In keeping with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we would like you to know how we handle the information we learn about you from your visit to Squigly's Playhouse. More information about COPPA can be found at the FTC's Kidz Privacy page. The information we gather depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
Standard Activity Logging
If you visit our site to play games, download activities or just read our pages, the following information about your visit is always recorded:
The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g. webtv.net, aol.com, globalserve.net); the date and time you accessed our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site (the referrer).
The type of browser you are using (e.g. Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and what platform (e.g. Macintosh, Windows, Linux).
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and gives us a better understanding of which activities our visitors enjoy doing while there.
If a visitor arrives as a result of clicking on one of our ads on another web site, that fact is recorded in order to gauge the effectiveness of our ads.
Please note: all submissions are screened and edited prior to
|3.||In addition to the fields noted above, our Write
to Squigly form requests an e-mail address to allow us to reply
to your questions. The address is not retained beyond the time required
to provide such a response. The Write to Squigly form also collects information
on the type of browser you are using (e.g. Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
and what platform (e.g. Macintosh, Windows, Linux). This information is used
should you be inquiring about a technical difficulty.
Our Postcards require that two e-mail
addresses be provided: the sender's and the recipient's. These addresses
are used solely for the purpose of informing the recipient that they have
been sent a card and the sender that the card has been picked up. The
information is retained for 10 days in a secure location on our server
and then deleted.
a Friend feature similarly requires two e-mail addresses which are used
to invite a friend to visit our site and to provide a confirmation letter
to the one who made the invitation. The addresses are deleted as soon as
the e-mails have been sent.
Poll places a cookie on the user's computer for 24 hours to prevent
"ballot stuffing." There is no personally identifying information
contained in the cookie.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
At the end of each month, all e-mail messages received during that month are deleted. Submissions, as they appear in published form, are retained for potential future republication.
Once you have submitted something to Squigly's Playhouse, that submission becomes the property of Squigly's Playhouse but credit is given, wherever possible, to the submitter if and when the submission is published.
We want you to be very certain: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us and we will never divulge any such information to any other party.
Please be aware that, as a general rule, e-mail on the Internet is not a secure method of communication. Any e-mail you send or receive can be intercepted and read by another party.
If, at any time, your child has submitted a joke, brain teaser or writing corner submission that you do not want to be published, simply write or e-mail to the address below and the submission will be removed.
If you have any further questions or concerns please write to:
P.O. Box 241
Canada N0H 2L0
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