What information do we collect?
There are two kinds of information that we can obtain about you: “Anonymous Information” and “Personally Identifiable Information.”
“Anonymous Information” consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or domain, or information about your usage of TeenScene.com that is used for administrative purposes only. For example, an IP address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We may collect our users' IP addresses for such purposes as to help diagnose problems with our servers and to report aggregate information to our advertisers, corporate affiliates and consultants, and to third parties that perform particular services on our behalf.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that personally identifies you. When registering or entering information on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address and/or zip code, birthday and/or age, phone number, and gender. We collect such information when, for example, you enter a contest, subscribe to our email newsletter, participate in other interactive online activities such as forums, respond to a poll, apply to a giveaway, and respond to a survey. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
If you have submitted your personal information to Teen Scene, Inc. you may correct, amend or delete the Personally Identifiable Information maintained on file about you if it is incorrect.
If you are a registered member of Teen Scene you may manage your membership information. Simply login to your account and click on “Account Settings” in the drop-down menu. Click on the tab marked “Edit” to manage your password and public profile.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
- (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve our website
- (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To administer a contest, promotion, giveaway, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails
The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates, occasional company news or events, related product or service information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. You will have the option to “opt out” from receiving email or other digital communications from us and/or our business partners. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
All of your information is safely stored in our Database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
We use DoubleClick and/or Google Adsense cookies for ad serving, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests. DoubleClick uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security number, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy, we may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including your Personal Information.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include third party links or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites or products have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We value your privacy and therefore have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their account and going to the 'Edit' page.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask a parent or guardian for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Creating a safe social networking environment is important to us. While we do not target or knowingly allow users under 13 to use our services, interested persons may visit the following links created by the Federal Trade Commission to learn more about social networking safety tips:
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms & Conditions establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.