Parentingbits.com is exclusively a personal blog and is the sole owner of all the information displayed on the site. We might collect information from other users at a number of different points from the respective sites.
- Users can, rather are encouraged to leave comments on the various articles in order to voice their opinion, make the articles better or as feedback (appreciation would be good as well).
- If it is required by law to disclose the commenters’ contact info, we will try our level best to provide the commenter with an opportunity to respond to such request.
Mailing Lists & Service Emails
- Users signing up for the mailing list will receive regular e-mails from the site. As a sign of our continued effort (which we always try to keep up), the user e-mail usage might be tracked from time to time.
- With the aim of providing subscribers with relevant updates or round-ups, the site may launch a mailing list. Like the majority of sites, in order to sign-up to receive regular mails regarding the hottest topics etc, the users must submit information including a valid email address and demographic information such as location and interests. But do not worry users! Your information is totally safe with us and will be used as aggregate form only in order to access general user interest in various internal and third party products and services. Rest assured it won’t be divulged or passed to any other organization.
- Mostly the mails will be content from the site in question, but occasionally we might send out an e-mail from a third party sponsor. This would be rare and would not mean any endorsement by the Site of any products advertised therein- IT WOULD BE PURELY ADVERTISING.
- Be assured that we will never send out a sponsored email in the guise of a glowing product review, because editorial independence is critical to us.
- Do not sign up for the mailing list if you do not wish to receive e-mails from third party advertisers.
Comment service and cookies
- In order to further enhance the user- experience, The site runs a comment service where the users can discuss common topics of interest, on some or all of these sites.
- Users have the option of signing up for this service and would have to provide some valid information to do so.
- The Site will not pass this information to any other organization other than in aggregate form.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user.
- Both session ID cookies and persistent cookies might be used.
For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following the user’s Internet browser help file directions. We store a cookie on each user’s machine that contains user specific information.
- It is up to you to configure your browser such as to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies or to notify you when a new one is set. But, if you reject all cookies you will not be able to use the Site products or services that require you to sign in and you might not be able to take the full advantage of all the offerings by us. However, not all the site services require you to accept cookies.
- The site contains links to other sites. Be aware that that the Site is not responsible for the privacy practices of all other sites. Users beware while leaving our site and please do read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.
We too use log files like all other sites.
The log file includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.
If ever the site encounters a business transition such as- a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of it’s assets, all users’ personal information, in most instances, will be a part of the assets transferred.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, the Site may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on the Site or affiliates.
- To iron-protect against unauthorized access to use or disclosure of the user information we maintain, the site has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place (fool-proof protection! ).
- Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal.
- Though we try to take very good care of the information we collect and store, no program is a hundred percent secure and hence there are still miniscule chances that our safeguards won’t be able to prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information and hence we do not make any guarantees.
- In case of discovery of any security issue, kindly inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would surely work with you to address any problems.
Notification of changes
Contact Information/ Questions/ Grievance Redressal
We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint:-
a) Identification of the information provided by you
b) Clear statement as to whether the information is personal information or sensitive personal information
c) Your address, telephone number or e-mail address.
d) A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the information has been processed incorrectly or disclosed without authorization, as the case may be
e) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate, and that the information being complained about belongs to you.
We have tried to make this policy as reader friendly as possible and hope that you have understood everything clearly.