Privacy Policy

Last Updated June 2021

Your privacy is important to us. Unless you tell us that we can disclose it or unless the law requires or permits us to disclose it, any confidential information you give us through this website will remain confidential.  This policy lets you know what information we might collect from you, and how we might use it. Any use of this website is subject to the Terms and Conditions contained on the site. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be reflected in a subsequent version being posted to this website.

Information You Choose to Provide

You do not have to give us any information to use our site.  But, subject to the Terms and Conditions, you may choose to give us certain information such as your name, relationship status, number of children, location, birthday, occupation, social media handles, email address, and phone number, so that you may get further communications from us, such as a newsletter or blog post, announcements, or a return phone call, and so that you may access the content and public areas of the site, such as sessions with valuable information from guest speakers, and the MamaCommon Community which provides you with the opportunity to virtually interact with and ask questions of guest speakers and members of the community. MamaCommon uses Zoom as a platform for streaming live classes, and exercises the right to record all content displayed via Zoom, which may include but is not limited to, your voice, image, or text in the chat function. If you do not wish to have your voice, image, or text recorded, you may turn off your video, turn on mute, and refuse to chat via the Zoom text function, or you may refrain from accessing live streamed sessions. MamaCommon uses Stripe to process payments, and does not collect or store payment information. Certain portions of our service may contain a tool which gives you the option to share information by email, text message and social or other sharing applications, using the applications on your smart device or computer. Social plugins and similar technologies also allow you to share information. Please note, social plugins and social applications are operated by the social networks themselves, and are subject to their terms of use and privacy policies.

You may modify or review any information you give us by sending us an email at lindsey@mamacommon.com

If you are under age 18, please obtain parental consent prior to giving us any information. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Please contact us if you have concerns regarding the potential collection of your child’s information.

Although we exercise every effort to keep your information private, data breaches are always a possibility. In the event of a data breach, we will notify you and take measures to confirm our security. MamaCommon will not be held liable for data breaches.

Communication From Us

If you give us your contact information and tell us that you would like to receive materials from us, we may provide you with those materials and we may contact you by mail, e-mail or other means, subject to the Terms and Conditions applicable to this website.

Communication From Us

If you give us your contact information and tell us that you would like to receive materials from us, we may provide you with those materials and we may contact you by mail, e-mail or other means, subject to the Terms and Conditions applicable to this website.

Information Collected by MamaCommon.com’s Platform

MamaCommon.com uses the WordPress platform. For more information regarding information WordPress may collect from you, please visit https://automattic.com/privacy/

Information We Collect Automatically

We collect information about you and your use of our service, your interactions with us, as well as any content (text, video, or image-based) posted or shared through use of the service. This information includes:

  • your activity on the MamaCommon site, such as session selections, comments or content posted on the MamaCommon Community page, and search queries;
  • your interactions with our emails and texts, and with our messages through push and online messaging channels;
  • details of your interactions with us, such as the date, time, and reason of any interactions through our “contact us” feature, and if you call us, your phone number and call recordings;
  • information we may collect from third parties integrating with the MamaCommon website, including but not limited to, Stripe for payment processing, Google Analytics/Google Tag Manager, Zoom, and Flodesk;
  • information collected via the use of cookies, web beacons and other technologies. (See our “Cookies and Internet Advertising” section for more details.)

Information From Other Sources

We also obtain information from other sources. We protect this information according to the practices described in this Privacy Policy, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data. These sources vary over time, but could include:

  • security service providers who provide us with information to secure our systems, prevent fraud and help us protect the security of MamaCommon accounts;
  • payment service providers who provide us with payment or balance information, or updates to that information, based on their relationship with you. Currently, MamaCommon uses Stripe as a payment gateway, and does not store payment information;
  • analytics and tracking service providers, such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager;
  • session streaming service providers, such as Zoom;
  • email marketing service providers, such as Flodesk;
  • publicly-available sources such as publicly available posts on social media platforms and information available through public databases associating IP addresses with internet service providers (ISPs).

