Who we are

Our website address is: http://thebabyspot.ca.

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, 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Cookies

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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

DISCLAIMER

The content shared on The Baby Spot is for entertainment purposes only. If you have any questions or concerns about medical advice, work outs, dietary requirements or parenting practices, speak to your doctor immediately. Any initiative that you have taken from this site without consulting a doctor is your responsibility.

The Baby Spot and associated companies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the website and the materials on this site.

Privacy Policy

The Baby Spot is not intended for the use of children under the age of 13. We do not knowing collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If you are under 13, you are not permitted to use or provide any information on this site or through any of its features.

Any or all information that is provided without verification or parental consent will be deleted immediately. Parents assume all responsibility if they have given permission to a child under the age of 13 to navigate, comment and provide insight to this site.

User Activity Any user generated content on The Baby Spot (through blogs or social media posts) will be publically available to other users. You own the rights to any content that you have posted on this site. You agree to give us a license so that this content can be shared on this website.

If you have given us content, you are consenting that all of the information through a blog post or through social media is original content created by you, the user and that any pictures that you have submitted are owned by you, the user. The Baby Spot takes no responsibility for content, pictures or video of any kind that has been copyrighted or stolen. The Baby Spot has the right to give your email and contact information if you have been accused of stealing from another site for legal purposes. DO NOT STEAL PICTURES OR ARTICLES FROM OTHERS.

Once the article is published, Users do not have the right to override their account and delete, edit or change articles in anyway without the permission of the editor. Do not submit to us unless you are comfortable and confident with your blog posts, quotes or content you are promoting.

The Baby Spot reserves the right to remove any content that we determine to be unlawful, inappropriate, offensive or otherwise objectionable or violates and party’s intellectual property of these Terms. By Posting or submitting any material or information to this website, you agree to grant this site an unlimited license so that this content can be shared on The Baby Spot.

The Baby Spot reserves the right to terminate any or all users for abuse of these TERMS. The Baby Spot reserves the right to remove unlawful, obscene, inappropriate or otherwise undesirable share or comments to the blog or social media channels.

The Baby Spot reserves the right to terminate a user for tampering with a published article, changing it or editing it in anyway, or adding/subtracting backlinks or content.

Automated Information When visiting The Baby Spot, we receive and collect information, which may constitute personal information such as your IP address, referral URL, your exit URL, browser software, operating system, the date/time and/or click stream data.

The information is used to diagnoses problems with our servers, to administer this site and its services. IT is NOT linked to any personally identifiable information, except if necessary to prevent any abuse on this site.

Website Analytics Tools The Baby Spot uses analytics services by third parties to collect information about the use to this site, such as but not limited to, the number of visits, pages visited, popularity of certain or all content. Analytics tools use tracking technologies including but not limited to, COOKIES to recognize your device and compile information about you. They collect information such as what pages you visit and how much time you spend on these pages, the IP address that is assigned to you, what operating system and web browser you use and what site you visited prior to visiting The Baby Spot website.

Retention Periods Your information that is collected from The Baby Spot will only be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. Your personal data is deleted automatically by our systems in accordance with these retention periods.

Advertisements:

The Baby Spot includes advertisements and those advertisers may collect, use and store and disclose data and information collected from visitors, including information related to your demographic information. Each of these advertising partners has their own privacy policy for their site. The Baby Spot strongly encourages each user to review the policies of every site they visit, including but not limited to, our advertisers.

Outside Links: The Baby Spot includes links to other websites. Once you leave The Baby Spot and you are redirected to a third party website or application, you are no longer governed by the Policies Terms and Conditions of The Baby Spot. When you click on links on The Baby Spot, you may be directed away from The Baby Spot, where new policies and Terms and Conditions will exist. The Baby Spot bares no responsibility of the privacy practices of other sites. Be sure to read their disclosure agreements upon being redirected to their site.

Comments When you comment on The Baby Spot website, you are giving implied consent for this comment the information that you have provided to appear on our website. In leaving a comment, your name and email address will not be shared with a third party. We will use your email address only to respond to a question you may have. We are not liable or responsibly for the actions of other individuals and the unauthorized use by such information that you voluntarily share. Comment safely and be cautious about any information you have online.

