Sigh. Writing and reading privacy policies is about as interesting as watching paint dry.
Your privacy at Parenting from the Heart in a nutshell
At Parenting from the Heart, we work to ensure the website is secure. We will never share your data with a third party unless required by law. If you sign up for our newsletter, the form you sign up for lets you know that’s what you’re doing. So, you won’t get emails from me unless you actually want them. And even then you can still unsubscribe or contact us and have your email address removed.
When you leave a comment on Parenting from the Heart, you input information that is only viewable to me. The name you leave and the comment you write is made public. Your IP, email address, and website (where applicable) are only accessed on the backend of Parenting from the Heart.
If at any time, you would like to have me delete your personal information left via blog comment, in your customer profile or from my newsletter provider, please click here to email me. I will remove your information within 30 days of receiving your request.
For more detailed information on what data Parenting from the Heart uses and stores, please read below.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information that you submit such as your name and/or email address, website and IP address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or signing up as a customer.
With exception to your IP, you will be required to input this information in order for Parenting from the Heart to receive it. In the event that you set up a customer profile, we store the username, but your password and payment information will not be visible in our records.
All financial details are collected via PayPal, Gumroad and Stripe. These websites do not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed. If you would like information on their privacy policies, please see their respective websites.
Automatically-Collected Information: As is the case with most websites, Parenting from the Heart uses Google Analytics (GA) to process information such as the number of visitors to our site, the length of their visits, the countries they are from, and how these visitors accessed our site (i.e. through social media, a search engine or another website). Through GA, we see how each reader navigates the site, the device they use (i.e. mobile or desktop), and what browser they use. We also gain access to demographical information of our readers such as gender, age, and interests.
None of this data can be used to identify you.
Google does record your IP address. We cannot access this information.
Cookies: This website 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 the website and make improvements,
- To pitch advertising agencies about the traffic to the website,
- To create newsletters that are relevant to the visitors of the website,
- To block malicious activity on the website.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will only share your information (i.e. email address entered to receive a newsletter) into third-party applications that provide functions to the website (i.e. a newsletter provider to send out the Parenting from the Heart newsletter).
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.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent unless required by law or in the instance this website is sold to another party. In the event the website is sold, you as a subscriber may be notified.
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 create a user profile on the website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, 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.
Affiliate Program Participation
The website engages in affiliate marketing. If you click on a link from an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. If you choose to make a purchase during the duration of that cookie, the website could receive a commission.
Parenting from the Heart 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 Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission 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 the website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Unsubscribe – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by emailing a request.
Amend – You may contact us by clicking here to amend or update your personal information.
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
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 of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately via email and we will promptly remove such information from our records.