Hey Simply is a personal blog which is completely written and edited by me. Occasionally, I may partner with brands that I believe match my interests and style, these posts will always be disclosed by the terms “gifted” “courtesy of” “c/o” or “sponsored” in a post. As the editor of Hey Simply, I may be compensated to provide my opinion on products, restaurants, services, or websites. Hey Simply is a part of many affiliate networks, and therefore may have advertising generated by a third party ad network or advertiser. In the event that compensation is received for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions and experiences on that topic. You may see guests posts by select contributors, either from brands or other bloggers which will always be vetted through me before being published to ensure that the post maintains the integrity of my blog. Be assured that any amount of compensation will never influence my opinions shared in this blog.

This blog accepts compensation for sponsorship in the form of banner advertisements & text advertisements. In addition, this blog may accept compensation for sponsored posts, written and/or edited by me; however, sponsored posts will always be relevant to the overall content of the blog, and will always reflect my honest opinions. Affiliate links may also be used within posts, for which I am paid a very small percentage for per sale or click, but will never increase the price for the viewer. Personalized referral links may be used for various membership only shopping clubs, including but not limited to Birchbox, Ipsy, Groupon, Sole Society, HauteLook, and Rue La La, may also be used within posts. In the event that a reader joins one of these shopping clubs using my referral link, I may receive a cash-value credit or complimentary product from the club.

Hey Simply values your privacy and promises that information provided in comment forms or giveaway widgets will never be sold or shared with with a third party without your consent. This blog may use cookies to track your browsing habits and general demographics data via a tracking tool like Google Analytics. However, no personal information will ever be collected. All information obtained on this site is used solely to analyze performance through analytical information.

Privacy policy is subject to change without notice and is valid from 1 December 2013.


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.