Policy Updated 17th May 2018
Here at Nourishing My Scholar we value and protect your privacy.
This policy explains when and why we collect information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Who are we?
Nourishing My Scholar is an online homeschool site founded in 2015 by Erin Vincent. This is a personal blog owned and operated by Erin Vincent. Here we share hands-on learning activities, homeschool resources, curriculum and product reviews, book lists and read aloud suggestion ideas for you and your children. I also chronicle the joys and challenges of homeschooling two intense children.
NOTE: Nourishing My Scholar is a United States website and an independently operated blog subject to the laws of the United States of America. This website was not created to serve, nor does it actively market to residents of the EU (European Union).
How we Collect Information About You
Information is collected via log files, cookies, leaving comments on the site, or subscribing to our newsletter.
What Information do we Collect About You
We collect information on your name, email address, website (if you leave this in a comment), IP address and the pages that you visited and when you visited them on the site.
How and Why we Track your Visit
Like most websites around the world, we use Google Analytics (GA) to process information about the number of visitors on our site, and their behavior.
We use this information to record the number of people using Nourishing My Scholar and to better understand where you discover our site (from social media, Google or another site) and how you use it as well as to see how people move throughout the site.
GA records your approximate location down to town level, the type device you are using e.g. Mobile or Table, Name of device e.g. iPad or Samsung Galaxy etc…, operating system e.g. Windows 10 or iOS and browser e.g. Firefox or Chrome none of this data can be used to identify you.
Google does record your IP address however, we don’t have access to this information and it modifies it so that you can not be identified specifically just the area that you are in.
Google Analytics Demographics
We are committed to ensuring that our website contains content that is valuable and useful to our readers.
To help us with this we have implemented the Google analytics demographics and interest reporting features on our website.
These tools allow us to review anonymous data regarding the gender, age, and interests of website visitors and adapt our website content to better reflect their needs.
Although this information is collected through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable format.
This means we cannot identify what information is about you, and we will not try to figure it out.
To do this Google Analytics uses a “cookie” on your machine. Read more about Cookies below.
Leaving a Comment on our Site
Here at Nourishing My Scholar, we love hearing if you have tried a hands-on learning activity, had success using one of our recommended curriculums, homeschool resources, or found our book lists and read aloud suggestions useful. We do this by giving you the option of leaving a comment.
To leave a comment you may leave it anonymously or leave a name, email address, website, and comment.
We only use this information to identify you as the comment maker and do not pass this on to any third party.
Your email address will never be shown in the comment section of the site.
Your details will remain in the database unless we remove it, or the article is removed from the site.
You may request that we delete the comment and remove your details at any time. Please email us at email@example.com to ask for this to be carried out.
If you are under 18 you must obtain your parents’ permission before leaving a comment.
IMPORTANT: In your comment, you should avoid leaving information of a personal nature and it is recommended that you do this on any website you comment on.
If you choose to join our newsletter via a sign-up form on Nourishing My Scholar, then your email address is required so that you can be sent the emails. We also ask for your First Name although this isn’t required so that we may address you personally in our weekly email.
Your data is collected and then passed to our Email Service Provider MailChimp.
You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email I send you, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that you be removed. Please make sure that you are using the same email address as you receive the emails from to do this.
Within the Email Service Provider, we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalized email service to you.
We send emails 1 – 3 times a week and with our tracking try and make these as relevant to you as possible with new blog posts and homeschool resources.
From time to time we may include promotions for products.
If you have subscribed, you also receive access to our growing list of subscriber bonuses and printables.
Details that we hold including your name, email address and where you have visited will never be passed onto a Third Party.
Advertisements on Nourishing My Scholar
We use third-party advertisements on Nourishing My Scholar to support our site.
- Google AdSense
- Amazon Ads
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
Affiliate Links on Nourishing My Scholar
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Other Affiliate Links
Nourishing My Scholar uses Affiliate links with many of our favorite homeschool resources and curriculums. In my posts and sidebar, I sometimes link to other sites. Some of these links are affiliate links. Affiliate links earn me a small commission on any purchases made when visiting these sites after clicking on one of these links, at no extra cost to you.
Sponsored Posts on Nourishing My Scholar
Nourishing My Scholar accepts payment for advertising and for sponsored posts.
When I am compensated for my time to give a product review, I will disclose this fact within the post itself. I want you to know that I will only support products and companies that I truly believe in, and I will provide my honest assessment. I want my readers to know that they can trust my word. I stand behind everything I write.
Are you interested in working with us? Fantastic! Our media kit — with blog stats, rates, and information about companies with whom we have worked — is available. Please contact us to discuss current rates and packages.
Nourishing My Scholar is committed to serving our readers in a genuine way. We work with a limited number of brands each month and we are highly selective. We only endorse family-friendly resources that we have personal experience with and reviews always reflect our honest opinion of the featured product. Here is quick sponsor information:
- All links are no-follow
- Reviews require both product and monetary compensation
- Media kit is updated approximately every 3 months
If you have any questions about any of the above, please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com
Not a delicious recipe from Nourishing My Scholar, but the little pieces of code that we use to track your use of our site and provide the best possible experience for you.
Specifically, we use them for
- Our commenting system so that you don’t have to always enter your details
- Collect data as part of Google Analytics so that we can see who has visited our website: Read how their cookies work
- Social Warfare share buttons (for social sharing): Read how their cookies work
- MailChimp (for email tracking): Read how their site tracking works
- Amazon (for advertising)
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser.
However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to https://nourishingmyscholar.com/and other sites on the Internet.
Social Media Privacy
Nourishing My Scholar uses various social media platforms. Nourishing My Scholar is not responsible for what you post on Nourishing My Scholar social media channels.
If you are Under 16
Please obtain your parents’ permission before entering any personal information on Nourishing My Scholar, we are concerned with your privacy as much as adults.
When we may Transfer your Personal Data
We will not transfer your personal data unless we are under legal obligation to do so.
If you wish to be Removed from our Data
At any point, you may ask that we remove your information from our systems. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements and we will do so within a month.
The same applies to what information we hold about you and can be identified as being about you.
Thank you so much for visiting my website and don’t forget to enjoy yourself!