This Web site (the "Site") is operated by the Foster Felines and our parent company, Cute Mouse Media, LLC. We refer to these organizations collectively as "Foster Felines," "we" or "our." Foster Felines understands the importance of our customers' privacy. Our Privacy
Policy tells you what personally identifiable information we collect about you when
you visit our Site, how we use, share and protect it, what choices you have about how this information is used, and how you can access and update that information.
Policy also apply to the personally identifiable information we collect offline.
Personal Information Collections
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect Directly
Although you may access this Site without registering, if you are interested in obtaining information, products or services from Foster Felines, or in participating in certain activities on this Site (such as making an online purchase, subscribing to one of our magazines, becoming a member of Foster Felines, making an online donation to Foster Felines, or participating in sweepstakes, contests, surveys, or certain special initiatives), you may need to provide us with information about yourself. For example, if you order a product from us, we ask for your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and your credit card number. If you are ordering a product as a gift for another person, we will ask you for that person's name, postal address and phone number in order to enable us to deliver the gift to the recipient. If you participate in an activity such as a survey or sweepstakes, we may also ask you to provide other types of information such as gender and personal interests, which we may associate with personally identifiable information that we have obtained about you. In addition, we may combine personally identifiable information that you have provided to us with other information that is publicly available or that we receive from other sources.
Other Information Collected Through Technology
In addition to information you choose to provide to us, we also use standard Internet technologies to collect automatically certain additional information. For instance, when you come to our site, we collect your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, which identifies the computer or service provider that you use to access the Site. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which specific visitors visit various parts of our sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information that we have collected to make our Site and communications more targeted to your interests.
We also may share aggregated information with third parties (such as third-party sponsors) to help us develop content and services we hope you will find of interest. This aggregated information cannot be used to identify you personally.
Personal Information Use
Foster Felines may use your personally identifiable information to deliver the products and services that you request, enhance your experience on our site, provide you with informational and/or promotional materials that you might find interesting, and for internal business analysis and other business purposes consistent with this policy. These uses may generally be categorized as relationship maintenance uses and promotional uses.
Relationship Maintenance Uses
Foster Felines uses your personally identifiable information to maintain and manage your account, deliver services that you have requested, and generally enhance your experience on our Web site. Collectively, we refer to these types of uses as "Relationship Maintenance Uses," and they include all of the ways in which we use your personally identifiable information to maintain and manage our relationship with you that do not involve sending promotional materials. Examples of Relationship Maintenance Uses include, but are not limited to:
- Processing and tracking your membership andmagazine subscriptions
- Processing and tracking your product orders
- Processing and tracking your online donations toFoster Felines
- Making changes to Web-based features
Foster Felines may also use your personally identifiable information to provide you with promotional information about activities, services and products offered by us or selected third parties, including promotional material that you have requested. We strive to select trustworthy, reputable companies who offer high quality products or services of interest to you. (However, you may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by mail, email, or telephone, as explained below and in the section entitled "Your Choices." And, we will not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes unless you consent to such sharing by affirmatively agreeing to it). Examples of promotional uses include, but are not limited to:
- Providing you with information about educational opportunities
- Providing you with promotional materials about Foster Felines products and services
- Providing you with email newsletters
Foster Felines may provide you with promotional materials by postal mail, email, telephone or other means. You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by mail, email and/or telephone as provided in the "Your Choices" section below, and in the case of email, you can always opt out of receiving subsequent promotional emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link that we provide in every such promotional email message. Please keep in mind, however, that when you purchase or request products or services from Foster Felines or our licensees, promotional materials may accompany delivery of that product or service. Any opt-outs that you may make will therefore not apply to these materials because they accompany products or services that you have requested.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your personally identifiable information. We will therefore share that information only with the following entities, and only in the manner described below.
Subsidiaries and Affiliated Entities
Foster Felines has a number of subsidiary and affiliated entities ("Affiliates") that offer a wide range of products and services. One example is NGT, Inc., which operates the Foster Felines Channel in the United States. We may share your personally identifiable information with
our Affiliates so they can let you know about product and service offerings in which you might be interested. The use of your personally identifiable information by our Affiliates is subject to the same opt-out rights (and limitations upon those rights) that apply to the use of personally identifiable information by Foster Felines and that are described below in the section entitled "Your Choices."
Other Third Parties for Promotional Purposes
Foster Felines may share your personally identifiable information with other selected third parties so that they may send you promotional materials about goods and services that they offer. When we share your information for promotional purposes, we attempt to select only reputable companies that offer high-quality products and services. You have the opportunity to opt out of our sharing your personally identifiable information with these selected third parties for promotional purposes, as described below in the section entitled "Your Choices." And we will not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes unless you consent to such sharing by affirmatively agreeing to it on our email newsletter registration page or elsewhere.
Legal Purposes; Business Transactions
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
Foster Felines may share with third parties aggregated information about you and other visitors to our Web site. When we do this, however, we make any personally identifiable information non- personally identifiable by combining it with information about other individuals or by removing characteristics that make the information personally identifiable to you. We share this information in order to improve our Web site and develop content and services that we hope will be of interest to you.
We understand the importance of protecting our customers' privacy, and we therefore provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable information used or disclosed for certain purposes. Receiving promotional communications from Foster Felines, including our Affiliates and our licensees, is optional. If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from Foster Felines, including our Affiliates and our licensees, please email us at the address below.
You may also use this address to request us to update or change any of your personally identifiable information, or to request additional information regarding our disclosure of your personally identifiable information to certain third parties for promotional purposes.
Because we plan our communications in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective. If, due to human error, you continue to receive our communications, please contact us again and we will make every effort to correct the situation.
Links to Other Sites
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us, and we take a number of steps to safeguard any personally identifiable information or credit card information that you provide to us. We use data encryption technology to help protect against loss, misuse or alteration of your credit card information. Secure Socket Layers (SSLs) encrypt the credit card information sent between your computer and our database. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this
Personally Identifiable Information Contained in User Content
Some sections of our Web site may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files and other materials. Foster Felines does not monitor such transmissions, and therefore cannot be responsible for any personally identifiable information or other information that may be contained in such transmissions.
Our Web site is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children. We are not responsible for users who are under 13.