The Internet, as a widespread and often readily available resource, presents a host of possibilities and challenges for young users. We understand this, and are committed to providing an online experience for children that is safe and rewarding. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we strive to safeguard the privacy of children who visit our Web site. Personal information is defined under COPPA as “individually identifiable information,” information that helps others to identify a particular person. The following is information about what data we collect, how we use it, who has access to it, and what parents’ and legal guardians’ rights are with regard to the collection, storage, and use of their child’s personal information.
Visitors to our Web site under age 13 are free to access the various features our site offers without disclosing any personal information. The only personal identifying information we collect from children is in the form of email messages (i.e. names and email addresses) sent by children to our Web site. These messages are received by our Web site contact operator. No other personal information is solicited or collected, and the Webmaster responds to each child only when the child initiates contact. Such contact is on a one-time basis, and after response to the child, the child’s name and email address, as well as the content of the message, are deleted.
Any personal information (i.e. email address, full name, or last name of child) received from a child as a result of the child contacting our Web site will not be shared with any third party. Any letters from children published in on our Web site or in our publications will not include any personal identifying information. Children who contact our Web site will not receive product solicitations or be subject to other unsolicited contacts, whether through advertising or by any other means.
All information on this Web site is copyrighted by the Adventist Media Center, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation. All rights are reserved. United States copyright law protects all materials contained on this site. By using this site, you acknowledge that the Adventist Media Center owns all intellectual property rights in and to the site and its contents and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, exploit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, and/or create derivative works from the content either in whole or in part.
The Adventist Media Center Web site may use special technology called “cookies.” Cookies are test files that contain pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard disk. They can be useful for record-keeping purposes and help us to tailor our Web site to the interests and needs of our visitors. Cookies may also be used to increase session security. We do not in any way use this information to personally identify individual users.
The Adventist Media Center will not sell or distribute any information, including personal or identifying information, which is obtained through your use of this Web site. The Adventist Media Center is not gathering such information, but may obtain such information by your communication directly with the Web site’s Webmaster. Any names or information provided by users of the Web site shall only be used for the purpose such information is provided.
The Adventist Media Center is providing this Web site for your information purposes only. Certain organizations may choose to link this Web site to their own Web site. Such linkage is not meant to imply that the Adventist Media Center agrees with, supports, or concurs with the content such Web sites may contain. THE ADVENTIST MEDIA CENTER IS PROVIDING THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER TO ANYONE WHO CHOOSES TO ACCESS THIS WEB SITE. EACH USER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENTS IS AT THE USER’S SOLE RISK. THE ADVENTIST MEDIA CENTER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, NON-INFRINGING, OR FREE OF ERRORS OR VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES, OR THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT IS ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. THE ADVENTIST MEDIA CENTER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY (INCLUDING INDIRECT, SPECIAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY PART OF THE WEB SITE, OR FROM ANYTHING SUBMITTED OR POSTED BY USERS. THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH WILL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OF THIS NOTICE AND WEB SITE.
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