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Content, Usage and Privacy Policy

Usage and Content Policy

As one of the only resources in the world specific to long distance parenting, content on distanceparent.org is long distance parent friendly and all comments should remain positive and supportive of long distance parents and long distance parenting.

In order to make distanceparent.org a responsible source of information, users posting comments or blog entries should adhere to the following guidelines :

  • Do not dispense legal advise here, even if you are an attorney – and further, nothing posted on distanceparent.org should be construed as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult your attorney.
  • Do not post personally identifying information in reference to yourself or anyone else.
  • Be respectful. Don’t use the site to attack, badmouth or discuss details regarding other people. Remember that you (the poster) are personally responsible for these remarks, not distanceparent.org.

distanceparent.org may deny publication of or to remove any content from the site at any time for any reason.

distanceparent.org contains links to other sites. Please be aware that distanceparent.org is not responsible for the 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 each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. The policies described on this page apply solely to information collected by distanceparent.org.

Content on distanceparent.org is often provided by end users (like you) and long distance parents that are not the owner of the site. The owner of this site takes no responsibility, legal or otherwise, for the content provided or posted by other parties.

No author on distanceparent.org is an attorney or acting in their capacity as an attorney while interacting on the website. Nothing on distanceparent.org is or should be construed as legal advice. Please seek the advice of an attorney for legal advice.

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates.

Many of the product links to products recommended on this site are amazon affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate, distanceparent.org earns from qualifying purchases.  If you purchase the advertised products, you won’t pay any more for the product and I will earn a small commission, which helps support the site. 

Your Personal Information Privacy, Accessibility and Erasure

The privacy of your personal information, and your right to be forgotten are both important to us. You may voluntarily give distanceparent.org your personal information for several reasons. With the exception of legal requests (below), we do not share this information. We give all users the ability to remove their personal information. Here is what we collect, how we use it and how to access and remove it.

User Account and Profile

In order to enhance their use of distanceparent.org, and to create content, users can choose to create an account that contains basic information about themselves like their email address, user name and password and/or voluntary profile information.

Profile information like name and profile description may display on the site if the user comments or creates forum content. This account and profile can be deleted by the user, at will, by logging in and deleting their account. If you have trouble deleting your account, you can contact us.

Comments

Users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. To leave a comment, users must submit information including a valid email address. distanceparent.org uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by usage and content policy (above).

You can edit and delete your own comments at any time by doing so from the comment in question. To delete all of your comments, go to the bottom of any post and to the left of the comments box, click user settings. Follow the prompts to bulk delete your content. If you have trouble deleting your comments, you can contact us.

Posts

A user may opt to create a post to be featured on the site. In order to write a post for distanceparent.org, a user must have a completed profile (above). Posts that are featured on the site are publicly viewable. The post and/or profile may be deleted by the user at any time by logging in. If you have trouble deleting your account and/or post(s), you can contact us.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, as described on this page, distanceparent.org may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on the owner of distanceparent.org.

Cookies, Tracking and Advertising

The third parties we use for traffic tracking, advertising and affiliate marketing do not receive your personally identifiable information (email address etc that you might have shared to comment, create an account or post) from us. However, they use cookies to identify your activity on the site. This section details how cookies are used on the site, the third parties we work with and how they use that information.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer that is tied to information about the user in a system. The cookie it’s self does not contain any personally identifiable information. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your internet browser help instructions.

You may also be able to reject cookies in your browser settings. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However, not all distanceparent.org services require that you accept cookies.

For information on deleting and rejecting cookies in your browser, look here : Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website
  • status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website
  • advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you (see below for details)
  • analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services (see below for details)

Amazon Affiliate Advertising

Amazon uses cookies to show you relevant ads on some portions of the site. Any personally identifying information you share with Amazon is covered under the Amazon Privacy Policy.

Traffic Analytics and Log Files

Like most web sites we log website activities to help us analyze trends, and administer the site. We use Google Analytics to gather this data. Google Analytics gathers information about website activity use by means of cookies. The information gathered is browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and similar information. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information.

Google is, for GDPR purposes, a controller of the data that is shared and used in this scenario. Here are their measurement Controller Data Protection Terms.

Advertising

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet. Their full privacy policy is available here. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

If you are in the state of California, you can click the pop up link labeled “Do Not Sell My Personal Information”, in which case, you will still see ads but they will not be personalized to you.

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

Change of Ownership

In the event distanceparent.org goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information and access to data collected by the third parties listed above will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred, along with the website, it’s posts, comments and other data.

Changes to these policies

We may change this policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Content, Usage and Privacy Policy will always be posted on distanceparent.org, with the “Updated Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Content, Usage and Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones.

If we make any material changes to our Content, Usage and Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Content, Usage and Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information.

By using our Site or services after the Updated Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

If you are left with questions, you can contact us!