PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual. This would be things like a full name, address, telephone number, or email address, to name a few.
What personal information do we collect from people that visit our website?
If you fill out our Contact Us form, comment on our posts, sign up to receive our latest posts in your email inbox, or sign up for a newsletter, then you will have shared your email address, website (if you have one), and possibly your name with us. Other than that, if you just browse our site, or even if you click a link and purchase something from Amazon, we have no way of collecting any personally identifiable information from you.
If you do give us some of your information, then how do we use it?
We may use your email address to reply to a post comment, or to answer a question you asked on our Contact form, or send you a newsletter (if you signed up for one and if we actually had one).
How do we protect your information?
We do not share your name or email address, or anything else, with any other persons or companies, with the intent of profiting from the information or with the knowledge that another person or company will misuse your information. We will never send you spam. We will not use your information for any purpose other than what you intended when providing us your information.
The exception to the above paragraph are website hosting partners and other parties who help us in operating our site or serving our users, as long as those parties agree to keep your information confidential and safe (please see the section below called “What about third parties?”). We may also release information if required by law to do so.
We regularly scan our website for malware to make sure it is safe for our visitors. We do have a SSL certificate in place. We are not PCI compliant, because we do not collect credit card information or names or addresses. We only provide information and articles and people do not purchase items directly from us.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file created when you visit a website. They are created to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, and save any customizations you made. There is a more detailed explanation of cookies here.
What do cookies do?
Cookies are used to help make your browsing experience more convenient for you. For instance, you might visit a site and put something in your shopping cart, then forget about it and close your browser. Later you open it back up, return to the site and lo and behold your shopping cart with the item in it is there waiting for you.
Cookies are also used to compile data about site traffic and site interaction so that website owners can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
What information is contained in a cookie?
The text file contained in a cookie includes some or all of the following information: IP addresses, Internet Service Provider, date and time stamp, type of browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc) and enter and exit pages. This information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable (such as a name, address, phone number, or email address).
Cookies can’t scan your computer or snoop for private information on your hard drive.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions (such as which articles were viewed from your IP address) in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information (like Google Analytics) on our behalf.
Can you turn cookies off?
Yes. You can go here to find information on how to turn cookies off for various types of browsers. You can also delete any cookies that are already on your browser. You can go here to see how to do that.
What about third parties?
Third party service providers, such as social networks (like Pinterest, Facebook, and Google+) also have cookies that are employed when you share a post, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Pinterest. This is to make it easy for you to do so.
If you would like details about this practice and your choices in the matter, please go to networkadvertising.org. You can even manage many third party companies’ cookies used for online advertising by going here.
These are the advertising companies we currently use:
Toysenberry.com has no access to or control over the cookies used by any of these third-party advertisers, or vendors, or software creators. However, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these third-party sites.
We use Google Analytics. This is a tool to help us see where our website traffic comes from, what pages are most popular, which search terms brought people to us, and other similar information.
Here is the Google Analytics privacy disclosure:
“Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of conpactfurnitureplace.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
If you don’t want Google analytics to track these activities, you can opt-out here. It’s a browser add-on that is very simple to add.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
- If you have a change to your personal information you’ve provided to us, you can let us know through email, via our contact form.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser option is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking, as mentioned above in our “Third Party” section.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
The Children Online Privacy Protection Act states that parents are in control of ensuring their children’s safety when using the Internet. However, the The Federal Trade Commission spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
It is important to note that we do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
In compliance with Fair Information Practices we agree to notify users of our website if a security breach occurs which puts their personal information at risk. We will notify users on this site within 1 business day of a breach.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which means people have the right to legally pursue data collectors and processors who fail to follow privacy laws. This also means that people can go to the courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute any non-compliance by data processors.
If Toysenberry.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Toysenberry.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Toysenberry.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Do you have questions?
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Toysenberry, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
1. Responsibility of Contributors
If you comment on or post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software.
By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Toysenberry or otherwise.
By submitting Content to Toysenberry for inclusion on your Website, you grant Toysenberry a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Toysenberry will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Toysenberry has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Toysenberry’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Toysenberry’s reasonable opinion, violates any Toysenberry policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Toysenberry’s sole discretion.
2. Responsibility of Website Visitors
Toysenberry has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the comments posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Toysenberry does not represent or imply that it endorses the material within posted comments, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Toysenberry disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
3. Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Toysenberry.com links, and that link to Toysenberry.com. Toysenberry does not have any control over those non-Toysenberry websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Toysenberry website or webpage, Toysenberry does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Toysenberry disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Toysenberry websites and webpages.
Because we are an affiliate, we frequently link to outside websites to promote products for sale. These products are only suggestions. We use our best judgement in making these suggestions, but we are not responsible for the quality or safety of the products. If you purchase a product through our links, any product questions or returns should be directed to the website where your purchase was made. Please see our full disclosure regarding affiliate marketing here.
4. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As Toysenberry asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Toysenberry.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Toysenberry in accordance with Toysenberry’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Toysenberry will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Toysenberry will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Toysenberry or others.
5. Intellectual Property
This Agreement does not transfer from Toysenberry to you any Toysenberry or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Toysenberry. Toysenberry, Toysenberry.com, the Toysenberry.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Toysenberry.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Toysenberry or Toysenberry’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Toysenberry or third-party trademarks.
6. Use of our Work
All images and written copy on this website may not be reproduced in whole or in part, without permission from us. However, if you would like to link to our content, we welcome links. A short excerpt (a few lines) may be used if accompanied by a link to the appropriate page or post on our website and our website name. The links must not be used or referred to in a negative or degrading way. We encourage social sharing of our content and images, such as sharing to Pinterest, Facebook, Google+ or other such social networking sites.
Toysenberry reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Toysenberry may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Toysenberry may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website. Toysenberry can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
The Website is provided “as is”. Toysenberry and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Toysenberry nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
10. Limitation of Liability
In no event will Toysenberry, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Toysenberry under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Toysenberry shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
11. General Representation and Warranty
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Toysenberry, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Toysenberry and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Toysenberry, or by the posting by Toysenberry of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Clark County, Nevada. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Toysenberry may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.