Playmates Toys, Inc. is very sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors of all ages to our website, and is committed to safeguarding any personal information collected online. Because many of our website visitors are children, we make an effort to develop content that is suitable for children. We also take measures to help safeguard children's privacy while online at our website. The following information is a summary of our information collection and use practices, which may vary from time to time. We hope that this information will help our visitors of all ages to have a rewarding experience on line.
Collection of Information
As a general policy, we do not automatically collect personal information from visitors to our site. Of course, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of our Internet servers. This information is used primarily to provide an enhanced online experience for the visitor. Information tracked includes the type of operating system in use (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) and the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer). Other uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to the site—but only in an aggregate and non-personally identifiable form.
We sometimes collect personally identifiable information regarding visitors to our website (such as e-mail address, first and last name, age, gender, home or other physical address, or telephone number, hobbies and preferences) but ONLY when visitors voluntarily submit such information to us. For example, we may collect such information when visitors create an shopping account, register for clubs, sweepstakes or contests, or when visitors submit content or suggestions to us.
Use of Information
We may use information we collect, including personally identifiable information voluntarily submitted to us by our visitors, for any of the following purposes: (1) to help us better understand visitors' use of our site; (2) to improve the design and content of our site; (3) to respond to specific requests from our visitors; (4) to obtain parental consent from visitors under 13 years of age, whenever necessary; (5) to provide any necessary notices to our visitors or their parents or guardians, whenever necessary; (6) to protect the security or integrity of our site when necessary; (7) to fulfill prizes; (8) to fulfill club materials; and (9) to offer programs, products and services. We will not use personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the uses described above, without notifying visitors of such use, and obtaining parental consent whenever necessary for any such use.
Sharing of Information with Third Parties
Unless otherwise disclosed more specifically during our collection of information, we generally do not disclose information we collect to third parties outside of Playmates Toys, Inc., except when disclosure may be required by law, or when requested by a law enforcement agency. Sometimes, we may use agents or contractors outside of Playmates Toys, Inc. to help us provide services to visitors to our website, such as when we conduct contests or promotions. In these cases, we require that the agents and contractors we use also keep the information confidential and that they use the information ONLY in connection with the specific services they are providing for us. We will not transfer or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the types of transfers and disclosures described above, without notifying visitors of such transfers or disclosures, and obtaining parental consent whenever necessary for any such transfers or disclosures.
When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie," which is a small text file that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor the site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
A Special Note for Parents
Playmates Toys, Inc. believes that parents and guardians should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without your permission.
You should also know that it is the policy of Playmates Toys, Inc. that visitors under 13 years of age should not submit or post any information on our website without parental consent. Also, please note that parents have the option to agree to the collection and use of their child's information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
We invite parents to send us an e-mail, letter or postcard at the address specified below if you would like to do any of the following: (1) access or correct any errors contained in the personally identifiable information that the Playmates Toys, Inc. website has collected from your child; (2) request to have this information deleted; (3) request that Playmates Toys, Inc. no longer collect or maintain the personally identifiable information collected from your child; or (4) request that information collected from your child not be disclosed to third parties, except when required by law.
Acceptance of Privacy Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of this site is subject to the above privacy terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms and conditions. Playmates Toys, Inc. may at any time revise these privacy terms and conditions. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current privacy terms and conditions to which you are bound.
If you have questions regarding the Playmates Toys, Inc.'s Privacy Statement, please contact:
Attn: Consumer Services
23/F, 100 Canton Road,
TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong