The privacy of all online users is important to us at ClubPonyPals.com, especially the privacy of children. We are committed to safeguarding children's personal information collected online and to helping parents or guardians and their children (along with teachers and their students) exercise control over their personal information while exploring the Internet. We do not ask children to disclose personal information. We do not ask parents or guardians to disclose any more information on behalf of themselves or their child than is necessary for a child to participate in an activity.
To help ensure a safe, rewarding online experience for you and your child, we provide you with this summary of our information practices to empower you in connection with your child's online experiences. This privacy notice governs the collection and use of information at ClubPonyPals.com.
I. The Information We Collect
To enable families of children and their teachers to maximize the benefits they receive from our services, we ask that children be registered as ClubPonyPals.com members. Although many parts of this site are free of charge and many of its features are available to all users, only registered members are able to participate in some activities including: having and riding their own pony; saving content from ClubPonyPals.com in their own saddlebags and/or tackroom area; participating in ClubPonyPals.com sweepstakes and contests, subject to official rules for each sweepstakes or contest; competing with other ClubPonyPals.com members for high scores rankings on some ClubPonyPals.com games; having their original content submissions showcased along with their username in the ClubPonyPals.com Art Gallery; connecting with other members through the Wiggins Weekly e-newsletter, asking email-based questions of and receiving responses from various ClubPonyPals.com characters, posting messages along with their screen name in the ClubPonyPals.com e-newsletter or; receiving an online or print newsletter from ClubPonyPals.com; receiving personalized Birthday Greeting from ClubPonyPals.com; earning points and redeeming points for merchandise in the ClubPonyPals.com store, and receiving communications and recognition from ClubPonyPals.com when they check into the site.
Registration gives ClubPonyPals.com members, their families, and their teachers both privacy and security. Therefore, we may ask parents (or teachers) to furnish personal information on behalf of themselves or their child including name, e-mail address, address, telephone number and date of birth.
II. How We Use the Information
We do not share personal information with third parties, except when necessary to complete certain activities as noted below.
ClubPonyPals.com does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information which parents or teachers provide, except from time to time, we may transfer, disclose or share such information with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain online activities (e.g. administering contests and sweepstakes or fulfillment of prizes, premiums, or merchandise). Such third parties have access only to the personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for any other purposes.
We use our members' information for our internal purposes to maximize the benefits ClubPonyPals.com provides in terms of determining eligibility for members-only sweepstakes, contests, and reward programs; accumulation of game credits or "bucks" to each member's personal account; and for fulfillment of premiums, prizes and merchandise.
We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your interaction with our site and make the most of your overall internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
The FTV, LLC, the operator of ClubPonyPals.com uses a secure system for registering a child, which provides parents and teachers with the tools necessary to manage a child's online identity. Neither ClubPonyPals.com nor FTV, LLC will use or transfer the personally identifiable information provided by you in ways that are materially different from the ones described above without also providing appropriate notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different uses.
The FTV, LLC reserves the right to transfer personally identifiable information in the event of a change of ownership of ClubPonyPals.com. Such a transfer of data would be necessary to enable the new owner of ClubPonyPals.com to facilitate log-on for existing ClubPonyPals.com members and to fulfill membership benefits.
In the event of a material change in this policy by a new owner of ClubPonyPals.com, a notification to parents and consent to the new policy will be required.
You may opt out of your child's membership at ANY time, by logging into Manage My Child's Account with your parent username and password, and selecting Opt-Out for ClubPonyPals.com Membership. At that time, any personally identifiable information you have provided on behalf of yourself and your child will be deleted and your child's ClubPonyPals.com membership will be disabled.
III. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
ClubPonyPals.com uses a software technology called "cookies." Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information. Although cookies could enable us to relate a visitor's use of this Web site to personal information (e.g., e-mail address) that a visitor has provided, we do not do so for this site.
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.
VI. Parental Review of Information
Parents have the ability to accomplish any of the following:
- Access the personally identifiable information that this site has collected from you on behalf of you or your child.
- Correct factual errors in such information.
- Request to have this information deleted, or
- Request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
To access your child's account, go to the login page and click on the Parents Page, where you can Manage My Child's Account.
If you have questions about registration or your child's account, please e-mail us at CustomerCare@clubponypals.com.
To protect your child's privacy and security online, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about your child.
VII. Contact Us
or street address:
16654 Soledad Canyon Road#382
Canyon Country, CA 91387
VIII. A Final Note to Parents
The Internet offers a world of educational and entertainment opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to visit the Kids Privacy website area of the Federal Trade Commission website (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm). The FTC has provided this information to help parents' understand how to protect their children's privacy when they are online. Your efforts to instill responsible information practices will help steer your children to appropriate sites, and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching experiences online.