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Privacy Statement for The North Pole Times

The Internet is an amazing tool. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It's important to the North Pole Times to help its users retain their privacy when they take advantage of everything the Internet has to offer.

The North Pole Times believes that strong electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a service, commercial, and entertainment medium. To this end, we have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: NorthPoleTimes.com.

The North Pole Times keeps all of your Personal Information private and does not share it with any third parties. The North Pole Times will not disclose your Personal Information unless acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; or (2) protect and defend the rights or property of NorthPoleTimes.com.


External Links

This site contains links to other sites. The North Pole Times is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


Security

NorthPoleTimes.com is committed to protecting all confidential data collected from users, and accordingly, we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All information provided by users of NorthPoleTimes.com is placed on servers that are inaccessible to anyone other than our authorized personnel.

Children's Guidelines

It is important that you know that you and your children can enjoy the North Pole Times website without ever submitting any personal information whatsoever. There are, however, some areas that offer enhanced personal experiences if very minimal information is provided. This information is restricted to the childs first name and/or e-mail address. This information is used simply to personalize pages such as Santa's List or to respond to children who write to Santa.

We care about children and understand that they have special privacy needs. Therefore, we have adopted the following privacy policy regarding children:
  1. We will NOT distribute personally identifiable information to third parties. Any and ALL personally identifiable information collected will strictly be used by NorthPoleTimes.com to enhance personal experiences.
  2. We will NOT give the child access to unmonitored chat rooms, message boards, email accounts, or other services that would give the child the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information.
  3. We will only use the online contact information (such as first name or email) to:
    1. Respond directly to the child's request to pages such as Santa's List or to respond to children who write to Santa. We will NOT use that information to re-contact the child for other purposes.
    2. Request the name or online contact information of a parent for the purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing parental notification.
    3. Respond more than once directly to a specific request from a child and not used to re-contact the child for other purposes. We will use our best efforts to provide parental notification, which will include the nature and intended use as well as an opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information and participation in the activity.
  4. We will NOT entice the child to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity, game, or service.
  5. We will provide the parent a description of the specific types of a personally identifiable information collected from their child upon request. We will allow the parent to refuse further use or future online collection of personally identifiable information and provide a way for a parent to obtain any personally identifiable information collected from their child.
  6. We will NOT provide any links to Web sites that are unsuitable for children.
  7. We will encourage children to get their parent's permission before sharing personal information online.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:


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