If you place orders by mail, phone or on this Site, we do make out mailing list available to carefully screened companies whose products or services might interest you. If you prefer to have your name withheld, simply let us know by sending an email to: email@example.com.
TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
The types of personal information that may be collected from you include: your name, shipping or street address, billing address, e-mail addresses, passwords, date of birth, product selections, telephone number, fax number, credit card or other payment information, demographic information (such as your age, age range, gender, and/or purchase history information), and information about your interests in, and use or purchase of, various products, programs and services. At certain parts of the Site, only persons who provide us with the requested personal information will be able to participate in the activities and offerings at that part of the Site.
All personal information that is collected is done so with the voluntary permission of the visitor over 13 years of age, or with the verifiable consent of a parent or guardian of anyone 13 years or younger. Little Tikes will not keep personally identifiable information collected from a child 13 years or younger, except with verifiable parent or guardian consent or if the information is in aggregated form (e.g., 50% of the respondents were girls under the age of 13).
You may also be able to submit personal information at the Site about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, street address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Little Tikes will not use such personal information about other people unless that other person has consented to such use.
We also collect certain anonymous or non-personally identifiable information when you visit some of our Site pages, such as the Site pages that you visited, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer), the level of encryption that your web browser supports, the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), the query that you entered into a search engine via a Site or which led you to the Site, and any other “click stream” data. We use this anonymous or non-personally identifiable information for the Purposes outlined above, as well as for technical, research and analytical purposes, including for instance, to rate and improve the design and content of the Site and to enable us to personalize your experience. We may also use this information in the aggregate to analyze how the Site is used and to offer you products, services, promotions, sweepstakes and contests.
To participate in some of our promotions, you may be asked to provide an e-mail address or screen name, so that we can let you know if you won a prize. For other Little Tikes promotions, we may request your name and home address in order to send you products or information by regular mail. We will only gather this information after we have received verifiable parental consent to do so.
The Little Tikes site and other MGA Sites allow for the online submission of resumes in conjunction with job applications. Personal information collected by us in allowing for resume submission will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating candidate submissions for job postings as further explained in the relevant portion of applicable Sites. This information may be shared within the company and with third parties assisting Little Tikes with its recruitment efforts, in both cases, in confidence and when there is a legitimate business purpose and reason for accessing it.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We may also use "web beacons" through a third party content server that monitors your use of our Sites. Web beacons (or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the types of browsers that fetched the web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.
On their own, cookies or web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish the Site with personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies/web beacons.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION
We also use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests, sweepstakes or other promotions, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your registration and/or account with us.
We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts, cards or greetings. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs or services to them or to offer them information about other or new products, programs or services. The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs or services or to offer you information about other or new products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you choose to submit content for publication, such as a photograph sent as part of a promotion or sweepstake, and we may publish your screen name or your first name and last initial and other information you have provided to us, such as the city or state where you are located. We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze Site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs or services or to offer you information about other or new products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
If we intend to share personally identifiable information about you to companies that may want to market products or services to you (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases), we will ask for your permission at the relevant Site where we request such information. If at some point you grant us permission to transfer your information for these purposes and later decide that you no longer want us to do so, simply send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll change your preferences accordingly.
We may occasionally combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. If you register with our Site, we provide you with an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving details about other products and services from Little Tikes, MGA, affiliated businesses and selected third parties, as well as information about other or new products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, whether from Little Tikes, MGA or from affiliated businesses and selected third parties (such as licensees). If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update these preferences, you may do so by sending us an email at email@example.com and we'll change your preferences accordingly.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt-out, as described more fully below.
SAFEGUARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
OPT-OUT, UPDATES AND REMOVAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have provided us with any personal information and do not want Little Tikes to retain this information or wish to update or correct it, you can notify us at any time by calling 1-800-321-0183 or sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove this information from our database or correct it as directed by you. You may also update your information yourself in certain portions of the Site, through use of the user name and password that you have chosen. Little Tikes will respond to customer requests for the release of personal information about such customer’s account only to the email address on file with Little Tikes. It is your responsibility to maintain the security and integrity of that email address.
Parents or legal guardians may at any time review, update or delete from our database any personally identifiable information that we have collected online from their child and/or request that there be no further collection or use of their child's information by calling us at 1-800-321-0183 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com, or sending a letter to:
Little Tikes Consumer Service
2180 Barlow Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236 USA
Please be sure to include in your message the e-mail address you used to register so that we can verify your request.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS
NOTIFICATION REGARDING UPDATES
Disclaimer Regarding Electronic Messages and Postings
Being a part of LittleTikes.com Means Acting Responsibly!
By using this Site, you agree to the following:
When sending E-mail, E-Greetings or making a submission or a posting, DO NOT:
1. Upload, post, transmit or make available in any way, any material that may be deemed as unlawful, harmful, abusive, defamatory, hateful, racially hurtful, targeting a particular racial or religious group, inappropriate for children or otherwise questionable;
2. Harm minors or suggest harm to minors in any way;
3. Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or falsely state or misrepresent you age;
4. Upload, post, transmit or make available in any way any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional, solicitation materials or inappropriate or otherwise questionable materials of any kind’
5. Upload, post, transmit or make available any material that contains software viruses or tampers, destroys or limits the ability to function of a computer, website, personal e-mail account or corporate computer network or website.