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What Is Personal Information?
The term “personal information” is a legally defined term and means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online, including, but not limited to – (1) first and last name; (2) home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town; (3) an e-mail address; (4) a telephone number; (5) a social security number; (6) any other identifier that the Federal Trade Commission determines permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual.
Personal Information Collected by HTE
We only collect enough information from our visitors to make activities on HTE fun and interesting.
– In almost all instances, the information we collect is non-personal (such as first name only, age and name of city, town, state or country).
– If you submit a comment after an article, enter a contest or send us a question, we will also ask for an email address. When we do ask for personal information (like an e-mail address) as part of an activity, we will only use it for that activity and keep it only until that activity is complete. For example: if you send us an e-mail with a question or a comment, we will respond using the e-mail address you provide, but we will not keep the address or use it again for any other purpose. On the other hand, if you sign up for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be stored for the limited purpose of sending the newsletter to the address provided.
– If you submit stories, artwork, comments or anything else to us that is posted on HTE’s website, you will be identified on our site only by first name, age, city and state.
– (See additional information regarding parental consent and notification below).
Participation Conditioned On Providing Personal Information
No one will be excluded from our site for not giving us personal information and HTE will not condition an individual’s participation in an activity on that individual disclosing more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to administer the activity.
Verifiable Parental Consent and Notification
For certain online activities, we may require verifiable parental consent before collecting or using personally identifiable information from children under the age of (13) thirteen. For these activities, HTE will seek a parent’s permission before we collect, use, store or disclose any personal information supplied by a child under the age of (13) thirteen. When your child is asked to provide personal information, we will first collect your (the parent’s) email address and use this information to contact you (the parent) by email to notify you that your child wishes to provide personally identifiable information to us, describe the purposes for which the personal information is collected, and provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the collection of the information. We will also allow parents to review any personal information we may collect from children under (13) thirteen and to request that we stop using and delete such information at any time. Parents can request to review or have deleted their child’s personally identifiable information from HTE, and refuse to permit further use of a child’s personally identifiable information by e-mailing to us at Claudia@htekidsnews.com. If our policies change with regard to personal information that we previously received parental consent to collect, we will notify the parents of the changed policies.
Use of IP Addresses and Cookies
Sharing Of Information With Third Parties
HTE does not share any personal information that you provide with any third parties unless those third parties are engaged by us to maintain the technical functioning of our website or web service. These service providers are only given the information needed to perform those services and they are bound contractually to protect the privacy and security of your information and to limit the use of your information to the service being provided. We may also disclose personal information to the government or other legal or regulatory authorities if so ordered by a court of law or pursuant to a valid subpoena.
Links to other sites
Visitors will find links from HTE’s site to independently owned, controlled and/or managed internet sites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. While we initially visit these sites to which we directly link, please note that we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. We recommend that children check with their parents before clicking off to any new sites and we encourage all users of HTE to read the privacy policies of all linked sites before navigating through them.
Last modified on September 8, 2011