Disclosure Policy Notice
This site accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this site. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
This website abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this site may, from time to time, be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this site are purely the site owners and any compensation will never influence our opinions, ratings or reviews of a given topic, product, venue, etc. 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.
This site does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
The authors at WindyPinwheel.com, reserve the right to change this disclosure policy at any time.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
- To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, It won’t affect the user’s experience.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- DoubleClick Platform Integration
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
- By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. Our target marketing audience is parents of young children in the Northern Nevada and Sierras in the United States.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via in-site notification
- Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
- If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence
Social Media Login Application Integration and Data Policy
The purpose of application integrations, like the social login option to log into this website using social media credentials serves to make the user experience easier to log in and comment on blog posts. Any data collected on this site is for the explicit purposes of setting up a new user profile and do not extend beyond this purpose in any way. The data collected is name, email address and username. No other data is collected. No data is shared with any other organization and only serves the purposes of setting up a user profile for commenting on blog posts.
If you would like to review your data or request that your data be deleted from this website, please use the button below or follow this link to visit our Data Requests page to review or request your data be deleted from this website and its underlying database or visit our Contact Us page and send us a message regarding your data inquiry.
Product Purchasing Policy Guidelines
We are an affiliate participating in the Amazon Affiliates program. As such, Amazon.com will process product orders placed by customers who add products to their shopping cart from our site. During your checkout process, Windy Pinwheel requests information from you to process your order. Here you must provide contact information (like name, email and address information). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch you. Credit Card Processing is handled via Amazon.com’s state of the art online payment solutions.
To complete your order you will be transferred with all items in your shopping cart to the Amazon.com secure domain. Amazon.com reserves the right to reject orders that do not comply with any requirements on the Amazon Site, as they may be updated from time to time. Further, our prices are updated every 24 hours to reflect those that appear on Amazon.com. Amazon.com sets the final price of each product. If there is any deviation of the price between the time you place the product in your shopping cart and when you complete payment on the Amazon.com website, Amazon.com is responsible for the price change and it is considered the final price. Windy Pinwheel will not collect credit card numbers or store any such financial data of any kind on the Windy Pinwheel site. Amazon.com will store all customer sensitve data. Amazon.com and its store partners are responsible for product fulfillment and storing any sensitive customer data.
Additionally, Amazon.com manages all stock items. If an item is out of stock when you arrive at Amazon.com to complete your order, please contact Amazon to inquire when the product will be restocked as an item for sale.
We do not share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. Windy Pinwheel takes every precaution to protect our users information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as email address), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry.
Advertising Affiliate Program
When you enroll in our advertising affiliate program at https://windypinwheel.com (hereafter referred to as Windy Pinwheel), the offering as an advertising affiliate only exists to any sale of any advertising space on this website and does not apply to any products sold in the store. Once you sign up to be an affiliate of Windy Pinwheel, you will be provided with a unique link to track traffic back to Windy Pinwheel that will track any sales of any advertising space hosted on Windy Pinwheel.
Once an advertisement is sold, you will receive 10% commission off of that ad space purchased. Also, any future advertisements sold on this site where the user uses the same email address to log in and purchase any new advertising space will also earn you 10% commission. We do not offer any commission off of a renewal of a subscription to a certain advertising slot, however.
The period from purchase to be eligible for payment is 14 days. An advertisement much be purchased and a total of 14 days must pass before any commission will be awarded via PayPal.
If you find these terms and conditions agreeable, please sign up as an advertising affiliate and start earning commissions today.
Advertisement Purchasing Policy Guidelines
Advertisements placed on https://windypinwheel.com (hereafter referred to as Windy Pinwheel) will appear nowhere other than on Windy Pinwheel. All advertisement listing requests are subject to review and must be appropriate for an all-ages audience. It is up to the discretion of the authors of Windy Pinwheel to accept or reject any advertisement for any reason.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, within 120 days from the purchase date, we will fully refund the cost of your order.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns prior to purchase, please visit our contact us page.
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