Your privacy is important and this privacy policy explains how this site and its owner uses the personal information that you provide and or that is collected on the site, storyandhistory.com (“the Website” or “Website”).

The Information Collected and How It is used.

Two types of information is collected by the Website, personal information that you choose to give us while you interact with the Website and website use information.

Personal Information

Personal information collected includes your name, email address, and the contents of any message that you send to the website owner or comment that you post on the blog, including your name and any other identifying information that you choose to provide.

Personal information is used to respond to messages you send to add your name and email address to the newsletter (if you have opted in), to conduct research and analysis regarding the Website. Website and Website Owner do not sell, rent, or otherwise share your information with third parties except to provide services you have requested, to comply with legal requirements such as subpoenas or court orders, to establish or defend our legal rights or when we use third parties to help us use the personal information in the ways that have been described (for example, we use a 3rd party newsletter management service).

Website Use Information

Website’s owner, Melissa Mortensen, uses Google Analytics to collect website use information and Google Adwords to serve advertisements on the website. Website’s owner is also a member of AmazonAssociates which serves ads on the website through AmazonAssociate’s widgets.

Google Analytics

Website use information is collected by using first and third party “cookies” which are small text files placed on your computer.

Collected information includes Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, user locations, browser software, operating system types, keywords searched, click patterns, and the dates and times that the Website and our services are accessed by you.

You can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your use of this site by using Google Analytics’ Opt-Out Browser Add-On. You can also opt out of the Google Analytics Advertiser Features using Google’s Ads Settings.

We do not use Google Analytics to collect personal information about website users.
Other cookies may appear on this site through use of first and third party plugins (such as YouTube videos or contact forms).

We use the website use information we collect to track the use of the Website and to assist us in providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our Website and the services we offer and sell and to help us in creating and evaluating our marketing activities.

Google Adsense

This Website uses Google Adsense as a third party vendor to serve ads based on the user’s previous visits to the blog. Google uses the DoubleClick cookie to allow Google, and its partners, to serve ads to Website users based on their previous visits to this Website and/or other internet sites. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for internet advertising at Google’s Ads Settings site.
This Website has not opted out of third-party ad serving. A list of vendors permitted to serve ads on Google’s Display Network via the DoubleClick Ad exchange can be found here: https://support.google.com/3pascertification/table/4570113.

Users may opt out of some of the third-party vendors cookies by using the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice Page.

Amazon Associates

Melissa Mortensen 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.

Amazon uses cookies to serve ads to Website users. To do this Amazon may serve content and advertisements on the Website, collect information directly from Website users, and place or recognize cookies on Website users’ browsers. Cookies may track users activity on this website and other internet sites.

Amazon, the Amazon logo, MYHABIT, and the MYHABIT logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Website Use by Children/Children’s Privacy Policy

Be careful about sharing personal information on the Internet.

This blog is currently hosted on WordPress. The site owner uses Google Analytics to collect data on how users interact with this Website.  Third Party plugins and advertisers may also collect information on users of this website, particularly if a user clicks through to an advertiser website.  See the “Website Use Information” Section of the Website Privacy Policy for an explanation of what information is collected and how you can avoid this data collection.

Do not share your personal information on this site if you are less than 13 years old. Personal information includes:

Your name
Information on how to contact you online or in the real world
Specific information on where you live (your address or information that could result in finding your address).
Photographs, videos or audio files of yourself
Your social security number
Other information on you or your parents that can be connected to your other private information

If the Website owner becomes aware that someone under the age of 13 is using the site, their personal information will be deleted.

Contact Information

If you have any questions of concerns about the Website Terms of Use or Privacy Policy please contact the website owner at melissasblog@gmail.com