I am not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV; however your privacy and complete transparency throughout this site are important to me. So is complying with all federal and international laws. Please read my full disclosure policy below.

Disclosures and Photo Policy

This website is a personal blog. All statements and comments are my own and are not affiliated in any way with the companies which may be mentioned.

 

Influencer Disclosure Policy

This Influencer Disclosure Policy is valid as of April 18, 2020. This policy covers the below social channels owned and managed by House of Rad:

 

Instagram Handle : @houseofrad405

Facebook Handle : @thehouseofrad

Blog : www.thehouseofrad.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 are 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.

If any existing relationships may have a significant impact on the content of this blog this disclosure will be updated to reflect that relationship.

 

Affiliate Marketing

Some of the sections and posts of this site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants, and not us. Some of the links that we post on our site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, we will receive an affiliate commission.*

We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their site or on a site that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected the merchant and us. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.

I am a participant in the affiliate marketing program RewardStyle which includes the use of the app LikeToKNOW.it. To read RewardStyle’s privacy policy click here.

*Disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

 

Photo Use

 

All photos not linked to third party vendors on thehouseofrad.com are copyright protected and property of House of Rad unless otherwise noted. Any use of a photo from this website must contain a link back to the original page source with the website name clearly credited near the photo. Any website or social media profile who shares these photos for use of inspiration MUST credit House of Rad and link back to the original page or post from which it was shared.

 

Any photo from houseofrad.com is NOT to be used for any other purpose without express permission from the owner. Please use the contact form on the Contact page of houseofrad.com to request permission to use my photos.

Cookies and Cookie Banners

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor's browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site. All cookies initially placed within thehouseofrad.com are essential cookies. Since these are the only  cookies in this website, no consent from site-visitors is needed. The purpose of Wix’s essentials cookies can be categorized as:

  • To provide a great experience for visitors and customers.

  • To identify registered members (users who register to this site).

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform.

  • To ensure Wix’s platform is secure and safe to use.

Privacy Policy

This website was created on the wix.com platform and is subject to its Privacy Policy. Specific information regarding how Wix handles this site’s visitor’s data can be seen in Parts 8, 13, and 14 of Wix's Privacy Polic listed below. To read Wix’s entire Privacy Policy click here.

 

8. Sharing personal information with third parties

Wix may share your Personal Information with third parties (or otherwise allow them access to it) only in the following manners and instances:

 

8.1. Third Party Services:

 

Wix has partnered with a number of selected service providers, whose services and solutions complement, facilitate and enhance our own. These include hosting and server co-location services, communications and content delivery networks (CDNs), data and cyber security services, billing and payment processing services, domain name registrars, fraud detection and prevention services, web analytics, e-mail distribution and monitoring services, session recording and remote access services, performance measurement, data optimization and marketing services, content providers, and our legal and financial advisors (collectively, “Third Party Service(s)”).

Such Third Party Services may receive or otherwise have access to our Visitors’ and Users’ Personal Information and/or Users-of-Users’ Personal Information, in its entirety or in part – depending on each of their particular roles and purposes in facilitating and enhancing our Services and business, and may only use it for such purposes.

Note that while our Services may contain links to other websites or services, we are not responsible for such websites’ or services’ privacy practices. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Services and read the privacy statements of each and every website and service you visit before providing your Personal Information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such linked third -party websites and services.

Wix is accountable for Personal Information that it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party as described in the Privacy Shield Principles. In particular, Wix remains responsible and liable under the Privacy Shield Principles if third-party agents that it engages to process the Personal Information on its behalf do so in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless Wix proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

The information may be shared solely in accordance with this policy.

8.2. Law Enforcement, Legal Requests and Duties:

 

Where permitted by local data protection laws, Wix may disclose or otherwise allow others access to your Personal Information pursuant to a legal request, such as a subpoena, legal proceedings, search warrant or court order, or in compliance with applicable laws, if we have good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, with or without notice to you.

 

8.3. Protecting Rights and Safety:

 

Wix may share your Personal Information with others if we believe in good faith that this will help protect the rights, property or personal safety of Wix, any of our Users, any Users-of-Users, or any member of the general public, with or without notice to you.

 

8.4. Social Media Features and Framed Pages:

 

Our Services include certain Social Media features and widgets,  single sign on features, such as the “Facebook Connect” or “Google Sign-in”, the “Facebook Like” button, the “Share this” button or other interactive mini-programs (“Social Media Features”).These Social Media Features may collect information such as your IP address or which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable them to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Services. Your interactions with these third parties’ Social Media Features are governed by their policies and not ours.

In addition, our Services may enable you to share your Personal Information with third parties directly, such as via page framing techniques to serve content to or from Third Party Services or other parties, while preserving the look and feel of our Website and Services (“Frames”). Please be aware that if you choose to interact or share any Personal Information via such Frames, you are in fact providing it to these third parties and not to us, and such interactions and sharing too are governed by such third parties’ policies and not ours.

