What type of information does frogtoon collect?
Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable.
frogtoon collects anonymous information, which refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For example, frogtoon collects some information each time a visitor comes to the frogtoon site so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. frogtoon collects the visitor's IP address (e.g., whether the user is logged on from AT&T or AOL), referral data (e.g., the Internet address of the last Web page visited by a user before clicking over to the frogtoon site), and application and platform type (e.g., an Internet Explorer browser on a Windows platform). frogtoon collects this user information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising. You do not have to register with frogtoon before we can collect this anonymous information.
Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name and postal address, which may be collected in addition to the anonymous data described above. frogtoon collects personal information in the following ways from different parts of its services:
frogtoon Registration: When you register to use frogtoon, you provide frogtoon with your username, email address, birth date, gender, city, country and other information. While not all of this data is required for our services to function, we are better able to customize your experience if you volunteer complete and accurate information. Users who complete the registration process are given access to frogtoon services to personalize their pages, to store data, and to take full advantage of the many offerings across frogtoon' services.
Correspondence: If you contact frogtoon, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We do not collect any email addresses of those who communicate with frogtoon via email. We use the information provided so that we may respond to the email.
frogtoon reserves the right to collect certain information and store it in connection with your account. This information includes information about the different pages and sites that you visit within frogtoon as well as the time and frequency at which you visit them. This information also includes the content that you transmit or post on frogtoon. For further information about frogtoon's policy on maintaining transmitted or posted content, please see the frogtoon Terms and Conditions.
What organization is collecting the information?
When you register for a service within frogtoon, that information is generally collected and maintained solely by frogtoon unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. If data is collected and/or maintained by any company other than frogtoon, we will tell you at the point of collection. If you do not want to share your information with that company, you can choose not to use that service.
frogtoon may run promotions and/or sweepstakes across its web site. These promotions may be sponsored or co-sponsored by third-party companies. Data collected during a promotion is typically shared with the sponsor or co-sponsor. frogtoon will inform you at the point of collection whether or not we are sharing your personal data as a result of your participation in a promotion or sweepstakes. If you do not want to have the frogtoon share your data, you can choose not to participate in the promotion or sweepstakes.
What are "cookies" and "Web beacons" and how does frogtoon use them?
In addition to the personally identifiable information that frogtoon actively collects when you register, we also collect anonymous information passively using cookies and Web beacons. This technology plays an important role in making the Internet work, but there is much confusion among Internet users about what cookies and Web beacons are and how they are used.
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a Web site to the hard drive of your computer so that the site administrator may identify your computer and passively track its activities on the Web site. This unique number identifies your Web browser to our computer system whenever you visit frogtoon. A cookie will not allow a Web site to learn any personally identifiable information (such as your real name and address) that you have not otherwise disclosed.
Allow us to deliver products and services more efficiently. By storing certain registration and preference information on cookies or associating cookies with registration, preference or profile information stored on our computers, we can deliver products and services that use such information more quickly and efficiently for more users. This information is normally saved in an encrypted form that only frogtoon can interpret.
Prevent others from using your account. On some sections of the site, cookies help us efficiently determine that only one user is logged on under the same member name at a time.
Measure statistics such as audience size and traffic patterns. This information is only collected in aggregate form and will not be linked to your personally identifiable information.
Web beacons, also known as clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs, are small image files that frogtoon may place on Web pages and within Web-based emails that we send. Working in conjunction with cookies, Web beacons allow frogtoon to accurately count the number of unique users who have visited a specific page on the frogtoon Web site and the number of times those pages are displayed. We can also use Web beacons to let us know how many people opened a Web-based email. This information is only collected in aggregate form and will not be linked to your personally identifiable information.
Without cookies and Web beacons, it would be difficult for frogtoon to know which services have a larger audience than others. Tracking audience size helps us to better understand when to launch new services and enhance the current offerings. Keep in mind that any image file on a Web page can act as a Web beacon. Third-party advertising networks for frogtoon may use Web beacons in their advertisements.
Because Web beacons work in conjunction with cookies, you can prevent our Web beacon from collecting anonymous information by setting your Web browser to refuse all cookies or the frogtoon cookie in particular. Web beacons are built into our Web pages, so non-functional Web beacons will continue to appear even if you refuse the frogtoon cookie.
How does frogtoon use the information it collects?
Any personally identifiable information you share with frogtoon when registering for Products and Services is maintained and accessible only by frogtoon unless specifically stated otherwise. frogtoon requests information from its users so that users can enjoy customized experiences across the frogtoon Web site, including personalization services, online community, interactive communications, and much more. Most of these Products and Services are available to you at no cost, and frogtoon displays advertisements so we can continue to provide great content and services free of charge. We can also better prepare future content based on your interests.
The following are examples of how the frogtoon may use the information it collects:
frogtoon uses the information collected (both anonymous and personal) to personalize and enhance the content you see on the Web site, such as displaying other users personal pages that match your profile and set of demographics.
frogtoon collects anonymous data and shares it with third-party advertisers in an aggregate form. We will disclose to those advertisers the numbers of frogtoon users who have certain demographic characteristics and the number of those people who have seen and "clicked" on a particular display. We will also disclose to those advertisers the overall demographics available regarding who saw and "clicked" on their advertisement. In addition, we may disclose anonymous results from online surveys to third-party advertisers or to frogtoon's product and service providers. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed as part of this process.
frogtoon also uses the aggregate data to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our registered users and visitors, to measure user demographics and interests regarding specific areas of frogtoon services, and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of frogtoon are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately. Please note that we may share this aggregate information with third-party companies.
frogtoon collects an aggregate list of search terms from its search services. This information is collected anonymously and used primarily for the purposes of product development, monitoring, and improvement, as well as targeted advertising. Please note, however, that we may share this anonymous information with third-party companies.
frogtoon may, from time to time, use your information to contact you about changes or enhancements to Products and Services on frogtoon, issues regarding your account, or frogtoon Terms and Conditions violations or suspensions.
