I. Collection of Information
We believe protecting personal information about young children is important. We urge parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when online.
THE TIME TRIBE is committed to providing a fun, safe environment for children and people of all ages. Since many of our visitors are children, we strive to make sure that our privacy practices fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not require a child to provide more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.
Other than a valid e-mail address, which we ONLY use for creation of a user name at sign-up and password retrieval/resetting, we do not request any personally identifiable information from children under 13 without verifiable parental consent. We do NOT permanently store anyone’s e-mail address after they sign up. Instead, once the initial welcome e-mail is sent out, we “hash” the e-mail address into a unique, non-reversible string using a hashing algorithm, and we permanently store that in a completely separate location that is not linked to the user’s account in any way.
The actual e-mail address is then permanently DELETED from our system. Since this e-mail “hash” is NOT reversible and is not linked to any account on the site, the e-mail address becomes completely invalid and unidentifiable. As an example of what a hashed e-mail looks like, the e-mail address email@example.com might be turned into a “hash value” of “4d68807rgfh4d54xp128xcvf43638r7m”. When the user forgets the password associated with the account, the site requests the original email address, hashes it, and compares the two hash values. If they match, the site would email the password reminder to the user. This avoids the necessity to actually store the valid e-mail address.
At THE TIME TRIBE, we strive to ensure that kids have a safe and fun online experience. We believe that it is very important that parents are given the opportunity to see what kind of information has been collected from their child, to be able to modify and/or delete any personally identifiable information, and/or request that no further personally identifiable information is collected on their child.
When contacting us to review your child’s information, please be sure to include an e-mail address and phone number where we can reach you. In order to protect your child’s privacy and security, we must take necessary steps to verify your identity to ensure that you are in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Our community features, if available, are designed to prevent visitors from posting personally identifiable information. Participation requires only a user name, and postings are screened to prevent inclusion of personal information.
THE TIME TRIBE will:
- NOT collect more information than needed to respond to a question or one-time request from a child under 13, provide parental notice, or obtain parental consent.
- NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information from users known to be under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.
- NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information collected from children known to be under 13 absent parental consent.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not share, sell, or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent. We do not require personal information to access our website. However, if you prefer not to disclose personal information, you may not be able to access certain features of our website. Whatever the purpose may be, we will only collect information to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. We occasionally use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services necessary to our operations. For example, we have partnered with other companies to personalize our web pages, process credit card transactions, analyze customers’ interaction with our website, and process consumer surveys. We also provide postal addresses to the U.S. Post Office for delivery purposes. In the course of providing such services, these companies may have contact with your personally identifying information. These entities have agreed to securely store and maintain the personal information received from us.
Users may purchase products through our online stores and will be required to provide additional information such as a valid credit card number, expiration date, and shipping and billing addresses. THE TIME TRIBE understands the importance of keeping your information safe and secure. THE TIME TRIBE will make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information and ensure the security of our systems. When you enter sensitive financial information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using commercially reasonable methods. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. We cannot guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We cannot assume responsibility or liability for unauthorized access to our servers and systems.
Measures To Safeguard Personally Identifiable Information
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We use robust security measures to protect user information from loss, misuse and alteration. We use industry-standard practices such as encrypted communications, physically secured rooms, firewalls and password protection systems to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. We will notify users of a data breach involving unencrypted personal information by email or by posting a notice on the affected website. We also strive to limit access to personal information to employees performing a legitimate business function. We review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods. Despite our efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable.
II. Information We Collect Automatically
Our site may automatically collect some non-personally identifiable computer information such as the type of operating system you use (e.g., Mac OS or Windows XP, etc.), type of web browser (e.g., Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer), your ISP, and your IP address(es). An Internet protocol (“IP”) address is the unique number assigned to your server or Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). We may track such IP addresses for system administration, to report aggregate information, site tracking, or to prevent our servers from being abused.
III. Use of Information
We may use non-personally identifiable information to help improve the overall site design and content, to help track usage of our site and activities, to customize offers and services, and to personalize the visitor’s experience on THE TIME TRIBE. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise, and to gauge user trends to determine what features are of most interest to our visitors. We may, at times, produce reports containing aggregate information about our users such as demographic, age, and online usage information. This allows us to provide information and features that are most relevant to our users. We do not include personally identifiable information in these reports.
III. Visitors from Outside the United States; U.S. Governing Law; Safe Harbor.
This site and the server which makes this site available worldwide are located in the United States. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Any information provided by visitors outside the United States will be transferred to the United States. By visiting this site and submitting information you authorize this transfer. The site is designed and targeted to users who reside in the United States and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. We make no representation that this site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. By providing your personally identifiable information you consent to:
- the transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States as indicated above.
V. Data Retention
THE TIME TRIBE will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
VI. Contact Information
THE TIME TRIBE, Inc.
PO Box 2707
Duxbury MA, 02331