Your use of this site (The Sweetest Occasion found at https://thesweetestoccasion.com/) and its services is governed by these policies, as well as our Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully. By accessing or using the site and its services you agree to be bound by these policies and Terms and Conditions, whether or not you are a registered user. If you do not agree to these policies and Terms and Conditions, you are not authorized to use the site or its services.
Your privacy is important to us – please note that your personal information is never shared, sold or distributed in any way unless required by law. The following privacy policies detail how personal information is collected and for what purposes. Please be in touch should you have any questions. By visiting The Sweetest Occasion and providing personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.
The Sweetest Occasion routinely collects and analyzes certain data for all site visitors including IP addresses, browser, Internet Service Provider, date and time of visit, page views, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. In order to leave a comment on the site, your name and email address are required. Your email address and other identifiable personal information is never shared, sold or distributed, unless required by law.
Third Party Ad Servers + Networks
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.
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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
By accessing The Sweetest Occasion (https://thesweetestoccasion.com/) and providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.
The Sweetest Occasion may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser the site. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience.
Links to Outside Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
The Sweetest Occasion features select content carefully curated and edited by the editorial team. (Currently a team of one.) The Sweetest Occasions does accept advertisers – ads appear as banner ads in various places throughout the site or as sponsored posts, clearly marked at the beginning and end of such posts in compliance with FTC regulations. At times, affiliate links may appear in product-based posts, whereby we earn a small commission if you purchase an item you see featured on The Sweetest Occasion. Again, any posts containing affiliate links will be clearly marked as such. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed about any advertisers or products included on the site as part of our advertising program are exclusively those of The Sweetest Occasion and we make every effort to only promote those sponsors or products which we truly love and would recommend to our own family and friends.
If you would like to use an image associated with one of our original posts, DIY projects, recipes, how-to posts or editorial shoots you may use no more than 1 – 2 images from the original post, provided there is a link back to the original post for any supporting content such as a recipe or tutorial. Please credit such as images as “Photographer’s Name for The Sweetest Occasion” with links back to both the photographer and the original post on The Sweetest Occasion.
Unless otherwise noted, all images used on The Sweetest Occasion are the work of the original photographer and used here under the Fair Use doctrine of US Copyright Law. Every effort is made to appropriately credit and link the photographer who created the original work. Please refrain from using images you find on The Sweetest Occasion without crediting the photographer. If you see a photo of yours on The Sweetest Occasion and you would like it removed, please email and we will gladly do so immediately.
The Sweetest Occasion welcomes readers to comment on any post with your thoughts, comments and suggestions – your feedback is much appreciated! Please note that all comments are subject to approval and any inappropriate, offensive, or spam comments will be rejected or deleted. Any comment submitted without applicable identifying details (a name or company name, URL and legitimate email address) is also subject to rejection and will be marked as spam. Comments will additionally be moderated for language – while your thoughts and opinions are always welcome, discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Comments are the property of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the views of The Sweetest Occasion, its sponsors, or editors.
Giveaways + Winners
The Sweetest Occasion occasionally hosts giveaways in partnership with brands we love and trust. We use Rafflecopter to host the giveaways and select winners at random. At the close of the giveaway, the winner will be displayed on the Rafflecopter widget in the original post and they will also be contacted via email within 48 hours. Entrants must provide a valid email address and be willing to provide a shipping address in order to receive the prize. We ask that the winner reply to the email with their shipping information within 72 hours of the email being sent. At that time, we reserve the right to select an alternate recipient. Thank you for your understanding!
Linking to The Sweetest Occasion + Terms of Service
Readers are welcome to link to content found on The Sweetest Occasion and we would love for you to do so! (Links and love are sincerely always appreciated.) Please note that The Sweetest Occasion does not participate in link exchanges with vendors or other companies. Please credit The Sweetest Occasion and any sources credited in the original post when sharing content. Please note that the work found on The Sweetest Occasion is the unique written work of the editor – copying or “syndication” of blog content is strictly prohibited. No portion of the site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express written consent. (In plain terms – this means you may not copy posts in part or in whole, or republish tutorials, recipes or other written work found on The Sweetest Occasion.)