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Privacy Policy

Thanks for visiting Merriment Design. This privacy policy explains the information this website collects when you visit, or when you use our third-party services such as our online Etsy shop or subscribe to our email newsletters that we send using Mailchimp. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. We take your privacy seriously, and we never sell customer lists nor email addresses.

Merriment Design found at (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

What information do we collect and how is it used?

Information you voluntarily provide to us: When you use the Merriment Design website, post a comment, send us an email, or communicate with us in any way, you are voluntarily giving us information that we collect. That information may include information such as your name, email address, or IP address, and you may voluntarily provide details about yourself including gender, age, location, or other personal information. By giving us this information, you consent to this information being collected, used, disclosed, transferred to the United States and stored by us, as described by this Privacy Policy.

Information we collect from others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts or other social media accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts or other social media accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

When you place an order at our Etsy store, you may provide personal information such as your full name, physical address, and phone number, and other personal details needed to complete your order. Please see Etsy’s privacy policy for more information.

When you sign up for Merriment Design newsletters, you may provide personal information such as your name, email address, and IP address. Please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy for more information.

Automatically-collected information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Merriment Design website and this information is stored at Google and we access it using Google Analytics. For example, when you use the Website, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, visiting country, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked or documents downloaded.

Cookies and tracking: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. 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 on the Website. User and event data retention associated with Google Analytics tracking is currently set to 50 months, which means that data is automatically deleted after 50 months.

How your information may be used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To deliver any purchases you make at our Etsy store and communicate with you about these purchases;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters (only if you voluntarily subscribe to newsletters, which is stored at Mailchimp). Each email newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account; (note: we currently do not create user accounts on the Website; however, this optional functionality is coming soon)
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To manage periodic giveaways;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-party use of personal information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We currently use these third-party service providers:

Etsy – this service provides our online shop where you can choose to purchase items from us. Please see Etsy’s privacy policy for more information

Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Please see Google’s privacy policy for more information.

Mailchimp – this service is used to deliver optional email newsletters. If you voluntarily subscribe to newsletters, then we store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Mediavine – this service is used to deliver advertising. When you visit a website such as Merriment Design that is using Mediavine to provide its advertising, you will be greeted with a pop-up that will state the types of data that Mediavine and its third parties are collecting, such as measurement and personalization of ads, and which third parties are collecting it. You will be able to opt-in and out of Mediavine’s individual vendors and data collection. Please see Mediavine for more information about their GDPR compliance.

Rafflecopter – this service is used to enter giveaways. Merriment Design periodically offers giveaways for you to enter, and you will be asked to voluntarily share personal information such as your name, email, and social media handles. If you win a giveaway, we may need your mailing address or email address to send the prize to you. Please see Rafflecopter’s privacy policy for more information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy on an ongoing basis to review any changes.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Publicly-visible information

If you voluntarily leave a comment on this website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website, or other personal information.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.


The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described here.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.


Display Ads
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads
From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

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.

Affiliate Program Participation

Merriment Design participates in 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. When you voluntarily click my affiliate links, I may get a small commission at no cost to you.

Merriment Design participates these affiliate programs:

– 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  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website 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.

– Awin Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Awin clients including Overnight Prints and For more information, please visit

-Commission Junction, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to client websites.

– Rakuten Advertising, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to client websites including

Email Newsletters

You may decide to voluntarily subscribe to our email newsletter, which is used for marketing and advertising purposes. The newsletter is managed by Mailchimp. Please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy here. We never share nor sell your name nor email address, and you can decide to unsubscribe at any time.

Rights related to your personal information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to
Amend – You may contact us at to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request from our Contact page.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

Do not submit any sensitive personal information to this Website such as social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, trade union memberships or any other sensitive personal information. All information that you submit is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

By using this website, you consent that you are over the age of 16. We don’t knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16 unless parents send us their child’s name or age to personalize a printable for them. Parents or guardians: Please contact us immediately if you believe that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, and we’ll remove their information from our records by deleting names/emails/comments, deleting email newsletter signups, or other available actions.


We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. All updates and amendments are effective immediately when we post a revised version of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy often to stay informed of changes that may affect you, as your continued use of the Website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Questions & Concerns

Please contact us with any questions related to this Privacy Policy, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information that we hold.

Last updated: May 13, 2022