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This policy is valid from January 9, 2016

General Disclaimer

Sicily’s Heart & Home is written and edited by me, Amanda Stockdale. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.  For questions about this blog, please contact Amanda at sicilysheartandhome@gmail.com.

Sicily’s Heart & Home provides the information on these pages as a public service for informational purposes only. Information on these pages is not intended to be, and should not be taken as, advice.

Third Party Disclaimer

Our Site may contain links to third-party sites that are not owned or controlled by Sicily’s Heart & Home. Some of the links on this site are ads, partners, or affiliates. This means I may make a small commission if you buy from the linked sites. I only link to products and services I love, most of which I use daily.

Sicily’s Heart & Home and Amanda Stockdale have no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party site that you visit.

Intellectual Property

The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by Sicily’s Heart & Home and Amanda Stockdale and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Permissions Policy

All contents of Sicily’s Heart & Home (website, social media, and email) are copyright protected.

Feel free to use ideas from this site in your home or school for personal use only.  If you wish to share any posts or images from this site, you may use one image with a link to the original post.  Please do not re-post/duplicate a whole post or distribute printed content without written permission from Amanda Stockdale.

You may post a summary of my posts (up to 100 words) with a link back to the original post.

You may link to any part of our site.

The following are the Terms of Use for all of the printables offered on this site (by downloading any printables from Sicily’s Heart and Home, you are agreeing to the terms of use below):

Please DO:

  • download the printables/files to your computer and print them for your personal use
  • link directly to my blog when sharing about the printables with others
  • give proper credit to Sicily’s Heart & Home when sharing the printables with others

Please DO NOT:

  • link directly to the PDF file; link to the blog post instead
  • alter the files in any way
  • sell or distribute the printables/files in any way
  • claim the printables as your own work
  • host the printable files on your own website or upload it to a shared website

If you are unsure if your intended use is acceptable, please contact me at amanda.zepp@yahoo.com.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Sicily’s Heart & Home collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users. This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Sicily’s heart & Home through this site.

Personal Identification Information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users can, however, visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

Non-personal Identification Information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web Browser Cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

How We Use Collected Information

Sicily’s Heart & Home may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our site. We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To process payments. We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails to users who have opted in for our newsletter or email list.

We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Sicily’s Heart & Home has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Comment Policy

By posting on this blog, you agree to the policies below.
We welcome comments on our blog posts. Please keep your comments clean and related to the content. We reserve the right to remove any comment. Our site, and the web in general, is all about dialogue and the sharing of information. Therefore, feel free to ask questions, disagree, provide alternate methods, or comment on the post as long as your comment’s content is not offensive, defamatory, abusive, or otherwise mean and inappropriate.

Comment Privacy
You may comment anonymously or under a name/username. The email address you use to submit a comment will not be displayed on our site and will not be sold or used to contact you unless you request to be contacted.

Ownership of Comment
You retain ownership of comments you leave on our site; you simply grant us a license to post your comments. This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, and royalty-free. You grant us the right to store, transmit, display, use, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, in a presentation, in a class, or in a video.

We expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from any comment you leave on this site. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights for the comments you post on this site and that you will relieve us from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

I thank you for your support.