Gathering of Information
Backyard Imagination collects personally-identifying information (such as your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number and/or credit card information) from the Backyard Imagination web site only if you choose to provide that information to us.
Backyard Imagination may ask visitors to provide certain personal information when they register for the Backyard Imagination when they make a purchase from the Backyard Imagination Online Shop, and when they register for any online contests. Backyard Imagination also may ask visitors to provide personal information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered. Like all other Web servers, Backyard Imagination's Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do NOT record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our Web site.
- The date of the visit.
- The time of the visit.
- The path taken through our Web site.
- The browser being used.
- A list of files downloaded or viewed.
- The amount of time spent listening to RealAudio or Windows Media files.
- Any errors encountered.
Backyard Imagination also uses 'cookies' to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user's hard drive when the user visits a Web site. Only the Web site that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record keeping device to store information that the site already has. It cannot, for example, be used to read other information from the user's hard drive.
Use of Information
Personally-identifying information collected by Backyard Imagination is not provided to outside parties except Backyard Imagination's email list manager), and other third parties when the user specifically consents to such distribution. In these circumstances, the information is provided for the sole purpose of -- and only to the extent necessary for -- delivering the requested communications from BACKYARD to users who have 'opted in' to the receipt of these communications, or serving other internal Backyard Imagination purposes.
Backyard Imagination also may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Backyard Imagination Web site, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of Backyard ImaginationWeb site users, the public or Backyard Imagination and its employees.
If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, you can simply 'opt out' according to the process described below.
Backyard Imagination has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Credit card information provided to the Backyard Imagination Online Shop is protected against unauthorized use by 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security features, which scramble your personal information so that only your web browser and our Web site's server can decipher it. ChildrenUnder 13: If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.13-18: Unless otherwise specified, you must be at least 18 years old in order to participate in any online contests. Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally-identifying information.
Corrections to Personal Data; Opting Out
Please Contact Us to a) correct or update any personal information in the Backyard Imagination database that you state is erroneous, b) opt-out of future communications from Backyard Imagination or c) request Backyard Imagination to make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from the Backyard Imagination Online database. The user understands that it may be impossible to delete personal information entirely because of backups and records of deletions.
6 Vicksburg Street
Richardson, Texas 75080