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KIDS-PARTY.COM Privacy Policy Statement

KIDS-PARTY.COM is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of this web site. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

This policy will let you know:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  2. What cookies are and how they are used
  3. How your information is used
  4. Who is collecting your information
  5. With whom your information may be shared
  6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  7. How you can access, update or delete your information
  8. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
  9. How KIDS-PARTY.COM protects children's privacy
  10. What else you should know about your online privacy

 

What personally identifiable information is collected from you

KIDS-PARTY.COM collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site.

Some personal information is gathered when you register to use KIDS-PARTY.COM. During registration, we ask for a 'username' (this username can be different from your actual name) and email address. The system will also ask for your street address, city, county and postal code. This information is used solely to assist you in navigating the system by automatically filling in certain forms (such as the 'post ad.' form) with your information so that you don't have to continually re-enter it. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to KIDS-PARTY.COM - you have a username and are able to take full advantage of the many offerings of the programme.

In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Every page within this web site includes a link to this Privacy Policy.

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What are cookies and how they are used

As part of offering and providing customisable and personalised services, KIDS-PARTY.COM may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Several features of this web site require that you accept cookies in order to work properly. (See "What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information" for more information on cookies.)

Generally, we use cookies for the following purposes:

(1) To identify and label all "new" ads since your last visit to the site.

(2) Optionally to permanently save your password on your computer so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.

We may also collect IP addresses (the computer numerical address for you ISP's server) for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.

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How your information is used

The primary goal of KIDS-PARTY.COM in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customised experience and to assist your navigation throughout this web site.

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Who is collecting your information

When you are asked for personal information on this web site, you are sharing that information with KIDS-PARTY.COM alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. However, some activities will, by their very nature, result in your personal information being revealed to other users of KIDS-PARTY.COM, however you will always have control of any personal information that you volunteer. For example, when you enter personal information on the ad posting form, this information will generally be included in your ad, unless specifically stated otherwise.

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With whom your information may be shared

As a general rule, KIDS-PARTY.COM will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service for KIDS-PARTY.COM for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared.

KIDS-PARTY.COM may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service of KIDS-PARTY.COM or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of the KIDS-PARTY.COM, other users of the KIDS-PARTY.COM, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. KIDS-PARTY.COM may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

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What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information

If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of the features of KIDS-PARTY.COM, but you will not be able to access areas or use features that require registration.

You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services of KIDS-PARTY.COM that require registration in order to participate. These services include the identification of new ads that have been posted since your last visit, auto-fillin of the logon form, and the 'key word' notify feature. You can still use most of the features of KIDS-PARTY.COM even if you do not accept cookies.

KIDS-PARTY.COM does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.

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How you can access, update or delete your information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. Once you have logged onto the system during a given session, wherever you go on that particular section of KIDS-PARTY.COM, your information will stay with you until you decide to .

If you are a previously registered user and you have lost or forgotten your password, you may obtain it by email by using our "Forgot Password" feature. Click the button on any login page to request that your password be emailed to you. We cannot provide your password by any other means.

Your account can be deleted, but doing so will result in not being able to access any of the features of the program that require user registration.

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The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information

Other than the administrator of this web site or other authorised personnel of KIDS-PARTY.COM, you are the only person who has access to your personal information. Your user registration is password-protected to prevent unauthorised access.

We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. KIDS-PARTY.COM will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. As an extra security precaution, you may want to logoff once you have completed a session in KIDS-PARTY.COM. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, KIDS-PARTY.COM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

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How KIDS-PARTY.COM protects children's privacy

KIDS-PARTY.COM is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. KIDS-PARTY.COM does not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, KIDS-PARTY.COM will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.

As a result of the new Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States, we are required to prohibit children under 13 who reside in the U.S. from posting ads or using any of the other features of our site that require them to submit information via forms. This is due to the onerous reporting and verification requirements that this new law places on web sites that allow children under 13 to submit information via forms. Since we do not have the large, dedicated staff that would be necessary to comply with these requirements, our only option in order to remain in compliance with the law is to prohibit all children under 13 who reside in the US from posting any information via forms on our web site. Therefore, children under 13 who reside in the US should not submit any information via forms on our web site, and if you submit such information, you warrant that you are either over the age of 13 or not located in the US and thus not subject to COPPA.

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What else you should know about your online privacy

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example in ads that you post or through email - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

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