INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, sales, or changes to this privacy policy.

 

YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via admin@whatmommydoes.com to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.

  • Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

SECURITY

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email. 

 

REGISTRATIONS & ORDERS

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

 

COOKIES

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

 

LINKS

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.



Privacy Policy 

This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it. 

Routine Information Collection All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes. 

Cookies and Web Beacons Where necessary, Adventures in Blogging uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content. Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies. 

Controlling Your Privacy 

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms. 

Updated Terms of Service - GDPR Compliance 

The following terms ("Terms of Use") constitute an agreement ("Agreement") between Sweet Gum L.L.C., a North Carolina limited liability company ("SG"), and you that governs your use of this website and all of its associated services, content and functionality. This policy applies to the website administered by SG ("Website"), located at https://www.adventures-in-blogging.thinkific.com. Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, the following Terms of Use. SG reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or update its Website, policies and these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change without notice. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use the Website. 

Purchase Policies On the Website, you may purchase ebooks written by Lena Gott (the "Books"). The Books are delivered in electronic format and all purchases are serviced by Thinkific. You may also purchase access to ecourses offered by SG through Thinkific (the "Courses ").  For all other terms and conditions related to the use of the Books and Courses, please refer to the order form. 

Refund Policy Because the Books and Courses are immediately downloaded in electronic format, no refunds are available. Product-specific refunds may be available in which case that information will be available on the course registration page.


PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

  • Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: The Website may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
  • Information We Collect from Others: The Website may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.
  • Automatically-Collected Information: The Website automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, The Website will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. The Website may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
  • Cookies: The Website may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. The Website may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED The Website may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To fulfill orders placed on 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; or,
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION The Website 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. The Website 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.
  • Drip - this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. Drip stores your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
  • Thinkific – this service is used to host the Online Courses.  You may register for and purchase the Online Courses through this service.  Thinkific will capture your name, email address, website URL and payment information and will only share the information necessary for order fulfillment with SG.
  • PayPal – this service is used for payment processing on ecommerce products through SendOwl and Thinkific. At no time is your banking information passed to the Website. We receive only information used for order fulfillment and reporting.
  • Stripe – this service is used for payment processing on ecommerce products through Thinkific. At no time is your banking information passed to the Website. We receive only information used for order fulfillment and reporting.
  • HelloBar – this service is used to provide information to Website users.  This service may capture your name and email address.
  • OptinMonster – this service is used to provide information to Website users.  This service may capture your name and email address.
  • LeadPages – this service is used to provide information to Website users.  This service may capture your name and email address.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, SG will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, SG 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. 

ANONYMOUS DATA From time to time, SG 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. 

COOKIES The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein. 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. 

Retargeting Ads From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website. 

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here 

Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here

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.   Sweet Gum L.L.C. 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. 

Newsletters On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, SG may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows SG to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties. 

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 admin@whatmommydoes.com to be removed from our mailing list. 

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to admin@whatmommydoes.com. 

Amend – You may contact us at admin@whatmommydoes.com 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 admin@whatmommydoes.com. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law. 

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy. 

CHILDREN'S 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 lena@whatmommydoes.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. 

AFFILIATE MARKETING The Website engages in affiliate marketing. This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, the Website will receive a commission on that purchase. All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC. Sweet Gum L.L.C. 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 link to Amazon.com. 

FTC DISCLOSURE From time to time, the Website may post sponsored content from an advertiser. This means that an advertiser, which may be a brand, agency, or influencer network, will contract with SG to create content featuring certain messages or product placement. Pursuant to the FTC's requirements, all such advertisements on the Website are clearly and conspicuously disclosed. Even though compensation (cash, free product, services) is received for in exchange for this sponsored content placement, SG gives its honest opinion, findings, believes, or experiences in such content. All views expressed on the Website are those of the content creator. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question. 

DISCLAIMER SG has made every effort to ensure that all information on the Website have been tested for accuracy. SG makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website. 

CONTENT DISCLAIMER All Website content, Books and Courses are provided for informational purposes only. SG has made every effort to ensure that all materials within the Website, Books and Courses have been tested for accuracy. There is no guarantee that you will see positive results to your business using the techniques and materials provided by SG. SG assumes no management responsibility for your decisions or for policies or practices that you implement. Any statements related to income or earnings potential, regardless of medium, are examples of what may be possible in the future. SG makes no guarantees regarding results, present or future. SG is not responsible for your earnings, income, sales, or any other business performance as a result of this Agreement. The information provided on the Website, and in the Books and Courses is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. SG make no representations or warranties in relation to the information provided in the content. SG disclaims liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of use of the information provided on the Website, in the Books or the Courses. SG assumes or undertakes no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of any information found on the Website, or in the Books or the Courses. 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY The Website, Books and Courses were developed strictly for educational purposes. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your use of the information provided on the Website, or in the Books or Courses. SG makes no representations, warranties or guarantees. You understand that results may vary from person to person. SG assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in the Website, Books and Courses. 

