This page was created on 29 February 2020 as an update to merge single policy pages into one page for visitor convenience. Latest update: 3 November 2023.
This page outlines aspects that may affect the user (herein “you,” “your,” “yours,” “user’s,” “visitor,” “visitors”) browsing experience at The Purple Pumpkin Blog (herein “Website,” “Site,” “Blog,” “The Purple Pumpkin Blog,” “TPPB,” “me,” “we,” “our,” “us”, “I”).
Reading all the information on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is of your own free will. If you do not accept the contents within the policies page, you should cease the use of this Website immediately and clear the cookies from your browser.
The page comprises the following sections, and it is advised that you read them all.
The various sections may be modified at any time, so it is advised you re-read them occasionally; the modiﬁcation will be effective immediately and shall replace all prior policies. Dates will be added to the individual sections when they are modified.
What Information Do We Collect and How Is It Used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit To The Website: We may collect personal information, such as your name and email address. For example:
- When submitting a blog comment (It is not required that you provide this identifying information; however, if you do, your email address is not published),
- by submitting a contact form,
- emailing us via an email link on this site,
- by signing up to The Pumpkin Patch (this Website’s email newsletter service),
- By opting in, you agree to be sent correspondence by Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog. This may include using your name, tracking your clicks, targeted marketing, and being sent emails containing blog updates, affiliate links, products, and promotions.
- You are free to unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time by using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every email sent from us. Or contact Michelle at The Purple Pumpkin Blog to remove it manually. Once unsubscribed, your details are not held under any circumstance.
- We partner with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement.
- We may also collect other information via surveys and/or any offers and/or giveaways (see exceptions below) that you voluntarily provide, either electronically or otherwise, regardless of whether we have committed not to collect it as part of our standard practices under this policy.
Giveaway Exceptions: We only pass details on to a third party if you are the winner of a giveaway hosted on this site. By entering the giveaway, you are allowing your details to be transferred. Permission is confirmed via email from The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Your details will be received and passed on via email to the brand for which The Purple Pumpkin Blog hosts the giveaway or competition. Once three months have elapsed or your prize has been received, whichever comes sooner, your details and giveaway email notifications will be deleted from my personal email account. The Purple Pumpkin Blog is not responsible for your details held by the brand once they have been passed on. You may also request that your details be removed from the competition widget within the blog post you entered.
Why Do We Gather This Information, and What Do We Do With It?
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To operate and maintain the Website
- To improve our products and services
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt out of future mailings.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, freebies, giveaways, special offers, or other information that we think you may find interesting using the email address that you have provided.
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To provide you with user support
- To track and measure advertising on the Website
- To contact you for market research purposes – e.g., a blog survey to shape future content and articles
- To customise the Website according to your interests
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity
For European Economic Area Residents. If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the General Data Protect Regulation (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.
Opting Out And Managing Your Information With Us: You may choose to stop the collection or use of your personal information by opting out at any time as provided here:
- Opt-Out: If at any time you no longer want to receive emails similar to those you are receiving from us, you may unsubscribe using the “unsubscribe” link or button at the bottom of our email messages or, if you prefer, you may unsubscribe/opt-out by submitting a request to email@example.com If you choose to unsubscribe, we wish you all the best, and you’re welcome to re-subscribe at any time.
- Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the words “access” in the subject line.
- Amend: If at any time you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us by email at email@example.com, including the words “amend” in the subject line so that it may be updated.
- Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Security: We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. 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, including our use of secure third-party payment processors. Any of your information collected by these secure third-party processors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours; therefore, you and I hereby agree that we will have no liability in connection with the actions or inactions of these processors.
About Google Analytics
Like most websites around the world, we use Google Analytics (GA) to process information about the number of visitors on our site and their behavior.
We use this information to record the number of people using The Purple Pumpkin Blog and to better understand where you discover our site (from social media, Google, or another site) and how you use it, as well as to see how people move throughout the site.
GA records your approximate location down to the town level, the type of device you are using, e.g., mobile or table, the name of the device, e.g., iPad or Samsung Galaxy, etc., the operating system, e.g., Windows 10 or iOS, and browser, e.g., Firefox or Chrome. None of this data can be used to identify you.
Google does record your IP address. However, we don’t have access to this information, which modifies it so that you cannot be explicitly identified, just the area you are in.
Review of Anonymous Data from Google Analytics
We are committed to ensuring that our Website contains valuable and helpful content to our readers. To help us with this, we have implemented our website’s Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting features. These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age, and interests of Website visitors and adapt our Website content to better reflect their needs. Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally identifiable format. This means we cannot identify information about you, and we will not try to figure it out.