Use of Information

We use information to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services, to manage member referrals, to process your registration, your membership, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use such information to:

  • determine your general geographic location, provide localized content, provide you with customized and personalized recommendations for sessions we think will be of interest to you, determine your ISP to support network troubleshooting for you (we also use aggregated ISP information for operational and business purposes), and help us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests;
  • secure our systems, prevent fraud and help us protect the security of MamaCommon accounts;
  • prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including fraud, and to enforce our terms;
  • analyze and understand our audience, improve our service (including our user interface experiences and service performance) and optimize content selection, recommendation algorithms and delivery;
  • communicate with you concerning our service so that we can send you news about MamaCommon, details about new features and content available on MamaCommon’s site, special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys, and to assist you with operational requests such as password reset requests. These communications may be by various methods, such as email, push notifications, text message, online messaging channels, and matched identifier communications (described below).

Disclosure of Information

We disclose your information for certain purposes and to third parties, as described below:

  • Service Providers: We use other companies, agents or contractors (“Service Providers”) to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with the provision of services to you. In the course of providing such services, these Service Providers may have access to your personal or other information. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing their services (which includes maintaining and improving their services).
  • Promotional offers: We may offer joint promotions or programs that, in order for your participation, will require us to share your information with third parties. In fulfilling these types of promotions, we may share your name and other information in connection with fulfilling the incentive. Please note that these third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.
  • Protection of MamaCommon and others: MamaCommon and its Service Providers may disclose and otherwise use your personal and other information where we or they reasonably believe such disclosure is needed to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, (b) enforce applicable terms of use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address illegal or suspected illegal activities (including payment fraud), security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of MamaCommon, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law.

Access to Account and Profiles

“Remember me” function: For ease of access to your account, you can use the “Remember me on this device” function when you log in to the website. This function uses technology that enables us to provide direct account access and to help administer the MamaCommon Content without requiring reentry of any password or other user identification when your browser revisits the service.

Profiles: Profiles allow users to have a distinct, personalized MamaCommon experience, built around the sessions of interest to them, as well as separate watch histories.

Your Choices

Email and Text Messages. If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email or text message, simply access the “Communications Settings” option in the “Account” section of our website and uncheck those items to unsubscribe. Alternatively, click the “unsubscribe” link in the email or reply STOP (or as otherwise instructed) to the text message. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from service-related correspondence from us, such as messages relating to your account transactions.

Push Notifications. You can choose to receive mobile push notifications from MamaCommon. On some device operating systems, you will be automatically enrolled in the notifications. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can use your mobile device’s settings functionality to turn them off. We also offer push notifications on certain web browsers. If you agree to receive those notifications and subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can use your browser’s settings to turn them off.

nterest-Based Ads. Interest-based ads are online ads that are tailored to your likely interests based on your use of various apps and websites across the Internet. If you are using a browser, then cookies and web beacons can be used to collect information to help determine your likely interests. If you are using a mobile device, tablet, or streaming media device that includes a resettable device identifier, then that identifier can be used to help determine your likely interests. For your choices about interest-based ads from MamaCommon, please see the “Cookies and Internet Advertising” section (below).

Your Information and Rights

You can request access to your personal information, or correct or update out-of-date or inaccurate personal information we hold about you. You may also request that we delete personal information that we hold about you.

When you visit the “Account” portion of our website, you have the ability to access and update a broad range of information about your account, including your contact information, profile information, and various related information about your account (such as the content you have viewed). You must be signed in to access the “Account” section.

For other requests, or if you have any other question regarding our privacy practices, please contact INSERT. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Please also see the “Your Choices” section of this Privacy Statement for additional choices regarding your information.

We may reject requests that are unreasonable or not required by law, including those that would be extremely impractical, could require disproportionate technical effort, or could expose us to operational risks such as free trial fraud. We may retain information as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations, including to honor your choices, for our billing or records purposes and to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We take reasonable measures to destroy or de-identify personal information in a secure manner when it is no longer required.

If you are a California consumer, please see our California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Privacy Notice by simply scrolling down.

Other Websites, Platforms and Applications

MamaCommon’s content may be provided through and/or utilize features operated by third party platforms, or contain links to sites operated by third parties whose policies regarding the handling of information may differ from ours. These websites and platforms have separate and independent privacy or data policies, privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. In addition, you may encounter third party applications that interact with the MamaCommon site.