8.5. App Market Developers:

As part of our App Market program, we allow third party developers (“Third Party Developer(s)”) to develop and offer their own applications via the Wix App Market (“Third Party App(s)”), in conjunction with Wix.

Each Third Party Developer is bound by the Wix App Market – Partner Program Agreement, which among others, contains restrictions on how they may access, store and use the Non-personal and Personal Information you and/or your Users-of-Users provide them or us. We encourage you to review any privacy policy accompanying a Third Party App and ask Third Party Developers for any clarifications you may need before deciding to install and use their Third Party App. Wix does not control and is not responsible for the actions or policies of any Third Party Developers, and your use of any Third Party App is at your own risk.

8.6. Wix Apps and/or Third Party Apps:

By installing certain Wix Apps and/or Third Party Apps, you also allow their respective provider to share and/or access certain Non-personal and Personal Information regarding you and/or your Users-of-Users. Such information includes, among others, contact details, messages, business applications and certain activities on the Services and/or User Website, which are stored and thereafter accessible via your User Account. For further details regarding the Personal Information that may be collected and shared, please see the Wix App Market Terms of Use.

 

In order to further protect your and your Users-of-Users’ privacy, we contractually prohibit all Third Party Developers from combining Personal Information collected across different User Websites and Services, and from sharing Users-of-Users’ Personal Information other than with other Apps installed on the same User Website or Services, for the purposes of such specific User Website or Services. Wix however may still access and use information collected and stored across different User Websites and Apps, as necessary for providing and improving its Services.

You are solely responsible for notifying your Users-of-Users of the collection, processing and use of their Personal Information and informing them that their Personal Information will be transferred to and processed by Wix on your behalf.

To prevent the collection or sharing of Personal Information, you may either avoid installing Apps to your User Website, revoke the permissions granted to Apps you do install, or simply uninstall them. You should note however that previously-installed Apps may still retain certain information that was collected prior to the revocation, so if you wish such information to be deleted, we suggest that you contact Wix or the Third Party Developer directly and request them to do so.

 

8.7. Wix Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies:

We may share Personal Information internally within our family of companies, for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may share your Personal Information with Wix.com Inc., our US-based subsidiary, in the course of facilitating and providing you (and your Users-of-Users) with our Services. In addition, should Wix or any of its affiliates undergo any change in control, including by means of merger, acquisition or purchase of substantially all of its assets, your Personal Information may be shared with the parties involved in such event. If we have good faith that such change in control might materially affect your Personal Information stored with us, we will notify you via e-mail and/or prominent notice on our Website of this event and certain choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

Sharing of Personal Information from Wix subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the European Union and Switzerland to Wix’ United States subsidiary, adheres to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks.

To clarify, Wix may share your Personal Information in manners other than as described above, pursuant to your explicit approval, or if we are legally obligated to do so. Moreover, Wix may transfer, share, disclose or otherwise use Non-personal Information in its sole discretion and without the need for further approval.

13. Data Retention

 

We may retain your Personal Information (as well as your Users-of-Users’ Information) for as long as your User Account is active, as indicated in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise needed to provide you with our Services.

We may continue to retain such Personal Information even after you deactivate your User Account and/or cease to use any particular Services, as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes regarding our Users or their Users-of-Users, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements and/or protect our legitimate interests.

We maintain a data retention policy which we apply to information in our care. Where your Personal Information is no longer required we will ensure it is securely deleted.

 

14. Security

 

Wix has implemented security measures designed to protect the Personal Information you share with us, including physical, electronic and procedural measures. Among other things, we offer HTTPS secure access to most areas on our Services; the transmission of sensitive payment information (such as a credit card number) through our designated purchase forms is protected by an industry standard SSL/TLS encrypted connection; and we regularly maintain a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) certification. We also regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and regularly seek new ways and Third Party Services for further enhancing the security of our Services and protection of our Visitors’ and Users’ privacy.

Regardless of the measures and efforts taken by Wix, we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute protection and security of your Personal Information, your Users-of-Users’ Information or any other User Content you upload, publish or otherwise share with Wix or anyone else.

 

We therefore encourage you to set strong passwords for your User Account and User Website, and avoid providing us or anyone with any sensitive information of which you believe its disclosure could cause you substantial or irreparable harm. Furthermore, because certain areas on our Services are less secure than others (for example, if you set your Support forum ticket to be “Public” instead of “Private”, or if you browse to a non-SSL page), and since e-mail and instant messaging are not recognized as secure forms of communications, we request and encourage you not to share any Personal Information on any of these areas or via any of these methods.

 

If you have any questions regarding the security of our Services, you are welcome to contact us at privacy@wix.com.

 

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