You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To do this, Google Analytics uses a “cookie” on your machine. You can read more about cookies in the Cookies Policy section.
Advertisements on The Purple Pumpkin Blog
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a Raptive (“Raptive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Raptive will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Raptive’s data usage, click here: https://cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
Promotion partner of Verdify
The Purple Pumpkin Blog allows comments to be added to the content on this site. The information collected here, which may include names, email addresses, and/or website URLs, will not be added to my mailing list or passed on or shared with third parties. Adding your name, email address, and website URL is completely optional on this site. Email addresses, if entered into the email field, are not shown on the site. When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The Purple Pumpkin Blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to, but not limited to:
- Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
- Comments including profanity
- Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
- Comments that attack a person individually
- Comments that contain links that are questionable, such as broken, invalid, suspicious, or shortened links
- Comments that we do not want to appear on the site
All comments are moderated and will not appear on the site until moderation has taken place. No specific time is given for the moderation of blog comments. Writing a comment does not guarantee that it will be published on the Site.
Communications & Other Privacy Matters
You consent to communicate with us through email, including exchanging documents as attachments to email communications without limitation. You understand that such communications may include information that we or you consider private and that not all computer networks are necessarily secure. You agree to hold us harmless for any non-intentional loss of or access to electronically exchanged and stored information. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time.
Links to Other Websites
This 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 that 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.
Last updated on 11 November 2023
This Cookies Policy is subject to modification without notice. Modifications will be effective immediately and shall replace all prior Cookies Policies. This Cookies Policy was last updated on 28 July 2021.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. Once the cookie is set, the site “knows” that you have been there before and can then use that knowledge to tailor your experience. The vast majority of commercial websites – be they major online publishers, banks, or eCommerce sites – will use them.
What Are Cookies Used For?
Cookies are used for many different functions, including auto-filling forms, counting visitors, storing shopping basket items, personalizing content, targeting advertising, recording user preferences, and authentication and security. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners, who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission. You have always been able to turn cookies off and on within your browser.
- Necessary – this Website will not function properly without them. You cannot opt out of these.
- Statistics – help us analyze our visitor’s behavior and shape the content you read here.
- Marketing – this helps to deliver ads that are relevant to you.
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.
To disable cookies in Chrome, click the 3 dots at the top right of your browser (just under the close screen ‘x’). This will open a menu where you should choose ‘settings.’ The settings will open in a new window. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Advanced.’ In the ‘privacy and security’ section, find the option for ‘content settings.’ Here, you can turn on or off several features. Cookies are usually the first option.
For other browsers, you can also take a look at the About Cookies website, which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
What Happens When I Visit Another Website From a Link on Your Website?
Please ensure when visiting another website through any links on The Purple Pumpkin Blog that you agree to their cookies. The Purple Pumpkin Blog is not responsible for cookies on websites other than their own.
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Last updated on 23 September 2023
This Disclosure Policy is subject to modification without notice. Modifications will be effective immediately and shall replace all prior Disclosure Policies. This Disclosure Policy was last updated on 23 September 2023.
This Website is a personal blog written, curated, and edited by me, Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog. All images and content are protected by copyright.
This blog is for-profit and accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. Even though I work very hard to provide you with up-to-date information, I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of any information, products, services, or related images, photographs, video, graphics contained on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for any purpose.
I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find any inaccurate information, and I can update the information as soon as possible.
All content provided on this blog is for information purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.
Though instructive and thought to be sound, all tutorials and recipes are not warranted or guaranteed by the author, The Purple Pumpkin Blog, or any party acting on their behalf. The reader assumes all risk, inherent and not inherent, with the construction of any tutorial or recipe found within this domain (ThePurplePumpkinBlog.co.uk), any email alias ending in @thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk, or any social media account used by The Purple Pumpkin Blog.
In general, The Purple Pumpkin Blog is an information-based site and urges all readers to seek local professional help before attempting a project that is new to them, either in idea or skill, to comply with local and national laws. Furthermore, The Purple Pumpkin Blog advises that everyone take a proper course on how to use each and every specific tool before beginning any project.
The Purple Pumpkin Blog does not warranty any product reviewed or featured on ThePurplePumpkinBlog.co.uk, any email alias ending in @thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk, or any social media accounts directly or indirectly with ThePurplePumpkinBlog.co.uk.
If you have any questions about the warranty, safety, soundness, or any other question that could cause harm and/or injury, The Purple Pumpkin Blog urges you not to attempt the project and seek professional help.
