Privacy Policy

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BabyPips.com LLC (“BabyPips.com” or “babypips.com” or “we” or “us” or “our site”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets out our privacy policy and explains what we do with the personal information that we collect from you. Please read the following to understand our practices regarding personal information and how they affect you as you use our features and services. This statement discloses our current privacy practices; if we make material changes to these practices, we will announce them. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact babypips.com site coordinator at legal@babypips.com.

This Privacy Policy answers the following questions:

  • What information does BabyPips.com gather about you?
  • How does BabyPips.com use your personal information?
  • How do we use “IP addresses”?
  • Will BabyPips.com disclose any of your personal information?
  • How do we respect children’s privacy?
  • What else should you know about your privacy?
  • How will you know whether BabyPips.com’s privacy policy has changed?

What Information Does BabyPips.com Gather About You?

BabyPips.com collects information about our readers so that we can provide a more interesting and useful service, as well as more appropriate advertising. We ask for your name and email address if you sign up for special or personalized services, such as our discussion boards or email newsletters. We may also ask for this information at other times, such as when you enter contests or other promotions sponsored by BabyPips.com. We sometimes conduct surveys as well, although you do not have to respond to them.

If you use our recommendation service to email one of our articles to a friend, you will need to provide us with your friend’s email address and your email address as a return address. We will automatically send this person a one-time email, with the recommended article attached, as well as invite your friend to visit and register with our site. We will not use these email addresses for any other purpose.

We collect IP addresses for site security and to help us understand how people use our site so that we can improve our site and our users’ respective experiences.

How Does BabyPips.com Use Your Personal Information?

BabyPips.com collects personal information to provide you, the user, with the best and most personalized experience possible, and to provide our advertisers with an efficient way to reach the right audience. In short, by knowing a little about you, BabyPips.com can deliver more relevant content and advertisements to you.

We conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based upon the information you provide us when you register or participate in contests or other promotions on our site, or based upon the information on our server log files. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. We may also notify you of products, services, or areas of our site that we think may interest you based on the information we’ve received. If you would prefer us not to contact you for these purposes, simply click the “unsubscribe” link found in our email messages.

How Do We Use “IP Addresses”, “Cookies”, “Web Beacons” and “Other Technologies”?

IP Addresses

Your Web browser or email application automatically provides your Internet Protocol address (“IP address”) to other computers with which you communicate over the Internet, so that they know where to send you information.

We receive an IP address each time you view one of our Web pages, because the browser automatically reports it to us. We also may store the IP address when you register with BabyPips.com, post a message, or buy something from us.

We may use IP addresses for various purposes, including:

  • Diagnosing service or technology problems.
  • Assessing and maintaining system security.
  • Displaying the most appropriate advertising or content.
  • Studying how people use our site and how we can improve it.
  • Reporting to advertisers about aggregate, but not individual, information derived from IP addresses.

Cookies

Data collection devices, such as “cookies,” are used to store, and sometimes track, information about you. Generally, these cookies help provide personalized services and promote trust and safety. We use cookies to deliver a more personalized service to you. We also may use cookies to measure your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on BabyPips.com a better one. We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other Users will see on our Site. You are always free to decline our cookies if you wish and if your browser permits, however please know that doing so may interfere with the proper functioning of certain parts of our Site.

Some of our third party advertising partners may distribute cookies to users of our Site or in advertisements that are provided to us. BabyPips.com has no access to or control over these cookies from third parties. These advertisers may be engaging in online behavioral advertising as defined by the Digital Advertising Alliance and FTC.

Web Beacons

We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our site in order to recognize users, assess traffic patterns, identify preferred content and measure site engagement. We also include web beacons in our email messages, including newsletters, in order to count how many email messages have been opened.

We also use reputable third parties to collect information, through the use of web beacons, browser cookies and other tracking technologies. We may collect various data provided by your browser while you are on our site via web beacons. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non-personal information or personal information that users have voluntarily submitted.

Other Technologies

Other Technologies are technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device

Your choice and our use of cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies

We offer certain site features, services, applications, and tools that are available only through the use of these technologies. You are always free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your browser, installed application, or device so permits. However, if you decline cookies or other similar technologies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain site features, services, applications, or tools. You may also be required to re-enter your password more frequently during your browsing session. For more information on how you can block, delete, or disable these technologies, please review your browser or device settings.

