Privacy Policy

Your privacy is extremely important to us here at The Homestead Guide ( We take online privacy and data security very seriously in our personal lives, and we make sure to reflect that on our website as well.

We respect and value your privacy, and we are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about what information we may receive and collect when you use Any identifying information you provide while using this website will only be used in accordance with the ways outlined in this policy.

Rest assured – we will never sell your personal information to third parties. We’d hate for that to happen to us, and we would never do that to anyone else.

Please keep in mind that this privacy policy only applies to this website. This website may contain third-party links to other websites, which are not governed by this policy.   

This policy may occasionally be updated, and any updates or changes will be reflected on this page. You are welcome to check this page from time to time to ensure you are up to date on the latest information outlined in this policy.

This policy was last updated on May 21, 2023.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

We may receive and collect information that you voluntarily provide via commenting on blog posts, subscribing to our email list, contacting us through the contact form, or any other instances where you enter your information voluntarily within our website. This information may include your name and email address. This is only so we know how to address you and how we can get in contact with you.

You are certainly welcome to use a burner email address and/or an alias if you prefer – I’m sure we’ve all done that online at some point in time!

Log Files

We may automatically receive and collect certain types of usage-related information when you use the website, including but not limited to: your computer’s IP address and browser type, date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable at all. The purpose of this information is for analyzing trends, improving our products and services, and/or customizing the website according to user interests.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, The Homestead Guide uses cookies. We use cookies to help provide you with the best experience possible tailored to your specific preferences. Rest assured that cookies in no way give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

To support our site, The Homestead Guide does use third-party advertisers. At this time, we have Google as a third-party vendor serving ads on our site.

Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will send advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information such as IP address, browser type and your ISP. This is generally used to send you relevant ads based on your relative geographic location (for example, showing you ads for Michigan businesses if you live in Michigan) or based on websites you frequent (for example, showing you food-related ads if you visit recipe sites frequently).

You can choose to selectively disable our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this may affect how you are able to interact with our site and possibly other sites.

Children’s Data Protection

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

The Homestead Guide does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or would like any clarification regarding this privacy policy, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the information you need.

Thank you so much for visiting us at The Homestead Guide!

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