This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Goodie Godmother when you interact with us. The Privacy Policy may change periodically. If it does, you will see a change in the “last updated” date at the bottom of the page. This page will always be available for you to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Information Collected

Blog Comments

Goodie Godmother collects as little information as possible from users looking to post blog comments.  We usually request a name (an alias is fine), personal website (optional), and e-mail address (so you can be notified of comment replies). This helps protect us from spam. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment, but your e-mail address always remains private to protect your contact information.

Cookies / IP Address tracking

Goodie Godmother uses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of log files, posting comments, and voting on the site.  No personal information is stored in these cookies and it simply a way to identify your computer and streamline your browsing experience. It also allows us to see which pages are most popular, so we can better our website practices.

Opting Out

Goodie Godmother sends periodic e-mail newsletters, and if we have your email, you will likely receive one. If you’d like to unsubscribe, you can find instructions at the bottom of every newsletter. We’ll be sad to see you go, but we don’t like a cluttered inbox either, so we understand.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. They may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

Links to other websites

We may link to outside websites we feel would be relevant or useful for you. We don’t have any control over these other websites or the information they collect and will not be held responsible for any actions on the part of the other websites. Please exercise caution when requested to provide personal information, as this privacy policy doesn’t govern information collected while you are on other sites. Be sure to visit their privacy policy while browsing.

Social Sharing

This site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share information from our site with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

If you have any questions…

Please don’t hesitate to send a message to mary@goodiegodmother.com. Thanks!

This Privacy Policy last updated May 30, 2018.