COLLECTION OF INFORMATION & USE THEREOF
It is Protean Design Group’s policy to respect and protect the privacy of visitors to Protean Design Group’s website. Accordingly, Protean Design Group DOES NOT extract without permission personal information about its visitors or their computer at any time while on Protean Design Group’s website. Protean Design Group will, however, analyze information about our visitors as a group to make our website better, but visitors are not individually identified when we do this.
Protean Design Group will collect personal information such as names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, age, etc., but only when a visitor voluntarily gives it to us in the process of ordering subscriptions to the Protean Design Group newsletters or registering with the Protean Design Group website. This information is used internally by Protean Design Group to fulfill your requests and for marketing and research purposes. Protean Design Group will NOT sell, rent or give a visitor’s personal information to any third party unless Protean Design Group asks for and receives the visitor’s permission at the time the personal information is collected. Protean Design Group does however, share aggregate information about the users of Protean Design Group’s website with our advertisers, business partners, sponsors and certain others. As mentioned above, this aggregate information is used to develop, improve and customize Protean Design Group’s website to better serve visitors to our website. Where www.proteandg.com’s information collection activities involve children, www.proteandg.com provides special privacy protections.
Protean Design Group is committed to protecting the online privacy of children. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), Protean Design Group will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without first obtaining parental consent. Prior to providing any personally identifiable information (your name, email address, address, phone number etc.), either by placing an order for merchandise, setting up a www.proteandg.com account, or participating in any other activity offered through the www.proteandg.com site, children under the age of thirteen (13) must have a parent or legal guardian complete and return (by mail or fax) a Parental Consent Form to www.proteandg.com – Protean Design Group ., 100 East Pine Street, Suite 600, Orlando, Florida 32801; or by fax to: 407.246.0040. The consent form states that the child’s “Parent” or “Legal Guardian”, by his or her signature, consents to the collection and transfer of the child’s personally identifiable information. Consent may be revoked by completing a “Protean Design Group Revocation of Parental Consent Form” and sending it to the address or fax number above.
In compliance with COPPA, Protean Design Group is sensitive about children consulting with parents or guardians before furnishing personal information or ordering anything online. It’s also Protean Design Group’s intention to adhere to the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Guidelines on Internet advertising with its special sensitivities regarding solicitations to children under thirteen (13). Protean Design Group encourages parents/guardians to supervise and join their children in exploring cyberspace. Protean Design Group is proud of its website and believes that it is suitable for Protean Design Group fans of all ages.
Please note that if a parent does not permit www.proteandg.com’s use or collection of personally identifiable information or has instructed Protean Design Group to delete personally identifiable information, a child’s participation in those www.proteandg.com activities for which the personally identifiable information has been requested may not be possible.
Protean Design Group will not disclose information collected from children under the age of thirteen (13) (or from adults for that matter) to third parties unless indicated otherwise or in special cases where Protean Design Group has reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (whether intentionally or unintentionally) with Protean Design Group’s rights or property or anyone else who may be harmed by such actions or if required by law.
Protean Design Group recommends that parents/guardians monitor and supervise the online activities of their children and to consider using available parental control tools which can prevent children from disclosing their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission. Visitors to Protean Design Group’s website who are under thirteen (13) years old should not be submitting any personal information like their name, address, e-mail address, phone number etc. without a parent’s or guardian’s permission.
CORRESPONDENCE & WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
Protean Design Group uses automated e-mail systems to e-mail weekly newsletters and to collect and answer correspondence from our visitors. While Protean Design Group may not have the time or manpower to individually answer each piece of correspondence, we do read all of them!
Protean Design Group tries to make it easy for visitors to contact www.proteandg.com and we provide easy instructions on our website on how you can either edit information previously given (such as your address) or remove yourself from automated messages generated by Protean Design Group. Should you have a technical problem doing this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Protean Design Group uses “cookie” technology to enhance a visitor’s online experience by making it easier to navigate through our website or to make an activity work better.
REQUESTS FOR FEEDBACK
www.proteandg.com may request feedback from visitors regarding an activity or piece of content on the www.proteandg.com website. Feedback is used for internal purposes only, and any personally identifiable information that is accidentally submitted is deleted.
ADVERTISEMENTS AND LINKS
www.proteandg.com may include advertisements and/or links to websites operated by third parties that are not sponsors and are not affiliated with Protean Design Group. Protean Design Group tries to make sure that when there are links off the Protean Design Group website, they are working and lead visitors to interesting, fun and informative areas. However, it is hard to guarantee what exactly is presented on other sites or where links elsewhere may lead. Protean Design Group is not responsible for the content, practices, or information provided or requested on websites operated by third parties. Further, advertisements on and links to or from www.proteandg.com do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by Protean Design Group of the content, policies, practices or products or services offered on these websites. www.proteandg.com will always mark advertisements as advertisements and will display and notify visitors when they are leaving www.proteandg.com.
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with www.proteandg.com visitors is of utmost concern to us. Protean Design Group exercises great care and implements a variety of technologies to make the Protean Design Group website as secure as possible against unauthorized access and to protect the information visitors choose to provide to us. Protean Design Group periodically reviews and updates these measures. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent (100%) secure. As a result, while Protean Design Group strives to protect a visitor’s personal information, Protean Design Group can not ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us or from our online products or services, and a visitor does so at his/her own risk. Protean Design Group uses the industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption when credit card information is transmitted to us.
REVIEW AND DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may review and delete your personally identifiable information contained in Protean Design Group’s records at any time. If you would like to review or delete this information, please contact us at:
Protean Design Group
100 East Pine Street, Suite 600,
Orlando, Florida 32801
P: 407.246.0044 F: 407.246.0040
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm EST,
Fri 8am-12pm EST
QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS & COMMENTS
KIDS: Never provide any information about yourself on the Internet without your parent’s/guardian’s permission. Please read Protean Design Group’s Parental Consent Policy (see below) with your parent’s/guardian’s before you go any further. Protean Design Group requires your parents’/guardian’s written permission for children under thirteen (13) to provide us with certain information required to get the Protean Design Group Newsletter, order subscriptions or enter certain clubs etc. on the Protean Design Group websites.
Protean Design Group’S PARENTAL CONSENT POLICY
Protean Design Group is committed to protecting the online privacy of children. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Protean Design Group will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without first obtaining parental consent.