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Yankee Peddler is deeply committed to protecting the privacy of children online.  We conform with the COPPA laws and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.  If you believe we may have inadvertently collected information from your child, please contact us and we will work to delete it.

YANKEE PEDDLER | PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting a Site owned and operated by Yankee Peddler or an App published by Yankee Peddler (from which you have linked to this privacy policy.) This Privacy Policy governs the websites and online services within all Yankee Peddler, Inc., a California corporation, (collectively the “Yankee Peddler Websites” and individually, “Site.”) projects and subsidiaries. “Yankee Peddler ” is also referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our” in this Privacy Policy.  “Sites” refers to Internets web sites and “Apps” refers to apps for use on mobile communication devices such as smartphones and tablets.  “Platforms” refers to Sites and Apps collectively.

By accessing any of the Yankee Peddler Sites, you are connecting to this Privacy Policy.

The Yankee Peddler Website(s) are open to the public and have been established by Yankee Peddler in order that clients and other interested persons can learn more about Yankee Peddler and its subsidiaries.  Anyone can visit this site anonymously to find out about Yankee Peddler’s services.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to this site and any others owned solely by Yankee Peddler. We take this trust seriously and recognize the importance of privacy concerns especially in the digital environment.  We have adopted this Privacy Policy for all of our Platforms.

(Please note: This Privacy Policy may be revised at any time by updating this posting.  Please visit this page from time to time to review. Not all the services covered are available on each site. And the extent and nature of the personal information collected in relation to each site may differ and this policy will apply accordingly.)

 

PRIVACY PRINCIPLES:

On our Platforms, we collect information in two forms.  One form is personal information that you expressly provide in connection with certain activities.  The second form is anonymous information that we automatically collect from your computer, phone or other device.  Our Privacy Policy is based on the following principles:

1. You are free to choose whether or not to engage in any activity on our Platforms that involves your submission of personal information, such as your name, email address, phone number or other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline. We will ask you for such information expressly. Most of the activities on our Platforms do not require you to submit any personal information.

2. When we ask you to submit personal information,  such as requesting an email address when you sign up for a newsletter, we will use the information only as we have stated, other than in Special Circumstances which are described below (such as in relation to law enforcement or a business transfer).

3. We use the anonymous information that is automatically collected from your device, such as a computer’s Internet Protocol address, a mobile device identifier, operating system, or general location such as zip code, to support internal operations so that we can understand and monitor the usage of our Platforms and improve the performance of the Platforms.

4. There is no behavioral advertising on our Platforms which means that you will not see any advertising that is targeted to you based on your combined activity on our Platforms and your activity on other sites and apps.

5. Third parties that we use to assist with the Platforms are required to follow this Privacy Policy.

ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13:

This section of the Privacy Policy specifically regards our privacy policies and principles with respect to children under the age of 13.

6. Our collection of personal information on Platforms that are directed to children under 13 (“Children’s Platforms”) is intended to follow the principles of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), a U.S. law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13.

7. Yankee Peddler is extremely committed to protecting children’s privacy online.  

8. Our website(s) are for a general audience.  Anyone may visit our websites, including “Pillowcapers.com,” “YankeePeddler.tv,” and “YankeePeddlerBooks.com,” without any personal information being collected.  

9.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 without consent from a parent or legal guardian. 

10. We will obtain parental consent before asking for personal information on our Children’s Platforms, unless the request for information falls within an exception that would be permitted under COPPA.

11. We do not make personal information collected from children publicly available nor do we enable children to so on our Platforms. 

12. We will not condition a child’s participation in any activity or service on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.

13. Parents may contact us (at privacy@yankeepeddler.tv) to review, update or delete any of their children’s personal information that we may have collected and to elect for us not to collect any additional personal information from their children. If you believe we may have inadvertently collected information from your child, please contact us and we will work to delete it.

14. We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting the updated Privacy Policy online. We will not change how we handle previously collected information without providing notice and obtaining parental consent where necessary.

 

The following describes our Privacy Policy as it relates to certain specific activities.

INFORMATION WE REQUEST ON OUR CHILDREN’S PLATFORMS:

We will obtain parental consent before asking for personal information on our Children’s Platforms, unless the request for information falls within an exception that would be permitted under COPPA. We will explain how we will use the information and use it only for that purpose. Here is an example of personal information that we request on our Children’s Platforms:

• Email Newsletters. When visitors on our Children’s Platforms wish to sign up to receive our email newsletters, we will ask for a parent’s first name and email address. We will send a notification email to the parent and give the parent the option to decline the newsletter. If the newsletter is declined, we will not send the newsletter and will delete from our files any related personal information collected in the sign-up process. If the newsletter is not declined, we will send the newsletter. All newsletters contain instructions so that the recipient may unsubscribe at any time.

ONLINE SAFETY:

Involvement in your family’s online lives is one of the most important safety tools available. In addition, we encourage you to educate yourself and your child on privacy concerns. We recommend, as a starting point, the following guide published by the federal government, http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0031-kids-privacy.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY | ANONYMOUS INFORMATION:

During normal use of the website(s) and app(s), Yankee Peddler does not collect personal information about you.  We strive to limit the amount of personal information collected to support the intended purpose of the collection.  We use the anonymous information that is automatically collected to support the internal operations of the Platforms. Some of this information is collected through third-party analytics tools. Internal operations include the following:

 

When you visit a Platform, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels, tokens and web beacons, to collect this anonymous information for the purpose of the internal operations of our Platforms. A “cookie” is a piece of information that a web site or an app transfers to a user’s device for record-keeping purposes. As a user moves from one page or one screen to another, a cookie is used to tell us that it is the same device. We also may use a cookie to keep track of your selections. You may set your device to accept or not accept cookies and you may delete any cookies that you have received. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your device, you may not be able to use certain services or features on our Platforms. A “web beacon” is a one-pixel image (which may be visible or transparent), which may be embedded on a web page or e-mail message, and which may also provide us with information about usage of that page or e-mail message.

