Privacy Policy

At Shoestringbaby, 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.

Shoestringbaby 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 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 may release aggregated non-personally-identifying information, such as in reports of website usage trends.

Shoestringbaby 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.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Shoestringbaby.com choose to interact with this site in ways that require Shoestringbaby to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Shoestringbaby.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each 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.

Shoestringbaby 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 Shoestringbaby’s behalf or to provide services available at Shoestringbaby’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using Shoestringbaby’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Shoestringbaby 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, Shoestringbaby discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Shoestringbaby believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shoestringbaby, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Shoestringbaby website and have supplied your email address, Shoestringbaby 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. Shoestringbaby 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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 Shoestringbaby and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Shoestringbaby 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.