- What personally identifiable information is collected and how is it used
- With whom the information will be shared
- The Site’s opt-out policy
- The Site’s security policy
- The Site’s policy on correcting and updating personally identifiable information
- The site’s policy on deleting or deactivating your name from our database
What Information Is Collected and How Is It Collected
Many of the ways in which you interact with the Site allow us to learn more about you and enhance your experience. We collect and store statistics and other information about the online activities of our visitors on an aggregated basis. We use your IP address (which is the automatic number assigned to your computer when you surf the Web) to help diagnose problems with our servers, and otherwise to administer the Site, such as to gather broad demographic information.
In those instances where we do collect personally identifiable information, it is only to improve your experience on our site. Examples of when you voluntarily submit this kind of information include when you answer our polls, enter sweepstakes or contests, fill out the registration page, send us feedback or post in our chat rooms or message boards.
The more accurate this information is, the better we are able to customize your experience. Our site’s registration form requires users to give us contact information like your E-mail address. This is for personalization purposes as well as a unique identifier that allows us to contact you when sending our news releases, e-newsletter or to tell you that you have won one of the sweepstakes offers available to registered users. Additional demographic information (like birthday, profession, or reason for using Cabbagepatchkids.com) is to help us customize your experience and develop new features that are most relevant to our users.
We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company. Your contact information is only used with your permission to provide you with information about us from time to time (such as newsletters) and except in the event of a merger or acquisition, will not be shared with other companies who may want to contact our visitors, unless otherwise specified upon collection. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Demographic and profile data may be used for marketing and targeting purposes. Tracking how users interact with our site helps us to develop new features and content. We use this data to tailor the visitor’s experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
Online surveys and contests, which we may conduct from time to time, may ask users for contact information (like their e-mail address). We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our company. The user’s contact information is only used to contact the user when necessary. However, on particular pages where we ask for your personally identifiable information, we may explicitly tell you that the data we are collecting on that page will be shared with third parties, in which case those disclosures shall override anything to the contrary in this policy. For example, before you submit answers to questions we ask in an advertiser-sponsored promotion, we will tell you that your answers will be shared with that advertiser. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Guidelines for Children 13 and Under
Children’s privacy is of major concern to us.
- WE DO NOT collect online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request and will not be used for other purposes.
- WE DO NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information without prior parental consent.
- WE DO NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information without prior parental consent
- WE DO NOT give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent
- WE DO NOT require a child to provide us with more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation.
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Cookies and Other Tracking Methods
First, cookies allow you to store your password without having to constantly re-enter it.
Second, cookies can also help us to tailor a Web site or a marketing message to better match your needs and interests.
Third, cookies allow us to better understand how users use our site, which in turn helps us focus our resources on features that are most popular with our users. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly if you do.
This site may, at some time, have chat rooms, forums, and / or message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Our site requires you to opt-in to receive certain information from us. We also provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving any future communications from us. If you want to remove your information from our database and not receive future communications or registration-required service(s), please send an email to us by clicking (here) and typing unsubscribe in the subject line.
Changing Your Information
Our site also gives users the option to change and modify information previously provided. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and type the change in the body text.
Contacting the Web Site
Questions regarding this statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site should be directed to:
Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc.
PO Box 714
1721 Highway 75 South
Cleveland, Georgia 30528