THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC FOR KIDS
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids is represented online at www.Almanac4kids.com and is a product of Yankee Publishing Inc. operated under The Old Farmer's Almanac operating group.
Last Reviewed July 20, 2005
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS
Kids and Teens: Be sure to ask your parents or teachers for permission before you send ANY information to the Almanac4kids.com Web site.
Teachers and Parents: We recommend that you spend time with your kids or teens while they are online. Have them show you what they do when they visit the Almanac4kids.com Web site.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We respect the privacy of children, and do not collect any more personal information than reasonably necessary to enable them to participate in the activities we offer at our Web site.
We collect the following information directly from children online: zip code and e-mail address (if they choose to contact us). Zip codes are stored in a cookie (see Cookies below).
Please note that parents may consent to the above collection and use, without necessarily consenting to the disclosure of personal information to third parties. However, The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids and its Web site does not release or sell personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.
We do not have any agreements with outside organizations to collect personal information at our site.
Some features on the Almanac4kids.com Web site invite kids (younger than 13) and teens (13 and older) to send written work to us with the possibility of their seeing it posted online on the Web site or in The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids book.
The "TELL US" feature invites kids and teens to e-mail comments and suggestions to The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids Web site editors.
We ask kids to include their first and last name and e-mail address along with their comments or suggestions. We collect this information so that we may post some of the feedback online or in The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids book and credit the kids. We take out, delete, and do not post any personal information your child submits, including their last name and e-mail address.
OPTING OUT OF CONTENT FEATURES
Parents have the right to review and delete their children's personal information and to refuse to permit further collection of that information. To do so, please contact us here.
Parents: If you wish to cancel your child's content contribution to an Almanac4kids.com online feature, please contact us. Please include your child's first name, along with the name of the Almanac4kids.com Web site feature, in the body of the e-mail, so that we know which feature contribution to delete. Upon receiving a delete request, we will delete your child's content from the Almanac4kids.com Web site and then delete your e-mail from our computer system.
If a user wishes to be added to The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids book mailing list, we ask for contact information such as e-mail address. At the time of sign up, underage users are required to enter a parent's or guardian's e-mail address. The parent or guardian is then sent an informational message stating that the underage user has signed up for our mailing list. The message also contains information on how to unsubscribe to the list.
OPTING OUT OF MAILING LIST
Parents have the right to review and have their child's name and e-mail address deleted from the mailing list and to refuse to permit further collection of such information. To do so, please contact us here.
Almanac4kids.com does use "cookie" technology on our Web site. Cookies are small text files sent by our Web server to your Web browser. Cookie technology tells us non-personally identifiable information, such as what browser you use (Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), what operating system your computer runs on (Macintosh or Windows), what type of Internet Service Provider you have, and what Almanac4kids.com online features you most frequently visit. We track this information in the aggregate and use the information to identify which content and technologies our visitors use, which areas of the Almanac4kids.com site are most successful, and which areas we need to improve.
There are many Almanac4kids.com Web site features, which require a user's zip code to appropriately display astronomical and weather information. We maintain that information in a cookie on your computer. We also use cookie technology to track an individual score when a person is taking one of our polls or quizzes. The non-personally identifiable information we collect to track scores is anonymous and can never lead us to an individual.
Every computer or network on the Internet has a unique, identifying number known as an IP address. The Almanac4kids.com Web site does collect IP addresses. We do this so that we can gather aggregate information about the use on our Web site. This information is used to report site statistics in-house to Yankee Publishing Inc. operating groups and to our partners and sponsors.
When an Almanac4kids.com visitor accesses a page from our site, our host server logs (collects) the visitor's IP address. As a rule, we do not link the IP address to any personally identifiable information (except zip codes) unless we establish the need to protect our site, its visitors, or others.
Our Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Yankee Publishing Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Almanac4kids.com.
The security of your personally and non-personally identifiable information is very important to Yankee Publishing Inc. Although we make every effort to secure the transmission of any information you send from your computer to our ISP's server or Yankee Publishing's e-mail server, we cannot guarantee the absolute safety of this information. (Transmission of any information over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure.) Any information you send to us is sent at your own risk.
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
Send your comments or questions to:
Yankee Publishing Inc.
Attn: The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
PO Box 520
Dublin, NH 03444