USE OF THE WEBSITE  Unless otherwise stated, SG owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on the Website, in the Books and the Courses. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms of Use. The following uses are not permitted:

  • Republication of content from the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for republication;
  • Sale, rental or sub-license of any content from the Website;
  • Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Website for commercial purposes;
  • Modification of any content on this website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for modification;
  • Redistribution of content of the Website, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for redistribution. Users are permitted to share content on social media channels, as long as a link to the Website is included.

From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of SG's intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels, with full credit to What Mommy Does. You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit and/or other harmful code or malicious software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without SG's express written permission. You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without SG's express written permission. 

COPYRIGHT Unless otherwise noted, the design, content and all components of the Website are copyrights owned by SG or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and should not be reused or republished without express written permission. 

TRADEMARKS What Mommy Does and Adventures in Blogging is a trademark of SG and is protected by United States trademark law. SG's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not SG's, in any manner likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits SG, What Mommy Does or Adventures in Blogging. From time to time, the Website will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties related to SG's services. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners. 

GRANT OF RIGHTS You grant SG a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute any content you contribute to the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant SG the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights. 

CONTENT CONTRIBUTED TO THE WEBSITE Any content you contribute to the site, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or SG or a third party. SG reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on SG's servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Website. SG takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. Notwithstanding SG's rights under the Terms of Use, SG does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Website. 

COMMENT POLICY The Website offers the option for you to leave comments, engaging with the Website's posts. The following types of comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted:

  • harassment directed toward any content creator or SG;
  • spam;
  • hate speech;
  • defamatory to SG or any third party;
  • reference illegal acts; or,
  • violate the legal rights of a third party.

SG's sole discretion will be used to determine if a comment is in violation of this comment policy. Any comments in violation will be promptly deleted and no further explanation will be due to you if your comment was determined to be in violation with this policy. 

TAKEDOWN REQUESTS From time to time, the Website will publish posts with images from other third-party websites. Any such use is intended considered fair use under copyright laws and is fully attributed to the owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and falls outside of fair use, please send a request to lena@whatmommydoes.com and we will remove the image within 24 to 48 hours. 

COMMUNICATION If you send SG an email, register to use the Website or provide your email to SG in any other way, you consent to receive communications from SG electronically. You agree that all legal notices provided via electronic means from SG satisfy any requirement for written notice. 

THIRD PARTIES The Website contain links to third-party websites that are not governed or controlled by SG. You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable Terms of Use and policies for any third-party website that relates to your use of the Website. SG assumes no control or liability over the content of any third-party sites. You expressly hold harmless SG from any and all liability related to your use of a third-party website. Prior to engaging in any commercial transactions with any third parties discovered through or linked on the Website, you must complete any necessary investigation or due diligence. If there is a dispute for any commercial transactions with a third party discovered through or linked on the Website, you expressly hold SG harmless from any and all liability in any dispute. 

NO WARRANTIES  The Website are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied. SG makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Website or the information and materials provided therein. SG makes no warranty the Website will meet your requirements; will be available uninterrupted; timely and free of viruses or bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the Website. SG is not responsible to you for the loss of any content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website. The Website is written in English and makes no warranty regarding translation or interpretation of content in any language.  

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SG WILL NOT BE LIABILE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

INDEMNITY You agree to defend, indemnify and hold SG, its members, employees, officers, directors, managers and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) which SG suffers as a result of third-party claims based on: (i) your negligence or intentional misconduct, (ii) your breach of any provision of the Terms of Use (including representation or warranty); (iii) materials prepared or provided by you including, but not limited to, any claims of infringement, or misappropriation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, infringement of the rights of privacy or publicity, or defamation or libel; or (iv) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder. 

ARBITRATION The Terms of Use will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Wake  County, North Carolina. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings. 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS If any provision(s) of the Terms of Use is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be severable and enforceable. If a provision is excessively broad, such a provision shall be limited or reduced in scope so as to be enforceable. The Terms of Use may not be assigned by you without SG's prior written consent, however, the Terms of Use may be assigned by SG in its sole discretion. The Terms of Use are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the Website offered by SG. The Terms of Use may not be altered or modified except by prior written agreement by the parties. All notices with respect to the Terms of Use must be in writing and may be via email to lena@whatmommydoes.com for SG and to your email addr