Privacy Policy

Meet the Parents has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our website and how it is used, as well as protections for our supporters’ and donors’ personal information.

In this policy, “Meet the Parents” refers to staff, Directors, cooperating lawyers, interns, and volunteers, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep confidential information they receive as part of their assistance to us.

Meet the Parents does not sell or rent supporter, donor or website visitor information under any circumstances, and we do not share your information without prior consent.

Information Gathered by this Site or through other means

Logging and Cookies: For visitors to our website, we do not log or make any use of visitor analytics or web tracking. However this wordpress site builds in trackers by default, and your own browser settings and cookies may track your site visit, beyond our control. The site is managed via wordpress.com and their privacy policy at Automattic.

Google Analytics

When someone visits meettheparents.info we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour – such as which pages are visited, and how long is spent on each one. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, and how people are using our site. These website statistics and data are collected by Google Analytics. This system also provides us with non-personally-identifiable ‘Interest’ and ‘Demographics’ data, which is collected using the widely-used Google Advertising Network DoubleClick cookie (see here for more information on this cookie, including how to opt-out).

Meet the Parents collects this data so that we can find out the kinds of people visiting our site, and we use this data to help us deliver our messages as effectively as possible. We do not display Google Adverts on our site.

See below for more information about cookies, and here for a way to opt out of Google Analytics on all websites you visit.

Voluntarily Submitted Information: In addition, Meet the Parents collects and retains information you voluntarily submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you choose to become a supporter, donate to Meet the Parents or use our Contact Us or Newsletter forms, we may ask for identifying information such as your name and email address, and will retain that information.

Meet the Parents Mailing Lists: If you choose to subscribe to our free electronic newsletter or any of our other mailing lists, we collect your email address, and, other personal data such as IP address may be gathered by MailChimp and governed by their policy.

Other activities: Meet the Parents may run surveys, or similar activities through this site or independent providers. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected, and may also be subject to the provider third-party policies, such as Survey Monkey.

Third-Party Services and APIs

Our site also provides links to, or interacts with, a wide variety of third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like social media, or video hosting websites. Meet the Parents is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of third parties.

Disclosure of Your Information

We will not disclose personal data about you to third parties without your consent.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless we are prohibited or it would be futile) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure.

Updating or Removing Your Information

You may choose to correct, update, or delete the contact or supporter information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to info [at] Meet the Parents [dot] info.

Changes to Our Policies

Meet the Parents’ Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised privacy policy will be consistent with Meet the Parents’ mission. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will place notice via the newsletter prior to the change and post notice of changes on this page and our blog.

Security and Retention

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by Meet the Parents will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs.