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Privacy Policy

Sigh. Writing and reading privacy policies is about as interesting as watching paint dry.

But here’s the thing, your privacy matters. Below you’ll find a shortened and long version of our privacy policy.

Your privacy at Parent From Heart in a nutshell

At Parent From Heart, we work to ensure the website is secure. We will never share your data with a third party unless required by law. If you sign up for our newsletter, the form you sign up for lets you know that’s what you’re doing. So, you won’t get emails from us unless you actually want them. And even then you can still unsubscribe or contact us and have your email address removed.

When you leave a comment on Parent From Heart, you input information that is only viewable to us. The name you leave and the comment you write is made public. Your IP, email address, and website (where applicable) are only accessed on the backend of Parent From Heart.

If at any time, you would like to have us delete your personal information left via blog comment, in your customer profile or from my newsletter provider, please click here to contact us. We will remove your information within 30 days of receiving your request.

Finally, Parent From Heart uses cookies (read more about this below). You can block cookies in your internet browser by following these steps here.

For more detailed information on what data Parent From Heart uses and stores, please read below.

Parent From Heart Privacy Policy

Parent From Heart found at (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the information we can collect through this website and how it is used. This statement only applies to this website.


Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information that you submit such as your name and/or email address, website and IP address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or signing up as a customer.

With exception to your IP, you will be required to input this information in order for Parent From Heart to receive it. In the event that you set up a customer profile, we store the username, but your password and payment information will not be visible in our records.

All financial details are collected via PayPal, Gumroad and Stripe. These websites do not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed. If you would like information on their privacy policies, please see their respective websites.

Automatically-Collected Information:  As is the case with most websites, Parent From Heart uses Google Analytics (GA) to process information such as the number of visitors to our site, the length of their visits, the countries they are from, and how these visitors accessed our site (i.e. through social media, a search engine or another website). Through GA, we see how each reader navigates the site, the device they use (i.e. mobile or desktop), and what browser they use. We also gain access to demographical information of our readers such as gender, age, and interests.

None of this data can be used to identify you.

Google does record your IP address. We cannot access this information.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Google Ad settings or through the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Cookies: This website log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We 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.


We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate the website and make improvements,
  • To pitch advertising agencies about the traffic to the website,
  • To create newsletters that are relevant to the visitors of the website,
  • To block malicious activity on the website.

We will only share your information (i.e. email address entered to receive a newsletter) into third-party applications that provide functions to the website (i.e. a newsletter provider to send out the Parent From Heart newsletter).

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.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

OneSignal – this service is used to send you push notifications through your web browser, should you choose.  Please refer to OneSignal’s privacy policy for further information.

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, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent unless required by law or in the instance this website is sold to another party. In the event the website is sold, you as a subscriber may be notified.


From time to time, we 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.


If you create a user profile on the website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  Your email address will never be available publicly.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.


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 Website 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.


Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

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.

Affiliate Program Participation

The website engages in affiliate marketing. If you click on a link from an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. If you choose to make a purchase during the duration of that cookie, the website could receive a commission.

Parent From Heart 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  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.


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, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Unsubscribe – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by emailing a request.

Amend – You may contact us by clicking here to amend or update your personal information.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.


At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website. This includes your social insurance number, information regarding your health, political opinions, religious beliefs, or family. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


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 via email and we will promptly remove such information from our records.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


At any time, please contact us for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

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