The Decor Fix (https://thedecorfix.com), referred to in this policy as “This Site”, is run by Heather Freeman as a sole proprietor, referred to in this policy as “Me/My/I”. Please read the following policy and contact me if you have questions or concerns regarding your personal data.
Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. (It does not include anonymized data.) By providing me with your data, you warrant that you are over 13 years of age.
Personal Data This Site Collects & Why It’s Collected
Your data is used by This Site to provide the best possible products, services, and user experience to you. This includes the following:
- Responding to communications from you.
- Supplying my products and services to you.
- Personalizing and tailoring my products and services for you.
- Supplying you with email (newsletters, alerts, promotions, updates, links to web classes, and free downloadable content, courses, etc.) that you have subscribed to. You may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any email you receive.
In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement. I will be limited in the products and services I can provide you without your consent to be able to use such data.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, I may also use your data for marketing purposes. This may include contacting you by email regarding news and offers on products and services. I will not send you to any unsolicited marketing or spam. I will take all reasonable steps to ensure that I fully protect your rights and comply with my obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011, and 2015.
Advertisers whose content appears on This Site may engage in what is known as “behavioral advertising” – advertising which is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using Cookies. Limiting the use of your data by disabling cookies will not remove the advertising from This Site, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on This Site.
Contact forms: This Site uses a WordPress plugin for its contact form. If you submit an inquiry through the contact form, I will be sent your name, email address, and any additional comments to leave. This is simply for me to get back in touch with you. The information submitted through the contact form is not kept after my initial contact to you unless we continue correspondence. It is not used for marketing purposes.
Comments: When visitors leave comments on This Site, WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form (name, email address, URL if applicable, and comments) to attribute your comments to you. WordPress also collects the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically.
If you leave a comment on This 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.
Analytics: This Site keeps track of analytics such as your IP address and which pages you view, which allows me to understand web traffic and general trends. Data is only viewable in aggregate rather than you as an individual; your IP address is encoded and it is not visible to me. This Site uses both Jetpack by WordPress and Google Analytics to track and store analytics data.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics tracks may track data such as your IP address. As the owner of This Site, I do not have access to any of this individual information and may only view analytical data in aggregate. You can view more information about how Google Analytics uses your information when you visit this website here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. You may opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Affiliate Links: This Site 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 linking to Amazon.ca. Please see my disclaimer below for more information about affiliate links.
Third-Parties: This Site may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third-party websites and am not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave This Site, I encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
I may contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on My behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, I will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled securely and in accordance with your rights, My obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law. I currently contract with ConvertKit, Google Analytics, Amazon Services LLC, Facebook Pixel Tracking, and Teachable.
Disclosures of Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Apart from that and the contracted services listed previously (ConvertKit, Teachable, Facebook Pixel, Amazon Services and Google Analytics) your data will not be sold or sent to any third parties.
I may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
- Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
- Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers
- Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
Retention of Data
All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
Under GDPR I will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. I will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:
1. You have given me consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes.
2. Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject;.
3. Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or
4. Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
I will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. For tax purposes the law requires me to keep basic information about clients/customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after no longer being a customers.
Your Legal Rights
If you are subscribed to my newsletter or have left comments on this site, you have the right to request to receive an exported file of your personal data, including any data you have provided to us. You also have the right to request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Disclaimer & Terms
Nature of This Site – The Decor Fix is a home improvement website that offers advice, guides, checklists, digital downloads and courses, both for free and for purchase. At times, my services of decorating advice, digital design plans, and group coaching will be offered. The blog component of this site has updated articles on topics relevant to simplifying, organizing, and decorating.
Affiliate Links– At times This Site makes use of affiliate links to third party vendors, meaning that if you should purchase an item from the linked vendor I would receive a small monetary compensation from that vendor/company. In other words, my site serves as a referral. If you purchase something from the company, they send me a small percentage of the sale with no additional charge to you. This small compensation allows me to continue the work I do to create a quality site and to offer free content in the form of blog posts and free guides, courses, and digital downloads.
All opinions expressed on this site about vendors, companies, and products are my genuine opinion. The majority of vendors I recommend on This Site are ones I have personally purchased from or have used in design plans and in the homes of my design clients.
Opinionated content – My products, services, and blog posts are my opinions and do not reflect the opinions of any organizations I am affiliated with.
Unless otherwise specified, all content shown on The Decor Fix (including blog posts, photos, and branding) have been created by me. Do not use without my permission. If you would like to request permission please contact me.
Hold harmless clause – The information on This Site is for entertainment and/or informational purposes only and shouldn’t be seen as professional financial, health, nutritional, medical, legal, or emotional advice. Read and follow advice at your own risk. Consult with a professional before taking any sort of action. The Decor Fix and Heather Freeman is not liable for any decisions made by readers or clients based on above listed products, services, free guides or blog posts.
Reservation of rights –I reserve the right to change the content, focus, or manner in which This Site is run at any time.