privacy policy

Who I am:

My name is Lynne Clay and I own and operate I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to my website. In particular, I want you to know that is not in the business of selling, renting, or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes or for any other reasons.

You can contact me at

In this Privacy Policy, I’ve provided detailed information on when and why I collect personal information, how I use it, the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others, and how I keep it secure.

I take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of  with a safe and secure environment.

What personal data do I collect, and why do I collect it?

Personal data is created by a user’s interactions with Carved fairy houses. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.


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

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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

When comments are submitted, you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hides your identity.  The relevant details you provide me, such as (name, email, & website) are stored so that I can display your comment back to you, and to anyone viewing the comment sections on the site. I do not verify information entered nor do I require verification.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms:

I collect personal data, such as name, email address, and personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

This information is NOT given out to anyone, it is for my website’s personal use, it helps me serve you and your needs to the best of my ability.

I keep contact form submissions for three years for customer service purposes but I do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on my 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 visit my login page, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.

If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites:

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


I use Google Analytics to track my user’s actions on my website, I collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. I do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of my site and interactions with the site.

This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to my website.

I do not give this information out and only use it to better serve you in the future with things like videos you might like, better articles, and product reviews. You can view Google Analytics tracking at this site.

Who I share your data with:

If you choose to use my affiliate links from my site I will share your name, address, and product purchases with I do this for the sole purpose of ensuring you receive the products you purchased and to provide you with the best customer service I can.

I embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see the number of likes/shares/recommendations and “like/share/recommend” my web pages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage) if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy:

I use a Twitter Tweet widget on my website. As a result, my website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our web pages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:

I use the Pinterest Save widget on my website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from my web pages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy:

I use the MeWe Save widget on my website. As a result, my website makes requests to MeWe’s servers for you to be able to post my web pages using your MeWe account. These requests make your IP address visible to MeWe, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:

How long do I retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

I keep contact form entries for three years, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information:

Additional information:

What data breach procedures do I have in place?

I use to protect your information and keep it secure.

What third parties do I receive data from?

Affiliate Disclosure:

Some of the links on are affiliate links, which means that I may earn a small commission if you click on the link or make a purchase using the link.

When you make a purchase, the price you pay will not be affected. You will pay the same whether you use the affiliate link or go directly to the vendor’s website using a non-affiliate link.

By using the affiliate links on this website, you are helping support the website, and I genuinely appreciate your support.

Access to Your Personal Information:

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. Email your request to me at and I will work with you to remove any of your personal data.

Changes to my Privacy Policy:

I may make changes to my Privacy Policy in the future, however, the most current version of the policy will govern my processing of your personal data and will always be available to you.

If I make a change to this policy that, in my sole discretion, is material, I will notify you by an update or email, where possible. By continuing to access or use my services, you agree to be bound to the terms of my Privacy Policy.