Privacy Policy

Introduction

We adhere to strict standards to protect your privacy. Any information govalleykids.com collects is only done on a voluntary basis from users. We do not sell your email address, name, or any personal information submitted to our website. Subscribers to our feed have an opt-out option. We do not collect information from minors.

Any information which we have gathered in the form of statistics may be used for marketing purposes. The information does not reveal email addresses, names, phone numbers, or other personally identifying information. We believe strongly in protecting your privacy. We may ask for govalleykids.com users to participate in polls, but any information gathered there will strictly be on a voluntary, opt-in basis.

Our advertising partners may collect IP addresses or information through cookies. govalleykids.com is not responsible for the means by which third-party advertisers collect data.

Clicking on any advertisement takes the user to a third-party website that is not controlled by govalleykids.com. We strive to only provide links to legitimate businesses, but users are responsible for any outcomes when visiting third-party websites.

Below is the Privacy Policy for govalleykids.com with links to the privacy policies of some third party sites and applications that we use to administer the site. This Privacy Policy describes what information we know about you and how we use it.

Collection of data

Certain visitors to this website interact in ways that require govalleykids.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that govalleykids.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, registration for an account on this site requires a valid email address. Please be aware that the email address you provide and any other information you enter may render you personally identifiable, and may possibly be displayed on this website intentionally (depending on choices you make during the registration process, or depending on the way in which the site is configured) or unintentionally (subsequent to a successful act of intrusion by a third party). As on many websites, govalleykids.com may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site is set forth below.

Use of data

Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site, to allow us to better respond to your customer service inquiries, to administer contests, promotions, surveys or other site features, or to send you periodic emails or other communications. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates govalleykids.com’s policy, Terms of use, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by govalleykids.com to protect govalleykids.com’s legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy. In the event you choose to use links displayed on this web site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites. Note that aggregated and non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Cookies

Like many websites, this website sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience — to remember your personal settings, for instance. Advertisements may display on this web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties providing the advertising do not have access to this site’s cookies. These parties usually use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to this site. If you disable cookies in your browser, some features of the site experience may not function properly.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at govalleykids.com discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor site activity. You can see the Google privacy policy here.

Newsletters

Our newsletters are managed with Mailerlite (Mailerlite Privacy Policy here). Emails collected for newsletters are only used for sending bulk newsletters as a group. However, if you reply to an email we will respond.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Some examples are YouTube videos, Instagram posts, Facebook posts or photos. 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.

Event Submissions

If you are submitting an event to our calendar, we ask for your contact information. It is only used for us to contact you about your submission. You may (optionally) provide an email for publication for our readers to contact your business.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website may be  download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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: automattic.com/privacy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. 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. Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data with our private advertisers or other third parties other than those involved with the operation of the site.

How long we retain your data

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 are registered on our website (contributors only), 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. 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.

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site 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. We 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 behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

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.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

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 the Site, you can contact us at amanda@govalleykids.com and contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.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.)

Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time, and govalleykids.com sole discretion. Govalleykids.com encourages visitors 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. Last edited December 20, 2020.

No Guarantees

While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, govalleykids.com is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond govalleykids.com control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, govalleykids.com offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or non-disclosure of data.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to contact the site administrator:

Chavez Design LLC / Go Valley Kids
PO Box 1603
Appleton, WI 54911