Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Warning, Notice and anything else Legalish

This is GoneWithTheWynns.com …in the random case you’ve forgotten where you are. (It happens to the best of us, especially after a few rums.)  It is owned and operated by us, Jason and Nikki Wynn.

We’re not big on bureaucracy but sometimes there’s no getting around it.  We have to keep the powers at be happy so they will continue to show our humble website to you…our humble, loyal and all around good peeps.

Here’s the short version of what you should know.

We send emails to the people who sign up for our newsletter/email notifications (not on the list, you should be, sign up here).  We only send them if you sign up and you can unsubscribe anytime you want.  There’s always a link at the bottom of every email to do so.

We ask for some basic information (like your name) when you choose to leave a comment here on our website.

We don’t hoard your information to sell to aliens or Dr. Evil.  We have ZERO interest in collecting your data, let alone giving it to other people. The only thing we keep track of is your name, your email address and which corner of the world you’re from. That’s it and no one else will ever see that information.

If at any time you want us to remove your information, we will be happy to do so.

Now the long version with all the legalish CYA stuff.

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

If you are using a Gravatar service, an anonymized string created from your email address (sometimes called a hash) may also be provided to that service. After approval of your comment, this will make your profile picture visible to the public in the context of your comment. You can review the Gravatar service privacy policy at Automattic here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

We offer e-mail subscriptions (which allows users to receive an e-mail every time a blog is posted), blog post subscriptions and comment subscriptions.

To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

How to Opt Out Of Subscriptions: You may manage or opt out of existing subscriptions by clicking on the subscription tools at the bottom of any subscription e-mail. There are links to “unsubscribe” as well as links to change your e-mail settings under “manage subscriptions”. You may also clear all functionality cookies through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your 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 enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

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.

How To Limit Or Disable Cookies: 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 and delete any previously-set cookies. This is managed through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Note that if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Gone With The Wynns uses third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Third parties may collect certain aspects of personal data and/or use cookies to deliver their services. Third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We use the following third parties:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information regarding website traffic and website usage. Google Analytics data is not personally identifiable and does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can read about Google Analytics cookies usage here. In addition, you may opt-out of Google Analytics cookies altogether by installing Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on on your browsers.

WordPress.com Stats: Gone With The Wynns uses WordPress Stats to collect statistical information regarding website traffic and website usage. WordPress Stats collects IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: GoneWithTheWynns does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, as the site owner I can see that a specific post has 285 views, but I cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available), are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. You may read more about Automattic’s privacy policy here.

Paypal: We use Paypal to process all donation payments made through the “tip jar” button on the “Say Thanks” webpage. Paypal collects personal information in order to process this payment. You may read in detail about Paypal’s privacy statement here. This page contains information on what data is collected, how it is retained and how it is protected when you use a Paypal service.

We use select third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the website. These advertisers use cookies to enable them and their partners to personalize the ads that are served to visitors based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

We use the following third-party advertisers:

Google AdSense: We use Google AdSense to display ads on some of our pages. You can review Google’s in-depth privacy policy regarding advertising here. That page also provides information on how to manage what information is collected by Google and how to opt out of collection using Ads Settings and other methods.

Amazon Ads: We use Amazon Native Shopping Ads and Amazon CPM Ads to display ads on some of our pages. You can review Amazon’s privacy policy regarding advertising here. The links on that page also describe what data is collected and how to opt out of personalized advertising using Amazon Advertizing Preferences and other methods.

How To Out of Personalized Internet Advertising Altogether: You always have the choice to experience this website (or any other website) without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI’s website, and/or the EU online choices page from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. Note that even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.

We engage in select 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.

Gone With The Wynns it 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 links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, we 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.

How To Opt Out Of Affiliate Tracking: You will never receive an affiliate tracking cookie unless you click an affiliate link on this website, so you may chose to opt out of all affiliate tracking by simply not clicking on websites associated with the above entities. You can also choose to turn off all cookies and delete any previously-set cookies in your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Note that if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data collected by GoneWithTheWynns is not shared with anyone.

