Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, & Disclosure Statement

Privacy Policy for The New Homesteader’s Almanac

The New Homesteader’s Almanac ( is a division of Tohoca, LLC and will hereafter be referred to as The New Homesteader’s Almanac.

The New Homesteader’s Almanac is governed by the following privacy policy…

The New Homesteader’s Almanac values your privacy and wants to protect it. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about the ways we might collect personal information, how we use it and your rights regarding your information.

To contact the editor at The New Homesteader’s Almanac, please email us at

General Privacy Information

Never submit your personal information online. This includes information such as:

  • social security number
  • information regarding race or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious beliefs
  • health information
  • criminal background
  • trade union membership
  • personally identifiable information about your children or family
  • your address
  • your workplace
  • any other sensitive personal information not described above

If you choose to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy also affects children under the age of 18.  The New Homesteader’s Almanac does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that The New Homesteader’s Almanac has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will make every effort to remove that information from our records.

What Information is Collected and How is it Used?

There are occasions when you volunteer and/or we ask for personal data (like your name or your email address).  Here’s how and when we use that information.

Information you Submit Voluntarily

There are times when you voluntarily submit your information to this website.  For example, when you comment on a post, fill out a contact form, purchase a product or sign up for a newsletter.  Here is more information about those examples.

Comments on The New Homesteader’s Almanac

Whenever you leave a comment on a post, page or media file on The New Homesteader’s Almanac, you are asked to include your name and your email address.  Your name is asked for so I may respond to you personally, which I try to do for every comment on this site.  Your email address is requested so that our website has a way to contact you with a response to your comment or question.

If you don’t want The New Homesteader’s Almanac to have your name or your email address when commenting, please do not use the voluntary comment feature of the blog. If you do leave a comment, your email address will not be published for the general public to read (unless you share that information in your comment) and you may choose to use an alias rather than your real name. Information submitted when making a comment will be retained until such time as this website, The New Homesteader’s Almanac ceases to exist, or the comment is deleted. If you wish to edit or delete a comment that you wrote, that option is available in the comment form. If you are not sure how to edit or delete a comment that you made, please contact us and request the changes. We will make every attempt to reply to your request and make the changes in a reasonable time frame.

One more note about comments on The New Homesteader’s Almanac – comments that are defamatory, explicit, rude, suggestive of illegal or improper conduct, abusive, intolerant, or violent will be deleted.

Our Newsletter

In several places on The New Homesteader’s Almanac, you have the option of signing up to receive our newsletter. You will be asked for your email address and name, you will need to accept our privacy policy, and you will need to use a double opt in method of signing up for the newsletter, to ensure that you do not sign up for the newsletter by mistake.  The newsletter is emailed to your inbox and typically contains:

  • Recently published articles
  • Seasonal information for your homestead
  • Special offers that might interest you

When You Sign Up for a Newsletter Subscription to The New Homesteader’s Almanac …

You will first need to submit your information, agree to our privacy policy and confirm your subscription. Signing up for our newsletter is a voluntary action and you are not required to subscribe in order to read our posts. Subscribing allows you to receive notices from us.

The Opt In Form

To make sure that you really intended to sign up for the newsletter mailings, you will be asked to confirm your subscription with an opt in form. This may seem redundant, but it is put in place for your protection and to weed out spammers.

How To Unsubscribe

If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive our newsletters, you will find a link at the end of each newsletter that says “to change your subscription, click here.” All you have to do is click that link and unsubscribe. The changes take place immediately and if you have any questions or problems, or if you are unsure how to unsubscribe, please contact us.

Readers who unsubscribe will be deleted from our records during the next clean up session. Generally, the personal information for unsubscribed members is deleted once a week to keep our newsletter list up to date.

Unconfirmed Subscriptions

Sometimes a reader submits a subscription but doesn’t confirm it with the second opt in form. When this happens, we may resend the confirmation form just in case the first one was lost in a spam folder. If the prospective subscriber does not confirm their subscription in a reasonable amount of time, the ‘subscriber’ and all of his or her personal information will be deleted.

What Information Is Collected When You Subscribe To Our Newsletter?

If you choose to subscribe to newsletter mailings from The New Homesteader’s Almanac Newsletter, the following information will be collected and stored privately on our website:

  • Your name (you can choose an alias, just your first name, or your full name…this is your choice and you submit that information at your own discretion)
  • Your email address – this is necessary if you wish to receive the mailings in your inbox.

Other Ways We Receive your Information

Information we Collect from Other Sources

As mentioned before, there are also times when we receive information from third parties.  For example, when you purchase an item through a third party (such as Amazon).

Automatically Collected Information

Our website automatically collects 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.


Our website may log information using cookies, small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies expire when you close your browser; persistent cookies stay on your browser until deleted.  The purpose of these is to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

When you visit The New Homesteader’s Almanac, a small cookie acceptance bar will load along the bottom of the page. You may accept or reject the use of cookies by clicking either accept or reject. If you do not click on either, the bar will close and cookies will be collected. If, at any time, you wish to disable cookies, click on the small cookies policy link along the bottom of the page and you will have the option of disabling cookies.

3rd Party Use of Information

The New Homesteader’s Almanac may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of our site. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The New Homesteader’s Almanac currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics which tracks Website usage and provides information on activities like referring websites and your user actions on The Self Sufficient HomeAcre.
  • Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information.
  • In the future we may add an E-commerce platform. At such time we will update our Privacy Policy to include this information.
  • Our newsletter feature is administered The Newsletter Plugin. For more information about their compliancy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please visit their page here.
  • Our contact page asks for your name and email address in order to reply to your message. The third party plugin used for this, WP Forms Lite, does not place cookies on your browser, or collect any information when you fill out and submit the form. Once we have replied to your message, we delete the original message from our inbox.

