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PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.welltrainedmind.com (the “Site”).The Site is operated by Peace Hill Press, Inc. ("PHP" or "we") to provide a social network for parents who are educating their children. The only place where we collect any personally identifying information is in the “Forums” section of the Site, where we have various message boards.  This privacy policy explains our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of personally identifying information that you may provide to us through the Forums.

  1. What kinds of personally identifying information do we collect on the WTM Site?
    • When you register for the Forums, we ask you for your e-mail address. 
    • If you “contact us,” we ask you for your name and e-mail address.
  2. How do we use the personally identifying information that we collect on the WTM Site?
    • We use your e-mail address when you sign up for the Forums to send you a "click on this link" e-mail to confirm your registration, as a precaution to avoid automated spam.
    • We will use your e-mail address to contact you if something goes wrong with your user account and you are unable to sign on.
  3. With whom do we share the personally identifying information that we collect on the WTM Site?
    • We do not share your personally identifying information with anyone in the course of our regular business operations.
    • If PHP assigns or otherwise transfers the operations of the WTM Site that relates to your personally identifying information, PHP will transfer your personally identifying information to the successor entity.
    • If PHP is required to disclose your personally identifying information by any applicable law, court order, or government regulation, that company will comply with such law, court order, or regulation.
    • If you are a California resident, and you want to find out the names of any information brokers or any other third parties with whom we share your personally identifying information under California Privacy (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575 et seq. (“Cal-OPPA”)), send a request to:

      Peace Hill Press
      Marketing Dep’t
      18021 The Glebe Lane
      Charles City, VA 23030

      Within thirty (30) days, we will provide you with that information.  (We are obligated to put this here, even though we do not share your information with anyone.)
  4. What other kinds of identifying information are collected when you use the WTM Site?

    General

    • The WTM Site also automatically collects aggregated information, demographic information and any other information that does not reveal your specific identity but that relates to your use of the WTM Site.  This kind of information is “passively” collected from you through browser navigational tools, such as cookies and pixel tags.  These types of technologies enable the WTM Site to compile statistics about our daily number of site visitors or specific page requests, while not identifying you personally, other than by your IP address, which is the Internet Protocol address of the computer that you use to access the Site.

    Cookies

    • A cookie is a small data file that a Web site transfers to a user's hard drive when a user visits the Web site.  A cookie file can contain information such as a unique ID that the site uses to track the pages visited, and is a standard method of registering website user preferences.  These preferences are stored in a file on your computer's hard disk drive.
    • Cookies make it easier for you to use the WTM Site by enabling you to access your information when you "sign in" to your account, to make purchases and move uninterrupted between site areas. 
    • We use “analytical” cookies to recognize and count the number of visitors to the WTM Site and to see how visitors move around the WTM Site when they’re using it. Cookies also allow us to provide you with customized content, keep track of preferences you specify while visiting the WTM Site, conduct general analysis and research, and identify purchases that you make in response to our advertising This helps us improve the way the WTM Site works, for example by making sure users find what they need easily.
    • We also use Google® DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers), which uses cookies, to show ads on the WTM Site. If you log into the Forums, we will show you only ads for PHP products and services. If you read the posts in the Forums without registering and logging in, we will show you ads delivered by the  Google® AdSense® program, which are ads targeted to your interests based on Web sites that you have visited.  If you would like more information about this specific practice or would like to opt out of participating in this particular practice, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www. networkadvertising.org/managing/ opt_out.asp) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/).
    • You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it.  Rejecting a cookie, however, may preclude you from using, or may negatively affect the display or function of, the WTM Site or certain areas or features of the WTM Site. To learn more about cookies, including how to enable cookies, change your browser settings and find and delete cookies on your hard drive, please refer to your web browser's help menus or visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

    Web beacons

    • We may also use an application known as a "web beacon." A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. It can be placed on a web page or in an email to transmit information, which could include personal information.  We use a web beacon for Facebook® that allows us to advertise on Facebook to people who have visited the WTM Site. If you are on the WTM Site when the Facebook web beacon is running, and then we run a “like” campaign on Facebook when you are on Facebook, you will see a “Like us” ad for Peace Hill Press.  We also may use web beacons to assist in tracking and analyzing advertising effectiveness, verify purchases made on the WTM Site, count and recognize site visitors, and personalize your experience.

  5. Can any third party track your use of the WTM Site?
    • We use Google® Analytics.  Google tracks where you go on the WTM Site and combines that information with information that Google may have about you through your Google account (if you have one) and/or through your use of other Web sites that use Google Analytics.  Google and its affiliates may use cookies to serve advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on the WTM Site and on other sites that you visit.
    • If you do not want your data collected with Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics Javascript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt-out add-on. You can learn about managing add-ons for Chrome here. If you are not using Chrome, check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine whether add-ons will function properly on the browser version that you are using.
    • If you visit the WTM Site from or through a third-party site, such as a shopping comparison site or a site that carries an ad for the WTM Site, that site may monitor your visit to the WTM Site. We suggest you review the privacy and security policies of any site you are on so that you know whether this may happen.
    • With some browsers, it is possible for a user to activate a “Do Not Track” signal, to indicate that the user does not want to be tracked across the Web sites that the user visits. The WTM Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals. In other words, if you have activated a Do Not Track signal in your own browser, the WTM Site will not take any action to block tracking by Google or its affiliates of your activity on the WTM Site.
  6. How can you manage your personally identifying information on the WTM Site?
    • To keep your personally identifying information accurate, current, and complete, you can log in to your own account, or you can  contact:

      Peace Hill Press
      Marketing Dep’t
      18021 The Glebe Lane
      Charles City, VA 23030
  7. How do we protect and maintain the integrity of your personally identifying information on the WTM Site?
    • We use SSL certificates to protect your personal information as you transmit it from your computer to the WTM Site and to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We also use a software program to stop certain kinds of attacks. But no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the WTM Site may not be secure. Be careful about sending us any confidential information, and keep secure any passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features that you use on the WTM Site.
    • We will retain your personally identifying information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or our data retention policies unless a longer retention period is required by law.
    • The WTM Site may contain links or references to other sites in addition to the ones we have already mentioned. Please be aware that we do not control such other sites and that, in any case, this privacy policy does not apply to those sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every site you visit.
  8. How will you know if this policy has changed?
    • If this privacy policy changes, the revised policy will be posted here.  Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifying information.
    • This privacy policy was last updated on November 12, 2014.