If you enter a sweepstakes or a contest on frogtoon, we will use the information you provided to contact you in the event you win.
If you told frogtoon that you were interested in receiving special offers from select frogtoon clients, frogtoon or third parties on frogtoon's behalf (i) will send you email about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you, and (ii) may combine information we have about you with information we obtain about you from third parties for the purpose of providing you with more appropriate products, services, and offerings. If you do not wish to participate in this program, please follow the opt-out instructions set forth in Section 8 of this policy.
With whom does the frogtoon share the information that is collected?
Whenever you provide registration information on a co-branded or private label frogtoon sites, that data may be shared with the third-party company providing the service. You should make every effort to read the individual privacy policies of such third parties and make an informed decision on your own whether to continue based upon these sites' privacy practices and your own discretion. You may opt-out of sharing your information with such providers by choosing not to use that service or content.
When you find goods or services through frogtoon Shopping, you submit data directly to the individual merchants from whom you order goods or services. Please review carefully the privacy policies of particular merchants that you access through frogtoon Shopping.
If a third party acquires, or otherwise receives in a transaction with frogtoon, one or more of the frogtoon Products and Services, then frogtoon will transfer personally-identifiable information about users of those Products and Services to the third party. The third party will handle the Products and Services in accordance with its own policies and procedures and not in accordance with frogtoon policies and procedures. You will be notified if your personally-identifiable information is transferred under these circumstances by an email sent to the email address you provided.
How can you access or edit your information?
frogtoon provides its registered users the ability to access and edit the personal information in their user profiles. You can access your user profile by following these steps:
frogtoon.com. Login using your username and password. Click on MyAccount; you will be then taken to the page containing your user profile. Make the necessary changes and save them
What are the policies concerning advertising on frogtoon?
frogtoon is an affiliate partner several eCommerce and advertising networks including Google Adsense. As such, frogtoon has agreed to allow these entities to serve advertisements and offers to frogtoon users and members. These entities use ad delivery and management software, which utilize cookies, web beacon technologies, and other proprietary systems, to improve both the effectiveness and the relevance of their offerings and/or advertisements to Internet users. In doing so, these entities use only anonymous information about your visits to frogtoon to provide advertisements to you about goods and services that may be relevant to you.
What is the opt-out policy for frogtoon?
You can opt out of sharing your personally identifiable information with any third-party service or content providers in any areas of frogtoon by choosing not to use such areas.
In addition, you may opt-out of sharing your personally identifiable information with third-party service providers and sponsors by clearing the appropriate checkboxes at the point of initial collection. If these offers are available during registration, you will see these checkboxes near the bottom of the registration page.
After the point of initial collection, we offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving updates and information about new frogtoon products and services, as well as direct mail offers from selected service providers and sponsors. The instructions to opt out of most frogtoon email newsletters and direct mail communications are the same as the instructions for editing user information profiles. You can access your user profile by following these steps:
Go to frogtoon.com. Login using your username and password. Click on MyAccount; you will be then taken to the page containing your user profile. Make the necessary changes and save them
If you have a question about the frogtoon opt-out process that is not answered here, please contact our legal department.
What are frogtoon's Policies Concerning its Community?
When you register for frogtoon, you submit profile information about yourself, such as username, gender, birthday, city, country among other information. Most profile information is optional, except for the required registration part. You may also share your profile pages and posting with others (i.e. a "Friends' list", or a "Group" whose members who can view your postings. At your discretion, you may set some of the items you save or post within frogtoon as public or private or, when available, you may designate who is entitled to view your profile information, friends list, or postings. Otherwise, all or some of your postings and some of the information related to your profile, excluding your username and password, may be displayed to any user who simply accesses frogtoon without being a registered member of frogtoon.
What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
frogtoon has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. frogtoon uses physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect any personally identifiable data stored on its computers. Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us.
While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we take many precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
You are ultimately responsible for the security of your username and password. Please take care when using and storing them. frogtoon recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. You should log out of frogtoon site and your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if several people have access to your personal computer or you are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
How does the frogtoon comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 provides safeguards to protect children who use the Internet by regulating the online collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. Because of these safeguards, children under 13 are not permitted to use or access all the Products and Services of frogtoon.
What are the policies concerning application installation?
frogtoon consists of both the frogtoon website and the frogtoon application available for installation from Facebook and/or other 3rd parties. The application is programmed to access our servers and/or third party servers in order for the application to operate and in order to check for data updates or enhancements. From time to time, some files may be updated and new files could be added to your computer in order to upgrade the software or add new functionality to it. These changes may occur without notice to you. If at any time you wish to uninstall the software program, you may do so by following the instructions that accompany the software. Use of the software will be governed by a separate license agreement.
Where is personally-identifiable information stored and processed?
Personal information collected by frogtoon may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which frogtoon or its agents maintain facilities. By using the frogtoon, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
What you can do to better protect yourself on the Internet?
Meeting new people in an online community (social network, chat room, forum, newsgroup, message board, Web page, etc.) is one of the best things about the Internet, but you should always be careful about disclosing personal information such as an actual name, member name, email address, and so on. This information may be collected and used by others within the online community to send unsolicited email messages from other parties, outside frogtoon. Some of the messages you receive may be useful to you, but some may not. In an effort to curtail unsolicited email, frogtoon block certain email addresses and domains from sending messages to email addresses at our domains.
Please note: frogtoon will update this policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.
Last updated March 15th, 2015.