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 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.
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.
Questions and Contact Information.
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 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.
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.