Our Commitment to Your Privacy
a. What personally identifiable information we or others collect through our site;
b. How we or others may use this information;
c. With whom we may share this information;
d. What choices are available to you as a user of our site with respect to collection, use and distribution of the information;
e. What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
f. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection and Use
We are the sole owner of the information collected on our site. We may collect information from you at two different stages. First, we collect anonymous, aggregate information from all visitors to our site. This information is never linked to any personally identifiable information and is used in the aggregate to generate statistical reports about the use of our site. In addition, we use a third-party service provider to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and on our site. That provider may collect anonymous information about your visits to our site and your interaction with our products and services. That provider may also use information about your visits to our and other sites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites. If you would like more information about this practice and your choices about not having this anonymous information used by our third-party service provider, please link to www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp. You can opt out of having your anonymous information collected by our customizing service by visiting http://optout.netmng.com/optout.php. If you select the “opt out” button there, we will delete your existing netmining.com cookie(s) and try to place a new cookie that instructs us not to track your future activities when we detect that cookie. If your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit our opt-out page, we cannot set our no-track cookie. Also, if you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, you will need to opt-out again.
Second, we collect and store personal information when you register with us and use our services. This information is specific to you and may include such things as your name, e-mail address and the services for which you pay through our site. In addition, this information may include information required in order to enroll a child at a child care center affiliated with us. These types of information are sometimes called “personally identifiable information.” Although you (or someone whom you authorize to make payments on your account with us or one of our affiliated companies) may supply bank, credit card or other payment-related information to us or one of our third party service providers, we do not store that information. Rather, that type of information is only for purposes of authorizing and processing the payments you make on or through our third party service provider’s site, including any related settlements, chargebacks or similar matters. To the extent required for those services, that information is made available only to third party service providers whom we, in the exercise of our careful judgment, believe are under a duty to protect your bank, credit card or other payment-related information. If you choose not to provide us any information that we request on our site, you may not be able to use some or all of the functionality on our site or apply for or use our services.
Except as described above, the only personally identifiable information collected through our site is information you choose to supply in response to a request or offer. We may also receive personally identifiable information from our business partners.
Provision and Transmission of Information
As a general rule, except in connection with our provision of certain services to you, we will not read the content that you may create, review or retrieve on our site; however, we (or our third party providers) do store the content on computer systems for a period of time for our general business purposes and, with respect to child care center enrollments, as required by applicable law. We could be required to view and/or disclose any or all content along with other personally identifiable information that you provide to comply with applicable law, to protect the children enrolled in our centers, o our site or our rights. We also monitor the performance of our services and our site in order to manage, maintain, and improve our services and our site. We (or our third party providers) may use tools to help prevent and block “spam” communications, viruses, spyware, and other harmful or unwanted communications and programs on our site. These tools may automatically scan your content in order to help us protect you and our site against these harmful or unwanted communications and programs. However, these tools do not collect or disclose personally identifiable information about you.
Personal Information of Children
Use of Your Personal Information
We store information that we collect through cookies and log files to create a profile of our customers. A profile is stored information detailing how individual customers use our site. Collected information in a profile is tied to the customer’s personal information.
A cookie is a small text file stored on the customer’s hard drive for an extended period of time. The cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. Allowing a related cookie to remain on your computer makes it easier for you to log in to and use our site.
Log files record internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, internet service provider referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer our site, track a customer’s movement in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Disclosure of Personal Information As Required By Law
We will disclose personally identifiable information when required by law, or if we have good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with current judicial proceedings, a court order or legal process served on us, (b) protect and defend our rights, or (c) protect the rights, property, and other interests of our users or others.
In the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of our assets, any personal information you provide us may be part of the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our site prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If, as a result of the business transaction, your personally identifiable information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be given a choice consistent with the “Notification of Changes” paragraph below.
When you to register with us, you will have an account name and password, and we will issue a unique account number to you. You will also register a “sign-in/out” code in connection with the enrollment of your child(ren) at our affiliated child care centers. We recommend that you do not divulge or share that information with anyone. We will never ask you for that information in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also, remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence when accessing your computer.
Correcting, Updating, Deleting or Deactivating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, you may contact us to correct, update, delete or deactivate our record of your personally identifiable information.
Notification of Changes
Special Rights of California Residents
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also referred to as S.B. 27), if you are a California resident and the business relationship between you and us is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain limited information about our disclosures (if any) of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at 1-877-778-2090. You may submit this type of information request to us only once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email or written correspondence, a list of the categories of personal information that we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. We will also provide you the names and addresses of those third parties.
Last updated: July 13, 2011