Privacy Policy

At Shoestring Baby, your privacy is important. Here are the guiding points for our privacy policy:

  • Personal information isn’t requested unless its truly needed.
  • Your personal information isn’t shared except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • Personal information is not stored unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Shoestring Baby respects your privacy for information that may be collected in operation of this website. Here is an overview of what data we collect and why:

Analytics

Shoestring Baby collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers may make available, like referring site, the time of each visit, and browser information, in order to better understand how individuals use this site. From time to time, Shoestring Baby may release aggregated non-personally-identifying information, such as in reports of website usage trends.

Shoestring Baby may also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Shoestringbaby.com choose to interact with this site in ways that require Shoestring Baby to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Shoestringbaby.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, for those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In such case, we only collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Shoestring Baby discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Shoestring Baby’s behalf or to provide services available at Shoestring Baby’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using Shoestring Baby’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Shoestring Baby will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Shoestring Baby discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Shoestring Baby believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shoestring Baby, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an Shoestring Baby website and have supplied your email address, Shoestring Baby may 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 with our site and products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Shoestring Baby takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Media

If you upload images to the 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.

Cookies

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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Shoestring Baby and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Affiliate Marketing

Some links you find on this site may be affiliate links. What this means is that we may earn a small commission if you make purchases from links found on this site, at no additional cost to you. We will always be straight with you about whether we love a product or hate it, and all opinions about products are our own. Affiliate commissions will help sustain running this site, and we really appreciate your support.

Data Retention

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Shoestring Baby may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion. Visitors are encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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