Privacy Policy

Mama Tell Me A Story is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, and those providing contact information. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://toymakingmagic.com. When accessing the https://toymakingmagic.com website, Mama Tell Me A Story will learn certain information about you during your visit.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, shipping or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Mama Tell Me A Story uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit personal information to Mama Tell Me A Story by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, upon making certain purchases described herein, we may ask you to create a user profile, which would allow you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.

Automatically-Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Mama Tell Me A Story. For example, when you use Mama Tell Me A Story, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using Mama Tell Me A Story, such as links clicked.

Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

Payments

Mama Tell Me a Story uses Stripe and PayPal to service payments for some services.

• Stripe collects personal information such as your name, email address, zip code, and payment information. You may access Stripe’s Privacy Policy here. Upon making a purchase via Stripe, you will receive email confirmations to the email address you provide during your purchase.

• PayPal collects personal information such as your name, email address, address, and payment information. You may access PayPal’s Privacy Policy here. Upon making a purchase via PayPal, you will receive email confirmations to the email address you provide during your purchase.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you choose to correspond with us through our contact forms, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Cookies

Mama Tell Me A Story uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless strictly compelled to do so by law.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Newsletters

Mama Tell Me A Story uses MailChimp as its email service provider. MailChimp collects contact information, distributes our newsletter, and tracks actions you take that assist us in measuring the performance of the website and newsletters.

Our newsletters contain tracking pixels. This pixel is embedded in emails and allows us to analyze the success of our newsletters. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email, which links within the email you click, and the pages you visit on our website. This behavior is not passed to third-parties. All data submitted at the time of subscription to our newsletter is stored on MailChimp’s servers. You may access MailChimp’s privacy policy here. At any time, you may be removed from our newsletter list by clicking on the unsubscribe button provided in each email.

We may also rely on a third-party service, OptinMonster, to service certain pop-up subscription boxes. Any information collected by OptinMonster is passed through directly to MailChimp and is not stored by any party other than MailChimp.

External Links

https://toymakingmagic.com may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Affiliate Links

Some of the links contained in this website are affiliate links. Additionally, Mama Tell Me A Story 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 linking to amazon.com. This means that we may receive a commission if you click on the link and make a purchase from the affiliate. We only recommend products and services that we know or trust to be of high quality, whether an affiliate relationship is in place or not.

Surveys + Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Our Policy Towards Children

The Services are intended to be used by adults and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we can take steps to remove such information and terminate any account your child has created with us.

Analytics

Mama Tell Me A Story may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us here: https://toymakingmagic.com/contact

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changing Terms

We may at any time amend this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, all users who have provided us with an email address will be notified via email to the email address on file. We will post the most recent versions to the site and list the effective dates on the page of our Privacy Policy here: https://toymakingmagic.com/privacy-policy/.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact us here: https://toymakingmagic.com/contact