Disclosures and Privacy Policy

Copyright Policy

All content and photography are copyright East TN Family Fun, with all rights reserved. Prior to the reproduction of ANY text, ideas and/or photographs, please contact me for written consent at [email protected]

1 photo may be used in conjunction with a post link for educational purposes, social media shares, or round-up inclusion, without prior consent. Round-up posts may not feature text or explicit ideas from the post. Pictures used for round-ups must be used in a collage.


East TN Family Fun is a private blog. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation. This may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made on this blog.

I am also sometimes compensated to provide my opinion on products and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for some of my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions on those topics or products.

Also, I only give my opinions and reviews on products that I think my readers will truly benefit from. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Liability Disclaimer

Outdoor activities of any kind (hiking, walking, swimming, biking, camping, stargazing, event attendance, sightseeing, kids’ activities, etc.) all present serious risks, including but not limited to, minor physical injury, severe physical injury, attacks by wild animals, attacks by other humans, getting lost and/or disoriented, emotional distress, damage/destruction of clothing/personal items, and even death.

The risks associated with participating in the indoor activities, learning activities, household tips, recipes, and parenting tips found on this website include, but are not limited to, damage/destruction of clothing, flooring, walls, personal items, and all indoor surfaces. There is also always the potential for minor physical injury, severe physical injury, emotional distress, and in rare cases, even death.

Adult supervision is recommended for all activities/ideas/content featured on this blog. You know your limitations and the limitations of your children and family best. Although the activities/ideas/content presented in this blog are appropriate for my family, they may not be appropriate for you or your children/family. You are responsible for discerning the safety and appropriateness of all featured outdoor activities/ kids’ activities/ideas/content on this blog. If you have doubts about the safety of an outdoor activity/kids’ activity/idea/content, please opt-out.

The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury (physical, mental, or otherwise) that may occur from engaging in any hiking trail/activity/idea/content found on this blog.


The authors of this site provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided on this site is accurate or reliable. By using easttnfamilyfun.com you agree to indemnify and hold harmless easttnfamilyfun.com, its owners, its authors, and its affiliates with respect to any claims, damages, injury, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with your use of this website.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to eastTNfamilyfun.com .

What Information Do We Collect?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit such information to easttnfamilyfun.com by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, 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.

Cookies: 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.

How Your Information May Be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the easttnfamilyfun.com;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website for your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion 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 respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the website;
  • 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.

The website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. View Google’s privacy policy here.

Mailer Lite – This service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailer Lite’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Gumroad –  This service is used for selling our paid products. Information collected includes credit card numbers or alternate payment information, billing information, and necessary contact information. Gumroad securely manages all personal information as per their privacy policy.

Ninja Forms – this service is used to manage the form on the eastTNfamilyfun.com contact page. Information collected includes your name, email address, and any information you disclose in the content section of the contact form. View their full privacy policy here.

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 leave a comment, the username you provide will be publicly visible.


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 herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by easttnfamilyfun.com, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus 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.

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 that 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 notifications 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 the National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit the Digital Advertising Alliance website and the 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.

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.

Affiliate Program Participation

easttnfamilyfun.com engages 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.

This website participates in the Amazon and VBRO affiliate programs. These programs allow easttnfamilyfun.com to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to the aforementioned websites. As a VBRO affiliate and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

As part of these affiliate programs, easttnfamilyfun.com will post customized links, which track website referrals. These programs utilize cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commissions on these sales.


On the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows easttnfamilyfun.com to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

When you sign up to receive our newsletter, you are required to provide your email address, because our newsletters are delivered via email.  Our newsletter is hosted by MailerLite, which stores all of the collected email addresses. You can read their privacy policy here. Your email address will never be sold by MailerLite.

In general, newsletter subscribers will receive 1-2 newsletters per week sharing the latest ideas from East TN Family Fun and additional product promotions. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters, you can do so at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.

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 [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected].

Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] 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 to [email protected].

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

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to easttnfamilyfun.com. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information about a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: November 4, 2023.