Privacy Policy

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Privacy policy created on July 25, 2020

Who we are

Here at wordsfromamother.com, we are committed to making our visitors’ experience a good one. Not only do we want to create great content for our readers but we want to ensure that they are aware that we take their privacy very seriously.

This privacy policy identifies how wordsfromamother.com uses and protects any information that you give while using this site.

Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website,  be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may update this policy periodically by changing some aspects as I continue to provide you with a safe browsing experience.  Please refer back to this page as often as you would like to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes that have been made.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect anonymous data from everyone that visits our site. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to those requests, the internet protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and timestamp for such requests.

We may also collect contact information including your name and email address, information such as preferences and interests, and other information relevant to visitor experience.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of relative interest. However, please note that once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over those other websites. Hence, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites which are not governed by this privacy statement. Visit the privacy statement applicable to the website in question and use caution when accessing said website.

Affiliate links 

Wordsfromamother.com is an affiliate of the Amazon Affiliate program. Please see our Affiliate disclosure page. We do not collect any information from clicks on Affiliate links but we do collect a commission if a purchase is made through such links. You can see Amazon’s privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with third parties. Any third party, whether be from links or advertisements, can only access your information if you choose to interact with them by clicking on said links or advertisements and leaving our site.

We do use third party plugins, which some require your information to share post to your social media accounts. This is only necessary IF you wish to share a post to your social media pages. That information includes your social media login and password. To learn more click here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We may ask for your contact information in order to send you emails and subscription opportunities if they should become available.

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 related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at dena@wordsfromamother.com. 

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.”  You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at dena@wordsfromamother.com. As a reminder, we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties. The third parties we do share information solely for advertisement purposes are categorized as demand-side platforms, programmatic advertising exchange, and supply-side platforms.

If you have any questions or suggestions in regards to this privacy policy, please let us know at dena@wordsfromamother.com