The New Homesteader’s Almanac will never sell your personal information to a third party, and we will never willingly or knowingly share your personal information unless we are required to do so by law.

If The New Homesteader’s Almanac is ever sold, your information would be transferred to the new owners unless you choose not to continue receiving information and participating in the newsletter from the new owners of the website.


The New Homesteader’s Almanac places advertisements on the website for products we feel may benefit our readers. You are under no obligation to purchase these products and we will never sell your information to our advertisers. If you click on these advertisements and visit their websites, cookies may be placed on your browser. The New Homesteader’s Almanac cannot be held liable for the actions of third party advertisers or any problems incurred by using products purchased through their websites.

Affiliate Program Participation

The New Homesteader’s Almanac uses affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into our website to advertise specific products we think you might like. If you click on a link for one of our affiliates, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.  If you purchase products through these links, we may earn a commission. You will not pay any extra for the product.

The New Homesteader’s Almanac is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to As part of this Amazon Associates program, The New Homesteader’s Almanac posts customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to our website. This program utilizes cookies to track your visits to send my commissions each month.

Amazon is dedicated to your privacy and informed user experience and requires that we have a separate disclaimer about their use in the footer of my site.

Other Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit The New Homesteader’s Almanac, which may use cookies, as noted above.

From time to time, The New Homesteader’s Almanac may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google or Facebook, in order to market to readers here. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to  The New Homesteader’s Almanac.  For example, if you read a post about chickens here at The New Homesteader’s Almanac, you may see an ad for chicken related products popping up in Google ads on other websites.The New Homesteader’s Almanac cannot be held responsible for the ads you are shown based on your search terms.

Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels

In the future, The New Homesteader’s Almanac may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content will be disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

In Conclusion

The New Homesteader’s Almanac is an online publication that endeavors to share information helpful to people who want to raise chickens, plant a garden, preserve their fruits and veggies, forage for wild plants, and cook their own food. We offer information on saving some money and doing things from scratch. We’re not interested in gathering sensitive information on our readers, scamming them for their hard earned dollars, or selling their information to advertisers. We just want to earn a bit of money from affiliate sales in return for the writing and research we perform to bring you helpful information.

Your Rights at The New Homesteader’s Almanac

If you ever wish to remove your name from our newsletter service, you may unsubscribe at any time. We periodically remove former subscribers who have unsubscribed in order to purge their information from our system. However, if you wish to confirm that your name and email have been removed from my list, please contact us.

We will be more than happy to double check our email subscribers list to make sure that your personal information has been deleted.

Here are some ways you can do that:

  • Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our newsletters. You may also notify us and ask to be removed from our mailing list.
  • Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by contacting us.
  • Amend – You may contact us to amend or update your personal information.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Updating our newsletter list…

We may send out an email asking you to confirm that you still wish to receive our newsletter. This allows us to remove email accounts that are no longer in use, or to ensure that we are not sending newsletters to people who no longer want them in order to comply with the new GDPR guidelines. Thank you for your patience with these updates.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 24, 2018 and takes precedent over any prior policies, agreements, or statements made on our website. By continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to these terms.

For comments, concerns, or questions, please contact us at:


The New Homesteader’s Almanac Web Site Agreement


1. Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions.

The entire contents of the Site are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. The owner of the copyrights and trademarks are The New Homesteader’s Almanac, its affiliates or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON THE SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR SOFTWARE. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Site solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials. You agree to grant to The New Homesteader’s Almanac a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) you submit to any public areas of the Site (such as bulletin boards, forums and newsgroups) or by e-mail to The New Homesteader’s Almanac by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You also grant to The New Homesteader’s Almanac the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against The New Homesteader’s Almanac for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to The New Homesteader’s Almanac.

Publications, products, content or services referenced herein or on the Site are the exclusive trademarks or servicemarks of The New Homesteader’s Almanac. Other product and company names mentioned in the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

2. Use of the Site.

You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by The New Homesteader’s Almanac, The New Homesteader’s Almanacdoes not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except for The New Homesteader’s Almanac- identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered through the Site or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties, that are not affiliated with The New Homesteader’s Almanac a. You also understand that The New Homesteader’s Almanac cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET. The New Homesteader’s Almanac PROVIDES THE SITE AND RELATED INFORMATION “AS IS” AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, ANY MERCHANDISE INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND The New Homesteader’s Almanac SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. The New Homesteader’s Almanac DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.



IN NO EVENT WILL The New Homesteader’s Almanac BE LIABLE FOR (I) ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR ANY INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED ON THE SERVICE, OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE, OR ANY DELAY OF SUCH INFORMATION OR SERVICE. EVEN IF The New Homesteader’s Almanac OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SERVICE AND/OR MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH THE SERVICE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, The New Homesteader’s Almanac LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The New Homesteader’s Almanac makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this one or which may link to this Site. When you access a non-The New Homesteader’s Almanac web site, please understand that it is independent from The New Homesteader’s Almanac, and that The New Homesteader’s Almanac has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to The New Homesteader’s Almanac web site does not mean that The New Homesteader’s Almanac endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such web site.

3. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The New Homesteader’s Almanac, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the Service from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Service.

4. Third Party Rights.

The provisions of paragraphs 2 (Use of the Service), and 3 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of The New Homesteader’s Almanac and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to the Service. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

5.Term; Termination.

This Agreement may be terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs 1 (Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions), 2 (Use of the Service), 3 (Indemnification), 4 (Third Party Rights) and 6 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.


This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of The United States of America applicable to agreements made and to be performed in The United States of America. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between The New Homesteader’s Almanac and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in The United States of America . Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. The New Homesteader’s Almanac’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. The New Homesteader’s Almanac may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer & Blogger at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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