CATZ Privacy Policy

Introduction

CATZ takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as “data” below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by the site editor, nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of the site editor, or that are not under the site editor’s control.

Collection of data

Registration for an account on this site requires only a valid e-mail address and a password that has not been chosen already. Information obtained during a request for information is not stored on the site and is used only with your consent to contact. You are not required to provide any other information if you do not want to. As on many web sites, the site editor may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information.  Use of data Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates the site editor’s policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site editor to protect the site editor’s legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy. In the event you choose to use links displayed on this web site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites.

Cookies

Like many websites, we use “cookies”. Cookies are small programs that we transfer to your hard drive that allow us to recognize you. If you do not want us to use cookies, you can easily disable them by going to the toolbar of your web browser, and clicking on the “help” button. Follow the instructions that will prevent the browser from accepting cookies, or set the browser to inform you when you receive a new cookie. In addition, you may visit this and other websites anonymously through the use of utilities provided by other private companies.

Children’s Privacy Policy.

The following sets forth the website information gathering and dissemination practices relating to information collected from children under the age of thirteen (13). This policy only applies to the CATZ website and does not apply to third party websites, or to companies and persons that are not controlled, affiliated with or managed directly by CATZ.

CATZ’s website is intended for general use by a broad and mature audience. No individual under the age of thirteen (13) is permitted to provide any personal information (except such information as is necessary to determine age or parental consent, as described below) or use our message board or any other public forum without prior parental or legal guardian consent. 

CATZ does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) other than is necessary to determine that person’s age, for internal communications, for demographic purposes, or to allow them to communicate with their team.  None of this information will be make public outside of the child’s team.  The information we will collect will include name, screen name, e-mail address, city/state, and birthdate.  If an individual is identified as being under the age of thirteen, parental consent will be required to permit that child to register as a prerequisite to accessing CATZ’s non-public website. CATZ will not contact children known to be under the age of thirteen (13) about any special offers or for marketing purposes without a parent or legal guardian’s prior consent. For any child identified as being under the age of thirteen (13) that accesses any CATZ website, CATZ may request additional personally identifiable information such as the child’s email address and/or the parent’s or guardian’s email address in order to determine if such child has his/her parent’s permission to access our website. CATZ will use reasonable efforts to contact the parent or guardian of any child under the age of thirteen (13) to confirm their permission to the child’s access to CATZ’s website. CATZ may also collect and use a child’s personal information for the sole purpose of responding to a single request or inquiry by that child. Information is collected actively, such as through registration forms, and passively, such as through cookies. All personally identifiable information collected by us from children under 13 is securely maintained and used only for the limited purposes set forth herein.

Editing or deleting your account information

You are provided with the ability to edit the information stored for your user account information during registration, by visiting your user account control panel. You can request that your user account be deleted; to do so, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Content or other data that you may have provided, and that is not stored within your user account, such as testimonials, may continue to remain on the site at the site editor’s discretion, even after your user account is deleted.

Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a mail message sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is stored within your user settings.

NO GUARANTEES

While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, the site editor is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond the site editor’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, the site editor offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or non-disclosure of data.

Contact information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please contact us at the following e-mail address, address and telephone number:

CATZ, LLC
114 First Avenue
Needham, MA 02494 617-953-5300  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A Final Note to Parents

The Internet offers a world of 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 the visit The Direct Marketing Association’s web site (http://www.the-dma.org) and explore the Get CyberSavvy! Program. Get CyberSavvy! helps families learn how information flows online so they can use the Internet in ways that protect their privacy and well-being. It also contains a number of valuable resources to help parents and children be aware of and express their preferences about information that is collected online and how it is used. Your efforts to instill responsible information practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites, and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching experiences online.