Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 23, 2024

Below is the Privacy Policy for Ann Arbor with Kids with links to the privacy policies of some third party sites and applications that we use to administer the site. The Privacy Policy describes what information we know about you and how we use it.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://annarborwithkids.com.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell your personal data provided to our site. We will only share direct contact information with others as needed for administration of the site. Examples include storing your information for newsletters at our newsletter provider, providing giveaway sponsors with contact information for winners to enable prize distribution, our hosting provider. Giveaway entries are not shared with giveaway sponsors or other third parties other than for prize fulfillment.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Our newsletter is managed with FloDesk (FloDesk Privacy Policy – pay attention to the Privacy for Contacts section) The popup signup forms are managed by MailMunch – see their Privacy Policy here. Emails collected for newsletters are only used for sending bulk newsletters as a group. However, if you reply to an email we may use that email for direct communication. We have removed the Zip Code data that was previously requested and it is no longer stored.


This site occasionally runs sweepstakes giveaways. Giveaways are typically run via a Giveaway widget, Gleam. Winners of Giveaways run through Gleam will be selected through the winner generator using a random number selector included in the widget. A link to the Gleam Privacy Policy can be found here: https://gleam.io/privacy

After contacting the winner, we may provide the giveaway sponsor with contact information for the winner to facilitate prize fulfillment. Contact information for giveaway entries is not provided to the sponsor unless specifically noted in the giveaway.

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policies, please let us know.


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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Event, Guide, and Other Submissions

If you are submitting an event to our calendar or a guide/membership submission, we ask for your contact information. There are two sections for information – one that is only used for us to contact you about your submission and one that (optionally) you provide for publication for our readers to contact your business. On our event submission form, you can elect to have us add your submitter email to our marketing newsletter.


If you upload images to the website (only for those submitting events, guide listings, and other information for publication, 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.

Cookies for Commenters or Contributors

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

If you edit or publish an article, event, or listing, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


We use Google Analytics to monitor site activity, Google Maps on certain pages, and Google ReCAPTCHA to prevent spam on our customer registration page. You can see the Google privacy policies here.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Some examples are YouTube Videos, Instagram Posts, Facebook Posts or photos.

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

Advertising & Cookie collection

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

We also use Amazon Associates, Stay22, Commission Junction, LinkShare, and Share A Sale for advertising revenue on the blog. The Amazon privacy policy with customization opt-out can be found here. Stay22’s Privacy Policy can be found here. The Commission Junction privacy policy can be found here. The LinkShare Privacy Policy can be found here. The Share a Sale Privacy information can be found here.

Grow by Mediavine

Our website uses Grow by Mediavine. This allows you to share content, save your favorite content, and subscribe to our newsletters. In connection with Grow by Mediavine, Mediavine may utilize your IP address, email address and hashed, anonymized email address to display personalized ad content on any third-party website that you view while you are signed in to the Grow service.  You may also receive email communications which may contain suggested personalized content that has been compiled based on content you may have viewed and/or favorited using Grow.   If you consent to receive the suggested personalized content recommendations, Mediavine will also collect your IP address.   

Social Sharing

We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

We use a Linkedin Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

We use Pinterest Save widget at our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

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 are registered on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All registered 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

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Us

For additional questions, contact Ann Arbor with Kids at annamae@annarborwithkids.com

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