This policy was last updated on May 12, 2018.
About This Reading Mama
Founded in 2012 and based in America, This Reading Mama is an independently operated blog run by me, Becky Spence. This website shares education resources for parents, teachers, tutors, daycare providers, librarians, and more.
If you are under 16 years old, you should not be using this website, leaving blog comments, or subscribing to either of my newsletters without parental permission.
How We Protect Your Information
This Reading Mama uses standard security protocols and works only with reputable third-party vendors.
How Information Is Collected
- If you subscribe to This Reading Mama’s newsletter
- If you leave a comment on the blog
- If you purchase a product through This Reading Mama’s shop
- Through website cookies and log files
- Through Google Analytics
I use the information you provide to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.
If you join This Reading Mama’s newsletter, you will be required to give your first name and email address. I require your email address to send you the emails, and I require a first name so that the emails will be more personal.
I usually sent two emails emails per week. Occasionally I will send additional emails about special offers.
Your email and name are never sold, rented, leased, or given away to a third party.
At the bottom of each newsletter you will find information about how to contact the sender, as well as a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time.
When you leave a blog comment, your comment is public and visible. Your email address is never disclosed unless you include it in the main body of the comment. Your name and comment (as well as your URL, if you provide it), are visible to anyone who visits the comment section. Please avoid leaving any personal information in your comments.
Your details will remain in the database unless I remove it or you request to have it removed.
I reserve the right to remove or edit comments at my discretion. These may include comments containing profanity, harassment, threats, self-promotion, or spam.
Products in my shop are sold through Woocommerce. Your name, email address, and country are required during the checkout process.
Information about your purchase is stored indefinitely. This way I can resend the files any time you request them. Only your name, email address and physical address (if you include this) is stored on my site.
I also sell other bloggers’ products via affiliate programs. Each program collects and retains its own data. I do not have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs.
Cookies and Pixels
This website uses a technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are little pieces of code that I use to track your use of this site and provide the best possible experience for you.
Cookies may collect information including the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, time spent on the site, and your IP address. This site also reserves the right to use social media pixels which allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites. This helps tailor the advertising messages you see when visiting those social media sites.
- Amazon (for advertising)*
- Facebook Pixel (for Facebook ad targeting)
- Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior)
- Active Campaign (for email tracking)
- WP Affiliate (for tracking purchases made through affiliates)
If you wish to disable cookies, you can learn how to do that by visiting the websites of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or that of a different browser.
*This Reading Mama is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for earning advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This doesn’t cost you an extra cent.
This Reading Mama uses Google Analytics to track website performance and behavior. It provides information on page views, referral sources (such as another website or a social media site), your device (i.e. mobile or desktop), browsing actions, and other information that helps me adapt the content I write for this site.
Google Analytics collects anonymous information about your location, age, gender, IP address, and interests. I have no way to connect that information to you personally. Read about Google Analytics’ data retention policy here.
Links to Third Party Websites
I include links to third party websites for your use and reference. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these sites. Be aware that their privacy policies may be different than that of This Reading Mama.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
This Reading Mama posts information on various social media platforms. This Reading Mama is not responsible for your privacy when you post on its social media channels.
When I May Transfer Your Personal Data
I will not transfer your personal data unless I am under legal obligation to do so.