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Privacy Policy

Effective March 7, 2012

Protecting your privacy is important to us. The following statement will help you understand how Teenshop, Inc. collects, uses and protects the personal information you provide on our website, www.teenshop.org (“site” or “website”). This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to our website. Our website contains links to other websites operated by third parties. Teenshop, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of other websites and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them.

Information Collected

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously. Personal information, such as your email address, is not collected. We may collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser, such as your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed our website, information about your computer’s operating system and browser, and the date and time of your visit. We may use this non-personal information to create statistics that help us improve the website and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors.

 

Teenshop, Inc. may also collect the personal information you voluntarily provide when you use the website, such as the information you provide when you register, post comments, or, in the future, submit videos to the site. This includes your email and other contact information. If you choose to share personal information, including your email address, with us, we will not sell, trade or generally share this personal information with any third party unless so stated clearly on the page where the personal information is given. However, we may disclose personal information collected through the website when: (1) we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law or a court order; (2) to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (3) to enforce the terms of use or other agreements that govern your use of the website; (4) to protect the rights, property or safety of Teenshop, Inc., our visitors or others, or (5) to protect your vital interests. Information provided to the website is an asset of Teenshop, Inc. and will become part of its normal business records. Your personal information may be transferred to another organization that acquires Teenshop, Inc.; however, if such a transfer occurs, the acquiring organization’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

 

Teenshop, Inc. may use “cookies” and similar technology to collect information about how the website is used and to manage the site. A cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser. Each time you visit the website, our web server will recognize you by “searching” the information contained in these cookies. This permits Teenshop, Inc. to offer you a personalized experience when you use the website. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address.

Your Consent

By using our website, you are agreeing to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent, you may not use our website. Teenshop, Inc. may update or change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version of this Privacy Policy on its website. Your use of the website following any such change constitutes your consent to the revised Privacy Policy. You may access the current version of our Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Policy” found at the bottom of each page of our website. If you have questions about our Privacy Policy please send them to teens@teenshop.org.

Security

Although Teenshop, Inc. has security measures in place to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information as it travels over the Internet, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and Teenshop, Inc. cannot guarantee the safety of transmitting personal information over the Internet. Likewise, although Teenshop, Inc. takes reasonable steps to limit the disclosure of personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy, Teenshop, Inc. cannot guarantee that your personal information will be secure permanently. For example, it is possible that personal information could be lost due to technical problems, or stolen. Teenshop, Inc. is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal information.

Children’s Privacy

THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED OR DESIGNED TO ATTRACT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. WE DO NOT COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM ANY PERSON WE KNOW TO BE UNDER THE AGE OF 13.

 

If Teenshop, Inc. learns that it has collected information from a child under 13 years of age, Teenshop will delete such information from the website as well as from its own records and will take steps to prevent any further provision of information by that child.

 

Teenshop, Inc. is a non-profit organization and does not operate a commercial website. Nonetheless, we still take special precautions to protect the privacy of any visitor to our website who is under 13 years of age. We ask visitors under age 13 to obtain a parent or legal guardian’s permission before participating on the Teenshop site. Teenshop, Inc. will not condition a child’s participation on the Teenshop site on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary. If necessary, Teenshop, Inc. will provide parents or legal guardians of our under-13 visitors with access to their child’s information and the ability to delete information and to refuse to permit future collection of information.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering your services to Teenshop, Inc. we will collect personal information, such as your name and contact information. This information will not be sold and will only be used by Teenshop for our volunteer selection process.

Lost or Stolen Information

You must promptly notify us if your user name or password is lost, stolen or used without your permission. In such an event, we will cancel that user name or password and update our records accordingly. We can also enable you to obtain a new user name and password at that time.

If you have any questions, please contact us.  Enjoy the site!

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