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From time to time, I review products in posts. Some of them are products I purchased with my own money and wanted to share with you. Others were part of given to me free of charge for the purpose of reviewing. No matter where the products I review come from, the opinions shared in the review post are honest and all mine.
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The Homeschool Scientist may automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, The Homeschool Scientist will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. The Homeschool Scientist may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked. This information is used for analytic purposes, provide personalized ads, and to make the site a better experience for you.
Last updated: June 30, 2021
WHAT COOKIES ARE
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Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s or tablet device’s or mobile device’s part of the hard drive specifically designated for cookies.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to recognize, collect, and/or track information about, and relevant to, your usage of the Site.
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WHAT COOKIES WE USE
We use the following categories of cookies on the Site:
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Through the collection of this information, we are able to monitor and analyze web traffic to the Site. User behaviours may be recognized, collected, and/or tracked.
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