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Santa Barbara Home Designer Privacy Policy

www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com realizes you are concerned about how information you give us is used and shared. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting and spending time on SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

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Disclosure: I have enabled Google Analytics Advertising features and am required to notify you (visitors to this website) and disclose the following information about this common feature used on many websites including within this site. I am disclosing this to you via this SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com privacy policy:

I have implemented Google Analytics Display Advertising and Google Analytics Advertising features.

In order to comply with Google guidelines... I am required to inform you that this website is in association with Google and third-party vendors and use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together.

If you are uncomfortable with this, you (visitors) can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI's consumer opt-out).  Google encourages me to point you (visitors and users of this website) to Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web at direct link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

I have enabled interest-based advertising, including Remarketing, with Google Analytics in connection with other Google services, and must follow the policies applicable to those Google services (like the Google AdWords Policy https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/143465 for advertising, based on your interests and location and its sensitive category restrictions, and the DoubleClick Services Platform Program Policies found on direct link https://support.google.com/platformspolicy/answer/3013851 ).

I must disclose clearly any data collection, sharing and usage that takes place on any site, app, email publication or other property as a consequence of my use of Google products. To comply with this disclosure obligation with respect to Google's use of data, I have the option to display a prominent link to How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps.  I am providing that link here on this privacy page, as well as other pages on this website. Please click to learn all about it now, at direct link: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ .  Another informative page is Google Privacy terms at direct link: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/key-terms/#toc-terms-cookie

From Google website: Advertising Cookies: Google.com offers many products including Google Analytics, a range of DoubleClick-branded services, as well as Adsense and Adwords. When you visit a webpage that uses one of these types of products, various cookies will most likely be sent to your browser. These may come from google.com, googleadservices.com, googlesyndication.com, invitedmedia.com, doubleclick.net and admeld.

What Personal Information About visitors does SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com gather?
The information we gather helps us personalize and improve your experience at SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com. Here are the types of information we obtain.

Information You Give Us:
 We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. We use the information you provide for purposes such as responding to your requests, customizing future shopping for you, improving our online stores, matching your partner information with your community profile, and communicating with you.

www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com is a truly custom, grass roots website with its primary content organically built and composed of authentic, original material and photography.  We believe in honestly defining to you our relationships with affiliate advertising and product links provided by others.  The website accepts a variety of forms of advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.  The compensation received could influence or dictate the advertising content, web page topics or existing or future blog posts. If specific content is sponsored, or advertising space is provided- they will be identified as paid or sponsored content.

As the Santa Barbara Home Designer website continues to grow, the owner(s) of this website is being compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics.

Even though the owner(s) of this website receives compensation for advertisements, we give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and/or experiences on those topics or products we personally write about, and endorse. The editorial views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the websites’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the actual manufacturer, independent service provider or third party in question.

This website does contain content which could present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.  I am an affiliate with Google, DoubleClick, Amazon, and Linkshare, Kathy Kuo Home and others... and do receive different forms of compensation if readers click through links from Santa Barbara Home Designer to make purchases, or view specific ads.  Advertisements displayed on Santa Barbara Home Designer may not express the views and opinions of the website owner.

That said, we are also providing our best effort in outlining and informing you of the type of personal info that is received and collected via www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com and how it may be used.

Log Files

As with most other businesses that have websites on the internet, www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com utilizes the data contained in “log files”. The information in log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, the time (date/time stamp), and pages that you have visited on my site (referring/exiting pages), your ISP (internet service provider), the browser type you used to visit the site (such as Internet Explorer). These logs also record the number of clicks you make, to enable the analysis of trends, track user’s browsing movements within the site, and gather demographic information. It must be noted that personal identifiable info is not linked via your IP address.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Please Note:  Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com  and other websites on the Internet.

What is a DoubleClick Cookie?

Users will always have the option to “opt out” of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at this direct link:  http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of the advertising partners we are associated with may use cookies and web beacons on this website. Our advertising partners include ….

Google Adsense
Google Adwords

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to administer the advertisements and links that appear directly on www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.comThrough the affiliate programs, the advertisements and links are sent directly to your browsers. They also 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 individual advertisements and / or are also utilized to personalize the advertising content that you view.

Please note: www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com does not have access to, or have any control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers on this site.

We advise that you consult the respective, individual privacy policies of these third-party websites and ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

This  www.SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers, links or web sites.

As with any website on the internet… 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.

In summary- I use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

The latest internet technology and general practice utilizes geotargeting (for example, showing Santa Barbara Home Design advertisements to Santa Barbara residents visiting the Santa Barbara Home Designer website). The technology also enables specific advertisements to be shown, based on certain websites visited (i.e. showing Spanish Style Furniture manufacturers and product advertisements to someone who has been frequenting Spanish Style Home Décor websites).

As with all of your website research, you may choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs provided on your system security).

Please note however, that disabling cookies can affect how you are able to interact with my site as well as other websites on the internet. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Alternatively, as a visitor and user of SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com if you choose to not have cookies track your use on this and other websites, you may opt out of some third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info. It is important to us that you have been informed and have the appropriate tools to follow up.


The original content, photos and personal opinions on this website are written and edited by me.  All content on these pages are strictly being provided for their artistic expression and entertainment value only. For questions about this website, please contact me at info@SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com.

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