Privacy Policy

As the owner and author of http://mamasloth.com (the “Site”), Mama Sloth LLC (“I”, “me”) understands that your privacy is of critical importance. This privacy policy governs your access to and use of the Site. When you access the Site, I will gain access to certain information about you, both automatically and through your voluntary actions. Below, I describe the details of what personal information is collected and recorded by the Site, and how this personal information is used. By using the Site, subscribing to the Site’s newsletter, and/or communicating through the Site’s comments, contact form, or email, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use the Site.

I work hard to ensure mamasloth.com is a safe destination for readers. I use multiple measures of security, including firewall and security scanning (for anti-virus and malware protection), strong passwords, regular Site maintenance and updates, and more. I will not sell, rent, or lease your name or email address.

Type of data collected, and your options:

Personal Data:

Certain locations on the Site request you to voluntarily provide your personal information, such as an email address and/or name (you can provide an alias if you choose). For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. Your personal information is used primarily for communication purposes (to send the Site’s newsletter, to provide personal responses to your emails, or to respond to your comments on the Site).

You may opt out of the newsletter at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any campaign email. If you would like to amend any personal information you have provided, please submit a request either on the Site’s “contact” page or by emailing mamaslothblog@gmail.com.

Usage Data:

Like many other websites, the Site collects information that your browser sends whenever you visit the Site. This data is “Usage Data”, and may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, referring websites, the pages of the Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

Cookies & other tracking technologies:

The Site or third party services (see below) use cookies & other tracking technologies (such as web beacons and pixels) to track website activity and usage, to identify if/when email campaigns have been opened, to identify when links are clicked, and/or to track other website-related statistics. Cookies & these other tracking technologies are commonly used by websites to gather information and improve user experiences.

A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. This data is sent to your web browser from the Site and stored on your device. In an effort to monitor website use, identify what information is useful, and improve future content & user experiences, the Site uses third-party services to analyze cookies and measure website activity. The site may use both persistent and session cookies.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can usually instruct your browser to refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Google analytics also provides a browser add-on tool that allows you to opt-out of cookie usage (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Please note, however, that if you refuse the use of cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of mamasloth.com.

More info on Comments

When you leave comments on the Site, the data shown in the comments form is collected. Your IP address and browser user agent string are also collected 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. See the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment on the 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.

Media

If you upload images to the Site, 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 Site.

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.

If you have a site log-in:

If you have an account and you log in to the Site, 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.

How the Site uses the data collected:

  • To operate and maintain the website
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters (if you opt in). Each email promotion will provide you with an “unsubscribe” option, so you can opt-out of future mailings.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or any other administrative matters.
  • To provide you with user support
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third Party use of personal information:

Mamasloth.com uses the following third party services to improve website functionality. These third party services use some of the above types of data. Each third party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. Please visit their personal websites if you have any additional questions on how your personal information is collected and processed.

Google Analytics:

The Site uses Google Analytics to identify trends of website traffic and webpage usage for the purposes of improving user experience and delivering quality and valued content. Google Analytics collects, monitors, and analyzes usage data and cookies. For more information regarding how Google Analytics collects and processes data, see this link. Here is another link to a page that describes how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user-interactions on websites. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Mailchimp:  

When you subscribe to the Site’s newsletter, your voluntarily provided email address (and name if take the extra steps) are transferred and stored on the Site’s Mailchimp account. By signing up for a newsletter, you agree to let MailChimp receive and process data, and send communications on the behalf of mamasloth.com. Mailchimp collects and processes data in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. Mailchimp uses your information and tracking technologies to identify when a subscriber opens an email or clicks certain links. This information is used to help the Site understand how email campaigns are performing and to observe the actions/trends of subscribers.  If you do not agree with this, please do not sign up for the newsletter, or click unsubscribe from the bottom of any email campaign, or email mamaslothblog@gmail.com and request to be removed from the list. Note that in doing this, however, you will not receive monthly updates or any newsletter information.

WPContact Forms

The Site uses WPForms Lite for its Contact page form. WPForms Lite does not collect cookies. The information collected on the Contact page is used to correspond with you. For more information regarding WPForms Privacy Policy, visit their website.

Yoast SEO

The Site uses the Yoast SEO plugin to improve search engine optimization. You can read their privacy policy here.


Links to other websites:

The Site contains links to third party websites and resources. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Linked websites are not governed by this privacy policy. I do not have any control over linked websites. Thus, I cannot be held responsible or liable for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting linked websites. I am not responsible or liable for the content and activities of linked websites. Use caution, and always look at the privacy statement applicable to each linked website.

Children

I believe in the importance of protecting the privacy of children online. I encourage parents and guardians to supervise, observe, participate in, monitor, and/or mentor/guide the online activity of their children. The Site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifying information (such as your name or email address). If a parent or guardian believes that mamasloth.com has personally identifiable information of a child under 13, please contact us (via our “contact” page or by sending an email to mamaslothblog@gmail.com), and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

I 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 bottom of this page. I may revise and update this Privacy Policy as technology changes, as new services are added or altered, or as my Site grows and changes. By using the Site or its services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to the then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the current effective Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of the Site, please contact me through the Site’s Contact Page.

Effective Date: March 13, 2019