This policy is valid from October 19, 2012. Updated Feb. 7, 2018.
stlMotherhood is a personal blog written and edited by me, Denise Bertacchi. It’s purpose is to share the things I love about my hometown of St. Louis (that’s where the stl come’s from folks), plus a few crafts and whatnot that I do with the boys. Sometimes I’ll talk about a cool product, a book or whatever strikes my fancy.
Naturally, I’d like to make some money to justify the hours I work on this blog. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships or other forms of compensation. You’ll know when I do a paid post because it will be identified as a sponsored post.
I’ve just joined Amazon as an Affiliate, so some links may be affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission to help pay for this site.
HOWEVER, I will not allow compensation to influence the content of my blog. I’ll be honest in my judgment and recommendations to you and I won’t promote products without merit. Sometimes I receive products, tickets or payment in exchange for advertising and social media announcements. I try to always be honest when I report back to you on my experience. My opinions are my own.
StlMotherhood is not responsible for the content on any URL link on the site that leaves the site.
For questions about this blog, feel free to contact me via email at denise at stlmotherhood dot com.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
stlMotherhood may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from Feb. 7,2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit https://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.
We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.
A note on photos:
StlMotherhood retains all copyright to any original photograph on the site. Do not use my photos without express permission, especially if they contain images of my children. If you’d like to borrow a photograph, drop me a line at stldenise at gmail dot com. If you include a link back to my site, I’m happy to share.