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Information we collect, how we use this information, children's privacy and user-generated content
We collect your name, e-mail address, date of birth and user name and password, which you voluntarily provide us with to register (i) for access to interactive areas of the Site where you can submit comments or other content or (ii) to obtain a virtual passport and stamps on it from completing certain activities on the Site. Please select a user name that is not your real name.
We ask for your date of birth during the registration process to verify that you are age 13 or older. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please immediately contact us at email@example.com. However, we may collect online contact information from a child under age 13 for the sole purpose of responding directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child under age 13. We will not use this information to recontact the child under age 13 and will delete this information from our records as soon as practical.
The Site contains interactive areas that you can register to use and then may submit comments or other content that may be posted on the Site or otherwise published. If you do this, please be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information such as name and e-mail address in content submitted for posting or publication, the information can be read and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. We make no representations and undertake no obligations as to the security or use of information that you voluntarily include when submitting content.
We also automatically collect certain technical information about your visit to the Site, including: (i) the Internet domain from which you access the Site (for example, "xcompany.com", "yschool.edu" or "zorganization.org", etc.), (ii) the Internet Protocol address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access the Site, (iii) the type of Web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, etc.) used to access the Site, (iv) the operating system (for example, Windows and Unix, etc.) used to access the Site, (v) the date and time you access the Site, (vi) the URLs of the Web pages you visit, and (vii) the URL of the forwarding Web site if you visited the Site from another Web site or search engine. With this information, we learn about the number of visitors to different sections of the Site, find out what information is the most viewed and the types of technology the visitors use. We use this information to help make the Site more useful for visitors.
Information we may receive from third-party social-networking services
Disclosure of information
We share the information that you provide on the Site with third parties as follows: (i) with third parties that we hire to perform services for us, (ii) to comply with legal requirements, (iii) in connection with a sale, merger, reorganization, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or similar event or (iv) with third-party social networking services such as Facebook that are linked to the Site where your information may be shared by us or by other users.
Your choices and access to your information
We want to keep your information accurate. You can correct or update the information you have provided us with at any time through the Site. The Site may allow you to choose to receive or stop receiving communications from us. You may opt out of e-mail programs at any time by following the opt out instructions provided in the e-mail you receive. You can prevent further use of your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to other Web sites
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We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from loss and misuse. Please keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure. Please keep in mind that email may not be secure. You should never send personal information like account numbers or social security numbers in an email.