We reserve the right to revise this policy at our discretion, and will make reasonable efforts to advise members of significant policy changes. However, please check back here from time to time, as this policy may be revised without notice.
What Information Do We Ask For and How Do We Use It?In order to gain access to the site (become a member), Cookie Connection requires you to submit your email address, birthday, gender, location, country and postal code, and a brief bio, among other optional information, during the registration process.
Cookie Connection will never share or sell email or other contact information obtained via this site to any other party.
- Birthday: Your birthday (without the year) will display on your member profile and also on the community calendar unless you opt to keep it private by modifying "Personal Settings" in your member profile area. Because Cookie Connection strictly enforces the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we require birthdate information to prevent those under the age of 13 from posting here. It is our policy that no person under 13 should disclose information on this site. You can learn more about protecting children's privacy online by visiting the Federal Trade Commission website, here.
- Gender: Though required, gender is never publicly displayed and is used strictly in an aggregate form by Cookie Connection administrators to understand the demographics of the site's member base.
- Geographic Information: Your country and postal code, as well as any information entered into the "Location" field in your member profile, will display publicly on that page. Your country and postal code will also be used to locate you on a member map in the member directory area and in geographical searches of the member database, so please only enter information into these areas that you are comfortable sharing online.
- Bio and Other Registration Info: Whatever you enter into the "Bitesize Bio" field and any optional fields will also publicly display on your member profile. Again, please only enter information that you are comfortable sharing online.
Statistical Information Gathered and Its Bearing on Your PrivacyHoop.la, the platform/host for Cookie Connection, uses Google Analytics and other methods for tracking page views, visits, traffic sources, and other metrics related to activity on this site. This information is used to determine how well we are serving you with our content, and is shared in aggregate to potential advertisers. We do not connect any of this information to your personal information or email address.
Your Information in Relation to Other Linked SitesYou can integrate other website content into our site should you elect to do so in "Social Networks" in your member profile area. You may also click through to other sites from time to time in various areas on this site. Please note that when you provide content to linked sites, you are subject to those sites' policies regarding privacy and data collection. You should always read those policies to make sure you agree to them before sharing information there.
How Do We Protect Your Information?We protect your personal information by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction. Your postings on this site and other communications you may have with us via email may not be secure. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these channels, you are assuming the risk of doing so, and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through them.
Questions about This Policy?Contact Julia M. Usher
Revision: January 26, 2016