Effective Date: 8/1/2016
We neither sell nor share your information with outside companies or third parties. When you purchase from our online store, we collect your name, billing and shipping addresses, phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. You provide this information so we can process and ship your order. We respect your privacy by not selling or sharing this information.
We do encourage participants & parents to sign-up for our mailing list. These emails provide you with advanced notice of sales, new merchandise, and other events. But, of course, you have the freedom to add or remove your name from our list at any time.
Who needs to register?
Registering is only required for those designers who want to save a Design or be included in other special activities and promotions.
What info is collected?
Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine.com does not collect more personal information than is reasonably necessary to permit a child to participate in activities on the site.
Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine may collect personal information that is voluntarily provided by you when you order a product, enter a promotion, answer our polls or surveys, register as a member on the site, sign up for additional services on our Websites, or communicate with us by mail, telephone or electronically.
When a visitor to Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine.com wants to post something on the site (such as photos or comments in our gallery), we ask to provide info that is not personally identifiable. This information is included with their posted content and not used for any other purposes. All postings to Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine.com are screened by adult staff members before appearing on the site to help ensure children’s online safety and privacy. Users are not allowed to post any personally identifiable information.
When a participant wants to register on Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine.com, we ask for the following information:
- Participant’s first name, last initial and username/display name
- Participant’s password, secret question and answer
- Participant’s email address
- Participant’s city, state, zip code, and country
- Parent or guardian’s e-mail address
This information is requested regardless of the age of the designer.
Use and Disclosure of Information
None of this information is sold or rented to any third parties. E-mail addresses are used to communicate with members and their parents about activities on the site and other features. With consent of a parent, we send requested information to both the children’s and parent’s email addresses as well, including the Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine newsletter and information about specific Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine events.
Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine may share personal information with third party vendors engaged by us to perform various administrative, technical, and processing functions. These service providers are not permitted to use personal information for other purposes and are required to maintain it in confidence. In addition, we may share personal information with third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to: protect the security and integrity of our website; establish, assert, or defend our legal rights and those of others; respond to judicial process; provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety; or, to the extent permitted or required under applicable law.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email
address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/
We encourage parents to be involved with all of their child’s online activities.
Important Information for Parents
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine is permitted to collect the email address of a child under 13 in order to respond to a one-time request by them for information, — for example, sending an email about our website being launched. We use this information to respond to the one request only, and delete your child’s email address from our system after doing so. Only users over the age of 13 can subscribe to our newsletters.
Which areas on Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine.com require Designer registration?
Registering is only required for those designers who want to save a design or be included in other special activities and promotions.
There are several places on Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine.com where kids can send an email or SMS message to a friend telling them about the site or a design they have created. The Tell-A-Friend form asks for the sender’s first name and their friend’s email address or mobile phone number. The e-mail address or mobile phone number is used only to send a message with information about Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine to the friend. It is not stored by Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine or used for any other purpose.
Links to Other Sites and Additional Site Features
Some pages (e.g. our games and chat areas) may have the look and feel of being on our site, however the information collected on these pages may not be covered under our privacy statement. All information collected on those sites is owned and controlled by that company’s privacy statement. Our privacy statement does apply to the information collected on these co-branded sites. You should read the privacy statement of our co-branded partner.
Our Site includes links to other Websites (such as our blog) whose privacy practices may differ from those of Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Website you visit.
Tracking Technologies & Third Party Cookies
Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine’ web servers automatically collect log data about visitors to our site. This data typically includes the URL of the website you are coming from, the Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of the visit, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine uses this information to learn about how our website is used, and to improve the site. We may share aggregated log data and/or log data that does not identify you personally with third parties.
Web Beacons (Clear Gifs)
Our third party tracking utility company employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at suppot@BYOUMagazine.com
How can parents update and delete info?
Participants and parents can view, correct, update and delete personal information provided in the registration process at any time. They will need the registered child’s first name, username, and password. Parents can prevent further collection or use of their child’s personal information by deleting that child’s registration or by unsubscribing the child from the Heartlight Girls Publications, DBA BYOU Magazine Support@BYOUMagazine.com.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to how we use Personal Information collected from children under age 13, we will notify parents by email in order to obtain verifiable parental consent for the new uses of the child’s Personal Information.
Questions or Concerns?
6770 S Dawson Cir Suite 800
Centennial, CO 80112
Attn: Privacy Director