Below you can read the privacy policy of This Mom Learns.  I’ve included information on my advertisements and how this site uses cookies and collects data, including Google AdSense, Google Analytics, cookies, and affiliate links.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE SITE.  

Who we are

Our website address is:

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

This site is intended for use by adults.  We do not market to or knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.  If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.  To learn more about COPPA you can check out the FTC faq page here.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

I use Contact Form 7 on this site.  It asks you to enter your name and e-mail address in addition to your message so that I may respond to your message. I keep contact form submissions for up to a year for customer service purposes. I do not use the information submitted through this form for marketing purposes.


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


Cookies are files placed on a users computer that collect data.  Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.  Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.  You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings or you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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.

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 register on our website (if any), 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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

I do not store information collected about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. I do not sell any information collected. I am not responsible for the republishing of the content (for example, comments) found on this blog on other Web sites or media without my permission. You will be able to access websites which are not my own directly from my site. This Privacy Policy does not apply when you access third party websites. I cannot control how these sites may use your personal information you disclose to them, so you should review the privacy policy of any third party website you visit before using it or disclosing your personal information. Your continued use of this site means that you accept this policy and all information stated on this page.

Security of Your Information

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.  Please do not share any sensitive information on this site as there is no need to.

Google AdSense 

I use Google AdSense to place advertisements on my site to help cover the cost of running the site.  Google AdSense uses cookies to personalize advertisements.  You can follow this link to see how Google uses data it collects. Google AdSense uses what is called a DoubleClick Cookie. A DoubleClick cookie is a cookie that gets placed on a user’s device when the user clicks on an ad on a partner’s website.

Affiliate Disclosure

Some posts on may contain affiliate links. This means I receive a commission if you purchase a product through the link. You will not be charged more for using these links.  I only promote products and services that I have used myself and that I find helpful and believe in.  This Mom Learns is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to,, and any other site that is affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.  Amazon Affiliates is a third party system and uses cookies to serve advertisements and links to products on  You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to get data on traffic to this site.  Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our site. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits users who are California residents to request and obtain, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) this site has disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which personal information was shared in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please send an email to
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly posted on To request removal, just send an email letting us know you live in California and want your information removed.  We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

This policy was last updated on June 20, 2018.


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