Privacy Policy

Last updated May 25, 2018


Hello! As the owner of this website (BabyWiseMom.com), I understand that your privacy is of critical importance.  This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information. I bet you are wondering what sorts of information of yours might be used around here. I will do a basic version of the policy, then a more legalese version.  Here it is:

Privacy Policy
I do not share personal information with anyone. I do not store your information. Cookies are used here for various services (see information listed below). You can turn off cookie use if you like in your personal browser settings.

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs and websites without our permission.

This policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated May 25, 2018. You can contact me with questions at [email protected]

Personal Information
I do not do anything with your personal information. If you leave a blog content, “Blogger” has the information you have provided in order to log in (I require logging in so I can somewhat avoid major spam). I do not get any information. I see what you see–your username. I do nothing with that information other than use your username to reply to you.

If you sign up for my newsletter, I will get your email address as a minimum. I might also get your first and/or last name if you share that. I do not do anything with that information other than send you emails. I will not sell nor give your information to anyone. I use Mail Chimp for my newsletter. You can read their terms here.

Google Analytics
I use Google Analytics on my site. They use cookies to gather information about you. I don’t know what you are doing as an individual, but I collectively see what posts you (as a whole audience) like best and things like that. You can read their terms here.

Ads
I have ads on my site. These help pay for things on my website and also help provide some income for my time. I am with the network AdThrive, which is a Google approved ad network and a fantastic company! They use cookies to know who you are and what you are doing so they know how much to charge advertisers. You can read more about their terms here.

Amazon Affiliates
I am 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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites. It does not increase your cost at all. I would link to these things anyway. In fact, for years I did without being an affiliate and kind readers told me I needed to be an affiliate and make something for my efforts. I only recommend items I love myself. Amazon obviously uses cookies to track you coming from my blog to get to their site to purchase things.

Sponsored Content and Reviews
At times, I have sponsored content on my blog. I will let you know when I have partnered with someone to bring you the content. I keep all opinions honest. A review here doesn’t mean I will love it.

Your Content
If you have come here from your site or blog and feel I have violated your site terms (for example, if I have linked to your site and you don’t like that), please contact me at [email protected] and I will take the content down.

Terms
Content on this blog is the intellectual property of Valerie Plowman, author of Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. All content is my own. Republishing or used of this content without consent is prohibited. If you use content from this site, use quotes and link back to the site. Quotes are limited to a reasonable paragraph size (5-8 sentences). Do not use images from the site without permission. If you desire to use more content or ideas, please contact me first. Contact me at [email protected] to discuss content.

Cookies Explained
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes: 

(a) advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and

(b) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including this Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Interest-Based AdvertisingAdvertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.  AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.  

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners.You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.  However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.  

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact AdThrive at [email protected] If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

Email AddressesI may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to me. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.  You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.

I will not share your email address with any third parties.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Transactional DataWe may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our Site] (“Transactional Data“). The Transactional Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions.  Payment processing on our Site is handled by our payment services providers, eJunkie and PayPal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at https://www.e-junkie.com/wiki/legal-privacy-end-user and https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) ResidentsIf you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

(i)  access your personal data

(ii)  ensure the accuracy of your personal data

(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data

(iv)  the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and

(v)  the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to the following: [email protected]

Sale of Business or AssetsIn the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to the Privacy PolicyWe may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Contacting UsIf you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of this Site, please contact us at [email protected]