Western Border Privacy and Policy

Western Border Terms & Disclosures

Western Border is owned, designed, written, & edited by Caroline Riepler

The comments section is open to all Western Border readers to express their opinions & join the conversation. All rude & harsh comments (towards Western Border or other readers) will be deleted. Please do not use the comments section to self-promote or spam. I use a spam filter & occasionally a legit comment will get marked as spam, I try my best to catch those. As owner of Western Border, I have to right to delete any comment that I do not feel is appropriate.

Privacy Policy

Email addresses and names submitted in comments will not be sold or added to any mailing lists. If your email will be used for a mailing list, it will state the intention for use on the specific post.

Gourmet Ads

This privacy policy sets out how Western Border uses and protects any information that you give while using www.westernborderandco.com

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Western Border may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from October 1st, 2015.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Opt Out

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

Disclosure Policy


Western Border will occasionally accept sponsorship in exchange for financial compensation if I feel it is relevant. When doing so, I have full control of the direction of the post & content. I will express my opinion & will not change it to make the sponsor happy, I give honest reviews. Western Border will accept products for reviews or giveaways but will not accept money to do a giveaway. Links placed within content are for the sole propose of directing readers to a product or site with more information, they are not paid links. The content on Western Border is based on my own personal opinion, knowledge & facts that are presented to me. Relationships with brands & people do not influence me in any way. Advertising content does not reflect the opinions of Western Border or me.

Product Reviews
For accurate reviews on products & services companies may provide me with a sample product that I may keep. Being given a sample will not influence Western Border or its content in any way. Submitted samples may be refused for reviews if they are not up to the standards quality which I look for. If I was given a product I will write c/o on the bottom of the post (standing for courtesy of).

Western Border is not represented by any agency.

Warranty & Claims

Everything stated on Western Border are my own views & opinions. I cannot verify product claims or quotes from companies; these must be verified with the manufacturer or the company. I do not make or offer warranties of any kind.

Advertisement or Sponsorship
Advertising comes from third party ads sold by Google Adsense, other networks or direct purchases. Some links to retailers may not be disclosed as paid insertions; however I may receive compensation for linking to them in posts.


Giveaways will only be considered whose total value amounts to $100 or more or are from me personally. Giveaway proposals are reviewed on a case by case basis & I have the right to refuse any offer.

Western Border provides content (excluding comments) for general information purposes only & are solely my opinions. I am not a certified expert in fashion field, cooking, decoration, nor do I consider myself to be one. The information on the Western Border may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date.

All content & images copyright © 2000-2015 Western Border. Reproductions are strictly prohibited without express written consent.

Bust Media’s Advertising Policy

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

This policy is valid as of January 2000. These terms & conditions may be subject to change, and shall be updated accordingly.


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