Privacy & Policies

Editorial Policy
MomAngeles is a comprehensive online resource for Mom’s in LA.  Blog posts and listings unless otherwise designated are posted at the discretion of our editorial team.

We only write about LA. That’s it. Just LA. If its not about LA, from LA, related to LA, born in LA…don’t send us the info.  If its not from LA LA land its not for MomAngeles. That said – if it’s LA related and relevant to Moms send it to us! Submit editorial ideas to laura@momangeles.com. (We also write for CBS Local Los Angeles and Hollywood Hot Moms which are also LA sites. SO if its not for us it may be for one of those sites.)

Our Event Calendar features MomAngeles events, events produced by our Causes We Love partners, events produced by our advertisers (if they are something we think Moms would want to attend), kids and parent education events, art events, fundraising events, school events…things you don’t find in the other local event calendars. This content is not paid for.

We’re not really into product reviews and giveaways, so don’t worry about sending us anything besides a press release/product description.

When you see advertising in the newsletter or on the site, it will be clearly labeled “sponsor,” “sponsored content” or “dedicated email.” All “Welcome to the Club!” posts are paid posts and it is assumed so. We don’t label these posts because its obvious. Advertisers do not dictate editorial content. Our policy is that advertisers are welcome to send us information to post but we have the right not to post it.

Disclosure Policy
This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content as we often review companies who then become advertisers.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights
Thank you for visiting MomAngeles. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of the personally identifiable information you submit at our site.

Information We Collect:
When signing-up for email or the MomAngeles Mommy Card, registrants are asked for contact and demographic information. We do not sell or share your personal information with any other parties.

Use and Disclosure of Information:
We use the personally identifiable information you provide about yourself to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We also use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won a contest, to fulfill your request for an online newsletter, or to send you products or invitations from our Mommy Card partners.

We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience.

At MomAngeles, we may, from time to time, share non-individual, aggregate information (e.g. non-personally identifiable information) about our users internally within MomAngeles and externally with third parties, such as advertisers and business partners. We also use personal information collected on our site internally within MomAngeles, however, it is our policy to not disclose externally with third parties personally identifiable information collected on our site, except in the following instances:

Third Party Businesses
From time to time, we may partner with outside third parties to provide you with additional content, products, or services that we believe may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive information from outside third parties, you can unsubscribe by following the instructions at the bottom of any email you may receive and inform us that you no longer wish to receive such correspondences.

Agents
The personal information provided to MomAngeles may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain activities (e.g., discussion boards, sweepstakes, newsletters) and perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from registration lists, programming, providing user services to our users, or otherwise operating our site. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

Business Transfers
In the event that the assets relating to MomAngeles are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

Special Cases
We may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with law or requests by law enforcement agencies, to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our website, users of our website, and others.

Cookies and Log Data
Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user’s hard drive. Cookies allow websites to “remember” users’ activities on a website as well as users’ visits to a site. At MomAngeles, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our website over a given period. We do not store any personal information into cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information submitted by users when participating in our activities. Log data collected on web servers both within MomAngeles control and under the control of MamAngeles’s third party ad service provider, who is required to maintain such data on a confidential basis, supplies MomAngeles with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. MomAngeles uses such aggregate information to improve access to our content based on our visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many users as possible. We do not link the “log data” collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.

Security
MomAngeles has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access. MomAngeles is intended for domestic visitors and, consequently, is specifically directed towards residents of the United States.

Updates
MomAngeles reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, or otherwise alter this Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof in this space. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

For your information, this page was last updated on July 12, 2014.

Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to laura@momangeles.com.