Last Updated: February 4, 2022 (“,” “we,” “us,” or “the site”), produced by Maya Smart LLC, is dedicated to equipping and inspiring parents to provide the everyday nurturing, instruction, and experiences that catapult children’s learning, life, and career prospects. We provide this Privacy Policy to share how we collect, use, and disclose personal information in connection with our websites, online accounts, newsletters, and other online services and products (collectively, the “Services”) that we provide for parents, teachers, administrators, policy makers, students over the age of 13, and other interested adults (collectively, “you”). In some cases, content, media, and other products and services may be integrated into websites and mobile applications provided by third parties (including social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), and this Policy also applies to information that we collect through those channels. By using the Services, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.  


A. Information You Provide

We receive personal information you provide to use the Services. “Personal information” means information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be “personal information” if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you: 

  • Your email address in order to subscribe to our mailing list, or sign up for a course or webinar;
  • Your name, email address, website in order to post a comment on our blog
  • Your social media profiles in order to share an article from our blog on social media via a third party provider;
  • Your full name, email address and message in order to contact us via our contact form.
  • Your content preferences or content of interest, including newsletter subscriptions and topics of interest such as “Babies and Toddlers,” “Preschoolers,” or “Young Readers.” If you opt to provide it, we store these preferences and may use the information to personalize your services.

B. Information Automatically Collected

We also collect certain information automatically when you engage with the Services (“Usage information”). This information includes the following: 

  • Your browser type and operating system
  • Your internet protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet and that can be used to derive your general geographic location
  • Sites you visited before and after using the Services
  • Pages you view and links you click within the Services
  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies
  • Information about your engagement with e-mail messages, such as the links you click and whether you open or forward the messages
  • Standard server log information

We may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to automatically collect Usage Information. Cookies are small bits of information stored on your device.  How you configure your browser settings determines if and how cookies are accepted by your device. If your browser settings reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain online products, services, or features of the Services. Note that cookie data can be read by browser extensions. For browsers in mobile applications, the mobile app may be able to read cookie data as well. Cookie data is transmitted securely as part of every request to and from the server. uses cookies to temporarily store data during account registration and online sessions. This information includes your account settings, such as email address; account identifier; information passed on by your chosen log-in identity provider; subscription status; and content preferences, such as an interest in “Babies and Toddlers” content. Sometimes, Edutopia may offer an online pop-up prompt to promote a sign up, and we use a cookie to keep track of whether you have turned off this option. cookies expire after 30 days.

Pixel tags, web beacons, or clear GIFs are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images. These help us understand how users engage with us, for example, by recognizing cookies, providing the time and date a page is viewed, offering a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and generating similar information from your computer or device. may use pixel tags to determine if email messages have been opened.


We use information we collect through the Services for a variety of purposes, such as the following: 

  • Providing you with requested products, services, newsletters, information, and promotions
  • Customizing and personalizing your use of the Services
  • Contacting you via email and otherwise about products, services, and events we think might be of interest to you and responding to your communications to us
  • Contacting you with surveys, legal notices, and other information related to your use of the Services
  • Maintaining or administering the Services, performing charitable or business analyses, or improving our products and services
  • Publishing stories, comments, and other information posted in our interactive online features
  • Creating articles and other content
  • Processing employment applications and inquiries
  • Detecting, investigating, and preventing activities that may violate our policies or may be fraudulent or illegal
  • Fulfilling other purposes as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent


We do not share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • We share your information with our service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf, such as to host the Services, manage databases, perform analyses, create and display video content, conduct surveys, place content on third-party websites and platforms, and send communications and newsletters for us. uses five types of services: content, performance and reliability, identity, advertising, and analytics. Content services are used to embed and share content such as videos or social posts within the Services. Performance and reliability services are used to monitor the system reliability and uptime. Identity services are used to identify, authenticate, and validate site visitors using account and subscription services. Advertising may be used to identify and guide campaigns to offer our subscriptions to prospective subscribers. Analytics are used for the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns by users to aid in our effective decision-making. 


Certain social media providers offer you Edutopia content through their platforms. For example, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others may allow you to share Edutopia content. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Services. If you choose to access or make use of social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services. You can find the Instagram privacy policy here.  

If you choose to connect to the Services via a third-party platform or social media network, you may have the ability to limit the information we may obtain from the third party at the time you connect your third-party account to the Services. Subsequently, you may be able to control your settings through the third-party platform. If you withdraw our ability to access certain information from a third-party platform or social media network, that choice will not apply to information we have already received from that third party.


The Services contain links to other websites or online services that are operated and maintained by outside entities and that are not under the control of or maintained by Edutopia. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Edutopia of those other websites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. This Privacy Policy does not apply to this outside content. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of other websites or services.


Service providers we use may place and read their own cookies and web beacons or use local storage in the browser and other technologies to collect information through the Services. For example, our vendors may use these technologies to collect information that (a) helps us with traffic measurement, research, and analytics and (b) is used to market on our Services and across the internet and on other apps tailored to your apparent interests. The information collected and stored by outside entities remains subject to their policies and practices, including whether they continue to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices of what is visible to others on third party services. We have provided links to the privacy policies of a number of third parties in this Policy.

For example, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies and other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with and use the website, compile reports on the website’s activity, and provide other services related to website activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information, such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. If you wish to exercise your rights regarding Google Analytics visit or download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, currently does not take action in response to these signals. For more information on “do-not-track,” visit


If you signed up for a subscription or account, you may receive email or online communications to support your subscription or account. You may unsubscribe from newsletter subscriptions by using unsubscribe links in the messages you receive. 


We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. To access or use the Services, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into this Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Services.


We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse,or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through our Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge and permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.


We are headquartered in the United States and we have service providers that have operations internationally. As a result, your personal information may be transferred outside your state, province, or country to the United States or other locations where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.  


We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to the Services or providing other appropriate notice, such as updating this document. In all cases, your continued use of the Services after any modification to the Privacy Policy indicates your assent to the amended Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you may contact us at

Updated: February 4, 2022