Privacy policy

PRIVACY POLICY

  Last updated 10 May 2022/p>

 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

  At Weaningful.com, my aim is to teach parents about baby nutrition, share my findings on the subject, offer advice from my own experience with the weaning process and share recipes which I find nutritious, easy and relatively quick for busy parents. The aim of this Privacy Policy is to rest you assured that I am not using any data collected from you as a means of making profit by trading email lists or any sort of activities related to that. Do read on if you’re interested in how I collect data and what I do with it.  

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.  

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.  

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Weaningful.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and affiliated sites. Many posts on my blog contain advertisements or affiliate links, which means I will make a small commission if you buy any products that have been linked to on this blog. My experiences with a product do not represent the experiences of other people or the quality of the product. They only represent my experiences. Remember to always shop around and read product reviews before making any purchase, in order to be a more informed consumer.  

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 Matchingconversion tracking, or user properties.

 

 

Who we share your data with

All payments for any of my products are processed by the Stripe Payments plugin and the Stripe website.

  This blog hosts ads, which help me make a revenue. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings.  

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

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 All About 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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app 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 visit Mediavine Partners.

  As mentioned in the previous section, Facebook will also receive data based on you browsing this website. Check out their privacy policy for details.

 

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)

You can contact me at any time using this email address: hello@weaningful.com. I’ll be more than happy to hear from you and give you a virtual pat on the back for reading this far into a privacy policy statement.