Skrawl Privacy Policy

Welcome! This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) governs the website, www.skrawl.com (the “Site”) including any online services within the Site. The Site is owned and operated by BoomWriter Media, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Boomwriter”). Any reference to “our,” “we,” “us” or the like shall mean BoomWriter. By accessing the Site, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes what information the Site collect from users, when they visit the Site; how such information is used and stored; when such information may be disclosed to third parties; how users, parents, and guardians can control the use and disclosure of collected information; and how information is protected. Your use of the Site is also governed by our online terms of use that can be found on the Site, which are also fully incorporated herein by reference.

The Site is for users who are 18 years of age or older and for users 13-18 years of age (Young Visitors) with their parent’s consent. Our Privacy Policy is important to us, and we recognize the need to provide additional privacy protection for Young Visitors on the Site. Our privacy practices are guided by the data privacy laws in the United States and other applicable countries and also by the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Children means individuals who we have identified are not of legal age to consent to the collection and processing of their personal information. In the United States and Latin America, the term "Children" refers to individuals under 13 years of age. Parents mean a parent or legal guardian. Children may not use the Site. Young Visitor should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.

To help ensure a rewarding online experience for our visitors, we provide you with this Privacy Policy that describes the information practices of the Site, including how we collect, use and disclose personal information. If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, or feel that BoomWriter has not complied with this Privacy Policy, please contact privacy@boomwriter.com

The Information We Collect

As described in this Privacy Policy, the site collects information about users on the site. Each user consents to the collection, use or disclosure of their personally identifiable information (“PII”) in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time and you are advised to review this page regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Site following the ‘last revised’ date on this Privacy Policy will represent your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information under the most current Privacy Policy.

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.

We may use this email address to send the parent a message that can be used to activate the Site account, to notify the parent about our privacy practices, to send the parent communications either about the parent's and Young Visitor's Skrawl accounts or about features of our Web site, and for the other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This email address would be correlated with the account user name. The Site does not condition a Young Visitor's participation in an online activity on the Young Visitor providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for that activity.

For some of our online activities - such as polls or surveys - we may ask Site users to provide information that is not personally identifiable, such as country of residence or a visitor's favorite color. We may offer blogs or other Public Forums (as defined in the terms of use governing the Site (the "Terms of Use")), as well as other features in which you may provide us with Submissions (as defined in the Terms of Use), but we take measures, including live moderation, so that users cannot communicate personal information through these Public Forums. If you use a Public Forum on this Site, and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other Site users. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these Public Forums.

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.

We may also request a user name and email address when a Site user submits a form through the Contact Us section of the Site, so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect the e-mail address for the purpose of responding directly to a specific inquiry. Finally, we may also collect financial information as set out in our Privacy Policy. We do not use this financial information for any purpose other than processing payments to BoomWriter.

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.

How We Use, Disclose, and Store the Information We Collect

In addition to the purposes described in Section “Information We Collect”, we may actively collect and use email addresses and user names to track usage and to ensure users are following the Site's Terms of Use. The email address is used to communicate with the users to request confirmation that it is a legitimate contact address that the user has access to and for other purposes such as successful account creation, periodic updates and notifications about the Site, for customer service, polls and surveys etc. Users can opt out from these updates at any time by logging into their account to modify their update preferences. We may also collect the user’s cell phone number if the user prefers SMS/text messages as a form of communication.

In addition, we may use an email address (or other Login ID) and user name to ban a user temporarily or permanently from the Site if that user engages in inappropriate conduct on the Site. We may also use email addresses (or other Login ID) and user names to enable parents to review PII that the Young Visitor have submitted to the Site and to provide notification regarding the Site, such as any future amendments to this Privacy Policy. We also may use information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.

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.

Collection of Information for Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

  • We will not share your personal information outside the Site except in limited circumstances, including but not limited to sharing such information with any of our select corporate partners; however, parents and/or guardians may contact us and request that a younger visitor’s information not be disclosed.
  • When companies perform services on our behalf, like package delivery and customer service; however, these companies are prohibited from using your personal information for purposes other than those requested by us or required by law.
  • The Site may contain links to other sites, including those of sponsors, advertisers, social networking platforms, and survey companies. These other websites are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from ours. We encourage visitors to other websites to review the privacy policies and information collection practices of those websites.

Security

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.

Financial Information

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.

Access to Information, and Objection to Information Collection and Retention

1) Reviewing Your Information

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 privacy@boomwriter.com. 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.

2) Parental 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.

Contact Us

If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to privacy@boomwriter.com or write us:

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.

A Final Note to Parents

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.

Effective Date

The privacy policy set out above is effective as of October 01, 2014, and applies to all information previously obtained by BoomWriter. We reserve the right to change the privacy policy at our sole discretion. Site users will be informed of any such change by us posting a new privacy policy on the BoomWriter Site and the effective date of any change of privacy policy will be clearly marked. As required by law, we will not use PII in ways that are materially different from the ones described in this Privacy Policy without also providing notification of such practices and obtaining consent to any such different uses. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our Site home page.

Last Revised: April 10, 2015