When you visit and use our website and services, we understand you trust us with your personal information. When we say ‘use the site’ we refer to: registering for our email newsletter, answering any surveys, filling out any forms (including order forms), or using our contact form.
WHEN & WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal Information You Disclose To Us
When you visit and use our Website or services, we collect certain data that you provide us with. For instance, if you fill out opt-in forms to receive newsletters or free offers, we collect your name and contact information.
If you fill out a contact form or send an email to HomeSchoolAnswerMom, we collect your contact information. If you fill out surveys, purchase products or services, or enter information for giveaways and/or competitions, we collect your contact information.
Examples of personal information you may provide when using this site include your:
- email address
- location (state or country)
- homeschooling related questions/concerns
- grade levels you teach
- special needs concerns
- experience level re new or experienced homeschooler.
We collect this information to improve the resources we provide through this site. We also collect this kind of data to understand what information we need to include on the Site.
If purchase products, you provide us with payment and address information. NOTE: The payment information is not stored in our system because everything gets processed through payment processors.
Should you have any questions about payment activities or other payment processing information, contact the specific payment processor directly.
Outside Of The European Union (“EU”)
If you live outside the EU, this Site automatically enrolls you to receive our newsletter and updates when you:
- enter your information to receive a freebie
- make a purchase
- respond to survey
- register for free training
- participate in a webinar
- use our contact me form
- email us with a homeschooling question
If you don’t wish to receive the newsletter of other emails from HomeSchoolAnswerMom.com, you can opt-out by clicking on the unsubscribe link located on the bottom of the emails. You will also have the option of clicking a ‘do not subscribe’ button during the opt-in process.
In The European Union
If you come to HomeSchoolAnswerMom.com while using a computer or other device in the EU, your email address will not be automatically added to the email list to receive our newsletter and updates unless you actively consent to do so.
Should you opt to receive newsletters or updates from HomeSchoolAnswerMom.com and then no longer wish to receive them, simply unsubscribe.
If you have trouble unsubscribing by clicking the link on the bottom of the email, email email@example.com. Submit a request to be unsubscribed from any and all future emails.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIRD-PARTY SOURCES
During the time you visit and use our Site, some limited data is collected from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and analytics sources.
The type of data collected about you from other sources may include:
- your location
- your computer system
- which pages you visit on this Site
- how long you spend on each page of this site
- your IP address
- your country
- and, in some situations, even social media profiles and referrals.
How Long Does This Site Retain Your Information
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 provided in their user profile. Except for their username, all users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time . Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY AND DATA
This Website is not intended children, however, some students – especially teens – may be interested in some of our articles. Neither the site owner nor this Website will knowingly or intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or provide any information on this Website. If you are interested in resources provided here, a parent should complete purchases and other interactions. \
Do not use any third-parties that might have links present on this website. Only a parent should provide a name, address, phone number or any payment information for resources or linked resources on this Site.
If a parent or guardian believes that this Website unknowingly collected personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact us at once via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to remove any and all such information provided by your child from our database.
HOW DO WE USE THE COLLECTED INFORMATION ON YOU?
Information Collected From You
We will sometimes use the information we receive directly from you to send you targeted marketing or promotional communications. For instance, we don’t want to send you information about high school homeschooling if you have a pre-schooler!
If you ever indicate an interest in a particular subject related to our Site, we, and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the information to send you additional communication about similar products or services.
Opt-out of these marketing campaigns at any time by:
- UNSUBSCRIBING from a particular list or topic
- UNSUBSCRIBING from all emails by clicking on the unsubscribe button which appears at the end of all emails you receive from us.
Information Collected From Third-Party Apps And Tools
Any information collected from a third-party tool is used for statistical and analytical purposes. This information helps us evaluate our content and make improvements to our Site. Think of it as helping us help you. This automatically-collected information will not include personal information data.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment when you have a registered Gravatar.
If you upload images to this 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.
WILL WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE?
We respect your privacy and value information with which you trust us. We do not share, disclose, sell, lease or rent your information to anyone or any third party without your express consent as detailed above.
Only in limited circumstances will necessary information be shared with third parties. We will only share information under the following circumstances:
- When you give us express consent to do so as detailed above
- If you enter into a contract for recurring payments (In this situation, your information will be processed on an as-needed basis to hold up the agreement.)
- In the performance of a contract (When you are obligated to pay for or do something, and you don’t, we reserve the right to share necessary information with a third-party company (ie a collection agency or attorney).
- If and when mandated by law: re any legal proceedings initiated that includes a subpoena (long shot, but better prepared than surprised).
If you leave a comment on our site you may choose save time later by saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience as you will not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, 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.) from other sites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICIES
If you decide to contact us through email, we reserve the right to retain the content of your email messages along with your email address and our responses.
Your privacy is important to us, therefore, your email address will never be shared, sold, leased to any third party members.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, any and all communications sent from this Company or Website will clearly state who the email is from and what it is for. Furthermore, you will have a clear stated method for contacting the sender.
Again, should you wish to stop receiving additional emails, you can click on the “Unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of each email.
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.
NOTE: comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Carol Anne Swett
Updated as of October 1, 2019
Nothing on this site should be considered legal advice. All the content here is for informational and educational purposes only.