Privacy Policy for

Effective June 5, 2018

Updated September 20, 2023

Who we are

This site understands that your privacy is extremely important. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected and how it is used.

This Privacy Policy will be revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Owner: Julianna Poplin

Location: Washington, USA

Website address:

Contact us:

We use the platform and by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. You can read their privacy policy here.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Log Files
We use log files like many other websites. The information in the log files includes:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

  • Our visitors can request to access any personal data we’ve gathered about them
  • Our visitors can request to export their personal data in machine-readable format
  • Our visitors can request to delete their personal data


We use a plugin called Akismet because additional spam detection is provided by Automattic/Akismet. The Automattic privacy policy is available here.

When visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on this website.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our site or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and this site more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

The Simplicity Habit uses cookies on this website from plugins, social media, and analytics. By using our site, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on our site, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How we use cookies

When you use and access our site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of our site, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on our site and we use different types of cookies to run it. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

We use cookies to store information about visitor preferences and to record user-specific information on visits and pages the user views, so as to provide a custom experience.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of our site, deliver advertisements on and through our site, and so on.

In regard to third-party advertisers, The Simplicity Habit has no access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. If you wish to disable cookies you may do so through your web browser options.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit

Other Advertising Networks
Other advertising networks use cookies on this site to record any clicks on my advertisements. These networks may change from time to time and some or none may be present at the time of your visit.  If you need more information, please ask.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics through a plugin called Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP). According to Google Analytics terms of service (TOS), analytics customers are prohibited from sending personal information to Google. By default, the GADWP plugin doesn’t send this type of data to Google.

Regarding IP addresses, Google Analytics reports do not include nor display such information.

Google has now updated their Data Processing Amendment (DPA) to account for the General Data Processing Regulations (GDPR).

Google Analytics provides a browser extension that will allow users to opt-out of tracking across all websites, here’s the link.

The IP anonymization feature, which is a Data Privacy feature in GADWP

While Google Analytics is not revealing IP addresses on reports, this doesn’t mean the IPs are anonymized by default. GADWP provides a feature to anonymize the user IP and we have enabled this feature.

Google Analytics may collect user ID/hashed personal data, IP addresses, cookies or behavior profiling.

Who we might share data with


Ad network:

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.

Current Affiliates:


How long we retain your data

As mentioned above, we use as our platform. To see how they retain user data please see their Privacy Policy.

Please see their cookie policy for more information about what cookies are collected on

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
  • object to our processing of your personal information; and/or
  • withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We use Bigscoots for our managed WP hosting. They are committed to confidentiality to all their customers and users of Bigscoots’ online services (“Services”). The services we hold with them are domain purchase and privacy, SSL Certificate, managed WordPress hosting, daily data backups and dedicated servers. Their privacy policy dictates the methods in which Bigscoots preserves, maintains and divulges information gathered from its clients and the steps they take to conform to the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Program. Please see Bigscoots Privacy Policy for complete details.

How we protect your data

  • SSL Certificate
  • Wordfence Security plugin for Security, Firewall & Malware Scan
  • Akismet Anti-Spam for comments
  • The GDPR Framework plugin – tools to help make our website GDPR-compliant

Our Newsletter

We use Flodesk to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. Flodesk is a third-party provider, which may collect and process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. Flodesk’s privacy policy is available HERE.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Users might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing an email address to receive communication from The Simplicity Habit. We use a secure op-in subscription system from Flodesk and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this blog.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Amazon Web Services (AWS) are GDPR ready – Read More

In addition to our own compliance, AWS is committed to offering services and resources to our customers to help them comply with GDPR requirements that may apply to their activities. New features are launched regularly, and AWS has 500+ features and services focused on security and compliance.

Amazon Cookies

Amazon Affiliates Cookie
Amazon Affiliates, a third party system, uses cookies to serve advertisements and links to products on You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.

My Photos & Content

All photos and content are the property of The Simplicity Habit unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my photos or content without prior written consent. Please send your request(s) to

However, you are welcome to link to my posts with credit given to The Simplicity Habit and a direct link back to the original post. We all love and appreciate credit for our work!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

If you require additional information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at


© The Simplicity Habit, 2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Julianna Poplin and The Simplicity Habit with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Disclosure Policy for

This policy is valid from 5 February 2020

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact me at

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

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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Disclaimers for The Simplicity Habit

All the information on this website – – is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. The Simplicity Habit does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (The Simplicity Habit), is strictly at your own risk. The Simplicity Habit will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’.

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.


Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.