WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to the Website or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a member profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. The Website utilizes the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may 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 personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
§ To operate and maintain the Website;
§ To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
§ To send you promotional information, such as our latest blog post, free download or information on new traders. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
§ To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
§ To respond to your comments or inquiries;
§ To provide you with user support;
§ To track and measure advertising on the Website;
§ To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. 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.
Traders – Traders selected to advertise on the ‘’The Crafty Parent Club’ page of the Website will receive your personal information only on the occasion that you should volunteer it to them by contacting them or enlisting their service. We will never share details of our subscribers with traders unless we have sought and been granted your consent prior.
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; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
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 member profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a member profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Other members of The Crafty Parent Club 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 may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
The Penniless Parent is an eBay Approved Publisher and a Skimlinks Approved Publisher. Skimlinks is an agency designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to a host of companies including amongst others; The National Trust, English Heritage, RSPB and Amazon. As part of Skimlinks and eBay the Website will post customized links, provided by Skimlinks or eBay to track the referrals to websites participating in affiliate advertising, in doing so they utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. The Penniless Parent joined Skimlinks on 23rd June 2019 and although the Website is able to earn commission from referrals this in no way influences the views of the writers at The Penniless Parent.
SUBSCRIBING TO THE Website
On the Website, you may subscribe to receive new blog posts, downloads and information of new traders directly to your email. All emails 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 emails to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. On the occasion that photos which show identifiable children are published on the site, they are done so with the verbal consent of the parent or guardian of the child at the time the photo was taken. On the occasion that a guest post is published the responsibility of gaining consent lies with the guest author and provider of such images. The Website accepts no responsibility for ensuring the privacy of such photos however we will endeavour to remove the photos immediately if requested to do so by the parents or guardian of the child. Requests for the removal of photos from blog posts on the Website can be requested at email@example.com.
First Published: June 25th, 2019.