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Life on Summerhill is a website found at and is governed by the following privacy policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about any information we collect and how it is used.  This information only applies to Life on Summerhill.


Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:  We may collect personal information from you like your name and email address.  For example, you may voluntarily give us your information when commenting or signing up for emails.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and/or Google.

Automatically Collected Information:  We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you are using while on our site.  For example, when you are on our website we collect your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed our site.  We may also collect information about the actions you take so we can make a better website for your user.

Cookies:  We may collect information using cookies, which are small data files stored in your browser by our site.  We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until erased so you can have a more personalized experience on our website.


We may use the information collected in these ways:

  • To operate and maintain Life on Summerhill
  • To identify you as a user and customize your experience on our site
  • Send you promotional information, such as newsletters.  Each email will have an unsubscribe option in case you want to opt-out.
  • Send you administrative emails like confirmation, technical, updates, security, and more.
  • Track and measure advertising on Life on Summerhill
  • Protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity


We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Life on Summerhill may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website.  Each third-party service provider's use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Life on Summerhill currently uses the following third-party services:

Google Analytics – a tracking service that shows usage by capturing your IP address.  No other information is captured by Google Analytics. Please refer to Google Analytics privacy policy for further information.

Mailerlite – an email delivery service.  We store your name and email for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailerlite's privacy policy for further information.

Mediavine – Mediavine manages our ads, and all EU visitors must consent to cookies before any ads appear. If you decline the cookies, you will not receive targeted ads but will still be able to access the website. Please refer to Mediavine’s privacy policy for more information.

Raptive – 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:

Update: more information about Mediavine at the bottom under “Mediavine Programmatic Advertising.”

Akismet – 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). Please refer to their privacy policy for more information.

Currently, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.  This list may be amended from time to time in the website's sole discretion.

Unless when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through Life on Summerhill to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.


From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties.  This kind of data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, and other uses.  Examples of anonymous data are analytics or information collected from cookies.


If you leave a comment certain information will be public.  If you use your email in the comments it will not be public.  Users may see your name and website.


This website uses cookies to store information like visitors' preferences, record user-specific information on pages users access, ensure visitors do not repeatedly send the same banner ads, customize website content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.  Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may permanently deny the setting of cookies.  Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.  This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.  However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser to all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.


Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit our Website, which may use cookies.  If you would more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or out of this data collection please visit

Re-targeting Ads

From time to time Life on Summerhill may work with social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and TikTok for marketing purposes.  These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

Life on Summerhill may engage in affiliate marketing which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website.  If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Life on Summerhill is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website.  This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.


At Life on Summerhill, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes.  All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels.  The pixel is embedded in the email for analysis of online marketing campaigns.  Because of these pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click.  Also, this allows Life on Summerhill to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interest of the user.


Opt-out: You may opt-out of our newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link in the emails.  You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.


At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website.  For example, social security number, race, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.  If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


This website is aimed at adults ages 18 and up.  The Website does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 16.


At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.


I will post product reviews for which I have received compensation either monetarily or in the form of sample products. I will always disclose when I have been compensated for a review, and you can be assured that my review is an honest one. I will always provide my honest assessment, both pros, and cons so that my readers have a genuine appraisal of my experience with the product being reviewed. Besides, what may be a negative experience for me could be something that would be positive for you. Or vice versa. Integrity is important to me.


Giveaways are occasionally posted on this Website. Winners are selected via a random generator/platform and contacted via email. Once contacted, giveaway winners have up to 24 hours to respond to email; if they do not respond within that time frame, another winner will be chosen and notified.

Entrants for giveaways on Life on Summerhill must be 18 years of age or older. All giveaways end at 11:59 pm EST unless otherwise stated.  Linda at Life on Summerhill reserves the right to disqualify entrants, change the giveaway end date without notice, or make any changes to the giveaway.

Life on Summerhill is not responsible for lost or damaged items in the mail/delivery service but will do our best to contact the company/brand on your behalf, so that a resolution may be found.

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.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 4, 2024 .