Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. The cookies used to anonymously track visitors are provided by Google Analytics. Google Analytics tracking (and most web tracking software) uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about visitors to Parishroots. However, Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about the website visitors. The cookies set by Google Analytics are:

__utma Used by Google Analytics. Each unique browser that visits a page on the site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie.

__utmb and __utmc Google Analytics uses these two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

__utmz When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to the site.

By using our site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy as set out below.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Parishroots we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Parishroots collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Parishroots’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Parishroots’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Parishroots may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Parishroots also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the Parishroots site. Parishroots only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Parishroots’s websites choose to interact with Parishroots in ways that require Parishroots to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Parishroots gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Parishroots collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Parishroots. Parishroots does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
Parishroots may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Parishroots may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet spam protection service to help identify spam. Parishroots may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Parishroots does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Parishroots discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Parishroots’s behalf or to provide services available at Parishroots’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Parishroots’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Parishroots will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Parishroots discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Parishroots believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Parishroots, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Parishroots website and have supplied your email address, Parishroots may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Parishroots and our products. We primarily use our various blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Parishroots takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Parishroots uses cookies to help Parishroots identify and track visitors, their usage of Parishroots website, and their website access preferences. Parishroots visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Parishroots’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Parishroots’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Parishroots, or substantially all of its assets, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Parishroots may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads currently appearing on Parishroots by Google Adsense are set so they do not set cookies and do not recognize your computer nor compile information about you or others that may use your computer. However, in the future such ads may appear and as such these ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Parishroots and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet spam protection service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Parishroots may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Parishroots’s sole discretion. Parishroots encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.