Nothing is more important than protecting the personal information of our visitors and members. KCEdventures.com follows strict privacy policies to ensure the privacy of your personal information.
Please review the following to learn how we collect, use and protect your personal information:
• What Information Will Be Collected?
• How Will Your Information Be Used?
• How Do We Protect Kids’ Privacy?
• What Security Measures Are Used to Protect Your Information?
• Will Your Information Be Shared with Others?
• How Can You Update Your Information?
• A Notice to Users Outside of the United States
• A Notice About Our Advertisers
• A Notice About External Links
• Your Privacy and Our Public Forums
• How Can You Contact our Company?
About KCEdventures.com & Edventures with Kids blog (owned and operated by KC Edventures, LLC)
KC Edventures.com & Edventures with Kids blog are online resources for adults who wish to experience learning adventures with their children or students. The sites were founded in 2013 by Jacquie Fisher to assist busy parents and educators who are raising creative & curious kids. We offer parents, educators, home school instructors, caregivers and grandparents content including book lists, parenting tips, educational activities, printable resources and detailed reviews of family travel resources & attractions.
User Provided Information — this refers to any information that you voluntarily enter into our website:
- COMMENTS: When leaving a comment on our site, you may choose to use an alias (for anonimity) or to leave a name, email address or website url. We strongly encourage you NOT to leave any personal information in comments such as an address or names/ages of your children. Only your name will be visible to others with your comment; your other information remains in our database and is NOT passed on to any third parties. You may request that we delete your comment and remove you from our database by emailing us at [email protected] Please allow 4 weeks for your information to be removed from our sites.
- GIVEAWAYS: Occasionally, we will offer a giveaway to our readers. Anyone who wishes to enter will need to use the comment section on the giveaway post and provide their first name and email address. Winners of any giveaway item will need to voluntarily provide their postal mailing address ONLY via a personal email request to KCEdventures.com. This information may need to be passed on to the business who is mailing out the giveaway prizes. KCEdventures.com does NOT store this information once your prize is mailed. We will fully inform any winner of who is receiving their information and provide direct contact to the brand or business so you can ask how your mailing address is used, stored or deleted from their system.
Information Collected via Third Party Providers
Server Logs and Aggregated Data: Like most website servers, we collect information from all visitors to our Site via third-party providers such as Google Analytics. This information may include the browser you are using, the internet address from which you linked to our Site, the operating system of your computer, the IP (internet protocol) address of the computer you used to access our Site, and usage and browsing habits on the site. KCEdventures.com uses this information to help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, to analyze trends, track aggregate user details, and gather broad demographic information. Aggregate data refers to data that does not contain any personally identifiable information.
Our website also serves online advertisements via Mediavine, an online advertising company, who may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site. These cookies and technologies are used analyze overall demographic and usage patterns, provide you with targeted advertisements and authenticate you to the server.
You may instruct your web browser to not accept cookies; however, in doing so, you may not be able to properly use or view some of the features on our Site.
Any information provided by you for a specific purpose (eg. to request a free printable, to buy a product) will be used only for the requested purpose. For example, if you request to be put on our weekly newsletter list, we will send you the newsletter but will NOT automatically send you each of the free printable items – you will need to request those individually. Likewise, if you buy a product, we will use the information to provide you with the product but will not add you to our email list.
If you choose to register with KCEdventures.com as a member or user of the site, you will create your own profile.
As shown during registration, specific information that you CHOOSE to provide (such as your user name, email, or geographic location) will be displayed to other visitors and members of the Site. Your real name will ONLY displayed on the Site if choose to use it as your user name.
Please keep in mind that certain personal information that you voluntarily provide are displayed on our Site, especially in the Blog comment areas, and are therefore visible to our visitors and members. Because this information is publically viewable, you can choose to use only your first name or an alias when leaving a comment. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the public and private forums, and other publicly accessible areas, of our Site.
KCEdventures.com may send you email newsletters, email communications and special offers from advertisers and sponsors, if you specifically and voluntarily choose to register for these opportunities.
Although much of the information shown on our Site is intended for use with children, we do not encourage children (defined as anyone ages 17 or under) to visit or use our site without supervision from an adult age 18 or older. We do not allow minors to join as members of our Site, and we encourage any posting of comments on our blog or forums to be done by adults. If children have comments or feedback, we welcome them; however, we recommend that their parent or guardian post on their behalf. If we believe a comment has been left by a minor, we will choose to not publish that comment.
The only personal information we may collect on your child would be provided by you as a member of our site. Information would be limited to your child’s first name (or nickname or alias) and age. This information is stored in your profile, and allows us to provide you with edventure guides and information based on your child’s age. This information is never shared with third parties and is completely voluntary.
KCEdventures.com has multiple layers of security to ensure that any personally identifiable information we receive is secure against unauthorized access. The Site uses software and hardware security, including firewalls and a dedicated server account that are intended to protect your information. We use firewalls and intrusion-detection devices that are designed to defend against hackers and notify us if any attempts are made to compromise our network.
We work with Convertkit to provide our email communications. When choosing third-party providers for our email communications, we review their security measures and procedures, and choose to work only with those companies that provide multiple levels of protection for your personal information.
We regularly review and upgrade our software to enhance our security measures. However, despite our best efforts, no system can be completely protected from unauthorized access, and your use of the Site indicates that you are willing to assume this risk.
WE DO NOT SHARE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT FIRST COLLECTING YOUR PERMISSION, UNLESS WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY LAW. WE DO NOT SELL OUR EMAIL LISTS, USER INFORMATION OR WEB LOGS.
We may, from time to time, offer a contest, giveaway or sweepstakes. If you enter, you may be asked for your permission to share your personal information with the sponsor. We may also offer special offers or promotions to our members through our Site or email communications. Some of these offers or promotions may require you to share personal information (such as email or postal address) with a third party. This information is provided by you directly to a third party in response to a special offer or promotion.
If we are requested, by such instance as a court order or subpoena, we may, without your consent, provide your personal information, any communications sent by you, and any other information that we may have about you to proper authorities. This will be done for purposes such as preventing or investigating suspected fraud, violations to our Terms of Service, or other activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
Some of the advertisements you will view on our Site are provided through partnerships with companies and organizations who offer products and services that are appealing to our visitors and members. Once you click through on an advertisement, you will be directed to another company’s website. If you choose to click on an advertisement, please be aware that when you are redirected to another website, you should be aware of that company’s privacy and security policies when providing any personal information or surfing on their website.
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 Programmatic Advertising
For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here
As stated above, all information posted in our comment areas are visible to our visitors and members. Please keep this in mind when sending us comments and posting your feedback and comments to the forums.
If you wish to change or remove your data, or have any questions or concerns about our policy, you can email us at [email protected], or you may contact us by postal mail at:
KC Edventures, LLC
P.O. Box 3763
Olathe, KS 66063-3763
We hope that you enjoy visiting KCEdventures.com!