Who we are
This is a personal blog. This blog is written and edited by me. The website is https://ourhappybackyardfarm.com. For questions about this blog, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our Happy Backyard Farm is a participant in the Amazon Associates program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
Data We Collect, and What We Do With It
Name and email address:
We may collect your name and email address if you voluntarily give it to us. This may occur when:
- Filling out online forms, such as subscribing to join our community to receive our email newsletters, writing a comment, or entering a giveaway.
We will never publish your email address.
We will only use your email address for the purposes for which you have provided it to us. We will use voluntarily submitted email addresses to:
- Send regular electronic newsletters, updates about our Service, or notify users of new resources or products. This is optional, and you can opt out at any time.
- To create a secure login to access your account (optional)
- To provide support and answer questions via email
- To send order details and links to purchased digital downloads
- Moderate comments for spam, and to publish and respond to comments
- Notify winners of giveaways or contests
- Seek your views or comments on services or products we provide
Our Happy Backyard Farm will never sell your email address or send spam emails.
Usage and analytics data:
Information collected may include things such as the user’s type of web browser or operating system, IP address, viewed pages, time and duration of site visits, and other information relating to site usage.
We collect and use usage and analytics data from Google Analytics in order to assess how users access and utilize the site. This data is valuable to our Service for various internal purposes, including troubleshooting and improving the Service’s functionality, and assessing the success of marketing campaigns. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here.
In addition, like most websites, we gather certain information and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages and sources, pages and files viewed, operating system, country of origin, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information to look for trends, administer our website, improve our Service, and gather demographic information about our visitors as a whole.
How Data is Being Collected
Data may be collected in the following ways:
- Through the use of online forms where all information such as name, email address, website, comments, and billing address are voluntary given
- By usage and analytics data
- With cookies – see our Cookies Policy below
How Users Can Control Their Data
At any time, users may opt out of receiving electronic communications by clicking the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of an email.
To opt out of cookies, including those used for analytics, please read below in the Cookies Policy.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit to the Service easier, or to make the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies are stored by the browser and are valid until their expiry date, unless they are deleted by the user. Session cookies will expire at the end of a session when the web browser is closed.
How you can change your cookie settings
If you do not wish to have your name, email (and optional website) saved for future comments, do not check the box to save them.
To opt out of cookies stored by Google Analytics, users can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
You can choose to disable or turn off cookies within your web browsers or by managing preferences in programs such as Ad Blockers. 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. Please note that disabling cookies may impact how a user can interact with our website.