Gathering and Use of Information
We may gather the following types of information: (1) information given voluntarily while using a feature of this website, for example, during a registration process; (2) information gathered as a result of voluntary participation in a survey or poll, or when communicating with our webmaster or customer service representatives; and (3) information gathered automatically when visitors visit our website We recognize there are unique issues raised about the protection of our children’s privacy over the Internet.
JM Swanks’ website is designed to comply with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) guidelines for websites gathering identifiable information from children (under age 13).
As the new technology of the Internet evolves, and the COPPA requirements and CARU guidelines evolve as well, JM Swank intends to comply with these requirements and guidelines in a manner and in as timely a fashion as is technologically feasible in order to protect our children and their privacy.
JM Swank will not sell or otherwise share personally identifying information with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide services to you at your request, or as required by law. We will share this information with certain business partners to provide requested service that we do not provide directly.
JM Swank may share aggregate data collected through its website that does not personally identify any party with our research partner, and may from time to time share this type data with other business partners.
Like many companies, JM Swank may use “cookie” technology to track customer visits through our sites. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. They enhance the online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site.
The cookies JM Swank uses do not contain any personally identifying information and cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive. And although you may receive cookies from many different sites, each cookie can only be read by the Web server that originally issued it. You are not even identified by name or e-mail address, just by a unique string of numbers that we assign the first time you come to our site.
We use your IP address in two ways: to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our websites, and also to gather broad demographic information.