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Privacy  Policy

 

1.  OUR PRIVACY POLICY

At Help We've Got Kids Inc. ( "Help" ), we are committed to protecting your privacy, and maintain a general policy of openness about how we collect, use and disclose your personal information.

 

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about Help's practices relating to the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information that may be provided through access to or use of our website, services and publications, or that may otherwise be collected by us.  BY USING OUR WEBSITE OR SUBMITTING INFORMATION TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HELPWEVEGOTKIDS.COM ( the "Site" ), YOU CONSENT THAT HELP MAY COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION ( AS DEFINED BELOW ) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW.

 

This Privacy Policy also explains how you can contact us if you have a question about, want to make a change to or want to delete any personal information that Help may be maintaining about you.  We strongly recommend that you take the time to read this Privacy Policy and retain it for future reference.

 

2.  WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, and in accordance with privacy legislation, "personal information" is generally defined as information about an identifiable individual, or information that allows an individual to be identified (as defined from time to time in applicable privacy legislation).

The personal information Help may collect about you includes your e-mail address.

In general we collect, use and disclose personal information for use on the Site and for our email newsletters.

From time to time, we may ask you to provide us with more detailed information and we will inform you as to why we are collecting it.  It will be entirely up to you as to whether you choose to share this information with us.

We may also retain any communications you send us, including e-mail messages and responses we send you.

3.  A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN

Children ( persons under the age of 18 ) are not eligible to use the site unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us.  If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Site in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians.

4.  HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information for the purposes of operating and providing the products and services of Help on or in connection with the Site.  More specifically, we generally collect, use and disclose your personal information:

1. •to verify the validity of your e-mail address and identity;

2. •to communicate with you;

3. •to research, develop, manage, protect and improve those communications;

4. •to advise you about new products and services that may be of interest to you; and

5. •to develop and maintain our relationship with you and communicate with you.

 

In addition, from time to time, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:

1. •to detect and protect Help and third parties against error, fraud, theft and other illegal activity, and to audit compliance with Home Stars' policies and contractual obligations;

2. •to understand your needs and preferences, including to contact and communicate with you and to conduct surveys, research and evaluations;

3. •for any other purpose we may indicate to you from time to time.

 

5.  THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except with your consent and as set out below, we will not sell, license, trade or rent your personal information to or with others.

Help may disclose personal information to third party providers of Help, including third parties engaged to assist us in providing services ( including but not limited to software development, website development and hosting, data processing, document management and office administration ) to you or to carry out one or more of the uses described above.  These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance and are required to protect personal information disclosed by Help and to comply with the general privacy principles describes in this Privacy Policy.

 

Help reserves the right to disclose personal information to a third party if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires or authorizes us to do so.

 

Help also reserves the right to disclose and / or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale ( including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession ), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of Help or of any of the business or assets or shares of Help or a division thereof in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party.

 

6.  KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT

Help COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU ONLY WHEN YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE IT.  Typically, we will seek consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information at the time of collection.  In certain circumstances, consent may be sought after the information has been collected but before use ( for example, when we want to use information for a purpose not previously identified ).

 

The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of the individual in the circumstances.

You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice.  If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact us.  If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information that may be of value to you.

We will not, as a condition of the supply of a product or service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the explicitly specified and legitimate purposes for which the information is being provided.

7.  ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN

We believe that Help' content does not appeal directly to children of 13 years old or less.  We do not knowingly direct our advertising at children under the age of 13, except as permitted by law.

8.  USE OR DISCLOSURE FOR MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP PURPOSES

We may also use ( but will not disclose ) your personal information to promote and market additional goods, services and special offers from us, our affiliates and sponsors, including by means of direct marketing.  To ensure advertisers understand who our subscribers are and what they are interested in, we will compile your information and create general profiles of our subscribers' demographic information and interests.  However, we will never share any PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE information with our advertisers.

9.  COOKIES

When you visit our website, we may place a "cookie" in the browser directory of your computer's hard drive.  A cookie is a small text file of information that a website can store on your web browser and later retrieve.  In addition to the identified uses described in this Privacy Policy, we may use information provided by cookies and disclose it to third parties to measure the use of our Site, to improve the functionality and content of the Site and to facilitate usage of the Site.  You can reset your browser to notify you when you have received a cookie or refuse to accept a cookie.

10.  WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Help makes all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected from you is protected against loss and unauthorized access.  This protection applies in relation to information stored in both electronic and hard-copy form.  Access to your personal information is restricted to selected employees or representatives.  In addition, Help employs appropriate information security techniques to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access.

 

Help educates all its employees on the importance of privacy.  It is Help's policy to give access to personal information only to those employees who require it to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs or to other such third parties with similar designated responsibilities and who are subject to contractual confidentiality restrictions with Help.

11. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

This website may offer links to other third-party websites for your convenience.  You should be aware that operators of linked websites may also collect your personal information ( including information generated through the use of cookies ) when you link to their websites.  Help is not responsible for how such third parties collect, use or disclose your personal information so it is important to familiarize yourself with their privacy policies, which may differ from ours, before providing them with your personal information.  Help cannot be held liable for your use of such third-party websites.

 

12.  RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Help retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose( s ) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws.  When that need has ended, your personal information will be removed from our system and destroyed in a manner that ensures your security.

 

13.  CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

At Help, we want you to be able to maintain control over how we use your personal information.  E-mail communications will always include an identification of the sender and an "Unsubscribe" option.  Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, you may instruct us to immediately do so by clicking on the link.

14.  CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Help reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at anytime without notice.  The Privacy Policy posted at any time or from time to time via this Site shall be deemed to be the Privacy Policy then in effect.

 

16.  CONTACTING US

If you have any questions or requests about Help's Privacy Policy or if you have reason to believe that Help may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

 

Last Updated:  September 16, 2011

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