This page tells you how we collect information from you, how we protect it and how we use it. We want to help make the Internet a safe and fun experience for you, your friends and your family.
What we do with Personally Identifiable information
We will only collect personally identifiable information during the following:
When we post information about you on our sites, (for example, if you are a competition winner or if we are displaying your peoems and stories), we will never disclose personally identifiable information that could let other people know where you live or exactly who you are.
Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information we hold about you
The only time we will ever disclose personal information about you without your prior consent is where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, get into contact with or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with anyone else who could be harmed by those activities. We may disclose member information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Our Policies for individuals under 13 years old
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time on-line with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on our site. When guests of this age register with us, we will send a message to the parents asking their permission to retain any information you give us. No information should be submitted to or posted to us without consent of the relevant parent or guardian.
No personal information collected from you if you are under 13 is used for any marketing or promotional purposes.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers, the big computers that 'serve up' Web pages, automatically identify your computer by it's IP address.
Our site collects IP addresses for the purpose of system administration, and to create reports and to audit the use of our site. When you request pages from the site, our servers or computers log the guests IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that each user remains anonymous to us.
Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at your site.
It is important to note the following things:
You always have the option of disabling these cookies via your browser menu. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set yours to refuse them or to tell you when they are being sent.
Links to other sites
You should be aware that when you are on our site you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from this sites that take you outside our service.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information on-line, for example, via message boards or chat, this information can be collected and used by people you don't know. Remember, NEVER give out personal information on a chat or bulletin board.
We strive to protect your identity and privacy, but we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose on-line, and you do so at your own risk. If you are young or inexperienced on the Internet, then ask your parents or someone else you can trust, who has some experience, about which personal information is safe to send or give on the internet.
The importance of secure storage of your personally identifiable information is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in transmitting your information from your computer to our servers.
Only those individuals who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this site, we assume that you have read this document carefully and understand and have followed it's advice. If you do not agree to this policy or to the advice we give, please do not use our site. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy from time to time as necessary. Your continued use of this site following the posting of any such changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.