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Privacy Policy

Introduction

The below information will refer to DetroitMetroKids.com.com (“DetroitMetroKids.com.com”, “DetroitMetroKids.com.com,” “we”, “our”).

Detroit Metro Kids is a division of Bragg Media Marketing. It is Bragg Media’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website and other sites we own and operate.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Affiliate and Digital Ads Notice

Detroit Metro Kids dba Bragg Media LLC 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. We participate in other affiliate services that allow us to earn a small commission on the sale of items we refer. Detroit Metro Kids dba Bragg Media LLC also participates in Google AdSense.

DetroitMetroKids.com and Detroit Metro Kids’s social media accounts express our own opinions about business, marketing, sales and customer service. While we receive a small commission for affiliate links, this does not influence our recommendations for online services and/or products, nor does it affect consumer pricing.

For more information on what you can do about Google tracking and the types of ads you see, please visit our Cookie Policy. However, your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

What personal information does Bragg Media collect from visitors?

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. We collect:

  • information you provide to us;
  • information about how you use our websites, mobile applications, and other online services;
  • information about the computers and devices you use to access our services;
  • information about your online activities and your interests;
  • information about how you respond to our communications;
  • information about the location of your mobile device based on the location of nearby WiFi networks or, subject to your consent, information accessed via the location functionality of your device; and information about you from publicly or commercially available sources.

Additionally, we collect passive data.This means that Bragg Media and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device when you use our services or interact with us. The information we may collect includes:

  • IP address
  • Operating system
  • Device type
  • Device manufacturer
  • Device identifier
  • Browser type
  • Content viewed on our services
  • Pages viewed immediately before and after you access our websites
  • Which content from us or our affiliated companies you view, access, or click on

Your activities over time and across Bragg Media network and within the network of websites include:

  • Whether you open our electronic communication and where you click within them
  • Features of our services that you use
  • Name and location of your Internet Service Provider
  • Amount of time spent on our pages and how many pages you viewed during your visit

When you use social media platforms, applications or tools that enable features like audio or video content (sometimes known as “plugins”), or other features that are operated or offered by other companies (sometimes known as “third parties”) and are integrated into our services or allow you to connect to our services, we may collect information from those third parties.

Please refer to the privacy settings of the social media platforms or third-party features you use to manage how information is shared.

We, our service providers, and other third parties with which we do business may collect information about you from publicly available sources (e.g., social media platforms) and commercially available resources. We may combine that information with the information described above and will handle the combined information as described in this Privacy Policy.

When does Detroit Metro Kids collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site. Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

We also use cookies to provide an optimal user experience.

Read the entire cookie policy here.

How does Detroit Metro Kids use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Why does Detroit Metro Kids use this information?

  • to provide you with products and services and respond to your requests; for research purposes;
  • to communicate with you about Bragg Media;
  • to learn about you;
  • to send you or provide you with content based on your interests;
  • and to improve, maintain, and troubleshoot our services.

With whom does Detroit Metro Kids share this information?

  1. with third parties, including service providers that process information on our behalf, to facilitate transactions and provide you with services;
  2. with our affiliates; to facilitate interest-based advertising; and in association with a transfer of a business or related assets; when there is a legal obligation to disclose your information; or to protect our legal rights, the public, or others.

How does Detroit Metro Kids protect your information?

We neither collect nor share sensitive personal information (i.e. credit card information) to third parties for their marketing purposes or other independent use.

We may share Aggregated Information with third parties that provide content and services for us. We may also share Aggregated Information with advertisers and others so that they can better understand our audience. For example, we might disclose the gender, age, or geographical breakdown of our user base.

Unless you have consented otherwise, we do not sell, rent, barter, or otherwise give away user lists, users’ names, email addresses, or mailing addresses so that advertisers or other third parties may send you advertisements or other solicitations.

You should know that when you voluntarily disclose personal information publicly on our services, that information may be collected and used by others and you may receive unsolicited communications from other people. When you share information via features offered on our services by other companies (sometimes known as “third-party plugins”), the privacy settings of for those features govern how the information will be shared.

By using any of our services, you agree that we may collect, use and transfer your personal information as described in this privacy policy, including transfers outside the country where you live.

If you reside in a country in the European Union or other jurisdiction that provides access rights under law, you may contact us as set forth below. You may be charged a reasonable fee for access to information.

Security Protocols

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. In addition to using regular Malware Scanning, your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. All sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. When you fill out a form on Lowcountry Chld’s website, your information is stored in HubSpot — which we are happy to delete upon request.

Ongoing internal network security audits and scanning gives us an overview for quick identification of impacted systems and services. Operating systems, software, frameworks, and libraries used in Detroit Metro Kids’s infrastructure are updated to the latest compatible versions on a regular basis. Whenever a vulnerability in a product used by Detroit Metro Kids or a high or critical vulnerability is publicly reported, prompt actions are taken to mitigate any potential risks for our customers — we apply hotfixes and patches promptly when available and/or implement pro-active mechanisms like configuration of firewalls or IDS/IPS.

What are my choices?

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Please note: Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

  • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at [email protected] Or follow the instructions at the bottom of each marketing email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
  • You may update or delete the account information you provide us for any of our services in the account information page for that service.
  • You may indicate your preferences regarding marketing communications by contacting us at the information below.
  • You can learn about your ability to register your “do not track” preferences in the Cookie Policy.

About Google:

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the 

DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

What You Can Do About Google:

If you would like to opt out of Google tracking, users can opt out by setting preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Introduction

Our services and communications may contain links to or content from websites or other online services provided by third parties. We expect our partners and third-party providers to respect your privacy, but you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by websites and other services that are not under our control. The privacy practices of third parties are governed by their privacy policies, and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of all websites and online services that you use, view, or visit.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.

We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Does Detroit Metro Kids use ‘cookies’?

Yes.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons (also known as pixels), and other technologies to collect information when you use our services.

Third-party content providers, advertisers, and advertising companies may place cookies on your computer or mobile device. Those cookies are controlled by the third parties and are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

We and some of our advertisers work with ad networks and ad delivery platforms that place retargeting pixels on users’ computers to gather information about users’ online activities, such as browsing histories and demographic information. This information can be aggregated into audience segments, which help deliver relevant advertising to users visiting our websites and third-party websites that use the same pixels.

Some of our services and communications may contain tiny electronic images known as web beacons. We use web beacons to assist us in delivering cookies on our services and to allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may include web beacons in promotional email messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

What can you do about cookies?

If you would like to opt out of Google tracking, users can opt out by setting preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

For more information on Do Not Track, please visit www.allaboutdnt.com.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, we may be reached at: [email protected]

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