Endorsements

  • I do use occasional affiliate links, mostly to Amazon and Fishpond.com.au. Sometimes I just link to show you what a product might be (eg when I link to a milk thermometer on my how to make yoghurt page). If I am specifically recommending a product I will generally say “this is awesome”, like in a book review. In other words, if it’s an endorsement, you’ll know it.
  • I will NEVER endorse a product I haven’t used and loved.
  • All links from this site to Amazon automatically go to your local Amazon site and automatically add my affiliate ID.
  • If you buy something following my affiliate link, I will get a small commission (usually about 5%). Thank you. 🙂

Privacy Policy

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact me by email at kirsten (at) sustainablesuburbia.net

Your privacy is extremely important to me. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by sustainablesuburbia.net and how it is used.

Email subscribers
Obviously, if you subscribe, I will collect your email address and name. My email list provider also collects details like where your IP address is from (state and sometimes city), though this is not always where you actually reside!

My email list manager is AWeber – you can read their privacy policy here.

I will NEVER share or sell your email address. Nor will I send you spam!

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, sustainablesuburbia.net makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
Sustainablesuburbia.net does not use cookies.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

At this time I do not serve google ads (or any other ads). If I were to do so then:
.:: Google, as a third party vendor, would use cookies to serve ads on sustainablesuburbia.net.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to sustainablesuburbia.net and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners currently include:

  • Amazon (intermittently)

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on sustainablesuburbia.net send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Sustainablesuburbia.net has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Sustainablesuburbia.net’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

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