This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Amy Gross and owned by MomsToolbox Media, LLC.
As a former public relations pro, I am PR friendly. I will consider and accept story ideas, press releases and public relations pitches for post ideas or promotions which fit within the scope of MomsToolbox.com.
I will, on occasion, accept items for giveaway on MomsToolbox.com and in person at events. Items must fit within the scope and theme of MomsToolbox.com and are at my own discretion. Not all giveaways are provided to MomsToolbox.com free of charge, however. If an item has been provided to MomsToolbox.com for purposes of giveaway, it will be indicated in the post.
MomsToolbox does occasionally participate in select affiliate programs, which means I may be compensated in some way when readers click through and purchase items or take other actions. If this is the case on a particular link, the link will be indicated with an asterisk, like this*. I do not promote or participate in an affiliate programs for products I would not recommend or consider using myself. That being said, I cannot be held liable for your experiences with the products or services mentioned, whether I be participating as an affiliate or not. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
Effective February 2012
The privacy of visitors to MomsToolbox.com is important to me.
I recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit MomsToolbox.com, and how I safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, MomsToolbox collects and uses the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
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).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. 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.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
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, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp