Your privacy is very important to me. At ahardmomlife.com, I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:
- I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights (If that’s applicable.)
- I don’t store personal information on any servers unless required for the on-going operation of my site.
It is A Hard Mom Life’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my websites.
Like most website operators, A Hard Mom Life collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. A Hard Mom Life’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, A Hard Mom Life may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
A Hard Mom Life also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. A Hard Mom Life only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
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Certain visitors to A Hard Mom Life’s websites choose to interact in ways that require A Hard Mom Life to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that is gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, I collect their email address. In each case, A Hard Mom Life collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with A Hard Mom Life. A Hard Mom Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
A Hard Mom Life may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, A Hard Mom Life may monitor the most popular pages on my site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. A Hard Mom Life may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, A Hard Mom Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
A Hard Mom Life does not disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to any other sources. A Hard Mom Life will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. A Hard Mom Life discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when A Hard Mom Life believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of A Hard Mom Life or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, I will occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on at A Hard Mom Life. If you send a request, I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request. A Hard Mom Life takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on the servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.