Collection of Information
As a general policy, we do not automatically collect personal information from visitors to our website. Of course, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of our Internet servers. This information is used primarily to provide an enhanced online experience for the visitor. Information tracked includes the type of operating system in use (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) and the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer). Other uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to the site—but only in an aggregate and non-personally identifiable form.
We sometimes collect personally identifiable information and demographic information regarding visitors to our website (such as e-mail address, first and last name, age, gender, home or other physical address, or telephone number, hobbies and preferences) but ONLY when visitors voluntarily submit such information to us. For example, we may collect such information when visitors fill in our Contact Form, register for sweepstakes or contests, or submit content or suggestions to us.
Use of Information
We may use information we collect, including personally identifiable information voluntarily submitted to us by our visitors, for any of the following purposes: (1) to help us better understand visitors' use of our site; (2) to improve the design and content of our site; (3) to respond to specific requests from our visitors; (4) to obtain parental consent for visitors under 13 years of age, whenever necessary; (5) to provide any necessary notices to our visitors or their parents or guardians, whenever necessary; (6) to protect the security or integrity of our site when necessary; (7) to fulfill prizes; (8) to fulfill club materials; and (9) to offer programs, products and services. We will not use personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the uses described above, without first notifying visitors of such use, and obtaining parental consent whenever necessary for any such use.
Sharing of Information with Third Parties
Unless otherwise disclosed more specifically during our collection of information, we do not disclose information we collect to third parties outside of Tiddlywinks Toys and Games, except when disclosure may be required by law, or when requested by a law enforcement agency. Sometimes, we may use agents or contractors outside of Tiddlywinks Toys and Games to help us provide services to visitors of our website, such as when we conduct contests or promotions. In these cases, we require that the agents and contractors we use also keep the information confidential and that they use the information ONLY in connection with the specific services they are providing for us. We will not transfer or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the types of transfers and disclosures described above, without notifying visitors of such transfers or disclosures, and obtaining parental consent whenever necessary for any such transfers or disclosures.
Tiddlywinks Toys and Games may operate a variety of websites that are accessible through Tiddlywinks Toys and Games home website. To the extent that any of the other sites operated by Tiddlywinks Toys and Games and accessible through Tiddlywinks Toys and Games home website have different information practices or policies, those different practices or policies will be stated and applicable at those sites.
When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie," which is a small text file that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor the site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Tiddlywinks Toys and Games does not combine data collected from Cookies with personally identifiable information collected from users via web forms.
A Special Note for Parents
Tiddlywinks Toys and Games believes that parents and guardians should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without your permission.
In our effort to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you should also know that Tiddlywinks Toys and Games will not knowingly collect and store personally identifiable information from visitors under 13 years of age without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, unless we are exempt from doing so under COPPA guidelines. Also, if and when applicable, parent will have the option to agree to the collection and use of their child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of such information to third parties.
If Tiddlywinks Toys and Games collects and stores personally identifiable information from children visitors, under COPPA, parents have the option to do any of the following: (1) access or correct any errors contained in the personally identifiable information that the Tiddlywinks Toys and Games website has collected and stored from your child; (2) request to have this information deleted; (3) request that Tiddlywinks Toys and Games no longer collect or use the personally identifiable information collected from your child; or (4) request that personally identifiable information collected from your child not be disclosed to third parties, except when required by law. TO make any such requests, please use the contact information provided at the bottom of this policy.
To learn more about COPPA, please consult this simple one-page informational guide from the kidSAFE Seal Program.
Data Security Measures
The security of your personal information is important to us. We use encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your address and phone number) before it travels over the internet.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us via our Contact Form or by emailing [email protected].
Acceptance of Privacy Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of this site is subject to the above privacy terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms and conditions. Tiddlywinks Toys and Games may at any time revise these privacy terms and conditions. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current privacy terms and conditions to which you are bound.
If you have questions regarding the Tiddlywinks Toys and Games Privacy Statement, please contact:
Tiddlywinks Toys and Games
129 North Glassell St
Orange, CA 92867