This policy was last modified on May 19, 2018.
Your privacy is very important to Baby Corner! We created this policy (this "policy") in order to inform you about information that we collect ("personal information") and share when you visit our websites (the "website"), online services, social media pages, and mobile apps. This policy describes the information we collect, who we may share it with, and how you may opt-out, or revoke your consent to collecting and sharing this information.
Baby Corner is a website for expectant and new parents owned and operated by BC Interactive Media LLC. In this Policy, we refer to the terms "Baby Corner," "we," "us," and "our", to mean BC Interactive Media, LLC. We are located in Vestal, NY in the United States. We operate as an online resource to people around the world with the hope of providing information and support to you as you journey through fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood. The website is supported by advertising, which allows us to provide our services to you for free. With that in mind, please know that Baby Corner shares information that may identify you, your computer to our advertising and marketing partners, for which we will describe in more detail below.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
The information we collect from you may be used for:
- enabling membership features for you,
- personalizing the content and services that are presented to you,
- responding to your requests and administering your account,
- improving the website so that we can deliver an optimum website experience for you,
- sending email newsletters, marketing messages, and account notifications that you have opt-in to receive.
- preventing fraud and protect our websites and interests from malicious activity,
- tailoring advertisements to your interests based on your Internet browsing activity on our website and other websites that you may have visited (Please see below for information about our advertising partners)
- processing other transactions on the website for which you consent to.
What Personal Information Do We Collect
Baby Corner collects and controls information that you provide to us when you register, access the website, or participate in services provided by us. The following information is collected and stored only when necessary to provide our services to you.
Required Membership Registration Information
We request and collect the following information with your consent during the account registration process, but disclosure is not required to access or enjoy the site anonymously without registering for an account.
- Name or Username - To identify you to us and to other visitors of Baby Corner when you participate in member only features such as posting comments and community posts, polls, contests, and in messages that you may send to Baby Corner and/or other members in our community, comments, and contests.
- Password – To allow you to login into your account securely, which is encrypted, secured, and known only to you.
- Email Address - To identify you as a unique person to prevent multiple website member registrations, and to facilitate communication between you and Baby Corner and/or other members of Baby Corner at your request.
- Birthdate (required at registration) – To verify your age and ability to consent to the terms and conditions that govern this website, and to protect minors from accessing information that their parents may not want them to access. If you wish, you may elect to have your birthday shown on your profile page.
Optional Website Content and Profile Personalization
We request and collect the following information in order to enhance the services we provide to you, but is not required to access or enjoy the site:
- Profile Photo - To display on your profile page and alongside your public messages that you post within the website.
- Pregnancy due date and/or children's names and birthdates, and gender - To personalize the site and emails that you subscribe to in order to display relevant content that is important to you.
- Your last name – used on our baby names page so that you can see what your baby's name will look like along side other names. This information is used and displayed only to you for your own personal convenience.
Required Browser and IP Address
The following information is collected when you first access the website, and may be shared with third party advertisers
- IP Address – this identifies you as a unique person and may disclose your regional location, such as the country, region or state, and city that you live in.
- Your browser information – this identifies information such as whether you are using a mobile, tablet, or desktop device so that we may tailor the site design for you.
How do we protect your information?
The protection of your personal information is of utmost importance to us. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit a request. These security measures include: password protected directories and databases controlled by Baby Corner to safeguard your information, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), and firewall technology to ensure that your personal information is fully encrypted and sent across the Internet securely and accessed only by those who have authority. Access to databases is limited to a select few within our organization the need to administer the database, and the authority and training required to handle and safeguard private information. In the attempt that we become aware that your information may have been accessed or otherwise breached by unauthorized parties, we will notify you and the appropriate authorities immediately through email or other means necessary to ensure that you are aware of such breach and can take any appropriate action to safeguard your information.
Baby Corner monitors posts, comments, and other information posted by our members in an effort to maintain our commitment to protecting our members personal information and rights. If any time we find content posted in our community, comments, messages, or other publicly available pages that we find questionable, against any law, or may violate the rights of others, we reserve the right to modify or the information at our discretion which may include permanent deletion of the users account.
How We Protect Children
We do not collect any information from anyone under 16 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 16 years old or older. In order to verify your age, we ask for your birthdate during registration.