Children

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to subscribe to the MamaCommon service. Minors may only use the service with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. Your continued use of the MamaCommon site after any such updates take effect will constitute acknowledgement and (as applicable) acceptance of those changes. If you do not wish to acknowledge or accept any updates to this Privacy Policy, you may cancel your use of the MamaCommon site. To see when this Privacy Statement was last updated, please see the “Last Updated” date.

Cookies and Internet Advertising

We and our Service Providers use cookies and other technologies (such as web beacons), as well as resettable device identifiers, for various reasons. We want you to be informed about our use of these technologies, so this section explains the types of technologies we use, what they do and your choices regarding their use.

Cookies and similar technologies, web beacons, and resettable device identifiers: Cookies are small data files that are commonly stored on your device when you browse and use websites and online services. We use other technologies such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). Like cookies, these other technologies may store small amounts of data on your device. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs or pixel tags) often work in conjunction with cookies. In many cases, declining cookies will impair the effectiveness of web beacons associated with those cookies.

If you use the MamaCommon site on a mobile device, tablet, or streaming media device, we may collect a resettable device identifier from your device. Resettable device identifiers (also known as advertising identifiers) are similar to cookies and are found on many mobile devices and tablets (for example, the “Identifier for Advertisers” (or IDFA) on Apple iOS devices and the “Google Advertising ID” on Android devices), and certain streaming media devices. Like cookies, resettable device identifiers are used to make online advertising more relevant and for analytics and optimization purposes.

To help you better understand how we use cookies and resettable device identifiers, please see the information below:

Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide our website or online service. For example, we and our Service Providers may use these cookies to authenticate and identify our members when they use our websites and applications so we can provide our service to them. They also help us to enforce our Terms and Conditions, prevent fraud and maintain the security of our service.

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies help us to customize and enhance your online experience with MamaCommon. For example, they help us to remember your preferences and prevent you from needing to re-enter information you previously provided (for example, during member sign up). We also use these cookies to collect information (such as popular pages, conversion rates, viewing patterns, click-through and other information) about our visitors’ use of the MamaCommon site so that we can enhance and personalize our website and service and conduct market research. Deletion of these types of cookies may result in limited functionality of our service.

How can I exercise choice regarding these technologies?

To exercise choice regarding cookies

For more information about cookies set through our website, as well as other types of online tracking (including the collection of information by third parties about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services for online interest based advertising), and to exercise choices regarding them, click https://www.mamacommon.com/cookie-policy-us/

At this time, we do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

To exercise choice regarding other technologies

There are a number of ways to exercise choice regarding technologies that are similar to cookies, such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). For example, many popular browsers provide the ability to clear browser storage, commonly in the settings or preferences area; see your browser’s help function or support area to learn more. Other technologies, such as Silverlight storage, may be cleared from within the application.

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Updated June 2021

This Privacy Notice for California Residents supplements the information contained in our privacy policy above and applies solely to all visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (”consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.

Information We Collect

Our website collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (”personal information”) when a consumer voluntarily provides such information via our “Contact” form. In particular, our website has collected the following categories of personal information from its consumers within the last twelve (12) months:

Category A: Identifiers
  • Examples: A real name, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other similar identifiers.
  • Collected: YES
Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
  • Examples: A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
  • Collected: YES
Category C: Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
  • Examples: Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
  • Collected: YES

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like: health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
  • Directly from you. For example, from forms you complete on our website.

Use of Personal Information

We may use, or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:

  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to ask a question about our services, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry.
  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
  • We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

Sharing Personal Information

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties. However, your information may be available to third parties such as our platform, WordPress, or once you click through links on our website, such as social media links, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Flodesk for email marketing, or when you pay subscription fees via Stripe (our payment gateway).

Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose

In the preceding twelve (12) months, MamaCommon has not disclosed personal information for a business purpose.

Sales of Personal Information

In the preceding twelve (12) months, MamaCommon has not sold personal information.

Your Rights and Choices

The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal information we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information.
  • The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us to:

  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  • Comply with a legal obligation.
  • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by sending us a message on our website or via email at INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.


You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to [45/90] days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response electronically. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance, specifically by electronic mail communication.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for services or a different level or quality of services.

However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.

Last Updated June 2021