We do not ask children to disclose any more information than is reasonably necessary to enable them to participate in an activity on our website.
We do not generally disclose personal information we have collected from children through this website to third parties. We may do so sometimes, in which case we will say so when the information is collected and you or your child will be able to inform us that you do not want us to do this. This will not stop your child enjoying the site; you or your child can simply tell us that you are happy for us to have the information so your child can take part in the activities we offer, but that you do not want us to pass that information on.
When children want to participate in activities on our website, this is the sort of information we ask for and how we use it:
When you enter competitions, we ask you for your name, email and residential address. If you win, we can let you know if you have won anything, send you your prize and let other people (such as other users of our website, the public and our own employees) know about our competitions and their winners.
When children send e-cards, we will ask them for their names and email addresses. This is so we can let whoever receives the postcard know who sent it and so we can make sure the child who sent it gets a copy (by email) too.
When children send in reviews of our books or jokes/poems/stories, we will ask them for their names and email addresses. This is so that, if we want to post their reviews on our website, we can give them credit for what they have written.
When a child signs up to a newsletter option we will variously ask for their names, email addresses, postal addresses depending on the newsletter.
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on this site. If your child is younger than 13, we ask you to play an active role in safeguarding his or her privacy when using our site.
We make it a condition of using this site that no information is submitted to or posted at the site by children under 13 unless we have the consent of their parent or guardian. When your child registers to use the site [OR whenever your child takes part in an offer or activity on the site where we ask him or her for personal information] we will ask for your consent.
If you have children who are under 13, we ask you to complete their entry forms for competitions/prize draws/e-cards/reviews etc run on this site. We will notify you if your child wins a competitions/prize draw and send any prize to you. We will also obtain your prior consent before publishing the name, age and photograph of your child if he or she wins a competition.
From time to time, we may choose to use your information to contact you for market research purposes, or to provide you with marketing information and newsletters. If you do not wish to receive such information, simply return the emails to us with the word UNSUBSCRIBE clearly marked in the Subject Heading. Curious Minds Press Ltd will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.
Whenever you place an order or access your account details you will be able to do so over a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) employs a process that encrypts all information you submit before it comes through to us. We adhere strictly to security procedures as required by the UK Data Protection Legislation, in storing and disclosing your details, to prevent unauthorised access.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They identify your computer to our server and allow us to record how frequently you visit the site and the areas you navigate within it. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. You are also able to check the cookie in your web browser to ensure that the information record is correct.
Most web browsers allow you to control the cookies stored on your computer through your browser’s settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been stored and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Removing or disabling cookies
You may choose to remove or block cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings, but in some cases, this may impact your experience of our website.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not pass on your personal information to others and you always have the option to opt out from receiving any information from us.