Privacy Policy

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Your privacy is important to THE DELIBERATE MOM.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that THE DELIBERATE MOM collects, and the ways in which THE DELIBERATE MOM uses that personal information.

NOTE: The Deliberate Mom is a Canadian website and an independently operated blog subject to the laws of Canada. This website was not created to serve, nor does it actively market to residents of the EU (European Union).




This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.contractology.com.




THE DELIBERATE MOM may collect and use various kinds of personal information. Personal information is any information that is identifiable with you as an individual. It does not include anonymized (anonymous) data. Personal information we collect includes:

  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website, including your name, website (if applicable), and IP address if you choose to leave a comment on this website;
  • information about purchases of our products through GUMROAD, including your name and email address (all of your purchase details such as your method of payment, etc. is held in the GUMROAD database and we have no knowledge of, or access to those details);
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services, including your name (which is optional) and your email address;
  • any other information that you send to THE DELIBERATE MOM.

We do not collect any sensitive data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, information about your health and genetics, etc. We do not collect information about criminal convictions and offenses.




THE DELIBERATE MOM may use your personal information to:

  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • email products that you purchase (this is done through GUMROAD, but if there are delivery issues, and you contact us, we may personally email your product);
  • send you product updates (this is done through the GUMROAD platform, not through our email service provider);
  • send you marketing updates which are about our products or products we love;

Where THE DELIBERATE MOM discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, THE DELIBERATE MOM may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.





If you comment on a post, we do NOT use the personal information you submit to send you anything and we do not sell or give away your information.

The comment you submit within the comment box in a post on THE DELIBERATE MOM is NOT private or confidential. While the email is NEVER shared or disclosed, the name you choose to submit, the URL you share, and the comment you make is public and is not protected. If you discuss your personal situation(s) through use of this site or by any one of our social media sites, please be aware that your statements and the facts contained therein are public.

When you submit a comment, the following information is stored in our database:

  • The name you provide (whether real or a pseudonym)
  • The email address you provide
  • Your IP address
  • The comment related to these details

We do not have to publish comments. We have the right to delete any comment that is inappropriate, threatening, profane, spam, etc.

We reserve the right to turn off the commenting feature on this website. We also reserve the right to delete any and all comments that are in our database.




We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

When you sign up, you consent to providing your email address in order for us to communicate with you.

Communication can consist of:

  • Newsletters
  • Updates
  • Notifications of sales & deals

In an effort to keep your data safe and at a minimum, we only ever request your email to sign up for our newsletter. We don’t request that you provide a name. Your email will be used as the means to contact you.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Unsubscribe links are at the bottom of every newsletter.

Once again we would NEVER sell or give away your information.


In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from us will clearly state who the e-mail is from and will provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.




Like many other websites, THE DELIBERATE MOM makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, country of residence, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

THE DELIBERATE MOM site does NOT store the information collected by these programs in a separate database and it does NOT sell or give away this information.

The information collected by these programs is not separately aggregated in any database with any personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, IP address, or specific location.

We may be required to report summarized data to programs we are working with. The data disclosed is often our total page view counts, number of unique visitors, number of sessions, and/or bounce rates. This is usually a screen shot of our Google Analytics dashboard and only contains summarized totals from our website and has no identifiers on it (other than our website’s name).

If you wish to have your data excluded from Google Analytics, there is a way to opt-out if you install this Google Analytics browser extension.




This site uses cookies to store information about visitor preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Cookies we use are:

  • Amazon (for advertising purposes)
  • Cloudflare (served through Mailerlite for added security)
  • Commission Junction (an advertising cookie)
  • Facebook (to track accurate counts of shares, to help us advertise our posts on Facebook, etc.)
  • Google Analytics (to help us assess our website traffic)
  • Lightwidget (to display Instagram feed)
  • Mailerlite (our email service provider)
  • Mediavine (our third-party advertising on this Website)
  • Milotree (a social follow widget, to make following us on social media easier for you)
  • Ratukan (an advertising cookie)
  • Shareholic (social sharing cookies so that you can pin and share articles with ease)
  • YouTube (for ease of video playback)

Please consult our cookie policy for all detailed information surrounding the cookies used on our website (and to learn how to opt out of cookies).



Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.

2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.

3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.

4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/

5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.

7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.

8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.

9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.

10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.

11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.

12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.

14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.

16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.

17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.

18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.

19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.

20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.

21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.




If you click on a third party advertisement (like an ad served by Mediavine) or an affiliate link on this site, and are taken to a third party’s website, that third party site may track information regarding your visit or collect the personal information that you submit. THE DELIBERATE MOM does not have control over, or knowledge of, how or whether this occurs.

You should read that particular site’s privacy policy if you want to learn about how your information may be used.




THE DELIBERATE MOM can be found on various social media sites. If you discuss your personal situation(s) through use of our social media sites, please be aware that your statements and the facts contained therein are public. You are responsible for what you post in spaces such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.




THE DELIBERATE MOM will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

THE DELIBERATE MOM will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers, through Big Scoots. iMarkInteractive services this website. Extra security is provided by Sucuri and CloudFlare.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website are done through GUMROAD and AMAZON. These transactions are subject to those particular websites’ terms and privacy agreements:

GUMROAD’S privacy policy

AMAZON’S privacy policy




Information that THE DELIBERATE MOM collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which THE DELIBERATE MOM operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

As mentioned previously, THE DELIBERATE MOM is a CANADIAN website and the content is intended for a CANADIAN and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA audience. This website was not created to serve, nor does it actively market to residents of the EU (European Union).

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website (i.e. comments) will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.




The Deliberate Mom does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] or submit a Data Access Request in the form below. We will remove such information from our records as soon as possible.




This website contains links to other websites.

THE DELIBERATE MOM is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other web sites (or media) without our permission.




You may have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These may include the right to:

      • Request access to your personal data.
      • Request to correct your personal data.
      • Request erasure of your personal data.
      • Request transfer of your personal data.
      • Right to withdraw consent.
      • A right to file a complaint.

You can see more about these rights at: https://www.ftc.gov

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at [email protected].

If you would like to access the data we hold on you, please complete the form below.


To access your data, please enter your email address below. Data is tied to the email address you have used on this website. This means if you used multiple email addresses, you will need to submit a data request per email address. Note: There is a slight delay when you click the send button. A confirmation/success message will display when your request has been received. If you leave this page before the confirmation message is displayed, your request may not be processed.

NOTE: For additional requests, we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). Since we hold little data, requests tied to an email NEED TO BE SENT via that email. We have no other means to verify your identity. This is a security measure we put in place to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

You do not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). BUT, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly repetitive, unfounded, or excessive. We may also refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We respond to all legitimate requests within 30 days. If you have several requests, it may take us longer than 30 days to fulfill your request. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

As noted previously, if you make a purchase through AMAZON, and you wish to make a data request, you MUST contact AMAZON as we hold no data pertaining to the transactions you make through their site.

If you make a purchase through GUMROAD, your information is stored on GUMROAD’S database. We can delete your information ONLY if we are not legally required to hold the information (i.e. we need to keep records of all transactions for the past 7 years for income tax purposes).




If you feel we have not treated your data with the care as we set out in this policy, you have the right to file a complaint. If you’re an EU resident, you can file a complaint with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).

However, we hope you would first allow us to address your concerns. You can contact us:

If you’re not an EU resident, please contact us via one of the ways we’ve indicated above and we will do what we can to address your concerns.




THE DELIBERATE MOM may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. However, we assure you that if the privacy policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this privacy policy in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy policy, without your prior consent.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.




If you have any questions about this privacy policy or THE DELIBERATE MOM’S treatment of your personal information, please write:

This policy was created: June 2017
Last updated: June 1, 2020



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