Privacy Policy

Homeschool Lounge takes your trust, and your right to privacy, very seriously. The following privacy policy outlines the type of information we gather and how we use it.

We respect the privacy of our users, subscribers, and visitors of the Homeschool website.

Who we are

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally identifiable information (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below. Jacqueline Masek dba Homeschool, 350 Towne Square Way #97762, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 or email us at info@Homeschool

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Homeschool gathers two types of information:

  • Account Information:

Information that you provided to become a member or to set up an account as an e-mail subscriber or other relationship. Account information can include both demographic information (name, address, phone number, zip code, email address, etc.) and preference information (username, password, etc.). Homeschool Lounge does not knowingly accept or use account information from children 12 years old or younger without parental consent.

  • Usage Information:

Data that is collected by the user s browser (see cookies below) or provided by the user s connection for a page requested on our site (commonly referred to as website log data).

  • Comments:

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.

  • Contact Forms

We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

What we do with Account Information

Account data will not be sold, rented, or donated to anyone other than Homeschool Lounge affiliated/contract organizations, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. Account information may be required to receive access to certain information or services. Homeschool Lounge will at times use account information to offer services that we believe will assist parents and/or teachers. To opt out of such offers, account holders may communicate their preferences to us by email at: info@Homeschool

What we do with Usage Information

Homeschool Lounge s web servers gather and analyze usage data from website visitors to help with a variety of site management issues. For example, we use log data to:

  • Diagnose problems with our server
  • Evaluate the sources of our user traffic (i.e. where site visitors clicked from to reach us)
  • Determine traffic patterns through our site (to build better internal links and improve your ability to find what you want)
  • Understand and optimize our site for the broadest selection of browser types (again, to improve your experience)


Our site uses cookies to improve your experience while you re visiting us and to recognize repeat visitors where that information provides a different experience. Cookies are electronic “tags” placed on your browser by our servers. Your browser then stores data on your computer about your visit to our site.

How cookies help you

  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
  • We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. Bouncy, ping-pongy kids won t sit still if a video isn t interesting no matter how much great info is included. Who can blame them? Nowadays too many “educational” shows include questionable morals, too much sex, and too much fluff. At Homeschool Lounge all of our videos have been watched and reviewed by Logan, Jordan, and/or myself. As you can see below, these are the options on YouTube that we use with every video on this site.

Our Video Safety Policy

  1. We will never auto-play videos.
  2. Only the video selected will play.
  3. Other suggested videos will never be shown.
  4. Once the selected video is over the only option you have is to replay the selected video.
  5. Videos have been watched and reviewed to ensure no questionable content is played.

As a parent myself, I want to make sure to only provide wholesome material that is also fun. This is our policy to you. To always follow these guidelines.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word Privacy , and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within 1 business day
  • We will notify the users via in site notification within 1 business day

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to: • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service. • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following: • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used. • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email


Thank you for your support,

Jackie Masek