The email address you provide during member registration and/or newsletter subscription, or on other pages of our site may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your activity on our message boards, member notifications, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, promotions, related product or service information if you have subscribed (opt-in) to receive our newsletters.
We do not send emails unless you have specifically requested to receive them from us and your email is never shared with any third party without your explicit consent. We have also have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails from us, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. Your request to unsubscribe should be processed immediately; however, if you continue to receive emails, please contact us right away so that we can investigate and correct the problem immediately.
When you visit our website, a cookie is placed on your computer that identifies your computer and its approximate regional location. When you login to your account, tracking cookies are placed in your browser that help us identify you for the purpose of allowing you to visit the site without having to login each time. These cookies contain information including your Baby Corner membership userid, your privacy consent information and expire one year after the last time you visited or logged into our site.
Cookies do not specifically tell us who you are; however, they do tell us how you use our site. We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our sites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ to place your opt-out request with Google.
How We Use Advertising
We use several third-party advertising vendors to help us keep this website free by serving ads when you visit. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" that is or was places on your computer's browser. These cookies are tracked by the vendor for the purpose of delivery advertising messages that are tailored to your interests, based on your Internet browsing history provided that advertiser tracks the websites you visit. Since the cookies are placed when you visit Baby Corner, we feel it is our obligation to inform you that demographic information may be collected by advertisers and may disclose personally identifiable information such as your IP address, cookie identifiers, geographic location data, and personal interests based on your Internet browsing history. Your browsing history may disclose other personal information that could be determined based on the site content you are viewing. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org/. Our advertising partners include:
Advertising Cookie Opt-Out Options
To prevent advertisers from placing cookies on your website, you may visit one or more of the following websites to opt-out of having cookies set on your computer for the purpose of delivery advertising to you. These services allow you examine your computer to identify advertising companies that have placed an advertising cookie on your computer and opt-out of receiving cookies from these companies.
Third Party Services and Affiliate Offers
From time to time, we partner with third parties to provide products and services that you may be interested in. If you have disclosed this information of your own free will and you have given Baby Corner explicit consent to share other personally identifiable information, (such as your name and email address to subscribe to another company's newsletter), we will securely send your information electronically to those third parties so that they may process your request. At that time, those parties will also become controllers of your personal data.
Baby Corner uses affiliate programs and lead generation programs for monetization, which means when you click on links to various sites that Baby Corner recommends in its articles, and/or sponsored links and you choose to visit their website and make a purchase, this can result in Baby Corner receiving a monetary commission. Some affiliate programs and affiliations include but are not limited to Amazon.com and MySavings.com.
How to View, Update or Remove Your Personal Information
If your personal information changes (such as your e-mail), we provide several ways to update, or remove your information. This can usually be done at the member information pages located inside your User Profile Settings or your pregnancy settings page. You may also contact us for assistance with changing personal information by using our contact form, or to have your account deleted if you have one.
You have the right to withdraw your consent, and to have your information and your account deleted in a timely manner. We are currently working on ways to make this process faster and easier. In the meantime, to have your information deleted, please contact us directly with your account username and/or email address. If we are able to locate any personally identifiable information about you, we will process your request by deleting your account, and all personal information submitted by you that we have physical access to within one month and contact you via email to notify you about the status of your personal information.
Third Party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Personal Information Usage Consent and Disclosure
Baby Corner strives to obtain your consent at various points of entry to our website and to disclose to you any personal information that we will be collecting and what it will be used for.
Baby Corner does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information that you provide to Baby Corner, unless you specifically request, and give us your explicit consent to do so (for example, if you choose to sign up for offers from third party organizations and you check the box stating that would like to receive an offer, you have given us your consent to disclose your personal information to that organization). We may however release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, at the request of law enforcement, to prevent fraud, or protect ours, yours or others' rights, property, or safety, and does not require your consent regardless of your location.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
BC Interactive Media
205 Doris Avenue
Vestal, New York 13850
Our Privacy Pledge
- CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
- California Online Privacy Protection Act
- Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
- Federal Trade Commission Affiliate Disclosure
- Privacy Alliance
- Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Effective May 25, 2018)
If at any time you feel that your rights have been violated, and have a cause that needs to be disputed, please fill out the Trust Guard Dispute Resolution form.