Privacy Policy

privacy policy
this document was last updated February 5, 2018.

the simple house is committed to protecting your privacy. the following privacy statement describes our practices with respect to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information (personal information) on our website. by using our website, you consent to the terms of our privacy statement and to the simple house’s processing of personal information for the purposes stated below.

collection of your personal information
the simple house may require you to provide us with personal information in order to participate in some activities available on, or benefit from services offered on, this website. we strive to limit our request for personal information to that information we feel is necessary to achieve our stated purposes. personal information collected on this website is often limited to email address, but may include additional information when needed to provide a service you request. we do not share or sell email addresses or any other personal information except as required by law.

also, in order to improve our services and the quality of our website, the simple house offers you the opportunity to provide us with your suggestions by completing a contact us form which collects personal information such as name and email address. please be aware that any comments or materials sent to us, including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions and any other responses are deemed to be non-confidential. we may from time to time, notify you of new products or contact you via email regarding information we may feel you are interested in.
this will occur if you sign up for our email list at, follow us on twitter @thesimplehouse, our facebook group or our blog at you have the right to opt-out from receiving this information. simply notify us at and include “opt-out” in the subject heading of your email and your name and email address will be promptly removed.

if you place an order with us, we use a secure third party order company, 2checkout ( and their form which requires you to provide contact, billing, and financial information. this information is transmitted to your credit card company to authorize your purchase. you will see the 2CO logo, which assures you that your transaction is secure:

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also, when you buy something from us we send your credit card information, name, billing address and the amount of your purchase to your credit card company to verify and authorize the purchase. we do not reveal your credit card number when we confirm your order. in order to protect against unauthorized access to your account you should sign off when you finish visiting our site.

for secured-data transmission, our order site uses the industry standard encryption software, secure socket layer (ssl). The url in your browser will change to “https” instead of “http” when this security feature is invoked. your browser may also display a lock or key symbol on its task bar to indicate invoked secure transmission. if these indicators are not present, any information is susceptible to interception by other parties.

children’s online policy
consistent with the children’s online privacy protection act, we will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. the simple house sells products intended for purchase by adults. if you make a purchase from the simple house, you are representing that you are an adult. if you are a child under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the simple house.

a cookie file is a small text file created by our web site on your computer hard drive that contains unique information our site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you have visited, the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular web site. a cookie is also sometimes loaded with butter and chocolate chips, but not in this application (sorry, but this whole page was getting a little dry right about now, so we had to lighten it up a bit). a cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application. while most browsers have an option that allows you to control the use of cookies, their use might provide some features that cannot be used if cookies are turned off.

third party links
this statement applies solely to information collected on our website. this website contains links to other sites. we have no control or influence over the privacy practices of other websites. we encourage you to read other websites’ privacy statement(s) in order to understand how they process data about your visit to their site. our blog has relevant ads to sustainable products and services, but we have no control over those ads or third party links.

changes to our privacy statement
the simple house reserves the right to change this privacy statement from time to time. when we do, we will also revise the “last update” date at the top of this privacy statement. we encourage you to visit this page regularly to check for updated information and policies and also enjoy some light reading, because this is all just fascinating stuff.

the simple house strives to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. however, we do not warrant or represent that your personal information is completely safe from hackers and other security threats. if you have any questions about the security on this site, you can send an email to

comment on our blog
all blogs comments will be reviewed prior to posting. you must provide a valid email address. we will ask you to confirm that you are a live human by sending you an email that you simply need to hit reply to in order for us to post your comment. if you do not provide a valid email address, your comment will not be posted. vulgar, demeaning or comments that, in our view, are inappropriate, will not be posted. we are fine with posting views that do not agree with ours; that’s what discussion is all about. but we will not tolerate mean-spirited remarks. we also will not publish anonymous comments; if it’s worth saying, it’s worth attaching your name to.

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