Update Date: August 27, 2013
This Policy includes any separate privacy notices and/or notices posted on particular pages of the Site that may provide more detail regarding personal information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.
If you sign up to use a special feature of the Site, you may be asked to expressly consent to special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked, "I agree." This separate agreement will supplement or amend this Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by such separate agreement.
When Information is Collected
We may collect personal information from you when you:
- opt-in to receive communications and promotional materials from us
- register on the Site
- participate in sweepstakes, contests, or promotions
- purchase products over the Site
- provide comments or feedback to us by e-mail
What Information is Collected
Depending on the activities in which you participate through this Site, you may be asked to provide:
- your e-mail address
- the year and month in which your child was born
- the estimated due date (year and month) of a current pregnancy
- your financial information, such as credit card information
- your billing information, such as name, address, phone number
- shipping information, such as name, address, phone number
If you have provided your e-mail address to us and you subsequently want us to communicate with you using your new e-mail address, access and provide us with your new e-mail address. Additionally, you may update your financial information and billing and shipping information that we have collected about you on the Site by accessing your Personal Account page on the TOMY Shop site and updating your information.
How Collected Information is Used or Disclosed
We may use personal information that you have provided to us to:
- share among our brands and associated websites that comprise the Site
- customize the Site to your preferences
- respond to customer service inquiries
- support our marketing and research purposes
- process and manage your purchase of products
- notify you if you are a winner of a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion
- communicate with you about our brands, products, events or other promotional purposes, including co-branded offers, if you have opted to receive such communications. You can opt-out of receiving such promotional information at any time by changing the settings of your communication preferences by accessing the Update My Preferences page or by following the unsubscribe links on any promotional materials sent to you
If you provide personal information to us through this Site, we may combine such information with other information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We also may disclose personal information you provide via this Site to third parties, but only:
- to respond to law enforcement requests or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.
Website Use Information
We use "pixel tags" (also called "web beacons" or "clear gifs"), which are tiny graphic images, on our Site and in our emails. Pixel tags help us analyze our customers' online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our Site and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.
Pixel tags on this Site may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the Site. This information may include your computer's Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer.
Links to Other Sites
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that this Site is hosted on our computer servers in the United States. Any personal information collected through this Site may be transferred to the United States and other countries that might not provide an equivalent level of protection as the data protection laws in your home country. Your use of this Site or submission of any personal information will therefore constitute your consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of your home country.
Protecting the security of your personal information is very important to us. We use reasonable security measures designed to protect the confidentiality of personal information. When you enter your personal information to the TOMY Shop portion of our Site, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect your information as it is transmitted to us. To make sure that you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal information though the TOMY Shop, look at the lower left-hand hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to keep your information secure on our systems. While we strive to protect your privacy, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We, therefore, cannot warrant or guarantee the security of any personal information you transmit to us online or be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of that information.
Information from Children
The Site is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. Wedo not use such information and will take reasonable measures to delete it if we discover that it is has been provided. To respect the privacy of children, children under the age of 18 should not provide any personal information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online. To the extent that the Site could attract children under the age of 13 as one of its audiences, even though they are not a primary audience, we have employed an age screen to direct child visitors to content that does not involve the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information. For example, children under the age of 13 are not permitted to enter an e-mail address on the Site. In addition, any collection, use or disclosure of persistent identifiers on the Site is limited to purposes supporting internal operations of the Site. Internal operations of the Site may include contextual advertising, activities necessary for the Site to maintain or analyze its functioning; performing network communications; authenticating users or personalizing content; capping the frequency of advertising; protecting the security or integrity of the user, Web site, or online service; and/or ensuring legal or regulatory compliance. Persistent identifiers are not used or disclosed to contact a specific individual, including through behavioral advertising or to amass a profile on a specific individual. We also require our advertising service partners to comply with these advertising guidelines. Advertising partners are not permitted to "re-target" advertising to you on other sites after visiting the Site.
If you have opted-in to receive promotional materials from us, we may use your e-mail address and other contact information provided to us through the Site to send you these communications. If you do not want to receive such promotional information, you can change your communication preferences and remove yourself from our e-mail list at any time by changing the settings of your communication preferences by accessing the Update My Preferences page or by following the unsubscribe links on any promotional materials sent to you
Please also note that even if you opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us, we may still use your information to communicate with you for other purposes, such as orders, purchases, and customer service responses.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of the brands and associated websites that comprise the Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please direct your e-mail or mail request to the contact information set forth below.