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Privacy Policy Update in Compliance with EU

Who we are

Our website addresses are: https://www.montessorinature.com and https://printables.montessorinature.com/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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.

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 register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles.

All 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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google Analytics tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Please refer to Google Analytics cookie usage for further information.

Additional information

We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our Site.
The most common types of information we collect include things like: user-names, email addresses, IP addresses, order date, type payment service used during purchase (PayPal or Stripe), support queries, post comments, and web analytics data. We do not store your Credit Card information. You can view Stipe’s privacy policy here: https://stripe.com/en-au/privacy and PayPal’s privacy policy here: https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/privacy/privacyhub

How we collect personal information

We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the Site.
We collect your personal information when you provide it to us when you buy, subscribe to a newsletter, submit feedback, or send us a communication.

How we use personal information

We will use your personal information:
To facilitate and process transactions that take place on the Site, like where you purchase an item from our marketplace, add content to the blog posts.
Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties, legitimate interests. These interests include:
operating the Site;
providing you with services described on the Site;
responding to support requests;
updating you with operational news and information about our Site and services;
carrying out technical analysis to determine how to improve the Site and services we provide;
managing our relationship with you, e.g. by responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the Site or asking for your feedback;
improving our products and services.
providing general administrative and performance functions and activities;

Where you give us consent:

providing you with marketing information about products and services which we feel may interest you; and
customising our services and websites.
For purposes which are required by law.

When we disclose your personal information

Service providers who assist us in connection with the ways we use personal information, in particular: website hosting providers which are located in US ; analytics services which are located in the US; subscription management services which are located in Lithuania; payment processing services which are located in the US;
regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations;
other recipients where we are authorised or required by law to do so.

We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may collect and process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Where we transfer and/or store your personal information

We are based in Australia so your data will be processed in Australia and the US. Some of the recipients to whom we disclose your personal information are based outside Australia in places like Lithuania and US. We do this on the basis of your consent to this policy. In order to protect your information, we take care where possible to work with service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.

How we keep your personal information secure

We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by us and our service providers. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication, two-factor authentication, and data encryption where appropriate.

How you can access your personal information

You have the right to make a request to access the personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us at any time. To make an access or correction request.

External Links

The Montessori Nature website contains links to many other websites. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. Links to or from external websites not owned or controlled by Montessori Nature do not constitute an endorsement by Montessori Nature. In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:
Any of the links on montessorinature.com can be affiliate links. This means that if you click on the link and buy certain items, I will receive a small commission. The price is the same for you, though! Thank you for your support! If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support and/or would recommend without an affiliate link.
I sometimes review items that are sent to me for free. All of my opinions regarding them are my own.
I only endorse products that are in alignment with my ideas and that I believe would be of value to my readers. 

Amazon Disclosure

I participate 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 properties. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

Cookies and web analytics

For more information about how we use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies see our cookie policy here and for more general information on cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
When you visit our Site, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and does not reveal your identity. If you’re logged into your account some of this information could be associated with your account. We’re talking about the following kinds of details:
your IP address or proxy server IP address’;
the domain name you requested;
the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
the date and time of your visit to the website;
the length of your session;
the pages which you have accessed;
the number of times you access our site within any month;
the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
the website which referred you to our Site; and
the operating system which your computer uses.

How long we keep your personal information

We retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you and others, and to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your personal information or to provide you with the Montessori Nature services, you can request that we erase your personal information.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or the way in which we have been managing your personal information, please contact Anastasia Rehbein in writing at info@montessorinature.com
We’re really glad you made it to the end of the privacy policy because knowing this stuff is the best way to understand how your personal information is used and how to best manage it!

If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you:

For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a ‘data controller’ of your personal information.

How you can access your personal information

You are also entitled to ask us to port your personal information (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests, such as profiling that we perform for the purposes of direct marketing, and, where we have asked for your consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully described below.

Both personal information and personal data have the same meaning in the context of this Privacy Policy.

Children and Privacy

We won’t knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide us any personally identifying information online. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any personal information about themselves. If you’re under 13, please do not provide us information about yourself.

Montessori Nature Privacy Policy, effective date 25 May 2018

Copyright Policy

All contents of this site are copyrighted to Montessori Nature unless otherwise noted. All of the contents on this website, including images, text, audio, video, and other forms of content is Copyright © Montessori Nature and may not be downloaded, reproduced, republished or copied in any form unless otherwise noted without express written permission of Anastasia Rehbein. I may change the Website or delete any content, features, or services at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. Anastasia Rehbein and Montessori Nature reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the website and the content. 

You MAY:
Link to any public page or blog post on this site
Use one picture with a link to the original post if you are sharing this on a blog or site.
You may download and use any of the PDF and other media provided on this site where indicated that download is permitted. All materials are provided with a personal use license only.
Distribute unmodified printed-out content from this site for non-commercial purposes only if the source page is clearly listed, and the content is not from the subscriber-only page. 

Copy and paste any portion of the contents from this site in any other medium without a clear reference back to the source page on montessorinature.com
Modify any photos, downloads or other materials found on this site in any form and share on a public platform. You may not edit any of the downloadable PDFs and post on a sharing site, etc.
Use any content from this site for commercial purposes without express written permission from Anastasia Rehbein. 

The owner and writer of this blog accepts no liability. Readers following instructions and suggestions made by the owner and writer are responsible for their own safety and the safety of minors in their care. All activities require adult supervision.
Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, service provider, or party in question.

Thank you for visiting Montessori Nature!

Updated on August 30, 2021

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