This policy was last updated December 31, 2019
I very much value your privacy and want to protect it.
This policy explains when and why I collect information about you, how I 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 make sure you’re happy with any changes. By using Fun-A-Day, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.
Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read on for more specifics.
Fun-A-Day is an early childhood education website based in the United States. It was created in 2012 and is independently owned and operated by me, Mary Catherine.
Fun-A-Day is focused on fun and meaningful early learning ideas for early childhood educators, with a focus on preschool and kindergarten.
How Information is Collected
Here’s how your information is collected on Fun-A-Day:
- If you leave a comment
- If you subscribe to Fun-A-Day’s email community
- Through cookies
- Via Google Analytics
Fun-A-Day’s Email Community
If you decide to join our email community via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your first name and email address are required. I require your email address in order to send you the emails, and I require your first name in case we want to personalize the emails sent to you.
At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send me an email at email@example.com asking to be removed.
Currently, I send a minimum of one email per week. However, I will occasionally email you about ideas, activities, products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests.
Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.
All emails you receive are anti-spam compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact me, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.
I love hearing your comments and feedback in the comments!
If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.
It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.
I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.
Advertisements on Fun-A-Day
I use third party advertisements to support Fun-A-Day.
As mentioned above, Fun-A-Day is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. They publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google, and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on Fun-A-Day, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact AdThrive at email@example.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
While I wish I could say I’m talking about delicious, homemade cookies, the cookies I’m referencing here are little pieces of code that track your use of our site and help make a better experience for you on Fun-A-Day.
Here’s a more detailed explanation of cookies, if you’re interested:
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
I use them as part of
- The commenting system on Fun-A-Day so you don’t always have to enter your information.
- Google Analytics’ data collection so we can see who has visited Fun-A-Day.
As mentioned above, I use Google Analytics to analyze the use of my website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version.
If You’re Under 16
I’m just as concerned with your privacy as we are adults’ privacy. Please make sure you have permission from your parent(s) or guardian(s) prior to hanging out on Fun-A-Day.
Transferring Your Personal Data
I will NOT transfer your personal data unless under a legal obligation to do so, with any exceptions noted above.
Removing Your Data
As mentioned above, you control how cookies and such store your data. Beyond that, if you want me to remove any of your information please email me at email@example.com. Please give me a month to ensure your request is taken care of.
I will include links to various products that I like, use at home, use at school, or have used in the past. I’m only going to include them if I think they fit well with what I use, what I think my readers might like, and what makes sense within my site’s content.
My main source of product links is through Amazon, since I use it for many purchases and it’s the most easily accessed by my readers. Official bit here — Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
I have a similar association with D.J. Inkers and Discount School Supply.
Please note that all of my opinions are my own, despite my relationship with these companies.
Sharing and Copyright
This blog is my own intellectual property (no comments about how much intellect I have left). I will be sure to cite any and all sources if I use ideas found elsewhere.
Feel free to share ideas found here, unless otherwise stated. Just be sure to cite me and link back to my blog if you do so! It would be awesome if you could let me know if you use my ideas on your own blog.
If you’re a fellow blogger, you have my permission to use one picture from a post (NOT a Pinterest image, though), provided you cite me and link back to the specific post on Fun-A-Day. The citation needs to be in the same color and size as the other text in your post (this means you may not write source in tiny gray letters linking back to my post). Other than that, please don’t use any of my blog’s pictures without express permission from me. You may only include a brief summation of the post to go along with the one photo (this means no copying and pasting ingredients, materials, directions, etc.).
Much as I’m good at sharing, please don’t copy my posts without my permission. My rambling falls under copyright. 🙂