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PRIVACY AND DISCLOSURE
Mama OT highly values your privacy. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. This policy was last updated and is valid from May 30, 2016 and may change without notice.
I am occasionally compensated to provide my opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. This compensation is provided through avenues such as free products, promotion codes, and monetary payment. I will always disclose when compensation has been made for the review of a product. Even though I sometimes receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
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Cookies are used as a part of our commenting system so you don’t have to enter your details every time, and to collect information for Google Analytics, so I can better understand the viewing habits of my followers. This helps me to know the best times for me to publish my posts, and which posts are most popular with those of you who love the blog!
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, while some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block All Cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
For more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
(4) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(5) Google Analytics
(6) Google AdSense
The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. This allows Google and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this and/or other sites on the Internet. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.
You can view, delete, opt out, or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/
(7) Amazon Affiliates Program
MamaOT.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com. When users click on these “affiliate links” and end up making a purchase on a qualifying item, Mama OT receives a small percentage of that purchase price. This Amazon program places or recognizes cookies on visitors’ browsers to enhance and personalize their experience based on previous activity. Mama OT will always disclose when a post contains an affiliate link. You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement here.
(8) Additional Affiliate Programs
(9) Collection of Personal Information
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);
(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and
(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.
(10) Use of Personal Information
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send you goods purchased or won via the website, and supply to you services purchased or won via the website;
(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(h) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
(j) keep the website secure and prevent fraud; and
(k) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(11) Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to those who are involved with the management of this blog.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
(12) Security of Personal Information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
Personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
Mama OT has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Mama OT of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.
(14) Republished Content
We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.
The materials on Mama OT’s web site are provided “as is”. Mama OT makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Mama OT does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
The information contained on this site is not medical advice and should not be used in place of the care of a medical doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
In no event shall Mama OT be liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use the materials and/or ideas on Mama OT’s Internet site, even if Mama OT or a Mama OT authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
(17) Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Mama OT’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Though every effort is made to provide accurate, complete, and current information, Mama OT cannot guarantee that materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Mama OT may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Mama OT does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
(18) Governing Law
Any claim relating to Mama OT’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of CA without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
(19) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(20) Policy Amendments
We are committed to running this blog in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.