What types of information does TeenMarvel collect from me?
Personally Identifiable Information. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card information and password (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We may collect Personally Identifiable Information from you when you (a) make a purchase from one of our provider’s stores, (b) register to become a user, (c) voluntarily provide it when you use the Site, (d) disclose it in a public area of the Site (such as in comments or forums) or (e) provide it when you communicate with us.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-personally identifiable information is information that does not identify you as an individual (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”). Non-Personally Identifiable Information includes information such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, the web pages, images, content and advertisements you view or select, and the types of services you use. Non-Personally Identifiable Information also includes “Aggregate Information,” which is described below in the section titled “How Do We Use Non-Personally Identifiable Information?” We may automatically collect certain types of Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you when you use the Site. We may also collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information from you that you voluntarily provide (such as information included in response to a questionnaire or survey) or post to a public area of the Site (such as in comments or forums).
How do we collect information?
IP Address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet. We may collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, server problem diagnosis and to compile aggregate information (such as how many visitors logged on to the Site). When you visit a particular web page on the Site, or our servers log your IP address. Your IP address is not linked to your Personally Identifiable Information.
How do we use your information?
Personally Identifiable Information. In general, we will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties without your permission. We may also use the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to (a) administer and manage your account, (b) pay commissions to you, (c) include you on mailing lists and (d) advertise and promote our services. In addition, we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when we believe in good faith that it is required by any applicable law or legal process, or if we believe we need to disclose it to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of our providers, users, or other third parties. Without limitation of the foregoing, we may disclose your information pursuant to our Intellectual Property Rights Policy to a third party that alleges you have infringed their intellectual property rights.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may disclose Non-Personally Identifiable Information in connection with improving the services we offer, as market research and facilitating our marketing efforts. In addition, we may combine your Non-Personally Identifiable Information that relates to your use of the Site with that of other users (“Aggregate Information”) to determine which areas of the Site are most popular, and how our services are used. By collecting this Aggregate Information and analyzing it, we can use it to improve the Site. We may disclose Aggregate Information in connection with improving the services we offer and facilitating our marketing efforts.
Warning about online disclosure of information
Third Parties. We do not control the privacy policies of our advertisers or other third parties that have websites linked to the Site. If you click on an advertisement or link, the privacy policies of the website that you link to will govern the use of your information by that website’s operator. We assume no responsibility or liability for the actions of such third parties with respect to their use of your information or otherwise. Accordingly, make sure you are aware of and comfortable with the privacy policies of any third-party websites you link to. In addition, you should be aware that certain third-party websites that you link to from the Site each have its own information collection practices and privacy policies.
Disclosure of Information In Public Areas. If you voluntarily disclose information in a public area of the Site, such as in comments or forums, that information may be collected and used by a third party to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements or for other purposes. We do not control the actions of these third parties in public areas of the Site, so if you disclose information in a public area, you do so at your own risk.
No Absolute Safeguards. Although we will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your information, transmissions on the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Accordingly, we assume no responsibility or liability for disclosure of any of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Children’s Personally Identifiable Information. We feel strongly about protecting the privacy of children. We encourage children to involve their parents in any interactive activity they participate in online. We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children we know to be under the age of eighteen. In addition, once we are notified we will delete any information in our databases that originates from a child under the age of eighteen.
Your role in protecting your privacy
Protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online.