Privacy Policy

Effective as of October 1, 2013. 

General Statement of Privacy

Mommy Tech Bytes is committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users. This Privacy Policy discusses the personally identifying information (“PII”) that we collect about you through our website, which includes all of the www.mommytechbytes.com articles and videos and other services we provide on the website (collectively, the “Site”). Please read the complete Privacy Policy below and contact us if you have any questions.

Personally Identifiable Information

We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information about you on www.mommytechbytes.com without your knowledge or action. Personally Identifiable Information is collected through the membership registration form, e-mail newsletter registration, sweepstakes, and/or other forms. This information includes, but is not limited to your name, e-mail address and zip code. You should be aware that if you disclose any information on an open forum that is hosted by Mommy Tech Bytes, others may collect that information to send you unsolicited information from outside the Site or for other purposes.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

It is our general policy not to make Personally Identifiable Information available to anyone other than the staff at Mommy Tech Bytes. We will never sell your e-mail address or other Personally Identifiable Information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Non-Personally Identifiable Information includes, but is not limited to, information we automatically collect on your use and/or actions on our Web site (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the Web site, click-through rates, search terms that users enter into our search utility). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system, and browser software used. An IP address (which is not the same as an e-mail address) can tell us the user’s internet service provider and, based on that, can suggest the geographic location of the connection. Mommy Tech Bytes recognizes that certain user information of a key demographic nature (e.g., race, age, gender, national origin, income), while Non-Personally Identifiable Information, is still of a sensitive nature to users.

As a general matter, Mommy Tech Bytes does not collect demographic information about you through regular use of mommytechbytes.com. However, in recognition of the sensitive nature of such information, in the event the Site comes into possession of such information, whether through your voluntary submission of such information in response to a special feature on the Site or by receiving such information from any of our business partners, such information shall, when coupled with any of your Personally Identifiable Information, itself be deemed to be Personally Identifiable Information and treated by the Site as such.

Use of Non-personally identifiable information

As a general matter, Non-Personally Identifiable Information helps us determine how the website www.mommytechbytes.com is being used, helps us identify popular areas of the Web site, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities regarding the Web site.

Use of Cookies

Like many websites, the Site www.mommytechbytes.com uses “cookies.” Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. The cookies enable us to provide you with services you may request, such as participation in giveaways, sweepstakes, comments, etc. We use persistent, identifying cookies to remember your information and to link your activities to you. While you can take steps to warn off, block or disable cookies, if you do, the Site and its features may not function and appear as we have designed it. Nonetheless, if you want to take these steps, you can do so by following the instructions associated with your browser. For more information about cookies, including controlling and deleting them, please visit the www.aboutcookies.org website.

Third Party use of personal information

Mommytechbytes.com may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, including such sites’ use of any information.

Security

You understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. Information you send to this site, including email messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise.

Access to Third Parties Sites

You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the Site, or via links or clickthroughs from the Site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and Mommy Tech Bytes shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.

Notice to Parents or Guardians

We want to help you protect your child’s privacy.  Mommy Tech Bytes does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for this Site or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to Mommy Tech Bytes or on the Site itself. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link on the Site. We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet

Opting Out

To opt out of receiving information, please contact us in one of the following ways:

1. Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of Mommy Tech Bytes feeds, e-mails  or other subscription-based platforms.

2. Send an e-mail to shoshana@mommytechbytes.com.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of Mommy Tech Bytes and any dispute arising out of or relating thereto will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of California to resolve any legal matter arising from this Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of Mommy Tech Bytes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that Mommy Tech Bytes shall be allowed to apply for injunctive relief (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction. Mommy Tech Bytes makes no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is available at all times to all users of Mommy Tech Bytes at http://www.mommytechbytes.com/privacy. Any material changes to this privacy policy will be communicated to users through this Web page. Users are responsible for making use of this resource to stay up to date on this privacy policy.

 

Shoshana Stopek
Shoshana Stopek is a publishing professional, author, and founder of the tech parenting blog www.mommytechbytes.com. She is an Editor for Warner Bros. Global Publishing and lives with her family in Los Angeles. Connect with her on Google+ and Twitter.
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