eXpertComics.com recognizes the privacy concerns of visitors to its site on the Internet. Specifically, we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our visitors. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such name, address or email address, is automatically collected from visitors to our site. We may collect certain non-personal information used only to optimize our web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser and the type of operating system you use). We may also use non-personal information to determine the total number of visitors to our website.
We will not sell, rent or give out personal information to any party outside of our company. eXpertComics.com values your privacy and your information very much. All customer information is stored on our SSL server behind 128-bit encryption; the most secure encryption available commercially and are verified by one of the leading SSL Certification companies.
Personally-identifiable information about visitors to the eXpertComics.com site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted by users of the website. In those instances when we do collect such information, the following applies:
I. POLICIES THAT APPLY TO INDIVIDUALS AGED 13 AND OVER
COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BY EXPERTCOMICS.COM
General. Personally identifiable information about visitors to this Site (that is, information such as a visitor's name, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number) is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. Such information may be requested in connection with our sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, chats, bulletin boards, requests for suggestions, visitors' requests for products or services, and visitors' requests for additional information.
WHAT EXPERTCOMICS.COM DOES, AND DOES NOT DO, WITH THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
eXpertComics.com uses personally identifiable information only for the purpose for which it is submitted unless other uses are disclosed at the time of collection, in which case you will have the opportunity to instruct us not to use your data in other ways (i.e., "opt-out").
Sharing Personal Information. eXpertComics.com may share personally identifiable information with other divisions of eXpertComics or with some of our business partners who would like to send you information about their products or services. However, when we collect your information, you will have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information in these ways.
NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
When visitors visit our website, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which web pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks, if any, were "clicked" by the visitor. Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system (e.g., Windows, iOS or Macintosh), type of browser software (e.g., FireFox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer), and Internet service providers (e.g., BELL or NET.COM) used by each visitor to the website. Although such information is not personally identifiable, it can be used to determine the IP address of the visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity to the Internet.
REVIEWING AND MAKING CHANGES TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Visitors may review, change, or delete personal information from our records at any time. If you would like to review, change, or delete your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us at eXpertComics.com, Attn: Personal Information, 15 Montcalm Boul., PO Box 73048, Candiac, QC, J5R 5X3, Canada. If you have requested the deletion of your information, we will immediately delete your information from our database and refrain from collecting any other personally identifiable information from you, if you so request. However, there may be residual information that will remain within our databases that may or may not contain personally identifiable information. This residual information shall not be provided to any other third party or used for any commercial purpose.
SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
eXpertComics.com has established and maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected by this website.
II. ADDITIONAL POLICIES THAT APPLY TO CHILDREN UNDER 13
CHILDREN AND INTERNET SAFETY
We at eXpertComics.com understand that the Internet presents an opportunity for us to reach the public in new and exciting ways with information about our programming, our products, fun games, exciting sweepstakes and contests, e-mail, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and other forms of interactivity. eXpertComics.com also recognizes the privacy concerns of parents, and the importance of protecting the privacy of the information this website collects from children. Parents of children that visit this website can be confident that any personal information that may be provided to this website, by the children or parents or guardians, shall be collected and maintained in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). eXpertComics.com encourages parents to supervise their children's activities online and to participate in their children's online activities whenever possible. However, we understand that parents may not always be able to supervise their children's activities on the Internet. That is why eXpertComics.com has developed a website that parents can feel is safe for their children and that they will find interesting, informative, educational, and fun! Because there is always room for improvement, eXpertComics.com welcomes any suggestions on how to make this website a better, safer place to shop. It should be noted that not all products and/or content on this website are recommended for children and that is remains the parent’s discretion of verify what content is being read or what products may have been purchased.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13
When a visitor to our website is under the age of 13, eXpertComics.com does not require the disclosure of more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary for him or her to participate in an activity as a condition of such participation.
eXpertComics.com may use different types of personally identifiable information submitted to this website by children under 13 in a variety of ways, which are described below. In each instance, we comply with the parental consent requirements of COPPA. eXpertComics.com does not request the age of a user, member or subscriber, therefore this website and its administrators cannot confirm the age of any visitor unless provided by third-party analytical traffic tools. The following applies exclusively in the event eXpertComics.com is aware of and/or requests the age of a user.
A. Use of a Child's Information by eXpertComics.com
We may collect a child's email address in connection with a contest, sweepstakes or game for the sole purpose of communicating with the child on a one-time-only basis (i.e., to contact a contest winner). This information shall not be used to re-contact the child, and shall be deleted from our records once the contest or game is over. Parental consent is obtained before we send the winner a prize.
We may collect a child's email address in order to respond more than once to a child's specific request. For example, the child may want to subscribe to an online newsletter or receive other online communications from eXpertComics.com. In these instances, eXpertComics.com may also request to obtain a parent's e-mail address along with the child's. Before any further contact with the child, eXpertComics.com may send an e-mail to the parent (a) notifying him or her we have collected the child's email address in order to respond more than once to the child's request for a subscription, information, etc; (b) informing the parent that he or she may refuse us permission to contact the child, and how to do so; and (c) informing the parent that if he or she does not respond to the e-mail within 72 hours, eXpertComics.com may use the child's information for the purpose for which it was submitted. In the event a child subscribes to a newsletter and/or mailing list, correspondence shall continue up until the option to unsubscribe has been exercised.
We may collect a child's name and email address to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the security of this website, to protect against liability, or as required or permitted by law. Information collected for these reasons shall not be used for any other purpos
B. Sharing Children's Personal Information with Third Parties.
eXpertComics.com may share a child's personal information with our affiliated companies and promotional partners for their marketing purposes. These third parties have not agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from eXpertComics.com. As noted above, parents may exercise their option not to consent to the disclosure of their child's personal information to third parties. Parents may consent to eXpertComics.com collection and use of a child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
REVIEWING AND MAKING CHANGES TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13
Parents of children under age 13 may review, change, or delete personal information about their children from our records at any time so long as they have access to the individual’s profile. If you would like to review, change, or delete your child's personal information, please contact us. If you have requested deletion of your child's information, we will immediately delete your child's information from our database and refrain from collecting any other personally identifiable information from your child. However, there may be residual information that will remain within our databases that may or may not contain personally identifiable information. This residual information will not be given to any other third party or used for any commercial purpose.