The LifestyleMom, Inc. Editorial Policy
All content on LifestyleMom.com and in “The LifestyleMom Minute” monthly newsletter is published at the discretion of the editor-in-cvhief. Both publications are strictly editorial. We will never accept payments, gifts, or other perks in exchange for plugging a product or service in a story on the website or in our emails to you.
Any advertising on LifestyleMom.com, in “The LifestyleMom Minute” Newsletter or on The LifestyleMom Radio Café will be clearly labeled as such.
Reader-submitted anecdotes, stories, and/or e-mails published on LifestyleMom.com or in “The LifestyleMom Minute” become the sole property of LifestyleMom, Inc. unless LifestyleMom, Inc. and the author make a separate arrangement.
We deeply respect your privacy and the importance of safeguarding your personal information. This policy outlines how LifestyleMom, Inc. treats the information we collect when you visit LifestyleMom.com and/or register for “The LifestyleMom Minute” e-mail newsletter. Please read it carefully.
In order for LifestyleMom, Inc. e-publications to reach you, we need your e-mail address. Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a confirmation email to opt-in to your subscription. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries and to provide the services you request. We will communicate with you by email. We will not collect any information that you do not expressly supply to LifestyleMom, Inc. We will NEVER sell, rent, or otherwise share your personal information, including your e-mail address, with any third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission. We will never share your personal information with a third party without your permission except as required to deliver our e-mail to you or to comply with the law (such as a judicial proceeding or if a court order or legal process is served on our site).
To improve your experience with our publications, we may ask you for non-personally identifiable information, such as your annual income, age, or shopping habits. Your participation is voluntary. We will use this information to better tailor our content to your interests. We may share this data with others, including advertisers interested in sponsoring The LifestyleMom, Inc. publications. This information will only be shared in an aggregate, anonymous form that will not contain any personally identifiable details about you or any other person.
In order for us to track how people are using the site, how long they stay on, and which stories they read, LifestyleMom, Inc. may also gather non-personal, aggregate data from users. This information is not personally identifiable and will be used to help us improve your experience.
Surveys, Contests, and Giveaways
From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests, giveaways, or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as ZIP code).
We use this information to notify contest and/or giveaway winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic, to send participants “The LifestyleMom Minute,” and to personalize the site.
In the event that we use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys, contests; or giveaways, that company will be prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest, survey, or giveaway with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
When you click on their ads, some of our advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Cookies are small text files placed on your hard disk that allow an advertiser’s server to recognize your status as a visitor to a site, along with your preferences. Once a user clicks on a third party link and navigates away from www.LifesytleMom.com, LifestyleMom, Inc. is not responsible for the practices and information usage of third parties. Users should consult the privacy policies of each third party site to clarify how information may be tracked. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by LifestyleMom, Inc.
Changes to the Policies
Any changes will be posted on this page.
Access To Personally Identifiable Information
LifestyleMom, Inc. makes a good-faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required.
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete, or deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com.
If we ever send you an e-mail that you didn’t ask for, we will provide you with an e-mail address by which you can cancel future notices.