MoonPrincess.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting privacy on the Internet, especially for children. We've developed our privacy practices in compliance with the requirements established by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
Gathering and Use of Information
MoonPrincess.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. MoonPrincess.com collects information from our users at several different points on our web site.
On a few sections of our web site, MoonPrincess.com collects personal information from our visitors only on a voluntary basis. We do not require this information for visitors to obtain access to any of our sites. However, in order to participate in some programs and services offered by MoonPrincess.com, you may have to provide personal information. These programs are described in more detail below. Personal information received from any visitor will only be used for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.
In communicating with children, MoonPrincess.com is especially mindful of the need to protect their personal privacy. We include several notices on the MoonPrincess.com web site requiring children under age 13 to get permission from their parent or legal guardian before providing any personal information. We will use our best efforts to obtain such permission, which may include requiring a parent or legal guardian to submit a permission form via mail or a digital copy by e-mail.
MoonPrincess.com Forums is a community message board. Personal information provided to MoonPrincess.com when you or your child establishes an account for the MoonPrincess.com Forums will include e-mail address and a unique username. This information will be used to contact you with your password for logging in, personalize your experience on the MoonPrincess.com Forums, and ensure the user authenticity. You have the option of keeping your e-mail address private from other forum members. You also have the option of disclosing your web page address, AOL Instant Messenger screen name, ICQ number, interests, location, and time zone. This optional information will help other users get to know you better. Providing your time zone option will set all the time and dates on the forums to your specific time zone.
While using the MoonPrincess.com Forums, we will also collect your IP address, a number that identifies a computer that is connected to the internet. This information will only be used to insure the authenticity of your posts and prevent abuse of the forums. The personal information collected in the MoonPrincess.com Forums will never be used for marketing purposes and will never be given or sold to third parties.
If you are under the age of 13, you will asked to submit a signed parent permission slip when you register, which states that your parents consents to your use of the MoonPrincess.com Forums.
If you no longer want to be a member of the MoonPrincess.com Forums, please e-mail us and request to have your account deleted. You may update your personal information at any time by logging into the MoonPrincess.com Forums and accessing your Control Panel.
We require you to provide an e-mail address if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter. You will never be added to our mailing list without requesting to be added. Newsletter subscribers will only receive e-mail from the owner of MoonPrincess.com. We will never share your e-mail address with other companies.
You may unsubscribe, or opt-out, from the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can update your e-mail address or subscription preferences by logging into Yahoo! Groups: princessmoon.
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MoonPrincess.com may use "cookie" technology to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors. Cookies are information files that your web browser places on your computer when you visit a website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We do not extract personal information in this process nor do we provide this information to third parties. We also do not collect any information through cookies that would allow us to contact you.
The MoonPrincess.com Forums store cookies on your computer to "remember" your username, password, and last visit data. These cookies allow you to post in the forums without having to enter your username and password each time you want to post. If your browser is configured to reject cookies, you will not be able to utilize the MoonPrincess.com Forums. If you do not wish MoonPrincess.com Forums cookies to be stored on your computer for an extended period of time, you can configure your browser to accept session only cookies, which will expire once you close your browser.
We use log files to collect demographic information, including but not limited to internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, and ensure that our site is accessible and viewable by our general audience. Our tracking services are provided by Extreme Tracking. We do not have control over nor access to the information collected by this site and we recommend that you view their Privacy Policies for more information.
Third Party Advertisements
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.
Surveys & Contests
Occasionally, MoonPrincess.com may request personal information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in surveys and contests is completely voluntary and not necessary for accessing the site. Personal information requested in surveys may include age, internet speed, and country. However, information collected in surveys will not be directly linked to you since we will not collect e-mail addresses or names associated with your survey. The requested information for contests typically includes name, address, and e-mail address, which is reasonably necessary for mailing prizes to contest winners. Information collected during contests will be used to notify the winners and award prizes only. All information collected from contests will be destroyed once the contest prizes have been awarded. Anonymous survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of MoonPrincess.com. Personally identifiable information will never be shared with third parties.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that MoonPrincess.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.
In the event MoonPrincess.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another person, or selling a portion of its assets, your personal information will, in most instances, be part of the transfer. You will be notified via e-mail and prominent notice on our web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of your personal information. If your personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Instances of Sharing Information
Other than for the reasons outlined above, the information collected by MoonPrincess.com will never be shared with, given to, or sold to third parties.
To prevent invasion of privacy, we advised that you do not disclose personal information over the MoonPrincess.com Forums.
- We will not collect, use, or distribute to third parties personal information of children under 13 years of age without prior verifiable parental consent.
- Children under 13 years of age may not participate in message boards or e-mail mailing lists without prior verifiable parental consent.
- Children under 13 years of age may not participate in contests or surveys in which they would need to divulge personal information.
- When verifiable parental consent is not obtained, we will only use the online contact information (such as e-mail) to:
- Respond directly to a child's request on a one-time basis and not use that information to re-contact the child for other purposes.
- Request the name or online contact information of a parent for the purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing parental notification.
- Respond more than once directly to a specific request from a child (such as in the case where a child requests a newsletter subscription) and not used to re-contact the child for other purposes. We will use our best efforts to provide parental notification, which will include the nature and intended use as well as an opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information and participation in the activity.
- We will not entice a child to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity, game, or service.
- Upon request of a parent, we will provide the parent a description of the specific types of a personally identifiable information collected from her child. Parents may refuse further use or future online collection of personally identifiable information and may obtain any personally identifiable information collected from their child.
- We will provide notice to children in age appropriate terms of what personally identifiable information is to be collected and explain the need for verifiable parental consent when necessary.
- We uphold a strict standard that the content on our web site is suitable for children.
- We will not provide links to web sites with content that are unsuitable for children.
- We will discourage children from sharing any personal information online.
All reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that user information is secure and password protected.
Notification of Changes
Last Updated: April 2, 2010