Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Ava’s Alphabet, LLC is owned, written and edited by Cristina Stauffer. For questions about this blog, please contact 

Our website address is:

Our mailing address is: PO Box 608; Ada, Michigan 49301.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Like many other sites, Ava’s Alphabet collects information that your browser sends automatically (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), browser information, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) information, the pages of our website that you visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics.

The purpose of any personal data collected is solely to analyze content performance and trends OR to respond to your comments and messages. Your personal information will never be shared, sold, traded or rented to a third party without your explicit consent.


One way that the Ava’s Alphabet website collects personal data is through the use of cookies. “Cookies” are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

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.

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time through your browser’s settings.  If you choose to disable cookies, it may affect your ability to access or use some portions of this website.


When visitors leave comments on the Ava’s Alphabet website, 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.  Once you leave this website or are redirected to a third-party website, you are no longer governed by the policies of this website.


The Ava’s Alphabet website uses Google Analytics to track and analyze data. Please refer to the Google privacy policy here:

Who we share your data with

* Name and list all third party providers with whom you share site data, including partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, and third party service providers, and note what data you share with them and why. Link to their own privacy policies if possible.

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 profile. 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

*In this section you should list all transfers of your site data outside the European Union and describe the means by which that data is safeguarded to European data protection standards. This could include your web hosting, cloud storage, or other third party services.

European data protection law requires data about European residents which is transferred outside the European Union to be safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was in Europe. So in addition to listing where data goes, you should describe how you ensure that these standards are met either by yourself or by your third party providers, whether that is through an agreement such as Privacy Shield, model clauses in your contracts, or binding corporate rules.

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

*In this section you should explain what measures you have taken to protect your users’ data. This could include technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection. If you have carried out a Privacy Impact Assessment, you can mention it here too.

Questions and Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about your personal information or your rights related to privacy or use of this website, please contact me directly at

Disclosures and Disclaimer

Ava’s Alphabet, LLC is owned, written and edited by Cristina Stauffer. For questions about this blog, please contact

Limited Liability statement

By using and accessing the Ava’s Alphabet website, you agree at all times to indemnify and hold harmless me and my company, as well as any related parties, from and against any and all claims related to this website or its content. I will not be responsible or liable in any way for your use of the information or materials provided on this website. I assume no liability for any injuries, damages or other losses alleged in connection with your use or access of this website.

To be in compliance with FTC rulings that bloggers need to disclose if they are being paid or compensated for their posts, the following is my full disclosure policy effective as of February 2, 2016:

Occasionally Ava’s Alphabet will accept free products and/or other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. This will be clearly stated at the top of such blog posts.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog.  All opinions, ideas, thoughts and recommendations are 100% my own. I will not recommend any product or service I do not truly believe in as I value my readers and vow to act with honesty and integrity at all times.  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 majority of advertising on Ava’s Alphabet, LLC is either in the form of ads generated by a third party ad network (i.e. – Google AdSense) or by affiliate links embedded in the post.  By clicking and purchasing through an affiliate link on Ava’s Alphabet, I will make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Content will be clearly identified as paid, affiliate or sponsored content.

Ava’s Alphabet, LLC is also 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

I reserve the right to change the policies on the Ava’s Alphabet website at any time without notice, and by using this website and its content, you are agreeing to these policies as they appear, regardless of if you have read it. If you do not agree with these terms and policies, please discontinue use of this website.

Last updated: August 2018