Things to Share & Remember values and will protect your privacy.
This policy explains when and why I collect information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which I may disclose it to others and how I keep it secure.
I may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using my website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.
Any questions regarding this policy and my privacy practices should be sent by email to Stacy@thingstoshareandremember.com
Who are we?
Things to Share & Remember is an online craft and educational site founded in 2008 by Stacy Ransom. I share crafts, preschool learning activities, play ideas, printable materials, and child care tips for you and your students. I am based in the United States.
How We Collect Information About You
Information is collected via log files, cookies, leaving comments on the site, or subscribing to the newsletter.
What Information do we Collect About You
We collect information on your name, email address, website (if you leave this in a comment), IP address and the pages that you visited and when you visited them on the site.
We only collect your name and email address from you when you subscribe to our newsletter or to receive email updates.
Things to Share & Remember collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:
To send periodic emails: If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include Things to Share & Remember news, updates, products created by Things to Share & Remember, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
How and Why We Track Your Visit
Like most websites around the world, we use Google Analytics (GA) to process information about the number of visitors on our site, and their behavior.
We use this information to record the number of people using Things to Share & Remember and to better understand where you discover our site (from social media, Google or another site) and how you use it as well as to see how people move throughout the site.
GA records your approximate location down to town level, the type device you are using e.g. Mobile or Table, Name of device e.g. iPad or Samsung Galaxy etc…, operating system e.g. Windows 10 or iOS and browser e.g. Firefox or Chrome none of this data can be used to identify you.
Google does record your IP address however, we don’t have access to this information and it modifies it so that you cannot be identified specifically just the area that you are in.
Google Analytics Demographics
We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers.
To help us with this we have implemented the Google analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website.
These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age, and interests of website visitors and adapt our website content to better reflect their needs.
Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format. This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will not try to figure it out.
To do this Google Analytics uses a “cookie” on your machine read more about Cookies below.
Leaving a Comment on our Site
We at Things to Share & Remember love to hear from you! If you tried an activity or any tips you may have so we give you the option of leaving a comment.
To leave a comment you may leave it anonymously or leave a name, email address, website, and comment.
We only use this information to identify you as the comment maker and do not pass this on to any third party.
Your email address will never be shown in the comment section of the site.
Your details will remain in the database unless we remove it, or the article is removed from the site.
You may request that we delete the comment and remove your details at any time. Please email us at email@example.com to ask for this to be carried out.
If you are under 16 you must obtain your parents’ permission before leaving a comment.
IMPORTANT: In your comment, you should avoid leaving information of a personal nature and it is recommended that you do this on any website you comment on.
If you choose to join one of our regular newsletters via a sign-up form on Things to Share & Remember then your email address is required so that you can be sent the emails.
You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Within the Email Service Provider, we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalized email service to you.
We send emails 1 – 5 times a month and with our tracking try to make these as relevant to you as possible. From time to time we may include promotions for products.
Details that we hold including your name, email address and where you have visited will never be passed onto a Third Party.
Advertisements on Things to Share & Remember
We use third party advertisements on Things to Share & Remember to support our site.
- Amazon Affiliates
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. 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. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Cookies are the little pieces of code that we use to track your use of our site and provide the best possible experience for you.
Specifically, we use them for
- Our commenting system so that you don’t have to always enter your details
- Collect data as part of Google Analytics so that we can see who has visited our website
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser.
However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms and conditions. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This policy was last modified on June 20, 2020.
Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.