Privacy Statement for Hidden Mickeys of Disney

Hidden Mickeys has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. We follow the guidelines of TRUSTe and the requirements of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: Hidden Mickeys of Disney, http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/.

Hidden Mickeys of Disney will not send you unsolicited information. Our site does provide for opt-in mailings at the visitor's request. These opt-in email lists are not shared with anyone. Once you opt-in, you may opt-out at any time; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Hidden Mickeys of Disney does not share or sell any visitor contact information to anyone.

Once you opt-in, you may opt-out at any time; see the choice/opt-out section below.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session. This gives Hidden Mickeys an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as number of visitors from Europe, etc.. which may be shared with our advertisers.

Soon our site uses cookies to allow you to tailor you own experience on the site, such as delivering content specific to your interests. As far as we have been able to ascertain, they will be using cookies for no other purpose. Some of our store and manufacturing partners use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart.

Our site's submittal forms require users to give us contact information (like their name and email address) and other demographic information such as their age. The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Each form gives you the option of supressing your email address or submitting your form completely anonymously. In these cases your email address and name will only be used if we need to contact you to clarify information submitted on your form.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data only to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Additionally, this site contains links to other sites.

Hidden Mickeys of Disney is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. However, we do attempt to segregate links to areas not appropriate to very young children to child protected link pages. For more information on obtaining child protection software, visit our Child Protection Store.

Our site uses forms for customers to submit reports, request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address), financial information (such as credit card numbers for an order), and demographic information (like their zip code, and age). Contact information from an order form is used to send orders and information about our company to our customers. The customer's contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services only. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Our online surveys may ask visitors for contact information (like their email address). We use contact data from our surveys only to contact the visitor when necessary.

We may run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address) and demographic information (like their zip code, and age). We use contact data from our contests to send users information about our site and promotional material from some of our partners. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

Hidden Mickeys of Disney works with third parties that serves ads to this site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad companies, and we do not have access to this information. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated 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.

We have ads served onto our site by Advertising.com. To visit their privacy statement, please click here http://www.advertising.com/privacy/index.html. We have ads served onto our site by Burst Media. To visit their privacy statement, please click here http://www.burstmedia.com/release/privacy.asp. We have ads served onto our site by Engage Media. To find out more about how Engage Media manages the privacy of information in conjunction with serving ads on this site, please go to http://www.engage.com/privacy.

Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Submissions to the Hidden Mickeys and fun facts sections are moderated and edited by the Hidden Mickeys of Disney web site personnel.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The Hidden Mickeys of Disney's servers are installed in a secure location and are accessable only to authorized individuals. All databases are password protected and not accessible publically. All software used has the latest security patches installed and operational. Hidden Mickey continually monitors CERT and other security organizations for the latest security advisories. Additionally, Hidden Mickeys has installed special safeguards against UCE data harvesters.

Children's Guidelines

Our Web site meets the guidelines of TRUSTe's Children's program and COPPA:
  1. NOT collect online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child's request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent. All information about children under the age of 13 is automatically converted to anonymous by our automated software.
  2. NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information without prior parental consent
  3. NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information with out prior parental consent
  4. NOT give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent
  5. NOT entice by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity
Additionally, all pages on the Hidden Mickeys of Disney Web site are rated for content and contain the PICS codes used child protection software and browsers. For more information about PICS codes, see ICRA. For more information on obtaining child protection software, visit our Child Protection Store. The Hidden Mickeys Web site encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on the site.

Choice/Opt-Out

Hidden Mickeys of Disney does not send unsolicited information. Our site does provide for opt-in mailings at the visitor's request. These opt-in email lists are not shared with anyone. Once you opt-in, you may opt-out at any time.

We give users the following options for removing their information from our mailing lists to not receive future mailings.

  1. You can visit the following URL: http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/Submit/OptOut.html
  2. If you have problems with the forms or procedures, you may contact the Webmaster

Correct/Update

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
  1. visit http://www.hiddenmickeys.org/Submit/Submit_HM.php
  2. If you have problems with the forms or procedures, you should try our non forms based update page
  3. If you continue to have problems with the forms or procedures, you may contact the Webmaster

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

Webmaster
Hidden Mickeys
POB 73
Melbourne Beach
FL 32951 USA
webmaster@hiddenmickeys.org


SAFETY TIPS
 
This is a great place for both new and advanced Web users to find information on using the Internet wisely.


Hidden Mickeys' Internet Safety Tips

1. Keep your passwords private, even from your best friend! Your online service will never ask for them, so neither should anyone else.
2. Use only your member name and/or e-mail address when chatting or sending e-mail. Never give out personal information like your name, address, or phone number.
3. Don't share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.
4. Always delete unknown e-mail attachments before opening them. They can contain destructive viruses.
5. If a person writes something that is mean or makes you feel uncomfortable, don't respond. Just log off and tell your parents, who can report it to your online service provider.
6. Remember that nothing you write on the Web is completely private - including e-mail. So be careful and think about what you type and who you tell.
7. Not everyone is as nice, cute and funny as they may sound online. Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.
8. WHEN IN DOUBT - always ask your parents for help - and just LOG OFF if you're not sure! You can always go back online later.


