We take your privacy seriously, which is why we developed this privacy policy to explain our online information collection and use practices. This Policy is limited solely to online transactions and do not apply to any off line privacy rights or obligations, data collection and data transfers.

Collection of Information.

We collect personal data from our users during the initial registration process, notification process and when users contact us for any reason. Thus, users can determine to some extent what information they wish to provide to us. Through the use of “cookies”, we may collect personal data. We may also collect demographic information such as technical information such as IP address, domain name, email address, site traffic, where you visited before or after visiting our website.

Collection of Technology Information.

As stated above, we collect technology information through cookies. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. The use of cookies is now an industry standard, and users will find them on most major websites. We may place and store cookies on a user’s hard drive. Cookies can collect the information we noted above. Cookies enable us to recognize you and personalize your viewing experience on our website. We may use cookies to store user names and information that are supplied at registration. Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, if you prefer, you can decline the placement of a cookie on your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of your web browser software to delete or block the cookie.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click data. We use this information, which does not identify you directly to analyze trends, administer the website, track your movements around our website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

We may use Google Analytics on parts of our Website. If you prefer to not have your data used by Google Analytics you may visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser.

Sharing Information With Third Parties.

We will also release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information as required by law or to protect the safety and security of our users. Finally we will use your information to deliver our own commercial offers to you.  

Opt Out rights.

Receiving email messages from us is optional. As noted earlier, the collection, use, and distribution of personal data helps us create a more personalized, relevant, and intelligent web service for our users. While some basic data is necessary to provide certain services, such as entry into the contest, there are some cases where the submission of information is optional. All users who provide their Information to GrandpasVCR.com may modify and correct such Information by contacting us.

If you are receiving our emails and no longer wish to receive such communications, simply follow the “unsubscribe” instructions that appear in every one of our emails, or contact us.

No Control of Third Party Links or Privacy Practices.

To the extent hyperlinks are used on our website which provide you access to third party websites, you should be aware that these third party web sites are not controlled by us and, therefore, are not subject to this privacy policy. We recommend that you check the privacy policies of the websites to see how your personal information will be used and how to opt-out.

Security of Information.

We have implemented a number of security features throughout our website and on the servers that hold all the collected data that are intended to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to the user information we collect online. The database is firewall protected and held in a secure location. Only authorized personnel have access to any stored personal information we collect from our users. However, e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting any sensitive data. As such, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted over the Internet cannot be 100% guaranteed. Therefore we are not responsible or liable for illegal interception of personal data by unknown third parties.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login ID and Password. We maintain rules to help prevent others from guessing your password. We recommend that you change your Password frequently. If you believe that they have been stolen or been made known to others, you must contact us immediately via our Contact form found on our Help page but in any event you should change your password immediately via the Service. We are not responsible if someone else accesses your account through Registration Information they have obtained from you or through a violation by you of this Privacy and Security Policy or the GrandpasVCR.com Terms of Use.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we make material changes to our policy, we will post a prominent notice on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please review this Privacy Policy from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes.

Questions and Contact Information.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy or the use of personal data, please contact us at on our Contact page.

Personal information of Children

We do not target or direct collection of information from children under the age of thirteen. If we receive actual notice that a child under the age of thirteen has provided personal data to us, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our database.

 

Children’s Privacy Policy

Children’s online safety is important to us and we take measures to protect the Personal Information of children in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). This section explains our policies with respect to Information we could possibly collect from children ages 13 to 18 (“children”) and how we use that Information, as well as your rights as a parent.  Children under the age of 13 are prohibited from playing Grandpa’s VCR.

Personal Information We Collect from Children

In order to access certain features and view content on the Service, your child can register by creating an account. When a child creates an account, the child will be asked to provide his or her first and last name and email address. The child will be prompted to create a username and password during the account creation process; however, we strongly encourage children not to provide Personal Information in their usernames.

We may also collect additional Information in connection with a Challenge where required by law.  Also, if your child is a finalist or a winner of any Challenge, we may collect additional Information for publicity and prize-fulfillment purposes.  

We may passively collect persistent identifiers and other Technical Information and Behavior Tracking Information from children through their use of and interaction with the Service. The type of Information collected and our use of such Information is described above in our Privacy Policy. We may also passively collect aggregated Blind Data (as described above) about children, but this Blind Data does not contain Personal Information or otherwise enable others to personally identify children.

Consent from a Parent or Guardian

We can provide you with notice of our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Information obtained from children. To obtain verifiable consent, we ask for a credit card or other payment method, which we will charge for all fees related to your child’s participation in the applicable Challenge.  In certain cases we may obtain verifiable consent by other means. Additional methods of obtaining consent may include, but are not limited to, signing a consent form and returning it to us via mail, fax or as an email attachment.

Our Practices Regarding Personal Information Collected from Children

  • We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Information from children without verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.
  • We only use Information we collect from children to enable or enhance use of the Service, to provide certain features and for other internal purposes.
  • Third party “operators,” as defined by COPPA, do not collect or maintain Information from children through the Service; however, if your child is the winner of the Challenge, we will disclose your child’s name and city and state of residence in accordance with our Contest Rules.
  • Under COPPA, we cannot condition your child’s participation in any activity or feature on the child providing more Information than is reasonably necessary for the activity or feature.

Your Rights as a Parent

As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s Information, have the Information deleted and to withdraw your consent to any further collection of your child’s Information by contacting us.  Additionally, if you notify us that you did not provide your consent prior to child accessing the Service or participating in a Challenge, or if you notify us that you wish to withdraw your consent, we will suspend your child’s account and, within seven days of your notice, terminate your child’s account and delete all Information obtained from your child.

To the extent we collect a parent or guardian’s email address and other contact information, such Information will be used solely for consent and notification purposes.  We will not disclose such Information, combine that Information with the Information collected from the child, or use that Information for any other purpose, unless you have separately opted in for such uses, such as receiving marketing communications.