Helping new and expecting moms through the messiness of pregnancy, babies, and toddlerhood.

Disclosure/Privacy Policy

At Tales of a Messy Mom, we care about your privacy and want to protect it.

The purpose of this privacy page is to inform our readers how we use and disclose your information when you provide it. The policy discloses our practices regarding information collection and website usage. This policy only applies to talesofamessymom.com.

By using or accessing our website and/or services, you signify your agreement to this privacy policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE OUR WEBSITE OR PARTICIPA­­TE IN OUR SERVICES.

What Kind of Information Is Collected?

We collect information that is submitted on a voluntary basis, as well as non-personal or aggregate information that is collected automatically.

Voluntary Personally Identifiable Information

We may ask you for, or you may voluntarily submit personal information when using our site. The information you share with us could include:

  • Your name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Your IP address
  • Other personal information in regards to user surveys and/or offers

Non-Personal or Aggregate Information

When you access our website, we may automatically collect non-personal identifiable information from you. This may include IP host address, websites visited, device type, browser type, search information, operating system, referring service, usage and browsing habits, and similar data.

We may also aggregate demographic information that is not identifiable to one specific individual. For example, the number of users in a particular geographical location.

What Do We Do with This Information?

We acquire this information to help understand your needs and preferences and help make your visit to our site and interaction with our services more enjoyable.

We may use your personal identifiable information for only the reasons listed below, unless you have specifically consented to another type of use, either at the time of collection or through some other form of consent from you or notification to you. Personally identifiable information may also be disclosed, as required by law or legal process.

  • To send promotional emails, such as our newsletter, using the email address in which you have provided. You can always opt-out of these emails at any time.
  • To respond to your comments, requests, or inquiries.
  • To measure and track advertising and affiliate programming on our website.
  • To help protect against and investigate any suspected fraud, harassment, or other type of illegal activity.
  • To investigate suspected violations in accordance with our service and sponsor policies.
  • We may share your personally identifiable information with third party vendors for the purpose of sending emails. We will not provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for them to contact you directly unless otherwise permitted by this Privacy Policy or shall you provide your consent. Our current email service is through Mail Chimp. Please feel free to read through their privacy policy as well.

What Are Cookies?

A “cookie” is a small file that may be placed on your computer by a service in order to facilitate and improve your communication and interaction with that service. When visiting a website, you will be asked to acknowledge the use of cookies. Once you agree, the file will be added to your computer and the cookie will help analyze web traffic.

We may use cookies on our site to help customize and enhance your visit. Cookies can tailor its web applications operations to your needs and likes/dislikes by gathering and remembering information regarding your preferences.

We may also use cookies from a third party service provider to help analyze traffic on our site. Information generated from this service may include pages viewed on our blog and your IP address or a truncated version of your IP address.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and to help create a better website experience by analyzing which pages users have found most helpful.

A cookie does NOT give us any access to your computer and does NOT share any information about you, other than the information you have chosen to share with us.

You can always choose to accept or decline cookies, and you can also turn off the use of cookies any time in your browser’s setting. You will still be able to access our website should you restrict the use of cookies, but it may interfere with the functionality of your visit.

Security

At Tales of a Messy Mom, we’re committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Personal security is very important to us, and we will do what we can to protect your information.

To help prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your personally identifiable information.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that your personally identifiable information will be completely free from unauthorized access by third parties, such as hackers, and your use of our site and services demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

For more information on protecting your privacy, please visit www.ftc.gov/privacy.

Your Disclosures for Social Media Platforms

You can find Tales of a Messy Mom on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook, but we do not own or have full control over these platforms. Personal identifiable information that you voluntarily share and transmit online through social media platforms may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. By using these online services, you assume the risk that the personally identifiable information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.

Links to Third Party Sources

For your convenience, our website may contain links to other websites and services of interest. We have no control or responsibility over the privacy practices or content of these sites. Such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. When you click away from our site, you do so at your own risk. As a caution, it’s best to look over the privacy statement associated with that particular website/service.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Tales of a Messy Mom reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time at our discretion.

However, if at any time we plan to use personal identifiable information in any other way than listed in this privacy policy, then we will post changes here and provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses.

But, please do check back on this page from time to time to make sure you are comfortable with any changes.

Your continued use of our site and services following changes on this policy means that you accept these changes.

Ads and Affiliate Program Participation

This site does incorporate paid advertising and affiliate links. To ensure compliance with the Federal Trade Commission, I have written this full disclosure to inform my readers.

Display Ads 

Tales of a Messy Mom uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Affiliate Programs

Tales of a Messy Mom is a participant in several affiliate programs. All affiliate links I post are products or services that I personally use, support, and/or recommend. And, I would do so without an affiliate link.

Tales of a Messy Mom 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 linking to amazon.com.

Opt-Out

If you would like to update or correct any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us, please email us directly at messymomtales@gmail.com.

If you would like to unsubscribe to our newsletter, simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the relevant email.

Please be aware that we are not responsible, and sometimes incapable of, removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this privacy policy or your consent. You can, however, contact these third parties directly.

Site Terms of Use

Use of this Service is governed by, and subject to, the Terms of Use (the “Terms”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Terms. Your use, or access, of the Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by these provisions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND THIS PRIVACY POLICY YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE.

Contact

For questions or concerns relating to this privacy policy, please feel free to contact me via our contact page.

Effective Date

 Last Updated: 18 July 2019 

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