1. The Information We Collect
At ToonGoggles.com, it is our policy to create website content that requires minimum collection of information from our visitors. Generally, ToonGoggles.com limits our collection of information from children to what is known as non-personally identifiable information, such as screen name, birthday, gender, state, zip code and country of residence. For children under the age of thirteen (13), we will ask for the child's email address, which will not be stored in a retrievable form but instead using a "hash" or unique code generated from the email address that will allow us on a one-time basis to respond to an inquiry from the child, such as regarding a lost user name or password. We may also ask for a parental email address for children under age 13 who register in order to provide notice to the parent that his or her child would like to participate in registration for certain interactive features. For individuals age 13 and over, we may collect and store an email address to use in the case of forgotten passwords and to send newsletters and/or marketing information which the individual has consented to. This information is collected so children can participate in interactive nature and activities, such as online polls, surveys, rankings and other opinion input mechanisms of the Site, without giving unnecessary personally identifying information. For some other activities, such as entering contests or sweepstakes, we may ask visitors to provide a first name and email address. For other activities, such as when sending an email or posting comments and links to the Site to a friend via third-party websites and servers, we may also ask for personal information about other people. This is usually limited to only the necessary information to transfer and complete the message, such as a first name, email address, or other minimum information to communicate the message to the friend. Such email addresses and information collected to forward messages are deleted immediately when the message is transmitted. For some limited activities, campaigns, or offers, intended for parents and adults, we may ask a parent or adult to provide their name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number and/or information about their interests in and use of various products, programs and services. In order to provide appropriate customer service support for some features of our Site or improve our products, we may ask visitors to provide a first name, email address and limited information that is relevant to a customer service inquiry.
ToonGoggles.com does not condition a child's participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.
ToonGoggles.com is committed to providing fun, safe and a secure Site for people of all ages. Because many visitors to the Site are children, we make efforts to ensure that children access only the content that is appropriate for them. In addition, we employ special measures to help children protect their privacy while online. We do not ask children to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and we take steps to prevent children from posting contact information. When a child under age 13 participates in another ongoing activity that requires the collection, retention and use of personal information, we will also ask for a parent's email address so that we can notify the parent that we have received personal information from their child. We do not knowingly collect names and email addresses from children under the age of thirteen for these types of activities without notifying the parent via email and giving the parent the option to remove their child's email address from the applicable database for that activity. For specific one-time requests we receive from visitors, email addresses may be collected and used only in connection with the specific one-time request. For example, for sweepstakes and contests, email addresses are collected for the purpose of entering the online sweepstakes or contests on a one-time basis and are used to notify winners of the sweepstakes or contests once by email. Winners will be required to return a completed prize acceptance form within a designated time period.
In connection with registration for certain interactive features on the Site, we may ask users to provide certain information that is not personally identifiable such as city or state of residence, date of birth and gender. We also may ask for parental email address for children under age thirteen who register in order to provide notice to the parent that his or her child would like to participate in registration for certain interactive features which require retention of personally identifiable information. For individuals age thirteen and over, we may collect and store an email address to use in the case of forgotten passwords and to send information which the individual has requested or consented to.
When visitors come to our Site, we also may collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the current Internet protocol address and the type of computer operating system you are using (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox), the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., America On Line, Earthlink), your activity while visiting our Site (e.g., which of our pages you have viewed, the cartoons viewed, and the advertisements you have been shown).
2. Collection of Information by Third Parties
3. Use and Disclosure of Information
ToonGoggles.com may use personally identifiable information that visitors provide for such purposes as sending requested electronic messages on their behalf, and conducting contests or sweepstakes, and responding to their questions regarding our products and services. ToonGoggles.com does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that children provide. We use information we collect about others only to enable users to our Site to communicate with those other people, for example, by sending them electronic messages and links. Otherwise, we use visitors' personally identifying information collected in connection with certain online activities, such as contests and sweepstakes, for internal purposes only. We only keep personal information we obtain through contests or sweepstakes until we have successfully selected a winner(s), awarded the prize(s), and administer the contest or sweepstakes. Afterwards, the email addresses are deleted. We never sell, rent, or otherwise share our visitors' personally identifying information with third parties without appropriate consent. In the event we use agents or contractors to provide services to our visitors, such as helping us conduct a sweepstakes, sending prizes to winners, or providing customer service related to the activities on the Site, in these cases we require the agent or contractor to keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing.
We may on occasion combine information we collect through our Site with information that we collect from other sources. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Site and to improve our visitors' experience on the Site. We may also aggregate, use and share non-personally identifiable information with third parties to analyze Site usage as well as to offer programs or services.
We, our third-party service providers and/or partners may also use Tracking Technologies, such as cookies, to manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through the Site. This also helps us, our service providers and partners to provide more relevant advertising. Moreover, we, our third-party service providers and/or our partners may use web beacons or clear.gifs or similar technologies to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page.
Log data collected on web servers supply us with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. We use such aggregate information to improve access to content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many users as possible. We do not link the log data collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.
5. International Transfer
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. ToonGoggles has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information, when collected, is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access. However, when linking to other websites through ToonGoggles.com, these other websites are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from ours.
7. Parental Access
ToonGoggles.com's goal is to help parents ensure that their children have a safe and fun online experience. Parents can contact ToonGoggles by mailing or faxing us a signed form that allows the parent to review any identifiable information collected about their child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of their child's information.
The Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. Your efforts to instill responsible information practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites, and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching online experiences.
8. Contact Us
Toon Goggles, Inc.
20251 Ventura blvd. Ste. B
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
9. Updates and Effective Date