We may also request your username and e-mail address if you submit a form through the “Contact Us” portion of the Site so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect the email content and address for the sole purpose of responding directly on a one time basis to a specific inquiry. We may retain this information for customer service purposes.
When you register as a user or subscriber of any Site through our Sites, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself to facilitate the transaction. This information may include your first and last name, username, password, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and payment information. In connection with Site subscriptions or purchases, we collect personally identifiable financial information. Credit card or account billing information, including mailing address, are collected at the time of purchase. We do not store that information; if is stored by our payments processing vendor for the purpose of processing payments and for fraud prevention purposes. Our payments processing vendor has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal and financial information it obtains from the Site, and only to use this information on our behalf for the purposes collected. Our financial institution is bound by all applicable privacy laws relating to the provision of financial services.
We may offer public forums or the ability to comment through the Sites. If you post personally identifiable information on a forum, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to publish through forums. These forums are intended for use by users over the age of 13.
If you use the Google or Facebook connect functions to log in, we collect your name and email address to authenticate you and your profile picture to use as your picture on the Site. This feature is intended only for users over the age of 13.
We require consent from a parent to add a child to his or her Site subscription. During your registration, we may collect your e-mail address, your child’s name and username and age, your child’s email address, and your child’s password.
We do not condition a child’s participation in any game, prize offering or other Site activity on the child’s disclosure of more personally-identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity.
Southwestern may use your personally identifiable information to process orders, follow up with customer service, monitor your subscription, and market our products and services to you. The information we collect is shared as necessary with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations. We also may use this information to notify you of special offers, discounts, and new products and services by e-mail, subject to the e-mail terms below.
We may disclose information where we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or where we disclose information to data processors who act on our behalf (service providers or other group companies who provide support for the operations of our Site and who do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose). To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency’s or other public agency’s (including schools or children services) request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our Site, protect the security or integrity of our Site, systems or networks, or enable us to take precautions against liability, misuse or unauthorized use.
If we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of our assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer personally identifiable information to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
We use or disclose such information only as provided above. We will send you a notice by e-mail and a new request for consent if we make material changes to the collection, use or disclosure practices of any such information.
By using our Sites, and providing us with information, you are consenting to our collection and use of your information, as provided above. You may revoke this consent and your membership or subscription will be cancelled and no such further access to the Sites will be available.
Upon request, we will provide you with access to all personallyidentifiable information that we maintain about you or your child. You can access this information, correct factual errors in such information, request to have this information deleted, or request that we no longer collect or retain such information by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, identifying the subject of the e-mail as “Privacy/Southwestern” and including your name and telephone number so we can verify your identity. The deletion or cessation of collection of information may result in cancellation of Site subscriptions or other services.
We may, within our discretion, process your orders and collect and store personally identifiable information using encryption technology. When employed, encryption allows you and us to input before encrypted information is sent via the Internet. We make commercially reasonable efforts intended to ensure that all of the personally-identifiable information we collect on our Sites is secured against unauthorized access; please be aware, however, that no system is completely secure from hackers, network failure and error, and we cannot guarantee the confidentiality, security and integrity of information maintained on our Sites.