April 1, 2012
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site
- Who collects such information
- How such information is used
- With whom your information may be shared
- What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Googly Eyed Girl at firstname.lastname@example.org
What information do we collect?
We may collect information from you when you are visiting our site, when you register, submit comments, stories or photos and videos on our Site, or contact us through the Site, or receive customer or technical support.
When using the Services or submitting content on our Site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, and mailing address. You may, however, visit our Site anonymously. The personal information that you provide must be true, accurate and complete. You are responsible for keeping your contact information current and accurate.
Please note that when you delete your account information (where applicable), we may retain your information for a reasonable period of time afterward for the purpose of internal management and fraud prevention activities.
In some instances, we ask for contact information for people other than yourself including, for example, e-mail addresses of friends to whom you send e-cards or a copy of one of our Site pages, or the mailing address of someone you wish us to notify of a submission you have made. The information we collect is used to send the notification or information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of Googly Eyed Girl updates and opportunities to get involved. Such contact information is not shared with any other organizations.
Our Site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our Site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying Site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in any of the following ways:
• To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
• To improve our Site
(we continually strive to improve our Site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
• To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests, inquiries and support needs)
• To send periodic emails or newsletters
The email address you provide may be used to send you information including news, offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you, solicitations for donations or invitations to fund-raising events, updates, related product or service information, etc.
• Protection of rights
We will share personally-identifiable information if we have a good faith belief that (i) access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or a request by law enforcement or governmental authorities, (ii) such action is appropriate to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use for the Services, including any investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) such action is necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues associated with the Services, or (iv) such action is appropriate to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our employees, affiliates, agents or contractors, users of the Services or others.
Opting Out of Receiving Communications from Us
If you no longer want to receive our e-mails or other communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or communication.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for hackers or other third parties not under the control of Googly Eyed Girl to intercept or access transmission or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, Googly Eyed Girl cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Site, providing the Services, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential, as described above. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
It is important to note that the Site contains links to sites other than the Site and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Googly Eyed Girl. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that Googly Eyed Girl would not. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. These third parties and their websites are not under our control. We do not examine or evaluate these websites and we are not responsible for their content or operation. By providing links to these websites, we do not approve, warrant or endorse, or otherwise make any representation about them, their owners or operators, or the goods or services that they offer and/or sell, and we do not assume any related responsibility or liability relating to any of the foregoing. You should exercise your own judgment in evaluating and using these websites. When you link to these websites, you become subject to their terms and conditions of use and privacy policies. You understand, acknowledge and agree that all access to and use of any such third party website by you shall be at your own risk.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We will not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. No personally-identifiable information should be submitted to, or posted at, the Site by visitors under 13 years of age without the prior written consent of their parent or guardian.