Hello there, and welcome to TheScientificParent.org! We’re glad you’re here and we hope you stay and explore the site a little, but first we’d like to talk to you a little about privacy. Specifically we’d like to talk to you about how we handle the personal information that you submit to us and that we collect from you.

Children’s privacy:
It goes without saying that TheScientificParent.org is committed to protecting the privacy of children. As such this website is not designed to attract children under the age of 13. This website is designed for parents, aged 18 years or older. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we know is a child.

The Information We Collect:
We only collect personally identifying information (PII) about you such as your name, email address or other information if you provide it to us by emailing us, using the suggest a topic or submit a post feature, commenting on TheScientificParent.org, on our Facebook page or tweet about us on Twitter. This information could be used to generally identify who you are or something about you.

We may collect non-personally identifying information – that is information that can’t be used by us to identify you – via cookies or web beacons. This is information like how you found TheScientificParent.org, browser type, IP address, internet service provider and general geographic location. This information is collected by many other websites as well as TheScientificParent.org, and is collected through your use and browsing of the site.

Cookies:
When you visit most websites a text file called a “cookie” may be placed on your browser. The cookie allows the server to remember information about your visit while you are connected to the page. The cookie provides anonymous demographic information about your browser, making it easier for you to sign in or reopen a recently visited page or feature.  Cookies only collect information about your browser activity, not about you. TheScientificParent.org uses cookies.

Why Do We Collect This Information:
We collect this information to enable us to respond to your requests, improve the design of TheScientificParent.org, offer you more relevant content, personalize your experience on the site, and communicate with you.

Third Party Applications:
We rely on third party applications, such as WordPress, Google Analytics, Google AdSense and Disqus to help us run the site. These services use cookies to collect may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies to collect your information.

These services are NOT acting on behalf of TheScientificParent.org. TheScientificParent.org does not control or influence the privacy policies of individual third party vendors. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy policies of the third party vendors we use, including:

What We Share:
We may share non-identifying information with third party vendors that we use on the site or that we may use in the future to help us improve the site. We will also information with third party vendors if you request that we do so. We will share non-identifying information with potential guest authors if you submit a question to us that you would like a subject matter expert to answer. If we are contacted by the police or are served with legal notice we will share any information about you that we are compelled to do by law.

We may also share your information in connection with or during a negotiation of an acquisition, merger, financing, or dissolution of TheScientificParent.org. We may also share your information preceding a sale transfer, divestiture or disclosure of all or a portion of our assets. In the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency or receivership personal information may also be transferred as a business asset.

How to Control Your information:
If you do not want us to collect any of your PII you should not share it with us or use any of the comment or contact features on TheScientificParent.org. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of cookies, you can disable them or choose to opt out.  If you opt out or disable cookies you will still be able to see content on The Scientific Parent, but if you choose to comment or sign in, you may have to do so with each new visit.  USA.gov has a great explainer of cookies and detailed instructions about how to disable or opt out of them for each browser:  http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml

Last Updated 10/26/16

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