This blog abides by word-of-mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty in relationships, opinions, and identity. The compensation received may influence this blog’s content, topics, or posts. The advertising content will be clearly identified with a link to this disclosure policy.
As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide my own opinion on products, services, events, websites, and various other topics from time to time. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products are always given. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation of a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Types of Content on The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Disclosing Paid Content
I disclose paid content to my readers in the following ways: the word “AD” will be displayed in the heading area of the blog post, and the words “advertisement feature” or “collaborative feature” will be displayed in the body of the post after the first heading. Older content may have been tagged as a “Collaboration” or “Advertorial.”
I have been sent a product for free to review and write about on my blog. I may also be asked to review events, services, or other experiences. I may have also received a fee to write the review. The incentive of product or payment does affect the outcome of the review. All my reviews are my honest feelings and feelings about the product, service, event, or experience. These posts will be disclosed at the top of a blog post with the tag ‘Review’ with a link to this disclosure policy. Additionally, the word “AD” will be displayed in the heading area of the blog post, and the words “advertisement feature” will be displayed in the body of the post after the first heading.
Occasionally, I write my own reviews on products or services I have purchased and want to share with you. No money or free product has been accepted for these, so are not linked to my disclosure policy.
A company has provided a prize for me to give away on my blog. I will have received payment to run the giveaway in the form of either monetary compensation or in the form of products/services. Prizes are sent directly from the company. In the case of a prize not being received, please contact me so that I can chase this up for you. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions for each giveaway, as they may differ.
Information for Brands
If you are a brand or business and would like to work with The Purple Pumpkin Blog in the short or long term, please contact me to open a discussion and/or request my media pack. You can read more about working with me here. All content is disclosed, with no exceptions.
Note that I do not partner with brands free of charge – this is a business, just like yours. I also do not accept products as the only form of compensation.
Affiliates & Advertising Banners
Some pages on my blog contain links and banner ads to other websites and services a third party provides. I do not always personally endorse these products or services. Please check individual websites for their own privacy, cookies, and disclosure policies.
This site uses partner links from other advertising partners (affiliates).
Amazon Associate Disclosure
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Money, Finance, and Insurance Posts
I am not a financial advisor, and blog posts regarding money and finance should not be taken as financial advice. You should always consult with an independent financial advisor.
Recipes, Calorie Counts, and Slimming World Syns
Recipes are my own or from books or other media (where stated). Calorie counts are approximated using online resources. I am not a doctor or dietician providing medical advice and hold no responsibility for the complete accuracy of calorie counts and nutritional information. And where applicable, Syns in Slimming World-friendly recipes. I advise you to check your own resources if you are using recipes to lose weight. All weight-loss programs should be followed on advice from a doctor.
Links to Other Websites
My Website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites, which are not governed by this disclosure policy. You should exercise caution and examine the disclosure policy applicable to the website.
Printables created by and for The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale in any form. This includes turning printables into tangible products. If you wish to link to, pin, or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Please link to the blog post and not the PDF document. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. If you use any of my printables, it would be awesome to know about it! Just leave me a comment here on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. I hope you find them useful.
Most of my printables come in the form of PDF documents and can be opened with Adobe Reader, which is free to use. Some printables are grouped together in a WinRAR file. These can be unzipped using software that usually comes with your computer. Please contact me if you have a problem opening any of my free printables.
All content provided on this blog is for general information and entertainment purposes only. All opinions are my own. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. Under no circumstances will the owner of this blog be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website.
Although I try to keep The Purple Pumpkin Blog running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control. I will not be liable if, for any reason, the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will try to get the Website back online as soon as possible.
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Last updated on 23 September 2023
Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions cover both free and purchased printables from Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog, Purple Pumpkin Printables (formerly The Purple Pumpkin Shop). As well as her stores on Teachers Pay Teachers, Made By Teachers, and Etsy. I have the right to modify the Terms and Conditions at any time; the modiﬁcation will be eﬀective immediately and shall replace all prior Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions were updated on 23 September 2023. It is advised that you re-read them from time to time.
Printables purchased from Michelle Ordever via any of her selling platforms as listed above are for personal, non-commercial use only within your home and within your homeschool, classroom, public library, school group/club, and/or activity group/club. By downloading the file(s), you agree that you will not copy or reproduce the file(s) except for your own personal, non-commercial use as previously. Activity groups include but are not limited to, after-school clubs, breakfast clubs, adult-learning groups, care homes, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cubs, etc. If in doubt, please feel free to contact me.
