Last Updated Jan. 9, 2020.


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Disclosure Policy:

This policy is valid from 22 June 2016

Woodshop Diaries LLC is a personal blog written and edited by me, Shara. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

 This blog 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 blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives 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 on this blog 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.

 This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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Some posts contain affiliate links.  If you click on an affiliate link and purchase items, I may receive a small commission at NOT EXTRA COST TO YOU.  All affiliate links are clearly labeled as such.  The earnings from affiliate sales help to pay the fees associated with keeping this website up and running.  I appreciate your support.  Woodshop Diaries participates 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. This blog also participates in the Home Depot affiliate program. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy:

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

Information that we collect are: name and email address ONLY IF you sign up for our email list, comment on the blog, or send feedback through the contact page.  This information is submitted voluntarily by you.

In addition to voluntarily shared information, some data is automatically collected for the use of analyzing and optimizing content.  Google Analytics collects information such as your IP address, operating system, browser type, pages you viewed and dates and times these pages were viewed.

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on Woodshop Diaries.

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To respond to your comments and feedback.

To track and measure advertising on Woodshop Diaries.

To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized and illegal activity.

Third parties:

We may share information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to.

Woodshop Diaries uses some third party service providers to service various aspects of the site.  Each third party service provider’s use of your information is dictated by their own privacy policy.  These are:

Google Analytics:  This tracks website actions such as clicks and time spent on each page of the site.  Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but does not collect other information.

Mailerlite:  This service is used for email newsletters and subscriber lists.  We store your name and email address in order to deliver these email updates and newsletters.



This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.  AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

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By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at shara.mccuiston(at)gmail.com and contact AdThrive at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided at the end of the post. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.

Except when required by law, we do not sell, distribute, or reveal your name or email address without your consent.

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At no time should you ever submit any sensitive personal information to the website.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on July 10, 2020. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: shara.mccuiston (at) gmail.com.

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