Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
Each blog post is written and edited personally by me Smitha Katti. I have been blogging since 2009 and all the posts I write here about projects/crafts that I have enjoyed making.
This blog does accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received will never influence the content, projects, or posts made in this blog. All sponsored posts will be disclosed at the beginning of each blog post. I only accept sponsorships from companies whose products and services align with my blog and reader interests.
All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third-party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
This Influencer Disclosure Policy is valid as of 2009. This policy covers the below social channels owned and managed by Smitha Katti :
- Instagram Handle: @smithakatti
- Blog: www.smilingcolors.com
These channels strive to abide by the FTC Guidelines for online influencers. The owner believes in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. The compensation the owner receives from marketers may influence our content, topics, or posts made to our social channels. That content, advertising space, or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content in accordance with the FTC Guidelines.
The owner of these social channels is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of these social media channels receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed through these channels are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
The owner of these social media channels would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations, or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog.
- This blogger has/has had a freelance relationship with Tombow USA, PMA Industries, Fiskars Americas, and Tonic USA.
Smitha Katti 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.com.
Smitha Katti also participates in affiliate programs for networks such as CJ, Impact, and Share-A-Sale.
Effective as of May 25, 2009
Effective as of May 25, 2018
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