Updated: April 28, 2012
1. The Information We Collect
We directly collect personally identifiable information from child users during our initial registration process and will capture additional data from the parent from time to time. We collect the following data from a child during registration:
- Their parent’s email address
- Child’s first name and last name
- Child’s Username
- Child’s password,
- Child’s date of birth, and
- Child’s gender.
- Childs Email (if applicable)
- Group code (if applicable)
This information is used to complete username and password identification for security purposes and to permit a child to join and participate in a group We also collect date of birth and gender to provide more relevant nutritional content for that child. A child in the range of 5-8 will have different nutritional requirements than for a child in the range of 9-13.
When the parent of the child signs up we may collect additional personally identifiable information from the registrant’s parent. The types of information that may be collected at that time include:
- The parent’s full name,
- Parent’s Email address,
- Parent’s Mailing address,
- Relationship to Child (Parent, Grandparent, Guardian or Other)
- Username and password.
- Group association (if applicable)
ZisBoomBah website does not condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the child providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for that activity.
In addition to the personal information collected during the registration process ZisBoomBah may also collect and store users specific interactions within the website.
We may also request a user name and email address when a user submits a form through the “Contact Us” portion of the ZisBoomBah website so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect the e-mail address for the sole purpose of responding directly on a one-time basis to a specific inquiry.
For some of our online activities, such as Meal of the Week, we may ask users to provide information that is not personally identifiable, such as meal rating, comments on the meal, etc. We also enable users to send messages online through our website to our characters, Zis, Boom and Bah or their parents.
ZisBoomBah.com also allows your child to be friends and communicate with other children they know. Parents may give children permission to add other children as friends freely or may choose to review and approve every request. However any adult-child relationship must be approved by the parent(s). .Users may also participate in groups where they are able to communicate through message boards with other members of the group that may include both adults and children. In order to join a group users must be invited to the group by being provided a unique code and group leaders are responsible for notifying all parents of children who will participate in the group.
Additionally, when visitors come to our site, we may passively collect certain non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the user’s IP Address, the web browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, the frequency with which guests visit various parts of our sites, and information regarding the Internet service provider, in order to make our sites more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to our business. We may collect this non-personally identifiable information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. 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.
If personal information is not provided to us, then ZisBoomBah may not agree to ZisBoomBah membership and may not be able to provide access to certain content and functionality on the ZisBoomBah website, or to provide other information, products or services which may be requested.
2. How We Use, Disclose, and Store the Information We Collect
We may disclose information where we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or where we disclose information to service providers or other group companies who provide support for the operations of our website and who do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose PII in response to a law enforcement agency’s or other public agency’s (including schools or children services) request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our website, protect the security or integrity of our website, or enable us to take precautions against liability.
If we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of our assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer personal information to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Finally, we may transfer personal information and store it outside of the jurisdiction in which a member of ZisBoomBah is located.
3. Collection of Information for Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
We do allow pre-approved third-party companies to solicit or advertise to our Parental users and to children. This Content will be viewable by children only if our ZisBoomBah team believes that the Content is educational and/or provides value to the child. Our rule is Families First.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. When you enter sensitive information, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
5. Access to Information, and Objection to Information Collection and Retention
Please contact ZisBoomBah as provided in Section 6 if you would like to access the personal information that we have collected online from you or your child, correct factual errors in such information, request to have this information deleted, or request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect you and your child’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about you or your child.
6. Contact Us
Please be assured that any personal information that you provide in communications to the above e-mail will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.
7. A Final Note to Parents
The Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to visit the GetNetWise.org site and look through the “Kids Safety” section together. Your efforts to instill responsible information practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching experiences online.
8. Effective Date