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Comment Policy
Much like I strive to not be a bashing blogger, please do not be a bashing commenter. I encourage and love to hear differing opinions and ideas but lets play it nice shall we? One of my favorite parts of blogging is the community that has sprouted within it as a community I’d hope we’d want to support each other, not tear one another apart. Please be respectful and shower others with grace.
Disclosure Policy
Though small, this blog is a source of income. Because we use this blog as a source of income I sometimes choose and agree to promote products/services/businesses, however know that I only choose to do so when it’s advantageous for my readers and does not compromise my beliefs or integrity in any way. I only choose to share what I feel would be beneficial to you guys. Whether it be traditional payment and/or through a free product, no review is guarantee to be positive. All reviews are honest and no compromises are made to earn a dollar.
Privacy Policy
The privacy of my visitors to Root&Blossom is important to me. Here is information on what types of personal information I receive and collect when you use and visit Root&Blossom, and how I safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.
Log Files: As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons: I do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit my site.
I do use third party advertisements on Root&Blossom to support the site and my family (as mentioned above in the Disclosure Policy). Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies: I also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my blog as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

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