Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site. We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain or may be tied to personal information. For example, we may collect information, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and other contact and demographic information such as age, gender, zip code, health-related information, interests and preferences. We may collect this and other information when you create a profile, register for our newsletter(s), leave comments or post content, respond to surveys, participate in promotions or contact us by e mail or other means for any reason.
We may also collect “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users’ needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Site. This policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
When you visit the Site, some information is also automatically collected, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above.
We automatically collect certain forms of anonymous information through the use of “cookies” and “clear gifs.” Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user’s hard drive at the request of a website to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We set a persistent cookie to enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
Clear gifs (also known as web bugs or web beacons) are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Site and in e-mails to collect certain information about your use of and activity with our Site and emails.
Notwithstanding anything else in this Policy, we or a data provider we may engage may collect web log data from you (including IP address and information about your browser or operating system), or place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads or content. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. Except as otherwise noted in this Policy, we do not tie the information gathered by cookies and clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118
In general, we use personal information we collect to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Site and the MommyandMeNews.com services, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
for the specific purpose for which the information was provided or collected.Personal information provided online may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners. In either case, this Policy governs this information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us through one of the methods listed below. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Except as described below, we will not share or sell your personally identifying information with third parties for their own use without your consent. If you choose to let us share your personally identifiable information with third parties, we are not responsible for the actions of such third party companies, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these or to any other third parties.
You understand that when you use the MommyandMeNews.com services, certain information you post on publicly available portions of the Site may be shared with other users and posted on other portions of the Site, including without limitation your comments to articles, name, profile details, images, and messages to other users on the Site. Your use of the MommyandMeNews.com services constitutes your consent to share this information in such manner and all such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information when posting comments or other information or content to the Site or through the MommyandMeNews.com service, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others. We recommend that you be cautious in giving out personal information to others in public online forums. To request removal of your personal information from our public online forums, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We may also share personal information with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and the MommyandMeNews.com services and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. For example, we use the services of a third party verification company to ensure that the names and emails submitted to us are valid. Our vendors, consultants and service providers are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to lawful requests, any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of MommyandMeNews.com, our users, our employees or the public, including without limitation to protect MommyandMeNews.com or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful use of our Site or the MommyandMeNews.com services. Information about our users, including personal information, may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of MommyandMeNews.com. You will be notified via a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
The site may display ads based on interests determined by your previous browsing history via a process known as retargeting. Specifically, Google Analytics features implemented on this site enable retargeting features of Google and other ad services retargeting solutions. If you do not wish to see interest based ads provided by Google visit their ad settings control panel.
To opt-out of targeting by other companies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/, or the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
We have worked to put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information while it is under our control. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. You should also note that e-mail is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured e-mail. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep any password used on the Site confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.
We will send you news, updates and information via e-mail. You may choose to not receive promotional communications at any time by notifying MommyandMeNews.com either through the opt-out link in the footer of every e-mail, by managing your e-mail settings through the web site or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, however, that you may not “opt-out” of receiving service related communications such as account-related e-mails from MommyandMeNews.com. When you register to receive newsletters from MommyandMeNews.com, you are also registering to receive information or offers from us on behalf of our advertising partners. If you do not desire to receive such offers or information, you may opt out at any time. To do so, simply email us at email@example.com.
As part of our Site, we may from time to time offer users the opportunity to express their thoughts, opinions and ideas via user generated content forums such as blogs, message boards and/or chat rooms. We make no commitment to monitor these user generated content forums and are not responsible in any way for the content contained therein. Furthermore, any information which may be posted on a user generated content forum or which you may post on a user generated content forum, including your personally identifiable information, by definition will be publicly disclosed and available to all users of that forum, and is therefore no longer private. As a consequence, you cannot and should not have any expectation of privacy relative to that information. By using the user generated content forums, you agree that MommyandMeNews.com is not responsible for any information that you disclose or communicate online in such user generated content forums, and any disclosures you make are at your own risk. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any of the user generated content on such forums and that such content does not represent the opinion or views of MommyandMeNews.com. We reserve the right to republish your postings (in whole or part), taken from the forums, anywhere on our Site, or elsewhere on the Web in any format or any other medium, including print and radio, without prior notice or your express consent. To request the removal of your personally identifiable information, please review the section below.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site or the MommyandMeNews.com services, or you wish to request changes to your preferences relating to any personal information we have collected, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your inquiry to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible. You may also contact us by mail at the following address:
1805 N. Carson St., Suite 402,
Carson City, NV 89701