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The terms “we,” “us,”, “our” or “I” refer to Weaningful. The term the “Site” or “blog” refers to www.weaningful.com. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.
Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Cookies – not the type that you eat, I’m afraid (and even those can be very un-baby-friendly!). These are bits of data which are stored on a computer when someone is browsing the Internet through a web browser. They come in handy for people who shop online or help you remember the pages you recently visited, for example. At Weaningful, we collect personal data such as first name, email address or demographic information through these cookies. What do I do with it? I use it to study how my content is performing over time and to see where my readers are coming from for example, in order to provide better and more tailored content. 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.
Analytics – When someone visits www.weaningful.com, I use a service called Google Analytics (you can Google it!), to collect log information and details on what each visitor is doing when landing on my blog. This is useful for me to see my most popular posts, my least popular ones and how users interact with my posts after they have read them. Google does not identify anyone by looking at this data. He can’t point at you particularly and say “You’ve been a bad parent! You’re not getting anything this Christmas!” (phew, thank God for that!)
Facebook Pixel – this is a tracking method used by Facebook and I have it set up for retargeting purposes (meaning you might see an ad from my Facebook page because you visited this website sometime in the past). What the Pixel receives is this type of data:
- Http Headers – Anything present in HTTP headers. HTTP Headers are a standard web protocol sent between any browser request and any server on the internet. HTTP Headers include IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer and person using the website.
- Pixel-specific Data – Includes Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie.
- Button Click Data – Includes any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks.
- Optional Values – Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional information about the visit through conversion tracking. Example custom data events are conversion value, page type, and more.
- Form Field Names – Includes website field names like ‘email’, ‘address’, ‘quantity’ for when you purchase a product or service. We don’t capture field values unless you include them as part of Advanced Matching, conversion tracking, or user properties.
Who we share your data withAll payments for any of my products are processed by the Stripe Payments plugin and the Stripe website.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. 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 http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Google Analytics is currently set up to store your data for 50 months.
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.
For more information (and/or peace of mind)