4K recognizes our obligation to our customers, community, online visitors and subscribers (collectively "Users" or "You") to adhere to the highest standards of decency, fairness, and integrity in all of our operations. We are dedicated to protecting consumer privacy on the Internet, especially the privacy of our Users.
1. Information Collection
4K does not collect personally identifiable information on our Website unless our Users voluntarily provide it to us during certain activities on the Website, including, without limitation: online registrations, contest or sweepstakes registrations, subscription registrations, participation online research surveys, content submissions, voting and polling activities, online shopping, online User profile, Report a Problem, and refer a friend. Such personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, name, email address, mailing address and telephone number.
When you visit the Website, our servers automatically collect non-personally identifiable information that describes how you use the Website (which pages you visit and how long you stay, plus the anonymous information automatically sent to us by your web browser, such as browser type, Internet service provider, data that identifies the page you visited prior to and after your visit to the Website, and your IP address). We also may determine what technology is available through your browser so we can serve you the most appropriate version of a page.
2. About IP Addresses
4K collects IP addresses for the purpose of system administration and to report information to our advertisers. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the User's computer whenever the User is surfing the Web. When a User requests pages from the Website, our servers log the Users' IP address. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that a User's session will be logged, but the User remains anonymous to us. IP addresses are collected for a variety of internal purposes, including system administration and tracking of the number of visits to different pages on the Website.
Cookies are pieces of information that the Website transfers to an individual's hard drive to improve functionality and for record keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier for a User by saving the User's passwords, purchases, and preferences. A cookie lets the computer remember that a User has registered, which allows us to speed up such User's future activities at our Website. Letting the cookie do the record keeping saves the User the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. Cookies, or beacons for that matter, do not provide personally identifiable information to the Website unless the User voluntarily provides the information during Website activities. However, if you do provide personally identifiable information, then this information may be linked to the data stored in a cookie.
Web beacons are small pieces of code placed on a web page to track or monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this Website from time to time for this and other purposes.
Local Shared Object (LSO) is similar to a cookie and is used in flash applications. The use of LSOs on the Website is limited to storing information in regards to the specific flash rich media application which sets it such as a media player or game.
5. Use and Disclosure of Information
We use the personal information provided by Users to deliver information or content requested by Users, to contact Users about our programs, products, features, or services, or for other purposes explained at the time we collect the information. Personally identifiable information is used by 4Kids to, among other things: (1) verify access rights to access-restricted services, including for purpose of supporting digital rights management software; (2) improve our services by providing personalized content, language and location customization, and/or personalized help and instructions; (3) provide information concerning compatibility; (4) ask Users to participate in surveys about products, services, news and events; (5) provide Users with news, newsletters, updates, targeted advertising, promotions, and special offers; (6) better understand how the Website is used, including web traffic patterns and what types of content are most popular with users; and (7) in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., chat and bulletin boards), and voting and polling activities.
4Kids currently does not disclose personally identifiable information to third parties that Users provide, except from time to time we may transfer, disclose or share such information with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain online activities. Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Additionally, in the event that all, or substantially all, of the assets relating to the Website are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information submitted to us may be transferred to the acquiring entity. Finally, we may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with laws or requests by law enforcement agencies, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our Website, Users of our Website and others.
In the event that 4Kids plans to post any information collected from a User for any purpose other than the activity for which it was collected, then the User shall be provided with prior notification of such posting and given the option of preventing such posting. If a User objects to such use for any reason, he/she may stop that use by e-mail request.
6. Collection of Information by Third-Parties, Links to Other Website
Users can also unsubscribe to any e-mails sent to them by simply clicking on the hyperlink "unsubscribe" in the email sent. Additionally, Users can e-mail 4K at webmaster@Toonzaki.com or contact 4K at 1-212-590-2100 with any problems or questions.
8. Policies for Users under the Age of 13
9 4Kids Security Policy
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with Users is of utmost concern to us. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that any information provided by a User is maintained in a secure environment. However, no data transmission over the internet is 100% safe and secure. While we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you provide such information at your own risk.
10. California Privacy Rights
11. Notification of Changes
12. Your Acceptance of These Terms