Privacy Policy

Introduction and Scope

In this Privacy Policy, we at Gentle Parenting Ltd describe how we use personally identifiable information about you that we collect through our Website and Newsletters at www.gentleparenting.co.uk that have a direct link to this Privacy Policy (the  “Website”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other data, including, without limitation, data that we collect offline or data that others collect on other Website that are linked to our Website.

About Children

The Website is not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Website from visitors in this age group. We do, however, collect information about children and babies from their parents. We ask that our Users not provide information about a baby or child without first getting the parents’ consent. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose online.

Types of Data Collected; Collection Methods; Combination of Data

You actively send information to us when you sign up with us a member on the Website, participate in surveys or promotions, reviews, enter competitions, post opinions in our Discussion Forums, comment on news articles, respond to us or otherwise contact us. Depending on your choices, you may send us personally identifiable information such as your email address, name, mailing address, phone number, birthday, and gender; password; baby due date/birthday, name and gender.

We also track information about how you use our Website through cookies, Internet tags or web beacons, and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, clickstream).  For example, your Internet browser automatically transmits to us information such as the URL of the website you just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version your computer is currently using.

Ad Choices

We pride ourselves that the advertisements on our Website are, in our belief, ethical and representative of GentleParenting.  Please note that GentleParenting does not have access to, or control over the placement of cookies or other tracking mechanisms that these third parties may use or the information these third parties may collect on their own Website. Such third parties may use cookies which have been placed on your computer to gather information about you and understand the types of pages visited by you and content that you view on our Website and other Website. These third parties may associate your browser with relevant interest categories and use these categories to show you interest-based advertisements. For example, if you frequently visit travel Website, they may direct to you ads related to travel.

Disclosure of Data

We keep your personally identifiable information confidential and we will not disclose it. But, please note the following clarifications and exceptions apply:

  • Our employees and independent contractors have access to some of your personally identifiable information for the purpose of helping us run our business. They access and use such data subject to our instructions, on a “need to know” basis and under confidentiality and security obligations.
  • If we ever sell a Website or substantial parts of our business, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to a (prospective) buyer on the condition that such buyer agrees to comply with this Privacy Policy.
  • We may also share your personally identifiable information to respond to law enforcement requests, court orders or other legal process or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent or respond to illegal activities, fraud, physical threats to you or others or as otherwise required by any applicable law or regulation.
  • Even though we do not provide any personally identifiable information about you specifically to any advertising customers, they can occasionally find out information indirectly. For example, we frequently agree on target audiences for reviews and particular ads (for example, an advertiser may ask us to send certain information on infant safety products to parents with small children who may be particularly interested). If you choose to respond to such targeted advertisements, the advertiser may deduce that you are a member of the target audience to whom we sent the ad.
  • If you sign up for our services on a third party website, such third party may know—from you— that you signed up on one of our Websites.
  • Before we disclose your personally identifiable data to a third party for their own business purposes (such as a survey or a competition), we will first obtain your consent, for example via email, click-through, an online opportunity to opt-out or suchlike.
  • We may share personally identifiable information with affiliated companies.
  • We freely use and disclose data in anonymous form, for example, in statistics or reports to our advertising customers.

Please remember that if you post any information in areas of our Website that are generally accessible to Users, such as our Discussion Forums and comments on articles, it will be available to the public.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. But, you should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from the Website may not be secure.

Access and Correction; Comments and Questions

Please keep your personally identifiable information, accurate, current, and complete by routinely updating your user profile. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@gentleparenting.co.uk or by post at  PO Box 236, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 9EE.

Opt-Out, Communication Preferences

You may modify your communication preferences and/or opt-out from specific communications at any time. Please specify and adjust your preferences.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 15 April 2014. We reserve the right to amend it from time to time and if we change it materially, we will post a revised version on the Website. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information to us.

Terms of Use

Note also that your use of the Website is subject to our Terms of Use, which contain disclaimers, limitations of liability under English law.

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