Generally, these technologies allow our site, services, applications, and tools to store relevant information in your browser or device and later read that information in order to identify you to our servers or internal systems. Where applicable, we protect our cookies and other similar technologies to help ensure that only we and/or our authorized service providers can interpret them by assigning them a unique identifier that is designed for interpretation only by us. We do not store any of your personal information on any of our cookies or other similar technologies.

Any personal information that we collect and store through use of these technologies is first obtained through notice and consent: We obtain your consent by providing you with transparent notice of use of the technologies and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable these technologies as set forth above.

Our uses of such technologies fall into the following general categories:

  1. Operationally Necessary. We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies that are necessary to the operation of our site, services, applications, and tools. This includes technologies that allow you access to our site, services, applications, and tools, that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security, or that allow you to make use of our functions such as saved search, or similar functions;

  2. Performance-Related. We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies to assess the performance of our site, applications, services, and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our site, determine if you have interacted with our messaging, determine whether you have viewed an item or link, or to improve our website content, applications, services, or tools;

  3. Functionality-Related. We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our site, services, applications, or tools. This may include identifying you when you sign into our site or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed so that we may enhance the presentation of content on our site;

  4. Advertising or Targeting-Related. We may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our site or on third party sites. This includes using technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements and content that has been delivered to you, such as whether you have clicked on an advertisement.

If you would like to opt-out of all other types of technologies we employ on our site, services, applications, or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits.

Use of these technologies by authorized third-party service providers

We may work with third-party companies, commonly known as service providers, who are authorized to place third-party cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies for storing information on our site or in our services, applications, and tools with our permission. These service providers help us to provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.

These service providers may use these technologies to help us deliver our own content and advertising, and compile anonymous site metrics and analytics. We do not permit any of these service providers to collect any of your personal information on our site or in our services, applications, or tools for their own purposes. Third-party cookies are covered by the third parties’ privacy policy

With the exception of the use of such technologies by our service providers or other authorized third parties, we do not permit any third-party content on our site to include or utilize any cookies, web beacons, local storage, or similar technologies for tracking purposes or to collect your personal information. If you believe a listing or other third-party content might be collecting personal information or using tracking technologies on our site, please report it to legal@babypips.com.

Ad networks and exchanges operated by authorized third parties

We may use third parties, such as advertising networks and exchanges, to allow us to serve you advertisements. These third-party ad networks and exchange providers may use third-party cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to collect information. They may also collect your device identifier, IP address, or identifier for advertising (IDFA). The information that these third parties collect may be used to assist us in providing you with more relevant advertising that we serve on our site. Third-party cookies are covered by the third parties’ privacy policy.

Will BabyPips.com Disclose Any of Your Personal Information?

BabyPips.com will not disclose any personally identifiable information about individual users, except as described in this Privacy Statement. We do not give, rent, lend, or sell individual information to our advertisers, although we do provide aggregate information. For example, we might tell an advertiser that there are 20,000 registered email subscribers in Gotham City, but we will not tell them that Batman is one of them, nor will we tell them that his email address is bruce@statelywaynemanor.com.

We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning or in connection with the Site, to a third party in the event of a sale or other transfer of assets or of any portion of our business. In the event BabyPips.com enters a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information may be among the assets transferred.

We may disclose account information where we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the law or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) BabyPips.com’s rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. BabyPips.com may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our services.

We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. We use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, however, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

How Do We Respect Children’s Privacy?

Our site is not directed at children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.

What Else Should You Know About Your Privacy?

Many of our advertisers or partners link from our site to areas on their own sites where they sell their own products and services.  If you follow links from our site to others, you should be aware that you are doing business with those other sites, which have their own privacy and data collection practices. BabyPips.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies (and we may not even know what they are). For more information regarding a site and its privacy policies, check that site.

How Will You Know Whether BabyPips.com’s Privacy Policy Has Changed?

We may change this Privacy Statement at any time, but we will give notice of any material changes (or any notices that we are required to give you) on our website and/or in email messages.

Last Updated: February 20, 2015