National Mothers Hall of Fame (NMHOF) WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Effective March 11, 2012

The National Mothers Hall of Fame (NMHOF) website serves three basic functions. First, it is a free consumer portal for information about and shared by mothers. Second, it is a recognition service for members to honor mothers, and share information about the mothers. Finally, it contains password-protected pages where members can access, add, and edit member information.

This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to information practices related to our website, www.nationalmothershalloffame.com and www.nmhof.com and any other domain names that may point to either of these sites which currently include www.themothershalloffame.com. Although this website contains links to other websites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those, or any other sites. If you follow a link to another website you should carefully read their privacy policy.

Personal Information Collected on this Website

No personally-identifiable information is collected on this website from consumers that browse the website for information or use the opt-out service.

The only personally-identifiable information collected on this website is gathered when you register either directly with our site or through FaceBook, or that which is provided when you nominate a mother, or add or edit her information. In the case of registering directly with our site, fields are provided so that you can provide your name, email address and create a password. In the case of registering through FaceBook, only publicly available information on FaceBook is passed on to us unless you specifically approve other information requested and at this time all that we collect is your name, email address, profile picture, birth date, and gender. We collect this information to maintain the integrity of our discussion and comment posts and for internal marketing studies only. In the case of information that is provided when you nominate a mother, or add or edit her information, this information is displayed publicly to tell the story of the mother, expect for her birth date, which is used only to include her in mothers celebrating birthdays while she is living, and is never disclosed while she is living. Any and all of the information about a mother may be omitted from public view by never providing that information or by deleting the non-essential information at any time, or by checking the “Do Not Display this Mother” checkbox on the edit page of the mothers profile by either the nominator or the mother. The mother shall retain the right to hide or delete her information over the right of the nominator, and may request that her information is permanently deleted at any time by sending an email to support@nmhof.com.

The NMHOF is the sole owner of all information collected on this site. The NMHOF will not rent, sell or share any personally-identifiable information about you with third parties for any reason except when required to assist in resolving an issue you raise with us or as required by law.

We do not merge any of the personally-identifiable information collected via any means with other anonymous data collected on our website.

Personal Information Collected on our partners Websites

The NMHOF does not retain any information collected by any affiliated third party websites including but not limited to: PayPal, CafePress, Zazzle, FaceBook, Twitter, Google Plus, Komoona, and any other sites that may be affiliated with the NMHOF, other than as specifically described within this privacy policy. Address information used for shipping purposes only is not stored on any of our servers. Each of these affiliate sites maintains their own privacy and terms of use policies and use of their services are governed by their policies and should be reviewed if you choose to use their services. None of these services are required to use the NMHOF services other than PayPal, if you choose to nominate a mother.

Anonymous Information Collected on this Website

We record anonymous data such as traffic logs, number of visits or clicks on a given page, pages viewed or links to our site. We use IP addresses and cookies for gathering website statistics. We also store IP addresses on our server in the event that our site should become corrupted and it becomes necessary to discover the cause of this corruption.

We aggregate this anonymous data as part of managing, maintaining and reporting on use of our website. We may share this anonymous data with third parties for the limited purpose of reporting on use of our website, or to comply with applicable law. We do not rent or sell any anonymous data collected on this website with third parties for marketing purposes, however, we may share the anonymous data collected on this website with third parties for marketing purposes.

None of this anonymous data is linked to personally-identifiable information and we make no attempt to link IP addresses to the individuals who visit this site.

Cookies

We use cookies on this website.

Cookies are small chunks of data created by a web server, delivered through a web browser, and stored on your computer. They provide a means for websites that you visit to keep track of your online patterns and preferences, as well as identify you as a return visitor. Cookies make the personalization of your web experiences possible, so that you do not need to re-enter your information from scratch upon each visit to a given website.

We serve a cookie from our website when members log in to member-only pages, so that they can navigate those pages on the site, such as the nominate pages and to enable you to comment and post discussions. A randomly-generated anonymous identifier is assigned to that cookie to enable this process.

We also serve a cookie to note the anonymous web traffic described in the previous section of this Privacy Policy.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page.
  • Alternatively, you can opt out of Google and other third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

You have the ability to manage the use of cookies on your computer using controls in your web-browser. To learn more about how to manage cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

FaceBook Social Plugins

The NMHOF uses social Plugins from FaceBook on this site. Below are Facebook’s current information about social Plugins (as of the effective date of this policy) and links to further information. Please refer to FaceBook’s Privacy Policy if you have further questions regarding Social Plugins.

  • Social plugins are buttons, boxes, and stories (such as the Like button) that other websites can use to present Facebook content to you and create more social and personal experiences for you. While you view these buttons, boxes, and stories on other sites, the content comes directly from Facebook.
  • If you make something public using a plugin, such as posting a public comment on a newspaper's website, then that website can access your comment (along with your User ID) just like everyone else. Learn more.
  • Websites that use social plugins can sometimes tell that you have engaged with the social plugin. For example, they may know that you clicked on a Like button in a social plugin.
  • We receive data when you visit a site with a social plugin. You can learn more about the specific types of data we collect. We keep this data for 90 days. After that, we remove your name or any other personally identifying information from the data, or combine it with other people's data in a way that it is no longer associated with you.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

As our organization, membership and services evolve; this Privacy Policy may be revised to reflect those changes, where applicable. We therefore reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. Notice of such amendments will be posted as an updated Privacy Policy on this website, and an effective date will be indicated. Users are encouraged to check our site frequently to review the current Privacy Policy in effect.

Questions

Please contact us with any questions about this website Privacy Policy.