Privacy Policy

June 12, 2018

Mom Friends Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy explains how Mom Friends collects, protects, uses and shares information about you when you use the Mom Friends website (the “Site”). We hope this information increases your confidence in Mom Friends and enhances your experience on our Site. Each time that you use the Site, you signify that you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy you must discontinue using the Service and terminate your membership if you are a registered user.

I. ABOUT MOM FRIENDS

Momfriends.org is an online service for moms that allows our mom members to set up unique personal profiles and through those profiles to create an online network of other moms and join in conversation. Site members (“Members”) can view each other’s profiles, communicate with old friends and make new friends on the Site, share photos and videos, play games, create and post in groups, comment on blog posts, and more. To enrich our Members’ experience, we request and display some personal information to other Members and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of friends.

II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

From Members

Mom Friends collects information from you when you register with our Site, update your profile, interact with other Members and non-Member users, and use various features of our Site. To register with the Site, we ask you to provide a name and email address, and select a screen name and password. 

From All Users

Like most standard Website servers, we collect information from all visitors to the Site. We collect this information using a variety of methods, including weblogs, cookies, web beacons, widgets and the like.

Cookies we utilize on the Site may include session ID cookies, persistent cookies, or more advanced technology such as HTML5 or Media Stamp. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. You may configure your browser to prevent cookies from being set on your computer.

The information we collect through the Site includes, but is not limited to, the internet address from which you linked to our Site and the unique IP address of the computer you used to access our Site. 

III. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the information we collect that is associated with a single user or Member, or combined in the aggregate is known as “Data.” We keep Data no longer than necessary for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.

General Use of Site. We use the Data we collect, including both personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-PII in both aggregated and individual forms, to provide the Site development and Site support. We may process and use this Data for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy including, but not limited to:

•Customize, measure, and improve the Site design and optimization, and the content provided through it, which include research and development;

•Enforce our Terms of Service and detect fraud and other illegal activities;

•Let you know about changes to the Site, the Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, and other terms that apply to our Site; and

•Update any programs or other tools that we provide in conjunction with the Site.

In addition we may combine the Data we have collected with similar types of data provided by third parties for similar purposes. We use this Data to create a better Site and better user experience, as well as to help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, to analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. We may use this Data in these forms for internal business purposes, such as determining how much traffic certain portions of the Site receive, for license reporting and assessment of service levels, to better understand how the Site is used, to gauge traffic patterns and determine what types of content and services are most popular with users of the Site, or determining which search queries are the most popular.

Using this Data, we are able to measure effectiveness and how visitors use our Site. This allows us to learn what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Site are the most interesting and what kind of offers our Members like to see.

We use cookies to differentiate users of the Site from Members, to customize the content of certain sections of the Site and to enable us to track and cater to the interests of users, in order to enhance their experience on the Site. For example, we may use such Data to determine which blogs, articles, or games to recommend to you. 

We may use a Member’s registration information to verify that you are the person authorized to use the Site or to manage your account.

When You Register. When you register with Mom Friends, you create your own profile and settings. Your profile information, as well as your screen name and photo, are displayed as specified in your settings to allow you to connect with other Mom Friends Members or to all users of the Site. Your real name is never displayed on the Site (unless you use it as your display name).  

Some of the information you post in your activity stream you post in your Mom Friends profile can be set to be seen by all users of the Site, Members only, friends only, or no one. However, please be aware that your actual profile information is displayed for all users and cannot be hidden. In addition, because this information is publicly displayed on the Site it may appear in the results of searches conducted on Internet search engines.

By using the search functionality on the Site Mom Friends Members can find other moms with similar interests and challenges. When you find other Members, you can view their personal profiles to find out more about them based on the information they have decided to share on the Site.

Posts to the Site are viewable by either all users of the Site, Members only, or group members only (as determined by the group owner), and Mom Friends tries to maintain the privacy setting of each group as determined by such group owner. Note that posts may also be collected by Internet search engines, such as Google.

You may authorize other Internet sites such as Facebook to access and publish on their websites some of your Data, including your activity on the Site.

Photos, Videos, and Posts. As a Mom Friends Member you can share personal content. Please be aware that by using any of these features, your personally identifiable information may be accessible to Members and non-Members, and Mom Friends has no control over how those users may use your personally identifiable information.

Monitoring. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the public and private forums, including in-Site Member emails and interactive areas on our Site. Please review our Terms of Service for more information regarding your appropriate use of these areas.

Legal Matters; Safety. We may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account as may be permitted or required by law (including, but not limited to, court order or subpoena), or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat.

IV. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Mom Friends contains links to other sites and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Websites or social media platforms, or any other third party destinations linked to or referenced on our Site.

Changes to the Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the privacy policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.