Last revised December 29, 2014
2. Parental Consent—Children Under 18 Years Old
3. Parental Consent—Children Under 13 Years Old
If you are under 13 years of age you must get your parent’s permission before you use our Website or provide any information to us.
Children under age are not permitted to create an account on our Website or to comment on the stories on our Website.
4. Your Acceptance
5. Personal Information
Generally, we will try to limit the information we request from you. Depending on the circumstances, we might ask for some limited personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) such as your first name and email address and the name and email address of your parent. We will only ever ask you information necessary for the specific activity that you request, and we do not condition your participation in any activity on you disclosing more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that specific activity.
We use your Personal Information only to allow you to access portions of our Website that you ask to access and to send communications and products that you specifically request.
We do not sell, transfer or share Personal Information with anyone other than people and companies we engage to prepare or deliver the communications or products you request or to perform related technical and processing functions. We require that any third party who receives access to your Personal Information agrees to maintain your confidentiality. And we never disclose Personal Information regarding children under age 13 to any third-parties.
Your parent may at any time review, change, or delete any Personal Information that we have collected about you by contacting us at:
6. Usage Information
We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your Web browser, including your Internet Protocol (“IP address”), the page you request, and how long and how often you visit any page on our Website. When you use our Website, our servers log certain information that your Web browser sends when you visit any Web site. Our server logs may include information such as your Web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
We allow third-party advertisers to serve advertisements on our Website. These third-party advertisers use technology that sends advertisements and links directly to your browser, and they automatically receive your IP address when this happens. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party advertisers without your consent, except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. If you respond to an advertisement, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the description of the audience the advertiser is trying to reach. The advertiser may also use non-personally identifiable information regarding your use of our Website, such as the number of times you viewed an ad, to determine which ads to deliver to you.
We participate in the Google Adsense network, which serves the DoubleClick DART cookie. You may opt out of use of the DART cookie and participation in many other third-party advertising networks by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, available at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
7. How We Use Information We Collect
If you are over 13 years old, we may use your Personal Information to contact you, respond to your inquiries, and send you other information we think may be of interest to you, such as special offers or to notify you of important new changes to our Website. If you are under 13 years of age, we will only use your Personal Information to provide you with services and information that you have specifically requested and that we have your parents’ permission to provide.
8. Warning Regarding Posting Your Personal Information
Any Personal Information (for example, your name, e-mail address, or personal photographs) that you voluntarily disclose in comments or on any bulletin board, message board, or other community forum on our website may be collected and used by parties other than us and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.
If you post personal information on any publicly accessible part of our Website, such as in the comments or on a message board, we have no control over how others use your personal information. We are not responsible for what happens to personal information that you post on any publicly accessible part of our Website.
9. Restriction on Posting Personal Information—Children Under 13 Years Old
If you are under 13 years old, you are not permitted to post any personal information to a publicly accessible part of our Website, including in the comments and on any message board.
If you believe that any child under age 13 has posted personal information anywhere on our Website, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as much information as you can to help us locate and delete the personal information.
If you are under 13 years old and you post any personal information to a publicly accessible part of our Website, we may, but are not required, to: (a) delete the personal information; (b) immediately terminate your account; and (c) contact your parents regarding the posting.
10. Disclosure Of Your Information
We may disclose your Personal Information in any of these circumstances:
· when we have reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who might be infringing our rights or property, or the rights and property of any one else.
· to enforce our User Agreement, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Website.
· in response to judicial process.
· in cooperation with law enforcement agency investigations of matters related to public safety
· if we have a good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with state and federal laws.
· to identify and develop products and services that may be of interest to you or to share this information with certain third parties for direct marketing purposes, except we will never disclose Personal Information related to children under age 13.
· if we have your consent and you are age 13 or older.
We may sell or buy other businesses or entities. If we do, we may transfer or assign the information we have collected, including your Personal Information, as part of the purchase or sale. Also, 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 and your Personal Information may be included in the transferred assets. We do not sell Personal Information, to third parties and have no intention of doing so in the future. Under the laws of some jurisdictions, you may be entitled to request disclosure regarding how we share non-personally identifiable information about you with third parties for direct marketing purposes (“Information-Sharing Disclosure”). To the extent required by law, we will provide the Information-Sharing Disclosure to you upon request made to:
You may opt-out of receiving any communications for which you have signed up at any time by clicking on a link provided at the bottom of the email communication or by contacting email@example.com. If you are a California resident, you have the right to decline to have your personal information shared with third-parties. If you wish to exercise this right, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ; please include the following in your e-mail: (a) a statement that you decline to have your personal information shared with third parties; (b) your name; (c) your e-mail address; and (d) your mailing address. Remember, if you are under age 13, we will never disclose your personal information to third parties.
13. Linked Sites
Our Website may include links to other Web sites. Each linked Web site will have its own policies concerning how it collects, uses, and discloses your personal information. These Web sites are not part of our Website.
You should carefully review all policies and agreements you visit any Web site. We are not responsible for and we do not have any control over other Web sites.
We do not endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through our Website or any Website linked or featured in any advertising featured on our Web site.
14. Security Procedures
We take reasonable precautions and have implemented reasonable technical measures intended to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personal Information submitted using our Website. But your e-mail transmissions and other communications containing Personal Information might be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and the Website might be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors.
We cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the Internet.
When we receive your Personal Information, we take steps that we believe are reasonable to limit access to your Personal Information to only those employees and service providers whom we determine need access to the Personal Information to provide the products, services, offers, or opportunities that you have requested. But even after we receive your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of our reasonable efforts or as a result of any event beyond our reasonable control. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Personal Information is completely secure and safe from such risks.
15. Disclaimer of Warranties
We disclaim any express or implied warranty regarding the security of any information we collect about you.