Privacy Policy for Original Homesteading




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Original Homesteading is a collection of posts, recipes, product ideas and information that I deem worthy of sharing. This website celebrates decades of learning to live a vibrant and healthy life while providing an enriching, warm and creative environment for our family. Over the past three decades, our family has learned many things that I would like to share to help others.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This disclaimer is an acknowledgment that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation to help compensate me for the time I spend writing, researching and creating posts for this blog. Our website address is:

Additional Disclaimer: this website is for information only. The reader must take the responsibility of educating themselves on the toxic nature of all plants for home and garden and all foods and project listed herein. Original Homesteading cannot dictate nor be responsible for what private individuals do with regard to the choice of plants in their gardens or on their property or what they have or do in their homes.


Our intended audience are those that reside is the U.S.A., although some people in Canada might possibly find our website information useful. The information that we provide is intended to share with those that are interested in the topics that we cover.

I do offer a Double Opt-in mailing list that sends out NEW POST notices by email and may in the future send email notices from time to time. Our Opt-in form requests a subscriber’s first name only and an email address. This is strictly voluntary and is only available to those that actually request the NEW POST notices.

I have added a BOX that must be CHECKED by the subscriber prior to their being able to join our mailing list.

I do offer an OPTIONAL Companion Vegetable Growing Guide if any of our subscribers are interested. This is only mentioned after someone has chosen to join our mailing to receive New Post notices and future emails for time to time. It is NOT represented as an incitement to “join” our list. It is strictly offered as an Educational Tool should someone be interested in receiving it and again, only if they DECIDE they would like to receive it by clicking link for the Guide in their Final Welcome Email .

I do NOT do any telephone marketing or direct mail marketing. I do NOT sell lists of email addresses, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, website addresses, or any personal information on anyone. I do NOT store your information on my phone. All of this is done out of an abundance of caution, and for the purpose of protecting other people’s information with great care. Original Homesteading is by no means or fashion intending to mislead, coerce, or misguide any of our viewers.

This declaration is made in good faith in order to share the intended purpose of Original Homesteading.


This disclosure makes known that there may be affiliate links and ads places on this site. These affiliate links and ads help compensate my efforts of sharing products and information that are recommended by Original Homesteading.

The owner of this blog may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for these posts or advertisements, I always give my 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.

I promote and recommend products and services that we have personally used or that are deemed to be highly beneficial. Please note that these recommendations and opinions are mine so you should do your own research and due diligence prior to trying any suggestions or making any purchases.

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.


This privacy policy sets out how Original Homesteading uses and protects any information that you give while using

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Original Homesteading may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective as of May 23, 2018.


We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We have added a Cookie Notice on the bottom of our website pages and posts. This is to inform the viewers and make them aware that we have cookies on our website.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. If a viewer is not comfortable with our use of cookies, they may simply close out our posts and pages. Original Homesteading is by no means or fashion intending to mislead, coerce, or misguide any of our viewers.

In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications, like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser, or taking a look at the About Cookies website at  which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

You can always use your browser’s “private” or “incognito” mode to browse websites anonymously.


Original Homesteading uses Google Analytics on our website. For more information on this, click the link to go to: “How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services:”  For information on how to Opt-Out of Google Analytics, go to:


Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is GourmetAds and the other advertiser is Monumetrics whose vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.


We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.  Original Homesteading does not knowingly collect any personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that Original Homesteading has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately, and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners, please visit

For information about opting out, please contact us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. You have the right to require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you. You have the right to require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’).

Other third-party advertising companies may serve ads on this site as well. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services which interest you.

For more information about this practice and your choices about not having this information used by advertising companies, you can visit




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