Last Update: September 14, 2022
Permission to Use Our Articles
If you want to feature one of our posts in your round-up, we’re very happy to be a part of it! You don’t need to ask for permission if you feature one photo with a link back to the original post. However:
– DO NOT feature more than one photo per post without written permission.
– DO NOT copy parts or whole posts onto your site without written permission.
– DO NOT use photos and provide the rephrased tutorial.
Here is how it works. When you shop through the affiliate links provided in the articles, you easily find the materials we used, and your price does not change, but we gratefully receive a small percentage of the price for linking to the Amazon products.
Adventure in a Box is an online educational site founded in 2014 by Liska Myers and Jeffrey Myers. We write about DIY projects, crafts and educational activities for families with children. We also have a shop where you can buy products made by us. Most of them are digital products, but we also sell and ship our shadow puppets.
How We Collect Information About You
Information is collected via log files, cookies, leaving comments on the site, purchasing a product via our shop or subscribing to our newsletter.
Like most websites around the world we use Google Analytics to process information about the number of visitors on our site, and their behaviour. When you browse through the pages of the website, Google Analytics records your approximate location (country and city), the type device you are using (Mobile or Desktop), name of the device (iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, etc.), operating system (Windows 7, Windows 10, iOS, etc.), and browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.). None of this data can be used to identify you. We use this data to understand where most of our visitors find our website and how they use it.
Leaving a Comment
When you leave a comment, in addition to the previously mentioned information, we collect information on your name, email address, your website, and the country you are from. If you prefer, you can leave an anonymous comment. We only use this information to identify you as a comment maker and to notify you of the reply if any was required. Your email address is never shown in the comment section.
Your details will remain in the database unless we remove it or the article is removed from the site. You may request that we delete the comment and remove you details at any time. Please contact us to ask for this to be carried out.
Purchasing a Product
When you purchase a product through our digital shop, in addition to the previously mentioned information, we collect information on your name, email address, and the country you are from. It is stored in our store database under your account name. It is done so that you could come back and re-download your product. Contact us if you need it removed.
When you purchase a physical product in our shadow puppet shop, we also ask for your shipping address and your phone. This is the information we need to mail the package to you. It is stored in our store database. Contact us if you need it removed.
All financial details are collected via PayPal and Stripe which does not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed.
Subscribing to Our Newsletter
We send emails once or twice a week. Most of our emails include only the links to the new articles on our blog as well as the links to the old articles we find relevant at different times of a year (Halloween or Christmas, summer activities or winter crafts). Very rarely (a few times a year), we may include information about products created by other bloggers or companies if we feel that it would be a valuable information to our subscribers.
If you choose to join one of our regular newsletters, following one of our opt-in forms (like the one in the sidebar), then your email address is required so that we can send you the email. We also ask for your first name, so that we may address you personally in our weekly email. Feel free to pick a nickname for that field.
Your data is collected and then passed to our email service provider MailerLite. Within the email service provider we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalized email service to you.
Details that we hold including your name, email address and where you have visited will never be passed to anyone else. You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or you can contact us and ask to be removed.
Cookies are used all throughout the web, and Adventure in a Box uses them as well. Cookies is a code that is used to track your use of our site and provide the best possible experience for you.
Specifically we use them for:
- Our commenting system so that you don’t have to always enter you details
- Collect data as part of Google Analytics so that we can see who has visited our website
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser. However, it may negatively impact your ability to browse our website as well as other websites.
If You Are Under 16:
Please, obtain your parents permission before entering any personal information on our website.
When We May Transfer Your Data
We will not transfer your personal data unless we are under legal obligation to do so.
If You Wish to Be Removed From Our Database
At any point you may ask that we remove your information from our systems. Please contact us with your requirements, and we will do so within a week. The same applies for what information we hold about you and can be identified as being about you.
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First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
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The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
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- Web browser type
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