Disclosure, Privacy Policy & Terms of Use/Disclaimer

Per the FTC regulations, this is a full explanation of how I am compensated on MomMakesJoy.com. In order to keep all the content of my blog free but still be able to pay all the costs associated with running a business, including hosting fees, blog design, my own time, etc., there are a few ways in which I am compensated. So although Mom Makes Joy is truly a labor of love, I also get paid for doing my job! That’s a fun win-win, right?

AFFILIATE LINKS

Posts by Mom Makes Joy may contain affiliate links. I receive a commission on sales generated by your clicks/purchases via certain links on this site and across media platforms affiliated with Mom Makes Joy at no extra cost to you. Mom Makes Joy 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. Income from affiliate links is used to keep Mom Makes Joy up and running.

Posts containing affiliate links will be disclosed as such. I only link to products or brands I use or would recommend to friends, so rest assured links are placed thoughtfully.

PRODUCT REVIEWS, SPONSORED POSTS & GIFTED ITEMS

Mom Makes Joy may be compensated to try out or provide an opinion on products, websites, or services. The compensation received will never influence the opinions expressed in my reviews, and I will always be transparent in disclosing when compensation has occurred. Items that have been gifted or provided for free for promotional or review purposes will always be disclosed as such.

My integrity is very important to me, so I will only promote, accept sponsorships from, or link to products, websites, brands, and services that I use or would recommend to friends. I will not promote something if I don’t feel it is worth your time, energy, or money. Regardless of compensation, the honest opinions I offer will always be my very own–I can promise you that!

TERMS OF USE

By using this site, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site!Mom Makes Joy may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued usage of the Mama Natural website (or the “Site,”) will mean you accept those changes.

THE SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE

Mom Makes Joy is a personal blog written by Gabby. My purpose is to share experiences and information as I seek to help moms on their parenting journey.

Information found on the Mom Makes Joy site is meant to motivate you to make choices based on your own research in partnership with your health care provider. It should not be relied upon to determine dietary or lifestyle changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or lactation. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it based on something you have read on this site. Reliance on any information provided by Mom Makes Joy is solely at your own risk.

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

PRIVACY

I value the privacy of my readers a great deal and am committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information this website may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this website.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IS IT USED?

  • Information you voluntarily submit to the Website: Including (but not limited to) your name, email address and comments.
  • Automatically-Collected Information: Certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website is collected. For example, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages on this site you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website are collected via Google Analytics. Information about actions you take when using this site, such as links clicked, is also collected.
  • Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters, if you subscribe. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal identifying information is captured by Google Analytics.
  • MailerLite – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. This service stores your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. This service cannot and does not store information you do not voluntarily provide.
  • Mediavine – this provider serves relevant ads to the website.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with my site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, the Website may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

DISPLAY ADS

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please click here.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at mommakesjoy{at}gmail{dot}com to be removed from our mailing list.
  • Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to mommakesjoy{at}gmail{dot}com.
  • Amend – You may contact us at mommakesjoy{at}gmail{dot}com to amend or update your personal information.
  • Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to mommakesjoy{at}gmail{dot}com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

These policies are valid as of May 25, 2018 and are subject to change at any time without notice.