The American Patriette collects and uses your information in the following ways:

  1. To deliver content to you via the email address you’ve provided to us when you signed up for our mailing list, downloaded our digital products, left us a comment, and/or purchased items from our website.
  2. We use cookies to store information about visitors to improve their experience when returning to our website and to track whether you make purchases from a third party linked to our website through affiliate links. Information in cookies includes pages visited and the type of browser used in the past so that we may personalize and customize our content to best meet our visitors’ desires. You may choose to disable cookies through your browser’s settings.
  3. A third-party partner, such as an analytics software (Google Analytics) or affiliate network (CJ Affiliate Network and RewardStyle Affiliate Network), may collect aggregate data in order to allow us to produce and deliver the most relevant content to you. The types of information collected here include items such as your IP address, location, pages visited, date/time visited, and browser type.  Google Analytics retains this information for use by The American Patriette for 50 months.
  4. Residents of the European Union may have a right to access and remove personal information retained by The American Patriette. If you wish to access or remove information retained on our site, then email mauri (at) theamericanpatriette (dot) com.

Generally, our third-party partners only give us this information in the aggregate, meaning the information is not specifically tied to you, but helps us collect trends to better market and provide our services.

The third party partners only gain access to your information under terms of our service agreement with them or if we are bound to provide this information by law.


Content produced on this website is our property. Do not directly copy and paste content from our website and publish it anywhere – either online or in print. The blogging community thrives from sharing ideas with others; we are thrilled that you might find our content valuable and desire to share it with others. However, if you wish to share our written content, please do so by giving us proper credit and by providing a link back to the corresponding post.  Pinning and sharing our content via social media is welcomed and appreciated, but please ensure that the content links directly back to our site. We ask that you contact us at mauri[at]theamericanpatriette[dot]com before posting any of the photos from our website. If you have questions about using or reproducing our content, contact us and we’ll happily work with you.

The American Patriette cannot be held responsible for content on websites linked to us, reproduced by other websites, or for information displayed incorrectly on our website.

Additionally, full disclosure: we host ads on our website and participate in affiliate programs that may enable us to earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

If you have any further questions regarding our privacy policy and terms, please feel free to contact us at mauri[at]theamericanpatriette[dot]com.


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The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  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

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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.

This page was last updated in September 2022.