Our Understandable, Non-Legalese Privacy Policy

Who We Are

At SummerBeforeCollege.com, the goal is to provide a trusted, safe place
to get through the, um, summer before college. THe foundation of this
trusted safe place starts with earning and maintaining the trust and
confidence of our fellow parent visitors to the site. we are committed to
maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site.

Transparency is critical (unless it’s your shower curtain) so I’ve written
this Privacy Policy to clearly state when and why we collect personal
information, how it is used, and how we keep it secure.

Hey, I am a freak when it comes to my own online privacy and I extend
that freakiness to protecting yours as much as possible.


SummerBeforeCollege.com may set and access cookies on your computer.
They are used to enhance your experience and can be cleared any time
you like using your specific browser settings.

Google Analytics

Knowledge is power and we use Google Analytics to collect standard
internet login and visitor patterns. This information remains anonymous
and is used solely to continue to enhance and grow the site. Google
Analytics is the industry standard and comes with it its own built-in
privacy safeguards.

SummerBeforeCollege.com Comments

SummerBeforeCollege.com is all about finding a tribe to help us get ready
for our little babies heading off to college. A big part of that tribe is
community and comments. When you visit the site, you may be able to
submit comment on particular posts or pages.
If you submit a comment, you do not have to use your real name. Feel free
to use an alias or any other method that conceals your identity (it’s fun
because you can pretend you’re a covert spy or superhero--just me? Oh,
never mind…).
When you submit a comment to the site, your name, email and other
relevant details are stored. Information submitted is not required to be

Email Lists

This site collects email addresses but for legit reasons: to provide updates;
to alert you to products, events, or other information you might be
interested in; to check in and make sure you’re enjoying the content at

We use a third-party provider to deliver our updates and we gather
statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard
technologies to help us monitor and improve our website. You can opt out
any time 24/7 by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our
emails. But we hope you won’t. 🙂

Third Parties

There may be some circumstances where your IP address, geographic
location, and other browser-related details is shared with third party

Access to Your Personal Information

Any time you want to see or amend (or even delete) your personal
information being held by SummerBeforeCollege.com, just email
[email protected] and we will make it happen.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this Policy in the future. You can always find the
current version right here at this page.

To keep up with transparency, we will notify you by update or email of any
material (in our sole discretion) changes to the policy. By accessing this
site, you agree to be bound to the terms of this Policy.

The Big Reveal: Affiliate Disclosure

Like most authority sites, SummerBeforeCollege.com features affiliate
links. Affiliate links send you to a website and if you happen to make a
purchase while at the website, Amazon or whichever affiliate it may be
(but mostly Amazon) will send me a gazillion dollars. No, it’s not a gazillion
dollars. But Amazon will compensate me in varying amounts depending on
a number of factors.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Here is my bottom line on affiliate links and you can take these to the

  • Affiliate links help me keep the site running and provide a little
    bump to our college expense fund.
  • Affiliate links never add any sort of cost or expense to your
  • The FCC requires that I tell you about the affiliate links.
  • The FCC does not require that I only link to legitimate products that
    I or my family have used and honestly believe provide value to
    others. But that is the way I operate. I am not going to stuff this site
    with every possible affiliate link there is to try to squeeze as much
    money as possible from SummerBeforeCollege. Not ever. I think that
    is sleazy and I don’t like seeing that on sites I visit either.