By visiting our Platform, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of a Site through tracking technologies and identifiers, (for example, Google Analytics.)

 

INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH SUBMISSION |PERSONAL INFORMATION:

We collect personal information from you in a variety of ways when you interact with Yankee Peddler through any of our Web Sites.  Our primary purpose for collecting personal information is to fulfill a service requirement, initiated by you.

Some examples are when you:

 

Where you are required to register for a particular service, Yankee Peddler will collect adequate and relevant personal information necessary for performing that service.  When Yankee Peddler collects personal information a link will be provided to this Privacy Policy and you will be required to confirm that you have read it before access to the appropriate or additional services will be granted.

You may at anytime request that Yankee Peddler delete all your personal information held in relation to any service.  This may result in you not being able to use relevant services. But you may at any time re-register.  You may request from Yankee Peddler details of all your personal information collected and stored by Yankee Peddler.  Yankee Peddler is entitled to charge a reasonable fee for providing such details.  Should your personal information change at any time you may inform Yankee Peddler and request that your personal information be updated.

 

WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION:

Your information collected through a Platform may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities. We or our service providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By using a Platform you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER AND USAGE:

The Yankee Peddler Sites are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States.  We make no representation that the Yankee Peddler Sites are operated in accordance with the laws and regulations of, or governed by, other nations.  By participating in activities on the Yankee Peddler Sites, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for the Yankee Peddler sites as set forth in the respective Terms and Conditions of Service Agreement for each Site.  If you do not meet the age and other eligibility requirements of the particular Site you are visiting, please discontinue using that Site immediately as your continued use of the Yankee Peddler Sites indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Yankee Peddler Sites, because your use of the Yankee Peddler Sites represents your consent.  If you have already provided personal information, please contact us (privacy@yankeepeddler.tv) about removal of your personal information from our databases, servers, and systems.

 

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION:

We strive to maintain the security of information but cannot guarantee that information security measures are fail-safe or guarantee that information on a Platform may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Our Platforms maintain technical and organizational steps to keep information collected secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and use of electronic security systems and password protections to guard against unauthorized access.

We limit access to visitor’s information to employees and contractors who are authorized for the proper handling of such information, and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. We also take reasonable steps to help make sure our third-party agents protect the security of your personal information.  However, as with most Internet sites or services, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully access such personal information through a number of means despite our best efforts.

Information collected at the Yankee Peddler Sites will not be stored for longer than necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, or to otherwise meet legal requirements. Once Yankee Peddler receives a transmission it makes its best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Yankee Peddler cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information which you transmit to Yankee Peddler and you do so at your own risk.

 

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

Law Enforcement and Safety. We may access, preserve and share your information when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to: (i) respond to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) or otherwise to take action because we believe it is required or advisable under the law; (ii) detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; (iii) respond to your requests for customer service; or (iv) limit our legal liability or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ourselves, any user of our Platforms, a third party or the general public including as part of investigations.

Business Transfer. If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Yankee Peddler or our assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation), your personal information, and any other information collected through our Platforms may be among the items sold or transferred. The buyer or transferee will be required to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

Security Notice. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent you have given us your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS:

We contract with third parties to provide certain services to facilitate the operations of our Platforms (“service providers”), such as to manage the analytics information about usage of our Platforms or to process payments. Our service providers will be given access to your information only as is reasonably necessary to provide the services for which they are contracted. They will be required to abide by the terms of this Privacy Policy in their handling of personal information.

The companies that we use, but are not be limited to, include:  Crashlytics, Flurry, Google Analytics, and Mail Chimp.

OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES:

Our Platforms may link to other websites or apps, including content offered by third parties that we do not control and whose privacy and data collection practices may differ from ours (“Third Party Platforms”). We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Platforms, including the information or content contained within them.

When you go via our link to Third Party Platforms, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies rather than ours. You should review these other website privacy policies regarding any personal information that they may collect about you.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM PLUGINS:

When you use outside (meaning not provided, owned or operated by Yankee Peddler) social networking platforms and plugins, you share your information with them and their privacy policy applies to their collection, use and disclosure of such information.  In addition, they may be able to collect information about you, including activity on the Yankee Peddler Sites, and they may notify your connections on the social networking platforms about your use of the Yankee Peddler Sites.  Such services may also employ unique identifiers which allow your activity to be monitored across multiple websites for the purpose of delivering more targeted advertising to you.  Please note that their privacy policy may be different from our own and we encourage you to read them.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS:

Under the California “Shine The Light” law (California Civil Code Section 1798.83) our visitors, who are California residents, are permitted to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  Please contact us with any questions or to request a list of third parties to whom we may disclose information for marketing purposes and the categories of information we may disclose. You may also choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request to: privacy@yankeepeddler.tv

Please note:

 

CONSENT:

By using the Yankee Peddler Web Site(s) you consent to the collection and use of your anonymous and personal information for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of Service.

 

CONTACT:

Please contact us if you have any questions about us or our service providers at: privacy@yankeepeddler.tv

 

Effective Date | October 10, 2013