Affiliate Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Affiliate Disclosure

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

In addition to Amazon, affiliate links to products from other companies may also be found in this post.

In accordance with FTC guidelines, we will make every effort to point out these links so that it is clear that they are part of an affiliate program.

Companies that we may use affiliate links to include but are not limited to:

My Patriot Supply

This list will be updated with new affiliate relationship information as applicable.

Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is conducting business as Live The Old Way.  We are a small family in the United States operating this website as a way to supplement our income through advertising using Google Adsense, links to affiliates for products we recommend and by selling unique products we produce on our farm.   We promise never to sell or transfer any email, contact information or other data exchanged during your visit to this site,  whether it’s in the form of cookies placed for website traffic analysis, your name and email address entered when subscribing to our newsletter, for new post notifications or while posting in the comment section on our articles.  Even though we do not sell the information of our customers, to comply with the 2020 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) we offer the opportunity to register an additional “opt out” using a standard pop-up box before proceeding on our site.  Among the privacy disclosures below, we also have included several links that you may follow to adjust your internet privacy settings and limit how much, if any, information is gathered and stored.  Many of these links will apply to other websites as well as this one.  As another way of insuring your privacy while you are visiting our site specifically, we also employ a scrambling feature in our software to mask the last few digits of the IP address that you access our site from.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies: We use traffic log cookies to help identify and understand the reach and amount of traffic coming to our site and only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. They enable us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. Cookies are also used to enable the use of “shopping carts” for product purchases. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website. 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. **Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.  We will provide more information about ways to disallow cookies in the specifics below.


When our visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address (with the last few digits masked to us) and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  Askimet is the service we use to filter out spam.   There are a lot of people out there that are up to no good and they use spam placed on websites in various ways; to promote their own product or site without our consent, to place malware and to “crawl” our site for information they can copy and claim as their own.  To combat this, we use the Askimet spam filter service that is an Automattic Corporation product.  Automattic provides a whole slew of products to small website owners.  The privacy policy covering Askimet Spam Filtering can be found here:

Another thing that may happen when you post a comment, is an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to to see if you are using their automatic avatar service.  If you use the Gravatar service, after approval of your comment, your avatar is visible to the public beside your comment.  This Gravatar service is not controlled by us but is one that you, as their customer, would have to sign up for at  It is also administered by Automattic Corporation.  You can view the privacy policy that pertains to our query that is sent to them here:


If you upload images to the website (such as in the comments section) or send them in an email conversation with us, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.  This is especially important for images added to the website as other visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Our Advertisers

Our advertisers may also place cookies within their ads.  We currently use Google AdSense for our ad placements.  Their privacy policy may be found here:   In short, advertising services like Adsense may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies in order to show 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, web pages visited, length of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing survival supply ads to someone who frequents survival and prepping sites).  There are a number of ways you may block cookies from advertisers.  They are summarized at the end of this section that discusses cookies.

DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.

Opting Out

You can opt-out of DoubleClick ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting  If you use a G-Mail account, you can also use the Ad Settings page to manage the ads you see and opt out of ads.  That page may be found here:  .  In addition, if you use Google Chrome, you can manage your privacy settings there by selecting “Settings” from the drop down box at the top right of your screen, then “Advanced”.  This gives you the control to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.  It may also be done by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  Keep in mind however, this can affect how you are able to interact with ours and other websites. This could include the inability to login to certain services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.  The following link has very good information about Google’s use of cookies:


If you purchase a product from us on our website, that purchase will be facilitated by WooCommerce software.  WooCommerce is a branch of Automattic Corporation, who, as mentioned above, provide a number of services to us.  We will never share the information you give us or use it for any other purpose other than furnishing you with the product you have purchased.  WooCommerce’s privacy policy is covered under the same page as the anti-spam policy and may be found at the same link: