Affiliate Disclosure

Pat Fenner/BreakthroughHomeschooling 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.

Additionally, I work with other companies that I have known, use, and trust in an affiliate relationship and recommend them when I feel they can benefit and bless my readers. While I am not responsible for your results if you make a purchase, I do highly trust them and am confident in their products and/or services. These include, but are not limited to, HomeschoolBuyersCo-op, Compass Classroom, TheWriteShop, BrightIdeasPress, EdSnapshots, Grove Collaborative, UltimateBundles, SkillTrek, Teachable, and others.

Privacy Policy

I recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use Breakthrough Homeschooling, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information here.

Breakthrough Homeschooling strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness, and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting our customers’, consumers’ and online visitors’ privacy on this website.

* What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personally Identifiable Information

Breakthrough Homeschooling collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to this website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number. This information is collected only if you request information from me, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, sign up to join our email list, or request some other service or information. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of this website only, notify visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries. Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in digital files. If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information I will inform you by placing a notice on this site.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies and Web Beacons

If you do leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.

I may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on this website to ascertain how many times you’ve seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on this site.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn’t cause a problem with this site, should you so choose.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We utilize a third-party plug-in, called ExactMetrics, to track activity from Google Analytics. This is to ascertain information that will be helpful in delivering relevant content to our readers and explore reader activity on our site. You can read ExactMetrics’ Privacy Policy here.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

* How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

As noted above, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate this site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, I may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. This information, which does not identify individual users, is used to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

 

Release of Information

If Breakthrough Homeschooling is sold, the information obtained from you through voluntary participation in this site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

 

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

I’m providing this Privacy Policy as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through this website and would like that information deleted from my records or would like to update or correct that information, please use our Contact page.

 

Updates and Effective Date

Breakthrough Homeschooling reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in these privacy practices, I will indicate on this site that those privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. I encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information is collected and how it is used.

 

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy as posted here, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy. Updated 5/19/2018

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