Privacy Policy

Who we are

I’m just a mom blogging about my little life in Madison, WI. I created Madtown Momma (“us”, “we”, “the site owner”) to share my personal experiences with others. Our website (“the site”) is: http://madtownmomma.com.

Your privacy is important, so please read this Privacy Policy in detail to understand how your information may be used in interacting with this site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, such as name, username, email address, timestamp and the comment itself, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent, referrer, and Site URL to help detect spam.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture and anything you share that personally identifies you, is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

An anonymized string generated from your email address (also called a hash) may also be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Gravatar is a “Globally Recognized Avatar”, or image that represents you online, that may appear next to your name when you interact with this and other web sites.

Media

User images uploaded to the site, for example, in a comment on a published post, are publicly accessible to all other site users. If you upload images to the website with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, please be advised that any visitor to the site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact form submission data, which includes IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to our anti-spam service for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is emailed directly to the site owner, which includes the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message. The information you provide via the contact form may be used to contact or identify you as a result.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site the comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Cookies are small files stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit the site. These are for your convenience and are used to remember you and your preferences so that you do not have to fill in your details again if and when you leave another comment.

You may opt out of accepting cookies by adjusting the settings in 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

In order to record the number of post and page views, video plays, outbound link clicks, referring URLs, search engine terms and country, to help us analyze how users interact with and use our site, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code. Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically).

Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Who we share your data with

We share your data as necessary with third-party services we use solely to power and run this site, which may include those designed to help us detect spam, analyze site traffic and data , for search engine optimization, and more. 

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.

We may also retain personal data collected or processed by the web site for administrative purposes. This includes contact form entries and analytics records.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, 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.

We do not knowingly collect any personal or identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian who thinks that your child may have knowingly or unknowingly provided personal information via this site, please contact us so we can take action to delete this information from our servers.

Your contact information

For specific privacy concerns, please contact momma@madtownmomma.com.

This information is subject to change at any time. Updates to the privacy policy will be shared here.

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