Disclosure and Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was updated April 13, 2020.

Here at Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls, we value your privacy while online.  This policy explains how and why your data is collected and stored while visiting this site.

Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls is a website written and edited by Sarah Dees, with creative input from the kids as well.  We share learning activities, crafts, STEM projects, original designs with LEGO® bricks, and more. This website was created in 2010, and we are based in Texas.

By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by this privacy policy.

Here is how your information will be collected on this site:

  • If you leave a comment
  • If you subscribe to the weekly newsletter
  • Through website cookies
  • Through Google Analytics


If you sign up for the newsletter using either the box in the sidebar or the banner at the top of the site, you’ll be asked to enter your email address.  This is because… well, it would be hard to send you an email without your address!

I send newsletter emails once a week, and occasionally I send special activity emails or holiday emails with crafts and activities that fit the current holiday.  I may also send emails about special deals or promotions that will fit your interests.  At the bottom of every newsletter there is a button to unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time.  If you are having trouble unsubscribing, feel free to email me at [email protected]

I currently use MadMimi as my email provider.  They store your data but never sell or transfer your email address.  Your clicks within the newsletter are stored to allow me to see what’s popular and what’s not so that I can create future newsletters that suit my readers’ needs.  You can read MadMimi’s privacy policy here.


I love hearing from my readers! To make a comment, you may leave it anonymously or leave a name, email address, website, and comment.  It’s not a good idea to leave a comment with personal information on any site, so I highly recommend that you don’t do that!

Your information is collected to identify you as the commenter, but it is not given away or sold.  Only your name and comment are displayed on the site.  Your information will remain in the site database unless we delete it or the post is deleted.

Google Analytics

Like most websites around the world, I use Google Analytics to see which posts my readers are visiting. It helps me discern what content is the most popular and helpful to readers.  Google Analytics collects information about your location down to the town level, the type of device you are using (tablet, desktop, mobile) and the browser you are using.  None of this information can be used to identify you, and I wouldn’t want to anyway.  It just helps me to see traffic patterns.  You can read more about how user data is retained here.


We use third party advertisements on this site to support the site and keep the content free of charge for you.

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.  AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.  

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected] and contact AdThrive at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.


Nope, not the cookies you eat!

This website uses a technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are little pieces of code that I use to track your use of this site and provide the best possible experience for you.

Cookies may collect information including the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, time spent on the site, and your IP address.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do so through the settings on your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).

Amazon Affiliate Program

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.  Links to Amazon in my posts are affiliate links, which means that if you buy something through a link, I will earn a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please email me at [email protected]