Published on December 10th, 2022 By Elizey

Privacy Policy & Disclosures

Terms of Use

Rain or Shine Mamma is a personal blog and all opinions expressed here are my own. The posts that I share are for informational and entertainment purposes only and anything you do based on the information provided is done at your own risk. Even though I do my best to stay up to date on the latest research I do not guarantee the accuracy of the content of this site and I will not be held responsible for any damages or losses related to activities that were inspired by my writing. I’m a writer, not a doctor or a lawyer. That means I do not provide medical, legal or any other professional advice. If in doubt, seek out the appropriate professional for advice.

Comments

I don’t expect everybody to agree with me and you are free to challenge my opinions. However, I do reserve the right to delete comments that are rude, profane or abusive. Any comments made on the blog, on my various social media accounts and in emails sent directly to me may be used in my future writing, unless you specifically request otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, blog posts, newsletters, columns and books.

Ads and Sponsors

I started this blog out of passion for connecting children with nature through outdoor play and adventure, not to make money. However, I am part of Amazon’s affiliate program in order to offset some of the costs that are associated with running a blog. When you make a purchase after clicking on one of my ads or affiliate links, I get a very small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work to get kids back outside!

Occasionally, I will review, give away and/or promote products on the blog. Please trust that I always share my honest opinion and, unless stated otherwise, only highlight products and companies that I personally have tried and love. By sharing information about things that I believe in I hope that you will benefit as well.

Privacy and Integrity Policy

This policy was updated on May 4, 2019, to comply with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. (Better late than never, right?)

Who collects your information?

Rain or Shine Mamma, a personal blog about connecting children with nature, is run by me, Linda McGurk. I’m most likely to be reached at linda@rainorshinemamma.com. Or, if you prefer, by snail mail or phone:

2605 W. County Home Rd.
Covington, IN 47932
Ph: +46 793 012016

What kind of information do I collect?

I only collect and process personal information about visitors of this blog when it is absolutely necessary, typically in the following ways:

    • When you comment on a post, I receive your name, email address and IP address, and your message is stored on my server. By commenting on my posts, you consent to me processing this information.
    • When you sign up for my newsletter/RSS feed, I receive your email address and – if you choose to submit it – your name. This information is necessary in order for me to deliver the newsletter as you have requested and by submitting it, you are consenting to me processing it.
    • When you contact me through my contact form, I receive your name and email address. By submitting this information, you are consenting to me processing it.
    • When you participate in a giveaway or contest, I collect information such as your name and email address. In some instances, for example if you win a giveaway or contest, I may request your address as well. By submitting this information, you are consenting to me processing it.
    • When you browse this blog, it collects cookies in order to collect data for Google Analytics and customize the ads that you see. You can turn off cookies at any time by changing the settings in your browser. Collecting this information is in the legitimate interest of this blog, as it helps me determine which content is of the most interest to my readers.

Is your information shared with others?

Rest assured that I’ll never sell your information to marketers, sales people or any other third parties. Your information is only shared with third parties when it is necessary in order for me to provide you with a service or for me to fulfill my end of a bargain. I only share your data with third parties when:

    • You have agreed that I may do so.
      • I use other companies to provide services on my behalf, e.g.  sending mail or emails, hosting and maintaining my website.
      • I run an event, contest or giveaway in partnership with other named organizations and your details need to be shared. When this is the case, what will happen to your data is clearly stated when you register.
      • We may disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors, supporters, customers and sales to describe our services and operations to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics won’t include any personally identifying information.

If you’re a resident of the EU, I technically share your personal information with a third country, since this blog is based in the U.S.

This disclosure statement can be changed anytime without notice.

How long is your data stored?

I have no interest in hanging on to your personal information any longer than necessary. When you sign

You have the right to ask me to remove your personal information from our records at any time. I’ll fulfill your request as soon as possible, unless I’m legally unable to do so, and will notify you promptly.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

    1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
    2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
    3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
    4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
    5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
    6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
    7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
    8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
    9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
    10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
    11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
    12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
    13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
    14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
    15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
    16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
    17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
    18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
    19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
    20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
    21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
    22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.