More Safety Information From Hidden Mickeys

1. Cybernetiquette Comix - an entertaining, interactive way for families to learn valuable lessons about online safety. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips.
2. Disney's Doug - Safety Tips from "Doug's Adventures Online"
3. Test Your Internet Smarts - How much do you know about Internet safety?
4. More Top 10 Netiquette Tips - An overview of good manners on the Internet.
5. "Safe and Sound" - An internet safety article from Family.com.
6. Safe Surfing for Kids - An internet safety article from FamilyPC Magazine.
 

TOOLS FOR FAMILIES
 
A number of tools exist to help parents manage their children's online experience, including hardware and software programs that provide filtering options. Below are links that contain useful information on choices and levels of filtering that parents can use during family time on the Web. You can download special software or purchase specific hardware that will limit surfing to sites you deem appropriate for your household. Many of these services are free of charge; others require some form of payment.


LINKS TO FILTERING SOFTWARE
  1. Hidden Mickeys' Child Protection Store

  2. GO.com | Internet Content Filters pageicon

  3. GO.com | Internet Content Filters pageicon
  4. SurfWatch
  5. Cyberpatrol
  6. EdView
  7. Anti-Defamation League Hate Filter
  8. Guardianet
  9. Net Nanny
  10. X-Stop
  11. SOS KidProof


    Links To Articles And Other Resources

    1. JumpStart for Parents - Resource list of links for parents regarding child safety, filtering software, parenting organizations, and more.
     

Reporting Trouble Online
 
This section offers links to a variety of local and national authorities and organizations that can assist you with specific online and safety concerns, including links to local police and the FBI.


1. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children -
Information on Missing Children
2. CyberTipline - Hotline if you have information on a missing child.
3. National Missing Persons Helpline - Support organization for those searching for missing family or friends.
4. APB Missing - Information on Missing Persons
7. FBI Kids and Youth Educational Page - Crime Prevention
8. U.S. Department of Justice Online - Information on the U.S. Dept. of Justice
9. U.S. Department of Justice - Justice for Kids and Youth
10. U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) - Information on the ATF
 

Guide To Good Content For Kids
 
The Internet offers thousands of great Web sites and services for kids and families, but trying to figure out which sites are appropriate for different members of your family can be challenging. This section provides a snapshot of kid-friendly sites designed to educate, guide and inform kids in all age groups.

Search And Directory For Kids

GO Kidsicon - One-stop shop for tons of great kids links
GO Kids | Surf the Webicon - Super-special search resource for cartoons, homework and games
Go Kids | Learn the Webicon - Web-education links from A to Z
CyberPatrol's Route 6-16 - Guide to the Web for kids, parents and teachers

Fun And Activities

Family.com - The number one site for family fun and activities
The Cartoon Network - Online home to some of your favorite cartoon characters
Dr. Seuss's Seussville - Not just green eggs and ham!
Lego Worlds - Online building blocks
Bonus.com - Supersite for kids with fun, free activities
CTW Family Workshop - Home of Sesame Street
Ty - The Official Home of Beanie Babies
The Wild World of Wonka - The official Web site of the Willy Wonka Candy Factory.
Burger Town on KidsCom - Activities and recipes just for kids
Cyberkids - Games, activities and community just for kids

Learning On The Web

Exploratorium - The museum of science, art and human perception
Zoo Web - Your online link to zoos and aquariums around the world
Smithsonian Institution - Online home of America's most amazing museums and artifacts
PBS Kids! - Public television's online destination for kids
HaringKids - Official Keith Haring Web site for children under 14
Children's Literature Web Guide - Great resource for books and learning
FunBrain.com - Educational online games for Kids
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database - Shamu and friends on the Web
NASA Web - National Aeronautics and Space Administration home page
TIME Magazine for Kids - Current news and views just for kids
National Geographic for Kids - Links to amazing cultures and people around the world
The White House for Kids - Socks and Buddy give a full White House tour for kids
Internet Public Library Youth Section - Super kid-friendly library links
WhaleNet - An interactive education program - monitor whales, dolphins and others via satellite!

Other Resources

SafeKids.Com - Tips, links, and suggestions for your family's online experience
Kid's Domain - Shareware and freeware for kids recommended by parents and teachers
KIDSNET - Media guide for children's TV and Internet programming
KidsBank.com - A fun place for kids to learn about banking.
 

GetNetWise
 

GetNetWise is an online resource for families that, with the click of a mouse, will deliver information and tools needed to guide children to a safe, enriching experience online. Functioning as an interactive directory, GetNetWise contains aggregated and syndicated content that can be found by clicking on the blue-and-white GetNetWise logo below. It is the result of a broad industry effort to create an online environment where families feel empowered with the tools and information they need to safeguard children while providing access to an unprecedented wealth of global resources, information and contacts available on the Internet.

GetNetWise


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