Privacy Policy

TweenParent takes the privacy of our readers and community members seriously and we are fully committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit our Web Site, sign up for our newsletter, participate in our community, rate articles, and take part in our surveys.

TweenParent.com primarily is aimed at parents of preteens seeking information and resources to enhance their parenting experience. TweenParent.com is not intended for use by children under the age of 18.

Types of Information Collected on TweenParent.com

You do not need to provide your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information in order to use and enjoy our Web site. In order to receive our newsletter or participate in our community we need your e-mail address and zip code. You will also be asked to create a Username and password. TweenParent.com does not collect information that you do not expressly provide. TweenParent will never sell, rent or share your personal information, including your e-mail address, with any third parties for marketing purposes, without your express permission. In addition, every TweenParent.com newsletter provides a link to “Unsubscribe” which allows you to remove yourself from our subscription list. You will have an opportunity to correct, update or modify your personal information at any time by changing your personal preferences. Furthermore, whenever you use the “Tell a Friend” button on our newsletter and Web Site (to forward information from us to your friends), the recipient(s) will NOT be added automatically to our subscription list. TweenParent may share your personal information for the purpose of delivering our e-mail newsletter to you as required by law.

As noted above, TweenParent.com is directed to parents of preteens seeking information and resources to enhance their parenting experience. TweenParent.com is not intended for children under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via this site from visitors under 18. Accordingly, we cannot send children under the age of 18 our newsletter. We may, however, collect non-personally identifiable information about children from their parents. We ask that our users not provide information about a child without getting that child’s parents’ consent. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites.

Personally Identifiable Information (“personal information”) is any piece of information which can be used to identify a specific individual, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. In order to get the TweenParent.com newsletter or participate in our community, we will ask you to supply your e-mail address. TweenParent also offers you the opportunity to share information from our Web Site with friends. In order to do this, we will ask you for your friends’ e-mail addresses. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your relationship with TweenParent and your friend(s) will not automatically be added to our e-mail list. We take seriously the trust you place in us and will not sell, rent or lease any personal information to others.

Aggregate and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (“anonymous” or “non-personal information”) is information that does not identify you as an individual, such as demographic information, purchase categories (e.g. books), your browser type, IP Address, the URL of the previous web site you visited, etc. TweenParent may automatically collect certain types of non-personal information from you when using TweenParent.com. We may also collect non-personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as information collected from a survey.

Why We Collect Your Information

Our primary purpose in collecting information on TweenParent.com is to improve your experience on our site by offering you relevant content and services as well as an efficient experience. We only collect information that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

How We Collect Information

TweenParent.com collects data that you provide to us and through the use of web technology. Like most sites, TweenParent.com makes use of browser “cookies”. Cookie technology does not capture your individual e-mail address or any personal information about you. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer’s hard disk by our server. They make our Web site easier for you to use by saving your preferences while you are visiting our Web site, by allowing us to quickly check your status as a subscriber and facilitate access to these preferences. Cookies also help us know which areas of our site are your favorites, which areas need improvement, and what technologies and Internet services our visitors are using. Knowing this information helps us continually improve your online experience. The information we track with cookies is anonymous and is not used to identify, or lead us back to any particular visitor to our Web Site. None of this information is associated with you as an individual and is measured only in aggregate. Although most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, you may have the option to disable cookies via your browser preferences. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu or preferences in your web browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) Please keep in mind that your experience of the TweenParent.com site may be different if you set your browser to block cookies and cookies must be enabled in order to register with the Site. You should also understand that in the course of serving advertisements to our Web Site, third party advertisers and sponsors may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. We do not control these cookies. Additionally, TweenParent.com also uses transparent GIF images. We use these images to track the e-mails that we send out.

Like most standard web site services, TweenParent.com uses log files. This may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information helps us to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We typically do not link IP addresses and other log file information to any personally identifiable information. This means that a visitor’s session activity will be tracked and logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us.

Who We Share Information With

We take seriously the trust you place in us and will not sell, rent or lease your information to third parties without your express permission. We may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to manage a database of customer information, assist us in distributing e-mails, assist us with direct marketing and data collection, provide us with storage and analysis, provide fraud prevention, and other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. Two of the companies we work with are Constant Contact and Google. For more information about these companies’ privacy policies, please link to http://www.constantcontact.com/privacy_guarantee.jsp and http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/privacy_faq.html.

In the event that TweenParent goes through a business transition such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of it’s assets, we may also transfer or share a copy of personal information about you. You will be notified via e-mail or prominent notice on our Web Site prior to the change or ownership or control of your personal information, if your personal information will be used contrary to this policy. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with the ability of TweenParent to transfer all or part of its business and/or assets to an affiliate or independent third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation whatsoever. TweenParent specifically reserves the right to transfer or share a copy of personally identifiable information collected from its web sites to the buyer of that portion of its business relating to that information.

Links to Other Sites

One of our goals is to give you easy access to information, trends and products that you may find useful. To fulfill this goal, TweenParent.com creates links allowing you access to third party sites. Advertisers on our Web Site may also include links to other web sites. TweenParent is not responsible for the content that appears on any third party sites and cannot control the type of information these sites collect or how they utilize the information they collect. We encourage you to consult these sites’ individual privacy policies (which may differ from our privacy policy) in order to determine how they treat your information. If you cannot find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the home page of these sites, you should contact the site directly for more information. Furthermore, we cannot be responsible for the content, policies or practices of any web sites that contain hyperlinks to our Web Site.

Participating in the TweenParent.com Community

In the interest of creating a strong community, TweenParent.com has various public forums such as Peer Tips, Favorite Things, Peer Forum and other interactive services, including the ability to comment, rate and recommend. Use of the Community Page is governed by the Site’s Terms and Conditions. Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on the Web Site, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. Finally, please keep in mind the feelings of others. We reserve the right to remove any content that we consider inappropriate. We also ask you to report inappropriate content to us atcontactus@tweenparent.com. (Please see Terms and Conditions.)

Your Choices and Opting Out

TweenParent.com will contact you only if you elect to be contacted. If you choose to receive the TweenParent.com newsletter via e-mail, we will periodically send you e-newsletters with information about being a tween parent as well as information from our sponsors. You can choose to stop receiving these e-mails at any time. Simply press “Unsubscribe” and follow the instructions. If you do not explicitly choose to receive informational e-mail, the only e-mail messages you will receive from TweenParent.com will be in response to e-mail inquiries that you send us.

Keeping Your Information Secure

All information under our control is stored on restricted database servers. We employ security measures to safeguard your personal information and privacy. However, you should understand that “perfect security” is never guaranteed.

Legal Disclaimer

Notwithstanding anything in our Privacy Policy to the contrary, TweenParent may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in our good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, our partners, sponsors, or affiliates; (b) protect and defend our rights or property or those of our users; (c) act as immediately as we believe is necessary in order to protect the personal safety of our users or the public; (d) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (e) enforce our Terms and Conditions.

Acceptance of Policy

By visiting TweenParent.com, you accept the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and we have the right to use your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of TweenParent.com after we either personally notify you or generally post such changes on TweenParent .com will constitute you acceptance of those changes. This Privacy Policy applies only with respect to information that we collect on TweenParent.com and not to any information that TweenParent collects through other methods or sources. If for some reason you believe that TweenParent.com has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please notify us at one of the addresses below.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments about TweenParent.com’s Privacy Policy and/or the way it affects you, please contactus@tweenparent.com.