Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Purpose of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes the policies King Features Syndicate Division, Hearst Holdings, Inc. (“King Features”) with respect to the collection of personally identifiable information from the Web site to which this policy is linked. The Web site to which this policy applies operates under the URL “bettyboop.com.”

Information This Privacy Policy Does Not Apply To

This privacy policy only applies to the Web site operating under the URL “bettyboop.com” (and the underlying pages that operate under that primary URL) to which this policy is linked. King Features is a division of Hearst Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation; however, this policy does not apply to any other Websites operated by or on behalf of The Hearst Corporation or its affiliates and subsidiaries. Any information you provide when you a visit Web site other than that covered by this policy (including other Web sites affiliated with Hearst) is subject to the privacy policies posted on those Websites. This policy also does not apply to information you may provide to us offline.

What is Personally Identifiable Information?

“Personally identifiable information” is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, telephone number, and any other information that is connected with you personally.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

  • bettyboop.com endeavors to maintain the security and integrity of personal information that we obtain from our users. We do not disclose personal information to any outside party except as described in this policy.
  • bettyboop.com collects personally identifiable information in the form of email addresses when you choose to sign up for our services: for example, when you post a comment on the site, when you contact King Features or Fleischer Studios via one of our contact forms or when you choose to sign up for our newsletter.
  • When making a comment on the blog, you may choose to use a non-personally identifiable nickname as your username. Submitting your email address is required. Your email address will not be displayed anywhere on the website and is strictly for the purposes of spam protection. You may also optionally include a website URL.
  • If you choose to purchase a fan club membership from bettyboop.com, we will collect your full name and mailing address from our merchant partner, Paypal.com, so that we can fulfill your order. We will not ask for any information that you have not already provided to Paypal.
  • We may from time to time partner with a retailer or other third party to offer online shopping opportunities and other services. Those transactions will take place on the site of the third party and that third party will collect your personal information in order to fulfill your transaction. These third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy policy.

About IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. bettyboop.com collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report anonymous aggregate information to third parties. When guests request pages from bettyboop.com, our servers log the users’ IP addresses.

Use of Cookies and Tags

Cookies are pieces of information that a Website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. They allow a Website to remember you and allows for the personalization of Web pages. The use of cookies is an industry standard; you’ll find them on most major Websites. bettyboop.com may use cookies to understand our users better and to track information for them.

If you don’t want cookies, most Web browsers include an option that allows you to not accept them. However, if you set your browser to refuse cookies, some portions of our Covered Sites may not function efficiently. Flash cookies may regenerate HTTP cookies that you have affirmatively deleted. Deleting, rejecting, disabling or turning off HTTP cookies as described above will not remove flash cookies. We use flash cookies as an alternative method to HTTP cookies for storing information about your web browsing history across unaffiliated domains, unrelated to the delivery of content through the Flash Player or the performance of the Flash Player in delivering such content. You can manage and delete flash cookies by visiting http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html.

We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the sites and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A clear gif may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your Personally Identifiable Information.

 

Advertising

We may elect to display advertising from third parties. Some of our third-party advertisers may also use cookies in their ads. We do not have control over these advertising cookies. We may elect to serve you ads directly or via third-party advertising companies. Both we and these companies may use information about your visits to bettyboop.com and elsewhere to serve ads and other content to you. In the course of doing so, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser by such companies. In addition, we and these companies may use Web beacons to help manage our online advertising and content. These Web beacons enable us and the third-party companies to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website and to serve you ads that you may find of interest elsewhere on the internet and in other media. Both King Features and these companies may use information obtained from your visits to bettyboop.com (including your status as a customer of bettyboop.com), other websites, and information received from you offline in order to provide advertisements about goods and services and other content of interest to you across the internet and in other media. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used in this manner by our third party advertising companies please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

Tracking Requests

bettyboop.com does not act on Do Not Track requests from your browser. For more information click here.

Effect of Tracking Requests. bettyboop.com does not act on Do Not Track requests from your browser because, this way, we are able to personalize your experience on our sites and tailor content to your interests.

Wireless Email Address, SMS and WAP

If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from Hearst or from third parties. Similarly, we may make available services through which you can receive messages on your phone or wireless device SMS Service or WAP Services. We may also make available content and versions of our Covered Sites available via WAP and Mobile Services. If you subscribe to one of our SMS, WAP or Mobile Services, you thereby agree to receive services and messages at the address you provide for such purposes. Such messages may come from Hearst, or from third parties. To use the wireless email address, SMS, WAP, or Mobile Service, you must reside in the United States. We may also obtain the date, time and content of your messages. We will use the information we obtain in connection with these services in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your wireless device usage, and their practices are governed by their own policies. By providing us your wireless email address or by signing up for any SMS, WAP, or Mobile Service, you consent to receiving messages as described above. You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.

Sharing Personally Identifiable Information

bettyboop.com may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals as disclosed in this policy, and when:

  • We utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or newsletters), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them;
  • the entity to whom the information is disclosed is one under control of, or under common control with Hearst (for these purposes, a company controlling twenty (20%) percent or more of the voting stock of another entity shall be deemed to control such entity);
  • we need to protect our legal rights (for example, if we are trying to collect money you owe us);
  • we must comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal or regulatory process;
  •  in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the Web sites to which this policy applies.
  • bettyboop.com may display a nickname on our website when you have chosen to submit a comment for inclusion on the site. You are not required to give your real name. If you do not wish to have your name or nickname appear on the site, please do not submit a comment.

bettyboop.com does not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Links to Other Sites

You should be aware that when you are on bettyboop.com you might be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. Every site on the Web has a different privacy policy and different policies regarding your personal information. The privacy policies and the practices of sites outside of bettyboop.com and all of its services are beyond our control. It is your responsibility to read and understand the privacy policies of any and all websites you visit on the Internet These other sites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up on the net.

Security

We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your registration information. Please do not disclose your registration password to unauthorized people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while Hearst uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, Hearst cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas. To participate in activities where personal information is divulged on our site, you must be 13 or older. To make purchases on our site, you must be 18 or older and be a confirmed PayPal user.

If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. There are also commercially available tools to help you limits your children’s exposure to material online.

If you’re worried about your children’s activities or their privacy on our site, we encourage you to e-mail us at support@bettyboop.com.

Minors’ Right to Request Deletion of User-Posted Comments

If you are a California resident and registered user on bettyboop.com and posted comments on that site when you were under 18 years old, you may request deletion of those comments by contacting us at support@bettyboop.com and indicate in the subject line “California take-down request”. You must provide us with the live url where the content resides, a copy of the content (cut and pasted into your email), the date of publication and, if applicable, the user name associated with it. We will act as promptly as possible to remove the posting (except in certain circumstances mandated by law). Note that our deletion does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of your content from the internet and comments that may have been posted by others  about you or your posting will remain accessible online.

Other Terms of Use

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this Web site, you consent to this transfer.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the bettyboop.com privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. We reserve the right to change these terms at any time without notice. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes. You can send e-mail to us with any further questions.

This policy was last updated on March 30, 2015.