Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of online activities regularly. Our Web site supports and complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and other laws. Our Web site is not aimed at nor intended for children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use our Web site. Our Web site does not accept registration from children under the age of 13. No personally identifiable information (as defined in the COPPA, 15 U.S.C. Section 6501) is purposefully or knowingly collected from children under the age of 13. Every visitor hereby agrees that all information you provide, including but not limited to date of birth, shall be truthful and correct.
Personally identifiable information ("PII") is information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your real name, address, phone number, company name, or e-mail address). Generally, you may browse our Web site without providing any PII. We will not collect PII about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and so on) unless you provide it voluntarily when you: register with us; participate in sweepstakes, contests, events or promotions on the Web site; send us questions or comments via email; and/or subscribe to receive our e-newsletter and/or RSS feed. If you do not want your PII collected, please do not submit it to us. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with requested information, you may not be able to access all areas of the Web site or participate in all of its features.
Generally, we only use PII collected from and about our visitors for the purpose for which it is submitted, unless we disclose other uses at the time we collect the information. If we do, you will have the opportunity to instruct us not to use your data in other ways (you can opt-out). We do not share any PII that you provide on the Web site to any third party for marketing purposes unless you specifically opt-in to receive such communications. If you do not want your information used in this manner, you may "opt-out."
We gather and analyze non-identifying visitor information such as Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and browser types for statistical purposes only. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from our Web site, our servers log your IP address. An IP address does not contain personally identifiable information. We do not link IP addresses with personally identifiable information. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help gather broad demographic information. We may also collect information about your browser software and/or machine type (e.g., Windows, Mac, Unix, etc.).
As you surf our Web site, it is possible that several cookies* will be set on your computer. We use the information from cookies to remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors' experiences on the Web site. No personal information is ever stored in a cookie, even if you have entered your name or e-mail address on other parts of our Web site.
We do not sell information collected by cookies or use the information for commerce-related purposes.
*What's a cookie? A cookie is information a Web site puts on your computer's hard drive so that the Web site can remember your preferences or which pages you visited on that Web site.
We may provide access to your PII when legally required to do so, such as in response to a legal subpoena, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or the rights, property or safety of visitors of the Web site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose. We reserve the right to disclose any and all types of visitor information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
We may periodically run promotional sweepstakes and/or contests. Participation in these sweepstakes/contests is completely voluntary. PII is generally required to enter such sweepstakes and/or contests for such purposes as determining eligibility and contacting potential winners. The Official Rules governing a sweepstakes/contest (and explaining how we will use PII collected in connection with such sweepstakes/contest) are always posted at the entry page for the applicable sweepstakes/contest.
We take physical, electronic and managerial steps to maintain security and accuracy of PII we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
In the event that the Web site is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our visitors as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, send us an e-mail at:firstname.lastname@example.org