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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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
This policy was last updated on March 30, 2015.