Squigly Squigly's Playhouse

Privacy Policy

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 Children's Privacy page. The information we gather depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

  1. 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.

  2. If you send us e-mail via the Write to Squigly page we make note of the following information (all fields are optional):

    Your name is only used to personalize any response and is then discarded. You are never required to provide your last name.

    Your e-mail address is only used if you are explicitly requesting a response from us. It is used to provide the requested response and is then discarded.

    Your message (in its entirety is deleted after we have appropriately responded.

  3. Our Quick Poll feature 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. Our Rate this Game feature uses IP Address for the same reason. Your IP address is recorded along with your chosen rating and this data set is not used for any other purpose.

  4. We have contracted with Playwire to monitor certain pages of our website for the purpose of reporting website traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-throughs', and/or other activities on our website. Where authorized by us, Playwire may use cookies, web beacons, and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our website visitors. No personally identifiable information is collected by or transferred to any party other than the Advertiser and these advertisers do not perform behavioral advertising in relation to visits to Squigly's Playhouse. For more information about how the information is collected and used by this company please see their privacy policy by clicking on the appropriate link below. You may also contact Playwire directly.

    Playwire Media

  5. Squigly's Playhouse uses Google Analytics to track web site usage information. The information collected includes IP Address, pages visited by time and duration, web browser information and other relevant information. This information is not personally identifying and is used only to help us make Squigly's Playhouse a more enjoyable experience. Google now has a unified privacy policy that you can review. IP addresses collected are shortened by removing the final set of digits immediately upon receipt and prior to recording to disk. This makes it impossible for your precise location to be determined by reverse lookup.

  6. Squigly's Playhouse contains links to other sites. SquiglysPlayhouse.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every site you visit. This privacy policy applies only to the information collected on this site.

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 you have any further questions or concerns please write to:

Barb Willner
Squigly's Playhouse
P.O. Box 3020
Southampton, Ontario
Canada N0H 2L0