 

The Baby Spot does not share personal information with third parties, or do we store any information about you and your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize our content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can change the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.

The Baby Spot reserves the right to change these policies at any time without notice. Your updates will be posted on this page so you are aware of the information that we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances.

The Baby Spot does not give permission for users to republish any of our content without our consent. We are not responsibly for any republished content from this blog on other websites without our consent.

Privacy Notice

Privacy Policy

At The Baby Spot, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy will explain when and why we collect personal information about those people who visit The Baby Spot. We will explain how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose to others and how we keep it secure.

Who Is The Baby Spot?

The Baby Spot is a global parenting magazine specializing in tips, advice, recipes, blog posts, travel and more for parents all over the world.

How Do We Collect Information From You?

We obtain information about you when you use our website. For example this will include but is not limited to: we will be able to see which articles and posts you visit, how long you are on our site, if you click on our affiliate links and what means you were brought to the site (organic search, social media etc.)

What Type of Information is collected from you?

We would collect your IP address, what pages were accessed and when. If you click on an affiliate link, we would know what you purchased and when. If you purchase a product or service from our website, your card information is NOT held by us. It is collected by Amazon Associates or Google AdSense or an Affiliate advertisers and their processors.

How is Your Information Used?

We may use your information to:

Find out what articles our readers are visiting and produce more articles like this.

Find out what products you have purchased and create more blog posts about similar products

How long you stay on the site and collect the average from all of our readers.

What articles you have clicked on and how long you stay on our site.

To present to a client about possible products and services used for statistical purposes.

Communications

We may use a visitors or users information such as email for other information, other than client data to contact that visitor or user for

  1. i) administrative purposes such as customer service if they have reached out to us.
  2. ii) Copyright infringement, right of privacy violations or defamation issues related to the Client Data or personal Data posted on the site.

iii) updates on promotions or events, products or services

 

The special category of personal data concerned are:

  • Consent
  • By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified.
  • Consent is required for The Baby Spot to process both types of personal data, but it must be explicitly given. Where we are asking you for sensitive personal data we will always tell you why and how the information will be used.

If you sign up via email subscription with The Baby Spot, You May withdrawl consent at anytime by clicking “unsubscribe” from the email. Your data will be erased and you will not be contacted further unless you choose to sign up with us again.

Disclosure

The Baby Spot will pass your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your consent. The following third parties will receive your personal data for the following purposes as part of the processing activities:

Third country (non EU/ international organization in place to protect your personal data:

Their policies are available on their respective websites:

Google Analytics

Google AdSense

Amazon Associates

Mail Chimp

 

THE BABY SPOT AUDIT

Description Why is the data held and what is it used for Basis for processing data (e.g. consent, legal obligation etc) Who holds the data and who can access it? What security controls are in place? How long is data kept for? Is this covered by our privacy notice? ACTION REQUIRED
Google Analytics To see who is on our site and how they interact with The Baby Spot Through Google Analytics, we collect data, how long a visitor is on the site and where they visit on our site Google Analytics- The Baby Spot and Google can access it Google’s security features One year Yes
 

Mail Chimp

 

to send offers and articles to those who have subscribed to our email The Baby Spot and Mail Chimp, how long a visitor has interacted with the email, what they purchased and what articles they have read. Mail Chimps and The Baby Spot can access it. Mail Chimp’s advanced security features One year. A person is subscribed until they choose to unsubscribe from emails. They can do this at anytime. YES
 

Adsense

 

To offer tailored advertisements on The Baby Spot Ads are tailored based on reader’s history with google. We can see what ads they have clicked on and whether or not it led to a purchase. Google Adsense and The Baby Spot can access it. Google adsense’s enhance security features One year. YES
 

Amazon Associates

 

To offer products for online purchase that compliment each articles Ads are chosen based on the article. Readers can purchase a product and be taken to Amazon Associates The Baby Spot and Amazon Associates can access it. Amazon Associate’s enhanced security features On year. YES

 

Data Minimization

  1. The Baby Spot shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

 

Security

Google Analytics, Mail Chimp, Google Adsense and Amazon Associates have the most sophisticated and up to date security measures to ensure your data is safe.

When personal data is deleted this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.

 

*This document is written in English. If it is translated into any other language, The Baby Spot is not responsible for the misrepresentation of terminology.