Privacy policy

Our privacy policy

We have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your use of our website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered on the MumsAloud website. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or by companies or organizations to which we may link or who may link to us.

By using our site, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Service. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Service following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively or to personal information already in our possession, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, you should contact us by email at admin@mumsaloud.com.

What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?

We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Service: personal information and non-personal information. Personal information is information that you may supply to us, as described more fully below, i.e., when you register on the Site, upload content, participate in a community, or provide your e-mail address. Personal information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, among other things, your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, and contact information. Non-personal information includes information that does not personally identify you, but it may include tracking and usage information about your location, demographics, use of the Service and the Internet.

Personal Information

As a general matter, you can browse the MumsAloud website without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.

Registration for an account in the Chatroom
Profile information that You provide for Your user profile
Sign up to receive alerts via email from Some Spider
Submission of content or other data and information on any part of the Service that permits it
Any other place on the Service where you knowingly volunteer personal information

Non-Personal Information

In addition, when you interact with our website, we may collect certain information that does not identify you individually and our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Service (“Non-Personal Information”). Generally, we collect and store the following categories of Non-Personal Information:

Non-identifiable demographic data such as age, gender, date of birth, due ate if pregnant), number of children and sometimes your location as part of collecting personal information
Device information about your computer, browser, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Service. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
Analytics and usage information about your use of the Service.
Additional “traffic data” and log files such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.
Other information regarding your use of the Service.

Collection of Your Source IP Address

We collect and store your device’s source IP address which may disclose the location of your device at the time you access the Service. We may also collect and store other location information about you and associated with your account.

Collection of Personal Information From or Through Social Media Sites or Using Your Social Media Login

When you interact with any of our page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Reddit, Instagram, or Pinterest, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or “handle.” However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.

Collection of Personal and Non-Personal Information From Other Sources

We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources to, among other things, enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to better customize your experience on the Service.

Use of Cookies and Unique URLs

Like many websites, we use “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment and HTML5 LocalStorage, which allows a website to store and retrieve data on your computer and equipment, when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences and actions. We may also use cookies and local storage to monitor traffic, improve the Sites and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. We use cookies and local storage for the other purposes set out below:

We use cookies and/or local storage to remind us who you are and to find your account information in our database when you access a service so you do not need to log in at every visit. This helps us to provide you with service tailored to your specific needs and interests. A cookie or other technology is created when you visit the site.

We use cookies and/or local storage to determine the browser you use so the site can be designed to work properly with the most common versions of different browsers.

Advertisers that place ads on the Sites may use cookies and/or local storage.
We use cookies and/or local storage to estimate our audience size. Your browser is given a unique cookie or other technology that helps us determine whether yours is a repeat visit or a first visit.
We use cookies and/or local storage to help personalize the Service for you.You have the ability to accept or decline cookies through your browser. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, some features of the Sites may not work or may not work as designed. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.

We also use unique website URLs to track your use of the Services and how you share information you find on the Services. We may link this information with your email address. We use this information to help us improve the Services and the type of content we make available on the Services.

MumsAloud works with a variety of advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers and analytics companies. These parties use various technologies, and technologies from third-party companies, to collect data in order to send and serve relevant advertising to users. These technologies may include the placement of cookies, the use of unique or non-unique non-personal identifiers and other technologies. These technologies may be used to track user behavior and serve you more relevant advertising. This relevant advertising may appear on our Sites or other websites that you visit. This privacy policy does not cover the use of various technologies by advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers, and analytics companies. These companies may also obtain information from services you use from other companies, including without limitation, other websites, mobile websites, mobile downloadable applications, and downloadable applications, and combine that information with information they obtain through these third party technologies on our Services. You should be aware that we do not have control over these third party technologies or the information contained in them. You should be aware that if you choose to opt out through other sites, this does not opt you out of being served advertising. The ads will just not be targeted to you by any party from which you have opted out. You can also opt out of future information collection from our Services by ceasing use of the Service.

Is Personal Information Collected From Children?
MumsAloud does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 16 years of age. If you are under 16 years of age you should not provide personally identifiable information without providing us with consent from your parents.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on our website. As a rule, MumsAloud does pass on your information, unless you specifically consent to us doing so or we are specifically required to by law.

However, on rare occasions where there appears to be a clear need to safeguard the welfare of a MumsAloud and/or his/her family, it may be necessary to contact relevant authorities about a clearly identifiable member and his/her posts on our site.

We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:

General Uses

Upload your content to our site as you request
Send you emails about parenting and relationship news using the email address you have provided.
Communicate with you about changes to our policies
Communicate with you about third party deals and offers
Personalize content and experiences on our Service, including providing you reports, recommendations and feedback based on your preferences
Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Service

Use of Your Location Information

Specifically, we use your location information to:

Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Service

Who Do We Provide Your Information To?

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose information about your personal information collected online to any companies not part of MumsAloud or related entities. In no event will we sell or rent your personal information as part of a customer list or similar transaction.

Business Partners and Third Parties

We may share your personal information with our business partners or co-marketers from time to time. Although our treatment of your personal information is governed by this Privacy Policy, the business partner or third party’s treatment of your personal information will be governed by the business partner or third party’s privacy policy.

Emergency Situations

We may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Service; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Service or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Service or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.

What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?

We are concerned about ensuring the security of your personal information. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your device to our servers. Personal information collected by our Service are stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose your personal information to you. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


How Long Do We Keep Your Information?

Following termination or deactivation of your account, MumsAloud may retain information (including your profile information) and user content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. If you have any questions about termination or deactivation of your account, please contact us directly at admin@mumsaloud.com.

What Happens When I Link To or From Another Website?

This Service may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for MumsAloud do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other websites.

If you choose to sign in via Facebook or through other social media account you grant us access to information held by those services. The information we have access to depends on the service and is explicitly stated when you first connect those services.

We respect our users privacy so we choose never to ask for your Friends List and we will never use your Friends List. You may revoke access at any time via your Facebook account settings. We follow the guidelines set out by Facebook regarding data collection and use as laid out here.

Changes to This Policy

As our Service continues to develop, we may add new services and features to our Service. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, this document will be updated appropriately. We will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our Service in case you missed our notice of changes to the Privacy Policy. We will not, however, materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information we have previously collected from you without your express consent.

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