If you are under the age of 13, only your parent or guardian can provide any personal information to us for online activities, unless it is under the specified exceptions as otherwise described in this Policy. Kids, if you are ever unsure about anything you are seeing on this Website, ask your parent or guardian for help. See Note To Parents below for more information.
Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. If you do not want to submit personal information when requested, you may not be able to access certain areas on our Website. However, you do not need to provide personal information to us in order to use our Websites generally.
If you (including if you are under the age of 13) wish to keep a record of your scores for games played by you on our Websites you may be required to register a separate account to retain such records by creating a username and password. We do not collect any personal information in that registration process. We may however request demographic information on an optional basis (e.g., birthdate and gender) at the point of such account registration.
To participate in some of our promotions, you may be asked to provide an e-mail address or screen name, so that we can let you know if you won a prize. If we request only your e-mail address or screen name, please do not use your real name for such promotions. For other promotions, except for children under the age of 13, we may also request your full name, phone number and/or home address in order to contact you to let you know if you won a prize or to send you products or information by regular mail.
For children under the age of 13, we will not collect the child's personal information from them for a sweepstakes or contest; however we may collect the child's e-mail address to enter the child in the sweepstakes or contest, store such e-mail address for the duration of the sweepstakes/contest, use it only to notify the child on a one-time basis that he/she is a winner and then delete all children's e-mail addresses collected for the promotion immediately thereafter. In some sweepstakes or contests, we may also collect the e-mail address of the child's parent (or guardian) to inform the parent of the child's entry, provide the parent an option to have the child's entry deleted, and/or notify the parent that their child has won (if applicable).
Your personal information (or personal information for children under the age of 13) collected for our promotions is not shared with any third parties, except with entities who use it solely to provide support for the operations of the sweepstakes/promotion/contest.
3. Sharing Content with Friends
By allowing you to send postcards, videos, games, pages, or other content to friends, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you or the person you are e-mailing (including if you or the person you are e-mailing is under the age of 13). We will use the personal information supplied (such as your first name (as the sender), your friend's first name (as the recipient) and your friend's e-mail address) only to send the postcards, videos, games, pages or other content as you request. This is a one-time e-mail initiated by the user of the Website and this information is not stored or used by us, other than to execute the e-mail. We collect e-mail addresses to send or share content with a friend only to transmit the requested e-mail and delete such e-mail address immediately thereafter.
4. Online Surveys
5. User-Generated Content
For purposes of specific promotional campaigns, including without limitation, sweepstakes, contests and/or similar activities, we may, on occasion, permit you to submit or upload a photograph, video or other form of user-generated content (“UGC”) on one of our Websites as a means of participating in the promotional campaign. In these cases, if you are a visitor of our Website who is a child under the age of 13, we will not collect, store or use UGC from you without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, unless that particular UGC submission has first been pre-moderated by us (or one of our support provider entities) immediately following the upload submission process and proven not to contain nor constitute personally identifiable information about you. However, if such pre-moderation indicates the UGC submission does constitute personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will immediately delete such UGC submission from our records.
Who is Collecting My Information and How Will it be Used?
We may disclose personal information (including that of children under the age of13) in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected from and about our users (including children under the age of 13) to third parties for promotional purposes. However, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, our user information may be transferred to our successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law. Please see our "Questions and Complaints" section below for instructions on how we will notify you of such an event.
The chart here lists the names of some of our third party partners and support provider entities, which may provide administrative services to our Websites. These entities may change from time to time.
Clear GIFs, sometimes called "Web bugs," are file objects, usually a graphic image such as a transparent one pixel-by-one pixel GIF (Graphics Interchange Format, one of the two most common file formats for images on the Web), that are placed on a Web page or in an e-mail message to monitor user behavior. The GIF tells us the IP address of the computer that fetched our page, the URL of the page the GIF is on, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and can tell us a previously set cookie value. This anonymous information is returned by the clear GIF to us and we use this information to accurately count visitors across The Hub Websites and understand how they navigate and use our sites. We do not combine information gathered through clear GIFs with your personal information.
Third parties with whom we partner use local shared objects (LSOs), also known as Flash cookies, to store display content based upon what you view on our site(s) to personalize your visit and to provide certain features on our site(s).
Third Party Ad Servers
Review, Update and Removal of Personal Information
Questions and Complaints