CHILDREN'S ONLINE PROTECTION AND PRIVACY ACT NOTICE
- Direct Notice to Children
Hello and welcome to ABC Bakers Smart Cookies! We need to tell you a few things before you give us your name, e-mail address, and any other information. If you are under 13, we must get one of your parents to agree to your giving us your e-mail address and other personal information.
You have to give us your name, troop level, state, council and troop number if you want to use Smart Cookies and related services (the "Service"). And before you do that, one of your parents or a guardian must agree that it is okay for you to give us that information and participate. So please ask one of your parents to read this Web page.
- Direct Notice to Parents
- Parental Consent Required
ABC Bakers wishes to collect personal information from your child, but we need your consent before we collect, use, or disclose the information. You will find instructions on how to give your consent below.
- Information We Collect
Your child can surf ABC Bakers’ site, view content, and obtain information without any personal information being collected. We do not collect personal information from your child unless she registers on the Smart Cookies site in order to set cookie sale goals, plan her sale, check how her sale is going etc. Through Smart Cookies we collect limited personal information. Generally, we collect only online contact information, including your child's name, troop level, state, council and troop number. Depending upon the activities your child chooses to do on Smart Cookies, your child may be asked to provide an email address.
In fact, we have adopted this privacy and confidentiality policy so children can participate in our activities without giving out unnecessary personal information. We do not require a user to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation.
We also allow a parent to review his or her child's personal information, ask to have it deleted, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of his or her child's information. (See below for further instructions.)
We may also collect what is known as non-personally identifiable information. For example, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when your registers at Smart Cookies such as your child’s favorite Girl Scout cookie and favorite color.
- How We Collect the Information
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service.
- How We Use the Information
We use the personal information your child submits to operate, maintain, and provide to your child the features and functionality of the Service, including, in some instances, disclosure of your child's name to identify your child's Direct Ship page on our website. If your child provides an email address, it will only be used to send information and updates pertaining to an order.
ABC Bakers may use certain information about your child without identifying your child as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, and maintaining security.
- Disclosure of the Information
Except where required to identify your child's Direct Ship page on our website, ABC Bakers does not sell, trade, disclose or otherwise transfer your child’s personal information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing your child, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
You have the option to agree to our collecting and using your child's personal information without agreeing to the disclosure of the information to third parties. That is, your child can participate in activities on Smart Cookies without your consenting to or disclosing your personal information to third parties.
- Parental Consent
As noted above, we need your consent before we permit your under-13-year-old child to use our Service. At registration, we require each child under the age of thirteen to confirm her parent or guardian has read this policy and provide a contact email address for a parent. ABC Bakers will then send parents an email when their child registers and we provide parents 48 hours to refuse their child’s registration. If the parent refuses to allow the child’s registration, we delete the child’s information from our database.
- New Consent If Change In This Policy
- Account Revisions
You may review, correct, update, or delete your child's personal information that has been provided to us at any time. All you have to do is e-mail us at Contact Us and we will contact you about reviewing and/or editing your child's information.
- Revoking and Deleting Your Consent
At any time, you may revoke your consent, refuse to allow us to further use or collect your child's personal information, and direct us to delete the information. If you revoke your consent, we will no longer permit your child to participate in certain activities on Smart Cookies. Certain activities on Smart Cookies may not require your child's personal information and your child will continue to have access to such activities. If you choose to delete your child's information, ABC Bakers will not use it for any purpose except where required by applicable laws, regulations, or standards.
3500 Lacey Road Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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