The following policy applies to the CLUBS-KIDS.SCHOLASTIC.CO.UK site.
Scholastic Ltd respects the privacy and security of its online visitors and is registered under the relevant Data Protection Legislation. This policy statement provides our visitors with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe environment for everyone.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We consider the following, among other things, to be personally identifiable information: email address and date of birth. We do not encourage children to use their real name as their username.
In order to provide you with the best possible service, Scholastic Ltd has made its policy to monitor member`s use of our web sites and collect certain personal information. When you enrol for one of our book clubs online, Scholastic Ltd will store your email address along with any other information you may provide. When you use further facilities available on the web sites, we may need to collect further information about you. This information may include, but is not limited to, details such as your name, postal address.
We may use this personally identifiable information to customise the content on isbc.scholastic.co.uk and its subsidiary sites, to such visitors` current and future needs and to process any applications or transactions undertaken by you and for internal administration and analysis. Scholastic UK does not sell, rent, or disclose any information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
Scholastic aims to ensure that the personally identifiable information we retain is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If customers believe we do not hold the most accurate information they are asked to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (+44) 1993 893474, 8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri)
NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND THE USE OF COOKIE TECHNOLOGY
We collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of a software technology called `cookies`, and through our visitors` voluntary submissions to us and/or upon our request. By non-personally identifiable information, we are referring to information about our visitors` browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet service providers (e.g., AOL or NET.COM) and other similar information that we track in aggregate form. The non-personally identifiable information that we track is anonymous and will never be identified with or lead us back to any of our visitors.
Cookie technology helps us to know how many people visit us and where visitors go on our site as well as being the sole means that we can operate our shopping basket feature. Cookies are small bits of information we send to your computer. Among other things, this non-personally identifiable information allows us to know which areas are favourites, which areas need a bit of improvement, or what technologies and Internet services are being used by our visitors so that we may continually improve our visitors` online experiences.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
We collect IP addresses to obtain aggregate information on the use of isbc.scholastic.co.uk and its subsidiary sites. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you’re on the Web. When you are on our site, we have a server that logs your computer`s IP address. We only use the information we find out from tracking IP addresses in the aggregate, such as how many users entered a specific area of our site, and not to track a specific IP address to identify an individual user. However, we may use such information to identify a user if we feel that there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.
Scholastic Ltd ensures that all personally and non-personally identifiable information that it receives via the Internet is secure against unauthorised access. This information is kept in a safe and secure system isolated from direct connection to the Internet. We may disclose personally identifiable information to service providers who manage aspects of our operations. We will give out personal information as required by law, or to assist in criminal investigations. We may also give out personal information when we deem it advisable in order to protect the safety and security of our sites and visitors to our sites.
WHY WE ARE SAFE
By disclosing your information to Scholastic Ltd, you agree to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information in the manner set out here.
EMAIL ADDRESSESISBC and Scholastic UK require users to affirmatively ask to join its email lists and are able to unsubscribe by following the unsubscribe link on any email that is sent to them. Our mailing list subscribers are available to authorised personnel only and are not made available to third parties.
ISBC and Scholastic UK is committed to the safety and privacy of children who visit and participate in Scholastic UK websites.
In posting competition winners` names on the site it is Scholastic UK`s policy to indicate no more than a child`s first name, first initial of last name, county, age or Year Group (unless specific permission has been granted by the child’s parent or guardian). Scholastic UK encourages parents and guardians to watch over their children`s online use. Please educate your children to always ask for your permission before they provide personal information.
Remember to be smart and safe online. Always ask your parent or guardian for permission before you give out any personal information. This could include your name, email address, home address, telephone number, where you go to school or any other information about yourself that would enable someone to contact you either online or offline.
From time-to-time we run online competitions for you to enter. Again remember to always ask your parent or guardian for permission before entering a competition on ISBC and the Scholastic UK website.
It is also important to look after your computer at home. Before you download anything to your computer make sure that your parent or guardian is happy for you to do so.