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Thanks for your interest in The Island Cats…Every Cat wants to be an Island Cat (because they really do, y’know). While we’re all about having fun and keeping our readers amused, there are a few things we need to mention in order to keep us legal.

Disclosure Policy

  • We will only promote or endorse a product or service that we think will be of interest or value to our readers.
  • We won’t promote a product we haven’t tried ourselves or wouldn’t use ourselves.
  • Any products or services we receive have been given to us free of charge and at no purrsonal cost.
  • All reviews are our own opinions, and we can’t guarantee a positive review.  We will provide our readers with a fair and honest assessment.
  • Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
  • All content on this blog may be used to promote products, services and affiliated businesses.
  • We use “no follow” links in sponsored posts in accordance with Google
  • We may include affiliate links to partner businesses that are relevant to our readers.  We may not always identify every link as an affiliated link.

Privacy Policy

We may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Name, email address and IP address when you leave a comment on our blog.
    • When you leave a comment on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
    • Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
    • 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.
    • 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 leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
    • If you have left comments on our site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided 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.
  • First name, last name, and email address through Feedburner, the service used to send our posts directly to a reader’s email. When you subscribe to this service, your information is stored on the service’s secured servers. We are not responsible for the actions of Feedburner.
  • Any information that is inputted through Rafflecopter during giveaways. This includes the name and email address associated with the social media account used to log into the Rafflecopter widget and any information volunteered by the reader to earn entries.
  • Occasionally, shortened links from Google or Bitly will be used on this website. These shortened links count the number of times the link has been clicked on.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Send you posts via email.
  • Notify you via email if you are the winner of a giveaway or contest.

We do not share your personal information without permission. However, if you win a giveaway or contest, you will be asked for the information necessary to get your prize to you. This information may be transmitted to the 3rd party that is fulfilling the prize order.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit or access your information.

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies in the following ways:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, it will not affect your user experience.

We use Google Analytics. This program tracks reader demographics and how this website is used. It helps us to provide the best possible content and site updates. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Affiliated links on this website use cookies to track users who click on these links. If a reader chooses to purchase something from one of our Affiliates, we earn a small commission. We do not have access to any data collected by these Affiliates nor are we responsible for the use of the data that may be collected.

Sponsored posts on this website may contain tracking links from the sponsors of the post. Typically, these tracking links only count the number of times a particular link was clicked on. We are not responsible for the use of the information collected by these links.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you use these links to leave our site, we don’t have any control over the other website. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you may provide while visiting those sites and our Privacy Policy does not apply to those sites. You should check the Privacy Policy of those sites if you have any questions regarding the information they may collect about you.

By using our site, you consent to our website Privacy Policy. This policy may be updated from time to time without warning, so you should check periodically for updates. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at theislandcats@gmail.com.

Copyright Policy

Images and content may not be used without written permission. Images on this website are either the property of The Island Cats, or the property of those who provided the images for us to use on this website, or were specifically purchased or obtained by us for use on this website. Please do not download or steal images from this website.

If you have any questions regarding any of our policies, please contact us at theislandcats@gmail.com.

These policies were last updated on May 24, 2018.