We treat your personal information with care and are committed to providing a fun, safe and secure Website for visitors (hereafter "you", "visitors" or "users") to the Website. This Policy describes our online information practices, including the type of information collected on the Website, how such information is used and stored and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. By using this Website, you and, if applicable, your parent or legal guardian, agree to be bound by this Policy.
We reserve the right to change our Policy, and if we do, will post the changes here. If we make any material changes to our Policy (for example, we significantly change the way we handle information previously collected, if any, or we change the type of information we collect), we will notify you and if necessary obtain permission of your parent or guardian.
This Policy applies only to the Website and does not apply to any other website operated by us or any affiliated company.
There are three general categories of information collected from Website visitors:
(a) user information requested by the Website ("User Information"),
(b) information collected by the Website from the electronic device (e.g., computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone) and Internet browser which the visitor is using to access the Website ("Computer Information"), and
(c) information collected by third-party advertisers, website analytics providers and other partners ("Third-Party Information") to whom we have granted access to the Website.
Here is some more detailed information regarding the three categories of information collected from Website visitors.
(a) User Information
1. Do we collect information from you to use or register on our site?
Registration for myvortexx.com is not required. Kids can use and enjoy the site anonymously without registration. However, we do provide the option of registering. If a child chooses to register on myvortexx.com, we ask for a limited amount of information, such as a screen name and password. Once a child is registered, we use this information to allow the child to save avatars created on the site, earn points, and "tag" content. We also store a history of the last five things that a registered user has viewed so that the child can easily return to these Website locations. We do not use the user's screen name or password for any other purpose.
We do not collect Personal Information on the Website from children under age thirteen (13).
2. What types of community or social features do we offer you on our site and how do we keep these areas safe?
myvortexx.com does not allow for open messaging between its users, nor does it allow for the use of third party social networks. While myvortexx.com does allow its users to “rate” content, we do not currently provide users the ability to upload user- generated content to the site.
3. Do we offer other features on our site that ask you to provide information?
We do ask users to provide us with information to help improve the overall experience of the site. We do so by providing the ability for users to send us feedback and suggestions through a widget form. We do not ask for any Personal Information on this form.
Additionally, on occasion, we may run contests or polls created by us or by third-party partners and/or advertisers. If we conduct a contest or sweepstakes on our Website, we will collect email addresses from entrants so that we may contact the winners of the contest or sweepstakes. Any email addresses collected from entrants to a contest or sweepstakes will be used on a one-time basis. After the contest or sweepstakes prizing has been awarded, we will remove the email addresses collected with respect to the contest or sweepstakes from the applicable Website database. If we collect and store any other Personal Information in addition to the user's contact information as part of these activities, we will first ask for parental permission.
(b) Computer Information.
4. Do we collect information from you using cookies or other web technologies?
myvortexx.com uses third-party analytics software to provide us with information regarding the usage of the Website. The information we receive from such third-party analytic software is not Personal Information attributable to any user but rather information that is aggregated by the software so that we can track such things as how many users we have of the Website on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, what Website content or features our users are frequenting and the general geographic locations of our users.
(c) Third-Party Information
5. Do we have advertisements or e-commerce on our site?
Our Website contains advertisements which we review to make certain that such advertisements are appropriate for our audience. We explicitly label all advertising on the Website so that it will be clear to Website visitors that they are viewing advertisements. We do not permit behavioral advertising on the Website. We do not currently offer e-commerce on the Website.
Third-party advertising networks and business partners may also place advertisements on the Website and may track the responses to these advertisements. These third- parties may view, edit or place cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to help present advertisements, and to help measure and research the advertisements' effectiveness. We do not permit any third party advertisers to collect Personal Information from our site. We do, however, permit third-party advertisers to track the source of users who click on the third party advertisements and go to the advertiser 's site.
Our Website also may contain links to other websites, including those of sponsors and advertisers. When you click on the links of third parties appearing on our Website, you will be notified that you are leaving our Website. You will need to click again to choose to go to the website of the third-party. Please understand that our Policy does not apply to those third party websites. These third-party websites may follow different practices and procedures with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information from those persons visiting their websites. We, therefore, encourage you to review the privacy policies of such third-party websites.
We also provide access to our Website to third party analytics providers. These third parties assist us in measuring, analyzing and improving the internal operations of the Website. These third parties gather information in the aggregate with respect to visitors to the Website, the pages of the Website and advertisements which are viewed by the visitors, and other information with respect to the Internet activities of visitors. These analytics providers do not collect Personal Information.
We and our third party service providers and/or partners may also use other tracking technologies such as "Web beacons" or clear .gifs. These are small pieces of computer code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver cookies to the browsers of visitors viewing that page. We, our third party service providers and/or our partners may use web beacons on our Website from time to time to help present advertisements and measure their effectiveness.
By visiting our Website, you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities using cookies, web beacons and related technologies. Neither we nor any advertisers or third-party service providers on our Website use tracking technologies to collect Personal Information from visitors to our Website.
6. With whom do we share your information?
We do not share any Personal Information on specific users with independent third parties. We may, however, share information about our users in the aggregate, as necessary, with third party service providers that help us run the site or perform certain functions on our behalf. These providers are prohibited from using any information we share with them for their own benefit.
We may also share non-personal information about our users with third parties for advertising purposes. Such data is also only shared in the aggregate to provide advertisers with basic information related to our total user base in the aggregate.
Finally, myvortexx.com may disclose user information, including Personal Information, in order to respond to a subpoena, court order, law enforcement request, user safety issue, or as otherwise required by law. Your information may also be transferred to a third party in the event that we file for bankruptcy or are involved in an acquisition, merger, sale, corporate reorganization or other similar event.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to information supplied by or obtained from visitors to our Website. For example, we limit the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and use electronic security systems and password protections to guard against unauthorized access. We also take reasonable steps to help make sure that third-parties having access to information collected on our Website keep such information confidential and use it solely in compliance with this Policy. Information collected at the Websites will not be stored for longer than is necessary for the purposes described in this Policy, or to otherwise meet legal requirements.
Despite these measures, no method of security is 100 percent secure and, therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data.
Parents always have the option to review their child’s myvortexx.com account ("Account"), disable or cancel the Account , correct factual errors in any information contained in the Account or request the deletion of any information contained in the Account. Parents may also request that we discontinue further collection or use of your child’s Personal Information (if we have any on file).
Parents interested in accessing the Account for the purposes outlined above should use the contact information in the Section VII below. We may require you to verify your child’s login details (i.e., username and password) before honoring any such requests.
Please note that if you deactivate the Account, this action may result in the permanent termination of the Account, as well as any points or achievements earned under that Account.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors 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 send an email to or write us at the address set forth in Section VII below.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Policy and/or practices, please contact us at the following e-mail and mailing addresses:
From time to time, we may update this Policy. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this Policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
Our Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. We make no representation that the Website is operated in accordance with the laws of any other jurisdiction. Your continued use of the Website indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information will as described in this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of the Policy, you should promptly discontinue using the Website. You should also contact us to advise how you would like us to handle any Personal Information that we may have previously collected from you