Note/ Any data collected by third party service providers is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  This website is protected with HTTPS encryption and uses safe protocols for communication and transferring data. We also monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. In the unlikely event of a breech we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests.

Note/ The protection of any data by third party service providers is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

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.

Note/ The retention of any data by third party service providers is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

If you have left comments on this website, 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.

Note/ Any data held by third party service providers is dictated by their respective privacy policies. Please contact the provider in question for their specific rights to your data.

Visitor comments are checked through Askimet, an automated spam detection service before they are posted on the site. For this purpose Akismet will typically collect 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). You can review the Askiment service privacy policy at Automattic here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Note/ The collection of any data by other third party service providers is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Here’s The Disclaimer Stuff

The information on this website is for entertainment and general information purposes only.  Enjoy at your own risk.  No shoes or shirt required.  While we try to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no guaranties of any kind about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability about any products, services, or anything else you may find here.  Any reliance you place on anything on this website is strictly at your own risk.  We always encourage you to do your own research and most importantly don’t believe everything you see and read on the internet.

All thoughts, opinions and statements are our own and not our cats or employers (wait, that’s us), vendors, companies or anyone else.  While we are for hire for photo, video, writing, public speaking, mediocre acting and who knows what else, the opinions expressed on this website are our own and can’t and won’t be purchased.  Promotional articles and videos will be notated in the rare instance we decide something is worth of promoting here.

We may occasionally post a link to someone else’s website, a company website, and Amazon link, etc; we don’t have control over those websites and provide the link as a convenience only – a hyperlink to an external website does NOT imply endorsement or affiliation with that person, product, service or company.

If we are compensated or received promotional consideration we will always note that in the post, typically at the bottom starting with the word DISCLAIMER.

All photos and videos are property of Gone With The Wynns unless otherwise credited. These photos and videos may not be reproduced, copied, distributed or used elsewhere without written permission from us.  It’s our work and our livelihood.  Taking them is like stealing food off our plate.  Please don’t steal them or we will have to get our lawyers to come after you…and nobody wants that.  However, if you would like to purchase our works, feel free to contact us;  Our beer and chocolate fund is always running low.

Our name, logos, and anything else associated with Gone With the Wynn’s is owned by us (the wynns) and cannot be used without written permission from us. Gone With the Wynn’s is a Registered Trademark.  We are not affiliated with Leopard Catamaran, Monaco, Fleetwood, or any other company we use or recommend on this website. We do NOT claim rights in the trademarks or copyrights of others.

If we missed anything let us know about it and we will update accordingly.  Until then, please go outside and play.  You deserve an adventure.

Clearing Things Up About Sponsorships

There is always a lot of confusion about what certain words mean.  While we do sometimes receive products for review purposes and have had a few products sponsored (meaning they give us the product and then they get to tout that we use their product), we are not affiliated with or partnered with any companies. Here are some definitions from Wikipedia.

  • Sponsorship is a cash and/or in-kind fee paid to a property (typically in sports, arts, entertainment or causes) in return for access to the exploitable commercial potential associated with that property, according to IEG.  While the sponsoree (property being sponsored) may be nonprofit, unlike philanthropy, sponsorship is done with the expectation of a commercial return.  While sponsorship can deliver increased awareness, brand building and propensity to purchase, it is different from advertising. Unlike advertising, sponsorship can not communicate specific product attributes. Nor can it stand alone, as sponsorship requires support elements.
  • An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. A corporation may be referred to as an affiliate of another when it is related to it but not strictly controlled by it, as with a subsidiary relationship, or when it is desired to avoid the appearance of control. This is sometimes seen with companies that need to avoid restrictive laws (or negative public opinion) on foreign ownership.
  • A partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. The partners in a partnership may be individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools,governments or combinations thereof.

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