Behind the Garden Shed: My Blog Policies

Privacy Policy:

Your privacy is a big concern here at Pinecone Cottage Retreat.  I will not share any of your personal information with third parties nor will I store any information about your visit to my blog.  Just as I am concerned about my own privacy, I would not want to harm anyone else.  I would like you to know that my website does use cookies as a way to optimize the content and reading experience.  You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

Pinecone Cottage Retreat is not responsible for any content from this or other blogs that is republished without my consent.

You should also know that I use third- party advertising for serving ads on my site.  These companies do not receive any personal information from me other than your use of my website.

This policy is subject to change without notice and was put in force on March 24, 2017.  If you have any questions about this policy please feel free to contact me directly at

Comment Policy:

I would love for you to share with me and my other readers, however, I do ask that you please be nice. Be thoughtful and kind in the words that you share for how can we all be refreshed with unkindness.  I consider the following to be inappropriate for my blog….bad language, rants and hurtful words.  Be aware that I reserve the right to remove any comments which I feel are inappropriate for the blog.

Disclosure Policy:

Here at Pinecone Cottage Retreat there might be times when I partner with a company to promote their products and services.   I will never try to steer you, my readers, to products that I have not used and feel confident in promoting.  I will try to always be honest in my appraisals of products and services.  You should know that I will never let the seeking of monetary benefits sway my honesty to you.

You will often find affiliate links in my posts.  If you click on a link and buy something then I might receive a small commission.  This does not increase the cost of the product to you.  Pinecone Cottage Retreat is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.  These links bring a small amount of money to this blog to help cover associated costs.