We may directly collect from Young Visitors during our initial registration process a parent's email address, the young visitor's account name and password. When a registered Young Visitor on the Site acquires a paid membership, we may collect additional personally identifiable information ("PII") from the registrant's parent. The types of PII that may be collected at that time include the parent's full name, email address, and credit card billing information including mailing address.
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 8.1, Linux or Mac OS), the user's IP Address, the web browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer etc.) being used, the frequency with which guests visit various parts of our Site, and information regarding the Internet service provider, in order to make our Site 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. You do this through your browser (like Chrome or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.
If required personal information is not provided to us, then BoomWriter may not agree to your usage of the Site and may not be able to provide access to all or certain content and functionality on the Site, or to provide other information, products or services which may be requested.
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 Site 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 Young Visitor 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 Young Visitor using our Site, 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 PII to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Finally, we may transfer PII and store it outside of the jurisdiction in which a member of the Site is located.
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, such as your credit card number, or our membership subscription form, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods.
Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
As noted in the section “Information We Collect,” if you decide to purchase anything through the Site, the user’s or (if the user is a younger visitor) the applicable parent's full name, email address, credit card billing information including mailing address will be required at the time of purchase. That information is safeguarded with appropriate security, and it will not be used for other purposes.
You have the right to access, update and correct factual inaccuracies in personally identifiable information that we collect online at the Site, subject to certain exceptions. To do so, you should log into your account or you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help protect your privacy and the security of your personally identifiable information, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access.
Parents/guardians of users between the ages of 16-18 years can mail or fax us a signed form that allows them to review any personally identifiable information collected about their child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of their child's personally identifiable information. We will take steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting personally identifiable information about a child and to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian.
BoomWriter Media Inc.
Attention Privacy Director
7 Pleasant Street
Milton, MA 02186
Please be assured that any personal information that you provide in communications to the above e-mail and postal mail addresses will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.
The Internet offers a world of opportunity for Young Visitor. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that Young Visitor 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 Young Visitor to age-appropriate sites and will go a long way toward ensuring that your Young Visitor have enriching experiences online.
Last Revised: April 10, 2015