What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, respond to a survey or post comments.
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for joining Kids Ahead, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to site.
If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include Kids Ahead news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
In order to comply with the Children's Online Protection Privacy Act, effective April 21 2000, Kids Ahead has a policy on how we deal with information relating to minors. Kids Ahead has a diverse user base, with many readers aged under 13.
We highly recommend that you do not give away your identity: this may include:
- Not giving out your name (by using a "screen name", dissimilar to your actual name), email address, address, phone number or any identifiable information in the comments form. These areas are open to the public and we have no way of verifying the identification of users.
- Never agreeing to meet anyone you meet via Kids Ahead or any website suggested by Kids Ahead without seeking permission from your parents/guardians and being accompanied by a responsible adult.
Kids Ahead does not gather any information from you via cookies, except a non-identifiable cookie in order to determine your preferred layout and session based information.
If you are a parent or guardian and wish for any information about your child to be disclosed to you or removed from Kids Ahead, please contact any member of staff via the Kids Ahead Feedback mechanism.
This policy is intended to protect children while using Kids Ahead, whilst still allowing them to participate as much as possible. Any information collected from any person will not be more than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation. No information collected will be disclosed to third parties, unless approved by us: if so, this will be clearly mentioned.
This policy applies if you are 13 or under. Any user found to be falsely claiming to be an age that they are not (either older or younger than their real age), if disclosed, may be banned from further participation and your activity may be reported to your ISP or a relevant law authority, who may take further action at their discretion, if they deem it appropriate.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://kidsahead.com/terms.
This policy was last modified on July 2nd, 2010