All policies below are valid from 01 June 2013.
Gift of Curiosity is a personal blog written and edited by me, Katie Stokes. For questions about this blog, please contact me.
My primary aim at Gift of Curiosity is to provide parents, caregivers, and teachers with ideas for sparking their children’s creativity and learning. To accomplish this goal, I share activities my kids and I have done together, I offer printable materials, and I highlight great products that are likely to be of interest to my readers.
My secondary aim is to generate enough income to cover my expenses (e.g., blog hosting services, clip art) and provide a modest income. For these reasons, I accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. I may also sell my own educational products.
Integrity is important to me. Clicking on any of the advertisements or links, or buying any of the recommended products, will NOT cost you any additional money due to my affiliate membership. Instead, I simply receive a small commission – thank you!! Please be assured that while I may make money from this site, I have not and will not do so in a way that disadvantages you as a buyer. I will also not recommend products in my posts that I have not personally used or researched sufficiently to believe they would benefit my readers.
Gift of Curiosity 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.
Gift of Curiosity abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. If the compensation received could influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
From time to time I may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.
The privacy of Gift of Curiosity’s visitors is extremely important to me. This section outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by Gift of Curiosity and how it is used. Gift of Curiosity does not sell your personal information – I don’t like it when my personal information is sold, and I would never sell your personal information either. All information collected is used only to gather demographics and improve Gift of Curiosity for the benefit of my readers.
Email addresses: Email addresses are used and website addresses are gathered to respond to comments. Email addresses are also collected when you enter a giveaway, but will only be used to notify the winners.
Log files: Like many other websites, Gift of Curiosity makes use of log files. Within a log file the following information can be found: internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Information in the log files is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement around the site, and gather demographic information to better serve my readers.
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Gift of Curiosity reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice.