This policy was last updated May 16, 2022.
About Fireflies and Mud Pies
Founded in 2012 and based in the United States, Fireflies and Mud Pies, LTD. is an independently operated website run by Melissa Lennig. This website is an educational resource intended for people over the age of 18.
How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Fireflies and Mud Pies:
- If you subscribe to the newsletter
- If you leave a comment on the blog
- If you enter a giveaway or contest
- Through website cookies and log files
- Through Google Analytics
- Through WordPress and WordPress plugins
If you choose to join our newsletter via any of the signup forms located throughout this website or on social media, then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send you the emails and we require your first name so our emails can include a personalized note.
At the bottom of every email we send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You have the right to have your data deleted or forgotten. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send an email to email@example.com asking to be removed.
We send a minimum of 1–2 emails per week. However, we will occasionally email you about products and other special promotions that may be relevant to your interests.
Your email address and name are never sold, traded, or given away to a third party.
All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.
Love something you read on Fireflies and Mud Pies? Leaving a comment is a great way to let us know! We enjoy hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, please be aware that your comment is public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.
We highly recommended that you avoid leaving personal information in your comments.
Fireflies and Mud Pies reserves the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.
Giveaway or Contest
If you are the winner of a giveaway hosted by Fireflies and Mud Pies, you will be asked to provide your first and last name and mailing address so the prize can be mailed to you. That information may need to be passed onto the representative of the brand who is providing and mailing the prize. By entering a giveaway on this website, you agree to the terms of this policy. Please review our official giveaway rules before entering a giveaway hosted by Fireflies and Mud Pies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including Fireflies and Mud Pies. Some features of Fireflies and Mud Pies may cease to be available to you.
Advertisements on Fireflies and Mud Pies
Fireflies and Mud Pies is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a Raptive (“Raptive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Raptive will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. Learn more about Raptive’s data usage.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding Fireflies and Mud Pies or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email. Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purposes for which you provided it, and that technology provider may also contact you from time to time.
If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”
Additional Rights of EEA Residents
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
- access your personal data
- ensure the accuracy of your personal data
- the right to have use delete your personal data
- the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
- the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the even that data is misused
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact AdThrive at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)
Sale of Business or Assets
In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.
Social Media Privacy
Fireflies and Mud Pies uses various social media platforms. Fireflies and Mud Pies is not responsible for what you post on our social media channels.
If you are under 18 years of age, you must have parental consent before using our website or entering personal information.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not intentionally collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older.
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.
Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information removed from our systems, please contact email@example.com. You may request to be removed at any time.
Fireflies and Mud Pies contains links to other websites. As such, Fireflies and Mud Pies is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications they use.