Disclosure/Privacy Policy

The opinions on this site are our own. Sometimes we recommend products on our site for products that we are affiliates for. Even though we may be compensated, we only recommend products that we believe in.

We are taking the following steps to protect the privacy of all of our readers and customers. We will continue to do our absolute best to always consider the privacy of our valued readers. We want you to know that we have Google Analytics installed. You can read more about this on their website to learn about what they collect, link below. We offer mailing list options too. When you provide your email address to us for a printable resource or for our regular email newsletter, we will add you to our mail email list and you will occasionally be sent an email with a broad range of topics from life skills, to travel, to fun family life and more. If you provide your email address to us for any reason via one of these signups, you will be subscribed to our email list. You can opt-out at any time by using the unsubscribe link on all of our emails. We have and never will sell our email list. The email list is managed through Constant Contact. Occasionally we have sponsored posts and sponsored content on our site. The companies that advertise on our site will often have their own tracking code that we add to each sponsored post. We also have affiliate links on our site. These links allow tracking of clicks on certain links and if you purchase something using these links we earn a commission at no cost to you. I have listed these companies below and I will be updating this list often. Links to privacy policies:Google: https://policies.google.com/privacyGravatar: https://automattic.com/privacy/Constant Contact: https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statementAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ Mimeo Photos https://www.mimeophotos.com/privacy-policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.messyjoyfuljourney.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string 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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, 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 website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are created using Constant Contact. This is a 3rd party email service used for delivery of email and newsletters. We store your name and email address for the purpose of delivering such communications. Please refer to Constant Contact’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this 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.

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.

Analytics

A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.

Who we share your data with

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise 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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information is stored through Constant Contact for the purpose of sending out emails and newsletters.

Additional information

How we protect your data

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We monitor our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks using the Wordfence plugin.

What third parties we receive data from

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.

Constant Contact– This is our email service . It is used for delivery of email and newsletters. We store your name and email address for the purpose of delivering such communications. Please refer to Constant Contact’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Amazon Associates Affiliate Program– this 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. You can look to Amazon’s Privacy Policy for further information.

The Adventure Challenge Affiliate Program– This website may engage in affiliate marketing with The Adventure Challenge by embedding tracking links. 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. You can look to The Adventure Challenge Privacy Policy for further information.

Share a Sale Affiliate Program– This website may engage in affiliate marketing with Share a Sale by embedding tracking links. 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. You can look to The Share a Sale Privacy Policy for further information.

Mimeo Affiliate Program– This website may engage in affiliate marketing with Share a Sale by embedding tracking links. 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. You can look to the Mimeo Privacy Policy for further information.

CHILDREN’S 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 messyjoyfuljourney@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If at any time you have questions about our Privacy Policy, you can email us at messyjoyfuljourney@gmail.com