Things From Another World, Inc. recognizes the privacy concerns of visitors to its site on the Internet. Specifically, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our visitors. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or email address, is automatically collected from visitors to our site. We may collect certain non-personal information used only to optimize our web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser and the type of operating system you use). We may also use non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our website.
We will not sell, rent, or give out your personal information to any party outside of our company, with the exception of providing limited information (your name, email address, and order total) to our third party partner buySAFE for the SOLE purpose of providing you with a cost free 3-in-1 guarantee on your purchase. buySAFE does not utilize any of the information they receive for any purpose other than insuring your purchase, and communicating the terms of that guarantee to you. Things From Another World values your privacy and your information very much. All customer information is stored on our SSL server behind 128-bit encryption, the most secure encryption available commercially at this time. We are verified by Comodo, one of the leading SSL Certification companies.
Personally identifiable information about visitors to the Things From Another World, Inc. site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. In those instances when we do collect such information, the following applies:
I. POLICIES THAT APPLY TO INDIVIDUALS AGE 13 AND OVER
COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BY THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD, INC.
General. Personally identifiable information about visitors to this Site (that is, information such as a visitor's name, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number) is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. Such information may be requested in connection with our sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, chats, bulletin boards, requests for suggestions, visitors' requests for products or services, and visitors' requests for additional information.
WHAT THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD, INC. DOES (AND DOESN'T DO) WITH THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
General. Things From Another World, Inc. uses personally identifiable information only for the purpose for which it is submitted unless we disclose other uses at the time of collection, in which case you will have the opportunity to instruct us not to use your data in other ways (i.e., "opt-out").
Sharing Personal Information. Things From Another World, Inc. may share personally identifiable information with other Dark Horse companies or with some of our business partners who would like to send you information about their products or services. However, when we collect your information, you will have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information in these ways.
NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
When visitors come to our Site, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which web pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks, if any, were "clicked" by the visitor. Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), type of browser software (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), and Internet service providers (e.g., AOL or NET.COM) used by each visitor to the Site. Although such information is not personally identifiable, it can be used to determine the IP address of the visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity to the Internet.
REVIEWING AND MAKING CHANGES TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Visitors may review, change, or delete personal information from our records at any time. If you would like to review, change, or delete your personal information, please contact us at "privacy1 at tfaw dot com", call us at 503-652-8815, or write us at Dark Horse Network, Attn: Personal Info, 10956 SE Main St, Milwaukie, OR 97222. If you have requested the deletion of your information, we will immediately delete your information from our database and refrain from collecting any other personally identifiable information from your child, if you so request. However, there may be residual information that will remain within our databases that may or may not contain personally identifiable information. This residual information will not be given to any other third party or used for any commercial purpose.
SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Things From Another World, Inc. has established and maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected by this Site.
II. ADDITIONAL POLICIES THAT APPLY TO CHILDREN UNDER 13
KIDS AND INTERNET SAFETY
We at Things From Another World, Inc. understand that the Internet presents an opportunity for us to reach the public in new and exciting ways with information about our programming, fun games, exciting sweepstakes and contests, e-mail, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and other forms of interactivity. Things From Another World, Inc. also recognizes the privacy concerns of parents, and the importance of protecting the privacy of the information this Site collects from kids. Parents of kids who visit this Site can be confident that any personal information that may be provided to this Site will be collected and maintained in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). Things From Another World, Inc. encourages parents to supervise their kids' activities online and to participate in their kids' online activities whenever possible. However, we understand that parents may not always be able to supervise their kids' activities on the Internet. That's why Things From Another World, Inc. has developed a Site that parents can feel is safe for their kids and kids will find cool, informative, educational, and fun! Because there's always room for improvement, Things From Another World, Inc. welcomes any suggestions on how to make the Site a better, safer place to hang out.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13
When a visitor to our Site is under the age of 13, Things From Another World, Inc. does not require the disclosure of more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary for him or her to participate in an activity as a condition of such participation.
Things From Another World, Inc. may use different types of personally identifiable information submitted to this Site by kids under 13 in a variety of ways, which are described below. In each instance, we comply with the parental consent requirements of COPPA.
A. Use of a Child's Information by Things From Another World, Inc.
B. Sharing Children's Personal Information with Third Parties. Things From Another World, Inc. may share a child's personal information with our affiliated companies and promotional partners for their marketing purposes. These third parties have not agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from Things From Another World, Inc.. As noted above, parents may exercise their option not to consent to the disclosure of their child's personal information to third parties. Parents may consent to Things From Another World, Inc.'s collection and use of a child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
- We may collect a child's e-mail address in connection with a contest, sweepstakes or game for the sole purpose of communicating with the child on a one-time-only basis (i.e., to contact a contest winner). This information will not be used to re-contact the child, and will be deleted from our records when the contest or game is over. Parental consent is obtained before we send the winner a prize.
- We may collect a child's e-mail address in order to respond more than once to a child's specific request. For example, the child may want to subscribe to an online newsletter or receive other online communications from Things From Another World, Inc.. In these instances, Things From Another World, Inc. will also obtain a parent's e-mail address along with the child's. Before any further contact with the child, Things From Another World, Inc. will send an e-mail to the parent (a) notifying him or her we have collected the child's e-mail address in order to respond more than once to the child's request for a subscription, information, etc; (b) informing the parent that he or she can refuse us permission to contact the child, and how to do so; and (c) informing the parent that if he or she does not respond to the e-mail within 72 hours, Things From Another World, Inc. may use the child's information for the purpose for which it was submitted.
- We may collect a child's name and e-mail address to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the security of this Site, to protect against liability, or as required or permitted by law. Information collected for these reasons will not be used for any other purpose.
REVIEWING AND MAKING CHANGES TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13
Parents of children under age 13 may review, change, or delete personal information about their kids from our records at any time. If you would like to review, change, or delete your child's personal information, please contact us. If you have requested deletion of your child's information, we will immediately delete your child's information from our database and refrain from collecting any other personally identifiable information from your child. However, there may be residual information that will remain within our databases that may or may not contain personally identifiable information. This residual information will not be given to any other third party or used for any commercial purpose.