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Privacy Policy

Education Cubes is an independently operated, U.S. based, personal blog written and edited by me, Jenn.

 Education Cubes (“we,” “us,” or “our”) found at https://www.educationcubes.com (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), with the purpose of informing users (“you,” “your,” “User,” or “Visitor”) of the personal information that we may receive and collect and how that personal information may be used.

Education Cubes respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it.

 The contents of this policy apply only to this Website and your use of this Website, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of the Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of our advertisers, sponsors, affiliates, third party vendors or other pages linked to within the content of our Website.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you access the Website, we will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Information You Voluntarily Provide: There are various locations on the Website where Users can choose to provide personal information, such as your name and email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to the newsletter, or submitting a contact form. The User also provides personal information when ordering a product or service via the Website.

Automatically-Collected Information: As you navigate through the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through the Website, and any communication between your device and the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and will not include personal information.

Cookies: We may log information using a standard technology called “cookies,” which are small text files stored on your computer to help provide a better User experience. Cookies are used to retain User preferences, record User-specific information on what pages Users access or visit, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. 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. Information gathered through cookies may include your IP address, the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent on the Website, and the sites visited just before and just after the Website. Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website and others, 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.

Pixels: We may use pixels (also known as web beacons), which are electronic images that may be used on the Website to track usage of the Website or in emails to track the effectiveness of our communication. These pixels also allow social media sites (such as Facebook) to track visitors to outside websites in order to tailor the advertising messages that Users see while visiting that social media website. We use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.  

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

As a Visitor on the Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. However, we may collect information for the following purposes and use the information in the following ways:
  • To operate, maintain, and improve the Website;
  • To send you our newsletters. Each email newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you promotional information. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To deliver requested products and/or services;
  • To keep you informed about the products and/or services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or services;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with User support;
  • To track and measure usage of the Website;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website.
Our legal basis for collecting, processing, and using the info described above will depend on the type of information collected and the specific context in which we collect it.

THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. The Website may use third party vendors to service various aspects of the Website. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with pixels/web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. 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, provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website, and prepares reports based on these activities. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. See the Google Privacy Policy here.

Feedburner – This service is used for delivery of email updates, newsletters, promotions, and notifications. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, we store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Emails may contain tracking pixels which are embedded in the email, allowing an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Such pixels may allow us to see if and when you open an email and which (if any) links you clicked, allowing us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interest of the Users. You can unsubscribe from such communication at any time. An unsubscribe link is at the bottom of every newsletter. Feedburner is a Google company. See Google's Privacy Policy here.

Blogger – This service allows Users to leave comments on the Website. Users may choose to leave anonymous comments or they may choose to create a Blogger profile account. If you create such an account and leave a comment on the Website, certain information (at your discretion) may be publicly visible. Blogger is a Google company. See Google's Privacy Policy here.

Paypal – This company serves as our payment gateway and payment processor. Users must submit personal information, which may include debit and/or credit card numbers, to Paypal in order to make a purchase from the Website. Some personal information, such as your name, email address and other contact information, must be provided to us in order to process the transaction. See Paypal's Privacy Policy here.

Blogger – This company provides the web hosting services for the Website. Hosting is provided on secure servers. Blogger is a Google company. See Google's Privacy Policy here.

The above list of third party service providers may be amended at any time at our sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email address or other personal information without your consent. However, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we 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.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information you provide may be publicly visible. Comments are left at your own discretion.

ADVERTISING

Retargeting Ads - From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third party companies, such as Google or Facebook, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies and/or pixels to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Display Ads - We may use third party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Through the use of cookies, these companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. As stated herein, we have no access or control over these cookies. We currently use the following companies to serve ads on the Website:
  • Amazon - See Amazon’s Privacy Policy here.
  • Google - See Google’s Privacy Policy here.
The above list of advertising companies may be amended at any time at our sole discretion.

Google, a third party vendor, uses the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads on www.MamaJenn.com based on your prior visits to this and/or other sites on the internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting Google’s Content Network Privacy Policy.

You may visit the websites of the advertising companies we use (listed above) to opt out of cookies for personalized advertising (if the vendors or ad network offers this capability). Alternately, you may opt out of some third party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Affiliate Program Participation - The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track visits and/or sales for the purposes of assigning commission on the sales. For more information, see our Disclosure Policy.

Education Cubes is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Newsletters - On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. As stated herein, all newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels which are embedded in the email, allowing an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. You can unsubscribe from such communication at any time. An unsubscribe link is at the bottom of every newsletter.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

We respond to all requests from those who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. While this Website was not created to serve or actively market to the European Union, Visitors from the EU have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Those rights, which we have extended to Users worldwide, include:

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. You may also notify us to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request. 

Amend – You may contact us 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 perform any of the aforementioned actions, you may contact us using the email address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law. We may retain any information you choose to provide to us so that we can utilize the information for the purposes expressly stated in the aforementioned How Your Information May Be Used section. Such data is retained until the earliest of the following three options:
  1. you ask us to delete/erase the information,
  2. we cease using our data providers, or
  3. we no longer have ongoing legitimate needs to process your information, in which your data would be deleted.
To the extent that you provided consent to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent. Users in the European Union have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the GDPR. Under the GDPR law, the controller of your information is Education Cubes.

EMAIL POLICIES

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email message(s) together with your name, your email address, and our responses. We are committed to keeping your email address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our newsletter subscription list to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the Disclosure of Your Information section below. We will maintain the information you send via email in accordance with applicable federal law. In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all newsletter communication sent from us will clearly state who the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all email newsletter messages will contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you no longer receive email communication for us. An unsubscribe link is found at the bottom of every newsletter.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, or lease any information collected from you whether automatically or through voluntary action. We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you. We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of use or any other agreement between made between you and us. We may provide your personal information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us. We may disclose personal information when legally compelled to do so.  

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

POLICY CHANGES

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised/updated is listed below.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions related to this Privacy Policy, contact us via email at mamajenn@educationcubes.com 

Last updated: May 19, 2018

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