Terms of Use, Disclosures, Copyright and Privacy

Welcome to Playing With Words 365. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.

Terms of Use

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

Disclaimer

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Though every effort is made to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, Katie at playingwithwords365.com makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site & will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis and does not replace the evaluation and intervention of a licensed and credentialed speech-language pathologist or any other medical or education professionals. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. Katie of playingwithwords365.com makes no guarantees that your child’s speech and language skills will improve by implementing some or all of the ideas on this website. If you are concerned that your child may have a speech or language delay, please contact a speech-language pathologist in your area for a consultation or evaluation.

Limitations

In no event shall playing with words 365 or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on playing with words 365’s Internet site, even if playing with words 365 or a playing with words 365 authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Copyright & Use License

Unless otherwise specified, the material and content on this site is the intellectual property of Katie Yeh of playingwithwords365.com. This material includes, but is not limited to,blog entries, graphics, photographs, charts, etc. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • You may print information for your personal, non-commercial use only.
  • You may download one copy each of items provided in PDF form to a local hard disk drive for your personal an non-commercial use only.
  • You may print and distribute the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.
  • You may use a very short excerpt from a post and a link back to the post. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that that full and clear credit is given to Katie of www.playingwithwords365.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.  You may NOT modify or copy the materials; use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on playing with words 365’s web site; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.Unauthorized use of this website or its content may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

For more information on how you may share and use the content on this blog, please read the post How You Can Share My Content {And How You Can’t} or email me at katie@playingwithwords365.com.

Third Party Websites

This website also includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by playing with words 365 of the site. Playing with words 365 has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. The readers digest version: I will NEVER ever ever EVER use, sell or give away any personally-identifying information that my blog might automatically collect from you when you comment on a post, visit the site or sign up for posts via e-mail (i.e. your name, e-mail address, IP address, location, etc). NEVER EVER. 

Now the more legalistic wording: We have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy. Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

Information we may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation;
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
  • any other information that you choose to send to us.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

We may use your personal information to:

  •  administer the website;
  • improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
  • enable your use of the services available on the website
  • send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (and you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
  • keep the website secure and prevent fraud;
  • verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website.

When you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us (i.e. a comment on a post will provide only the information you provide and email addresses are not public).

To say it again: We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; keep track of items in your shopping basket; prevent fraud and increase website security. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; and keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website.

Our advertisers and payment services providers may also send you cookies.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whie some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block All Cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

For more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

For information on how you can identify the companies that are tracking your web browsing through the use of cookies and other technologies, visit www.ghostery.com

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Advertising/Affiliate Programs and your Privacy

In order to help maintain the cost of running this website, PWW365 participates in advertising and affiliate programs. Please read the information below about these programs and how they affect your privacy:

  • Playing with words 365 uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites 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 see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
  • Playing With Words 365 is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. You can read Amazon’s private policy HERE. Some posts may contain affiliate links.
  • Playing With Words 365 is a participant in the Google AdSense advertising program. Please read Google’s private policy  HERE. We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or by using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
  • Playing With Words 365 is part of the BlogHer Ads program. I receive compensation for hosting their ads in my sidebar. Please read BlogHer’s private policy HERE

Policy Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email at katie@playingwithwords365.com