The purchase of any printable resource is for ONE LICENSE and is for PERSONAL USE, NON-COMMERCIAL ONLY.
- Personal Use Only means the printable resource is for your (the buyer’s) use only within your home and within your homeschool, classroom, public library, school group/club, and/or activity group/club. The printable resource file cannot be given or transferred to other teachers/parents/group leaders, etc., unless a (discounted) multi-license has been purchased.
- You may print and photocopy this resource after the first print as often as you need to within your personal use needs, as listed previously.
- You may print this resource at school/home/office/workplace, at a print shop, or an online print service if you cannot access a printer.
- You may share this resource with students on a closed, password-protected site. Digital Stickers may be stored in Google Keep™ but can only be shared with your students.
- You must not post the original digital file online. For example, but not limited to your own website/blog, Amazon Inspire, Dropbox, 4Shared, MediaFire, Facebook Groups, email, online forums, etc.
- You must not alter, edit, duplicate, or copy the original digital file in any way. Graphics included in this resource belong to or are licensed to Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog and Purple Pumpkin Designs. Included with the purchase of this printable resource is a license to use the resource as is. However, you do not own the graphics, which cannot be lifted to use in your projects.
- You must not use the original digital file or your colored image (if a coloring resource) for commercial purposes. This includes both digital and physical products, for example, but not limited to mugs, posters, postcards, stickers, etc.
- You must not print and sell the resource, for example, at a school event.
- Due to the digital nature of this printable resource, refunds are not given.
- Unless otherwise stated, printables are usually available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
- Colors may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings.
- Printables come in the form of PDF documents (unless otherwise stated) and can be opened with Adobe Reader, which is free to use. ZIP files will need to be unzipped before use. Unzip software is often bundled with computers.
- Some older printables are grouped together in a WinRAR file or WinZip file. These can be unzipped using software that usually comes with your computer. Please contact me if you have a problem opening any of my free printables.
- If you are a blogger, content creator, or influencer, you can post online on your blog, website, or social media about the printable resource (for example, take a picture of your child using the printable), giving proper credit to Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog and linking back to the original source of the printable – i.e., the blog post it came from.
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Last updated on 23 September 2023
Site Information is subject to modification without notice. Modifications will be effective immediately and shall replace all prior Site Information. This Site Information was last updated on 23 September 2023.
This Website is a personal blog written, curated, and edited by me, Michelle Ordever of The Purple Pumpkin Blog. All images and content are protected by copyright. If you are going to link to us, an email notification is greatly appreciated (so we can help promote your page), but not necessary. Other images on this site have been used with permission for use via websites including Canva, Deposit Photos, Pixabay, Creative Fabrica, and Pretty Graffik.
Live-streaming (Facebook LIVE, Instagram Stories, IGTV, Reels, TikTok, YouTube, etc.) content posted by The Purple Pumpkin Blog to those platforms is included in this policy. All content (although made public) is NOT free to use unless permission is expressly granted.
How You Can Use Our Content
We love it when others share our fun and creations and encourage you to share them on your blog, website, and social media accounts. We must, however, advise that you follow the usage parameters listed below.
- Please use one (1) image only and source the image as ThePurplePumpkinBlog.co.uk. You must not alter the image or remove the watermark.
- You must link back directly to the post from which you selected the image. This link must be within the body of the post/article and must be visible. Please note: you may NOT use any of the text that appears on The Purple Pumpkin Blog. If you are unclear, contact us directly BEFORE publication.
- If including a full image in a roundup, please use the CREATE plugin to add my content to your LIST. If you do not use CREATE, then full images from The Purple Pumpkin Blog should be marked as “nopin.” An image can be used in a collage or slideshow with proper, clear credit to the original post containing the image.
- If you are linking to a printable, you must link to the post and not directly to the printable download link.
- Any live-streaming material should not be used unless you have been given express permission and have been provided a link by The Purple Pumpkin Blog.
- No video should be uploaded directly into your publication platform as it is in violation of copyright law AND social network terms of service.
- If you would like to use any of my images for your own advertising, commercial use, print work, etc., please contact me for rates.
The Purple Pumpkin Blog is not responsible for any republished content from this blog on other blogs, websites, blog comments, or other media unless supplied by us.
The owner of this blog reserves the right to change the focus of this blog, shut it down, or sell it at her own discretion.
This site might choose to display advertisements for which we receive compensation. This practice, along with affiliate links, helps to keep this site free of charge to you.
The views, advice, and opinions on this site are purely my own. Any product, claim, statistic, or representation of a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, service provider, or party.
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