These policies are valid from July 8, 2015
Mom on the Side is a blog written and edited by Lisa Collins. We may receive products directly from brands, manufacturers, public relations companies, and brand marketing firms. In addition we have be invited to fairs, shows, and other events. Complimentary services, gratis products, tickets and press samples never compromise our coverage of the product or event. We will always cover whatever we receive fairly and honestly.
Mom on the Side will not be paid for a review but may receive complimentary products, services, tickets, and travel in exchange for our opinion. Any advice on this site is the opinion of Mom on the Side, and any/all contributing editors for this site. We are in no way responsible for the effects of our advice and always suggest that our readers decide for themselves.
If there are any images listed on this site you would like removed, please email us and they will be removed promptly.
Commitment to Online Security
Personal information submitted to Mom on the Side is only accessible by the owner of this site.
Personal Information Collected by Mom on the Side
Mom on the Side may ask you to provide the following types of personal information: name, postal address, email addresses, and phone numbers. This information is given freely by you and is not required to view, read, or use this site. Mom on the Side may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information such as the date of your visit to the site, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Charter, Comcast, etc.), and the IP Address of your computer.
Mom on the Side does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 18 without the expressed permission from a parent or legal guardian, and the site is not structured to attract anyone under the age of 18.
How Mom on the Side Uses Personal Information
Mom on the Side will not use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. We use personal information to reply to inquiries and comments, provide operational notices, publish a newsletter, and program or sweepstakes participation. By completing an entry or registration form you are allowing us store your information in a database for retrieval at a future time for purposes of picking a winner for a giveaway or contacting you with site updates.
Mom on the Side will never sell, rent or share your personal information with third-parties.
In general, you are responsible for the information you submit in the form of a comment on a post on this blog. Your comments can be read by anyone and your profile can be viewed by anyone. You are allowed to post as an Anonymous reader as a way to help protect your privacy. This blog uses Google Docs forms for some of it’s giveaways in order to collect information from readers.
Materials Submitted to Mom on the Side
All photos, written correspondence and any other materials submitted to Mom on the Side become the sole and exclusive property of Mom on the Side and cannot be returned at any time. By submitting Materials, you agree that Mom on the Side may, but is not obligated to, use the Materials in connection with the site, in any way, in any medium, worldwide, in perpetuity. Further, you warrant all Materials are 100% original and do not violate the right of privacy or publicity of, or constitute a defamation against, any person or entity; that the Materials will not infringe upon or violate the copyright or common law rights or any other rights of any person or entity; that there are and will be no encumbrances, liens, conditions or restrictions whatsoever upon or affecting such Materials; and that you and the person depicted in the Materials are at least 18 years of age or you are a parent or guardian granting permission for use. You agree to indemnify Mom on the Side for all damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any breach or failure of the warranties made herein.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes please submit the changes to Mom on the Side by email at email@example.com Please be sure to note that you are “updating” your information.
Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. Our website also recognizes the online site where a visitor clicked one of our banners or buttons to follow through and visit our site, but we cannot identify the visitor or the visitor’s address. Site information is used to confirm promotion of Mom on the Side giveaways, newsletter, or other projects, and may be used to advise participants of the numbers of visitors who come to our site from their sites.
Third Party Ads
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use 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, click here.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting Mom on the Side, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites 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, click here.
The ads you see on Mom on the Side may be affiliate accounts for products that may be of interested to readers of this site. We may receive products or monetary compensation for recommendations made in reference to the products/services on this website. Most ads posted are typically chosen because it’s a product we have tried and approve of.
This disclosure is made in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Advertorial and Sponsored Post Policies
Mom on the Side occasionally includes compensated advertorial or sponsored posts.
Affiliate Links and Advertising Policies
Mom on the Side makes use of affiliate links that may appear in some posts. By clicking on the links you help Mom on the Side make money to keep this site running. Mom on the Side also runs advertisements using ad networks. If you ever find an offensive ad please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can track it down and remove it.
Mom on the Side uses affiliate links in some of the posts. If you click that link and make a purchase of that product or other products up until 30 days, we may make a commission on that sale. The site you visit will place a cookie (a small text file) on your computer when you click the link from Mom on the Side. This tells that site that you came from MomOnTheSide.com and to give us credit for the sale. We use affiliate links to help generate income for MomOnTheSide.com.
Public Relations and Product Review Policies
Mom on the Side may accept products for review from brands and public relations representatives. We may run giveaways in conjunction with the product review. All giveaway prizes will be either supplied by the brand or Mom on the Side and will be indicated in the giveaway.
Unless compensated as a disclosed sponsored or advertorial post, we exercise full independence over product reviews. Receipt of a product, whether solicited or unsolicited, does not constitute a contract for a published review of the product or for the substance of any content produced that discusses the product.
We accept only products of interest in hopes of lessening negative reviews and accepting a product to review does not guarantee a favorable review, or any review at all. Reviews are done based on honest assessments of the products and content will not be provided to for pre-approval by PR representatives or brands, nor will reviews be edited after the fact based on requests to do so. Products that wish to impose such limitations will not be accepted for review but may be eligible for inclusion as a sponsored post with compensation. Editorial timeline is currently 2-4 weeks from receipt of a product. All items received from brands and PR representatives are disclosed as such per the FTC guides within the review post.
Receipt of Product Not Contractual or Compensatory
All products received are deemed to be gifts/commercial samples that do not form a contract for review and are not deemed to be compensation for any content that is written.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.