This policy is valid from May 5, 2018
I may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page regularly to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using this website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Who are we?
Mother Natured is an online parenting site founded by Penny Whitehouse. I share nature and animal activities, crafts, and lifestyle ideas for you and your children. I am based in Australia but we have followers from all over the world.
How your information may be used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website,
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
What information do we collect and how is it used?
If you choose to join our newsletter via a sign-up form on Mother Natured then your email address is required so that you can be sent the emails. We also ask for your First Name although this isn’t required so that we may address you personally in our emails.
Your data is collected and then passed to our email service provider Active Campaign.
You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or you can email us at email@example.com and ask that you be removed. Please make sure that you are using the same email address as you receive the emails from to do this.
Within the email service provider, we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalized email service to you.
We send emails 1 – 3 times a month and with our tracking try and make these as relevant to you as possible. From time to time we may include promotions for products.
If you have subscribed and received one of our free products your email with the link is sent via SendOwl a Third Party Application, your email address, name and the details of the email are retained for 45 days and then your information is deleted automatically.
Details that we hold including your name, email address and where you have visited will never be passed onto a Third Party.
When you purchase from Mother Natured
If you have purchased or downloaded a printable from Mother Natured then your details are stored either by our stored via a Third Party provider, Woo Commerce or Send Owl.
We ask for three pieces of information for downloads direct from our store – country (to apply EU VAT if necessary), First Name and Email Address.
All payments are made via PayPal which does not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed.
Products received through SendOwl and Woo Commerce: Your name and email address are collected for the purpose of providing you with the product you have purchased and you are opted-in to our newsletter (see above what data is collected and processed for newsletters). You can opt-out at any time. The data held in send owl & Woo Commerce includes your name, email address, IP address and PayPal email and the product you bought. We can delete this information upon request but for financial and legal reasons copies of the invoices are retained.
Please see Send Owls and Woo Commerce privacy and data protection policies for more information on how they collect and process your personal data.
Third-party use of personal information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
Mother Natured currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Send Owl – this service helps deliver free and paid products straight to your email. They store your name and email address for purposes of delivering products.
Woo Commerce – this service helps deliver free and paid products straight to your email. They store your name and email address for purposes of delivering products.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Publicly Visible Information
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
IMPORTANT: In your comment, you should avoid leaving information of a personal nature and it is recommended that you do this on any website you comment on.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Mother Natured 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 links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Mother Natured is a participant in the Etsy Awin Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Etsy.com. As part of this program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Etsy, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Rights Related to your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Person Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
The information contained on this website or its attachments is to the best of my knowledge accurate at the time of authorisation in August 2019. Any representation, statement, opinion or advice, expressed or implied on this website is made in good faith for general information purposes and on the basis that Penny Whitehouse is permissible by law, not liable (whether by reason of negligence, lack of care or otherwise) to any person for any damage or loss whatsoever that has occurred or may occur in relation to that person taking or not taking (as the case may be) action in respect of any representations, statement or advice referred to above.
Last updated: August 3, 2019.