Effective June 1, 2010 Privacy Notice Table Of Contents:
- Our Commitment To Privacy
- The Information We Collect
- How We Use Information
- Our Commitment To Data Security
- Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
- How To Access Or Correct Your Information
- How To Contact Us
Our Commitment To Privacy:
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the EasyTurf website. On some pages, you can make requests and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself when requesting information. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request for information.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our new services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the information form.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information:
You can make corrections or ask for your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain to be corrected or deleted by calling us at 866-EASYTURF. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections or deleting information.
How To Contact Us:
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 866-EASYTURF or send us an email at privacy AT easyturf.com.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age; and that we obtain the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain features of our Web sites. Below we explain how we do that for these “kids.” Also, when we use the term “parent” below, we mean to include legal guardians.
Q1. What types of personal information do we collect about kids?
A1. Kids can surf EasyTurf.com and view content without any personal information being collected. We do not collect personal information from kids unless they register on EasyTurf.com sites. Typically, kids will register in order to participate in sweepstakes or contests or to participate in a special activity. The only information we collect from kids during our registration process is a kid’s first name, parent’s e-mail address and kid’s birth date. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our guests, including kids. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information from kids during our registration process. Note that all sites that are directed to children under 13 are prohibited by law from conditioning a kid’s participation in an online activity on the kid’s providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
We may collect personal information from parents in order to allow kids to participate in certain contests located on our Web site.
Q2. How do we use and share the personally identifiable information that we have collected about kids?
A2. If a kid registers for a sweepstakes or contest, we use the parent’s e-mail address to notify the parent of the kid’s registration request (as described in detail below in A3). To personalize communications to a kid regarding a specific product, we may use the kid’s first name combined with the parent’s last name and a mailing address provided by the parent when signing up for that specific product. These activities may involve disclosure of a kid’s personal information to third parties. In addition, we may share a kid’s personal information with third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to: protect the security of integrity of our sites; to take precautions against liability; to respond to judicial process; or to the extent permitted under provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.
Q3. How do we notify and obtain consent from parents for the collection of information from their kids?
A3. We send parents an e-mail when their kid registers and enters a sweepstakes or contest and we provide parents 48 hours to refuse their kid’s registration and entry in the sweepstakes or contest. If the parent refuses to allow the kid’s registration and entry, we delete the kid’s information from our database. If we don’t hear back from the parent, we assume it is acceptable for the kid to be registered and entered in the sweepstakes or contest. Once a parent permits a kid to register, the kid will be able to enter future registration-based sweepstakes or contests without any further notification to the parent. If a kid wins a sweepstakes or contest, we notify the parent at the parent’s e-mail address provided to us during the registration process and request that the parent provide their postal address for purposes of delivering the prize. We may publish a winner’s first name, first initial of last name, city, and state of residence on our Web sites.
Before allowing a kid to use a feature of our Web sites that might result in the public disclosure of the kid’s information to third parties on the Internet, such as posting on open message boards, we require a high level of verification to confirm that the parent has given permission for the kid’s participation in such features. For example, we may require a parent to provide us credit card information, speak to a trained telephone operator or return by postal mail or fax a signed consent form.
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Q4. How can parents access, change or delete personally identifiable information about their kids?
A4. At any time parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their kid and can request that any personal information we have collected be deleted from our records. We use two methods to allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their kids.
1. A parent can access, change, or delete his or her kid’s personal information by calling 1-866-EASYTURF. The parent will need to have their kid’s name and parents e-mail address.
2. A parent can contact our customer service department to access, change, or delete the personal information that we have collected from his or her kid by sending an e-mail to mktadmin AT easyturf.com. Please include the kid’s name and parent’s e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.
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A6. If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments t mktadmin AT easyturf.com or write us at:
EASYTURF.COM Member Services
2750 La Mirada Dr.
Vista, Ca 92081
You may also telephone us at 1-(866) EASY TURF. (If you are not 18 years of age or older, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to call this number.)