NeoCW.com is committed to providing a fun, entertaining, and safe Web site for people of all ages. We are dedicated to
safeguarding any personal information collected on-line and to helping parents and children learn how to exercise control
practices adhere to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Principles. Because many of the visitors to this site are
children, we take care that our content is suitable for children. In addition, we take special measures to help children
protect their privacy while on-line. For example, we do not ask children to disclose more personal information than is
necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and we take efforts to prevent children from posting contact
To help ensure a rewarding on-line experience for our visitors - and for the parents of our visitors who are children -
we provide you with this summary of our information practices.
As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time
to time. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the
time the information is collected.
I. The Information We Collect
At NeoCW.com, the only personally identifiable information we collect from users 12 years old and younger is a valid e-mail
address. And, we ONLY use this information to send these users one message to activate their NeoCW.com account, and then the
e-mail address is completely removed from our system. We also ask users 12 years old and under for certain non-personally
identifiable information, such as birth date, gender, state/province, zip/postal code, and country.
Users can also change their user information supplied upon registration (except for user name, original e-mail address and date of birth) on this page: http://www.NeoCW.com/account.php and following the direction on such page.
When a child under 13 enters a contest, we will ask for a parent's e-mail address
so that we can notify the parent that we have received personal information from the child. We do not knowingly collect names
and e-mail addresses from children under 13 without notifying the parent via e-mail and giving them the opportunity to remove
their child's name from the list of entries. Winners of our contests or sweepstakes are notified by e-mail, and are required
to send us by fax or regular mail a form containing their street address. Winners who are minors must have the form signed by
a parent in order to receive their prizes.
Additionally, when visitors come to our site, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable
"computer" information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows 95 or Mac OS), the user's "IP Address",
the web browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and information regarding the Internet service
II. How We Use the Information
We use visitors' personal information for our internal purposes of enabling visitors to enter one of our on-line contests or
sweepstakes, to subscribe to our online newsletter, or to inform users of upcoming events and special announcements. We use
the e-mail addresses of parents to notify them when we have received information from their children and to give them the
opportunity to have their child's name removed from our lists. We do not keep any personal information we obtain through a
contest or sweepstakes after the particular event is completed. We use the names and e-mail addresses of subscribers to our
e-mail newsletter only to send them the newsletter. Each newsletter contains instructions on how to be removed from the
subscription list by sending us a return e-mail. We also use visitor's personal information to track usage and to ensure
user are following the site's Terms and Conditions.
Sometimes we will use agents or contractors to help us provide services to our visitors, such as helping us conduct a
sweepstakes and sending prizes to the winners. In these cases, we require the agent or contractor to keep the information
confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing. In addition, please review the section on
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors for a description of the limited instance whereby personal
information collected on the site may be supplied to third parties with the consent of the user.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site,
to personalize our visitors' experience on NeoCW.com, and to offer products, programs, and services. We also may use this
information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such 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.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the ones described
above without also providing parental notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different
III. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Our site contains links to other sites, including those of sponsors, advertisers and survey companies, whose information
practices may be different from ours. Sometimes the other sites might conduct contests or sweepstakes that are promoted on
NeoCW.com. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, since those sites are not covered by our privacy
policy and may follow procedures that are different from ours. NeoCW.com never gives a user's e-mail address or other
registration information to such third parties without permission, however, if you choose to "opt-in" (click on a box to
receive a third party's information), to register with one of our sponsors, or not to "opt-out" (uncheck a checked box that
will provide a sponsor with your information), that means you have allowed NeoCW.com to give your registration information and
other collecting information, including e-mail address, to that third party.
NeoCW.com uses a software technology called "cookies." Cookies are small text files that we and certain third parties place
in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable
information. Although cookies could enable us to relate a visitor's use of this Web site to personal information that a
visitor has provided, such as an e-mail address, we do not use them for this purpose. We do use "cookies" to determine how
many visitors we have and how often they visit various sections of our site.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized
access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect on-line.
VI. Parental Review of Information
Parents, please send a letter or postcard to our Privacy Manager at the mailing address provided below if you would like to
do any of the following:
- access the personally identifiable information that the NeoCW.com site has collected on-line from your child,
- correct factual errors in such information,
- request to have this information deleted, or
- request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please be sure to include your e-mail address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect your child's privacy
and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal
information that we collect and maintain about your child.
VII. Contact Us
following e-mail address:
If you are unable to resolve your concerns with our Privacy Manager, we encourage you to contact The Direct Marketing
Association at www.the-dma.org.
VIII. A Final Note to Parents
The Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that
children have a safe and rewarding on-line experience. We encourage you to visit The Direct Marketing Association's Web site(www.the-dma.org) and explore the Get CyberSavvy! program. Get CyberSavvy! helps
families learn how information flows on-line so they can use the Internet in ways that protect their privacy and
well-being. It also contains a number of valuable resources to help parents and children be aware of and express their
preferences about information that is collected on-line and how it is used. Your efforts to instill responsible information
practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children
have enriching experiences on-line.
IX. Effective Date