Privacy Policy

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Children’s Privacy Policy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. COPPA also requires us to obtain the consent of parents and legal guardians in order for children under thirteen (13) years of age to use certain features of our website.

For children age 12 and younger

Your safety is important to us, so we have rules in place to protect your privacy and to keep River Pony Kids a safe place for you to visit. We encourage you to share your artwork, stories, and photographs, but we require the permission of a parent before this material will be posted on the website. Children under the age of 13 cannot comment or respond to comments on this website.

For parents of children age 12 and younger

We do not collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If your child wishes to submit a question for the River Ponies or question or book review for author Laura Holt-Haslam, they must do so with the permission of a parent or legal guardian through that parent or guardian’s email. If they wish to submit artwork, photographs, or stories, they need to receive permission from a parent or legal guardian as well as anyone who is pictured in a photo. We will only publish the first name and age and/or grade of the child.

At any time, parents can request that any materials submitted from their child(ren) be removed from the website..

To submit questions, reviews, photos and creative work, or request the removal of their materials from this website, please send an email to

Newsletters and emails

We encourage you to sign up for occasional newsletters and information about upcoming books. We will not share your email with third parties. You may unsubscribe at any time.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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 visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

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

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

Your contact information

We will not share your contact information with other parties.