- What personal information may be collected and by what means
- Whether information is collected from children aged 12 and under
- Who, if anyone, is collecting your personal information
- How this information may be used, including, who - if anyone - it might be shared with
- The consequences - if any - resulting from your refusal to provide personal information
- How you can access and, if necessary, change the personal information a company maintains
- How a company ensures data security, quality, and integrity
- Where and how to ask questions or file complaints
ARJJ Inc. also adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles that were established by the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission to comply with the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection that went into effect in October, 1998.
Third Party Sites
What is personal information and when does TheQuiltshow collect it?
Personal information is information that identifies you and may be used to contact you on-line or off-line. ARJJ Inc. collects personal information from our online visitors during (1) the member registration, (2) contests (registration or claiming a prize), 3) warranty registration and/or during customer support or technical service requests, (4) marketing surveys and email campaigns, (5) when you order products or subscriptions from us online, (6) when you request services from third party service providers on our site, or (7) through the use of our online services.
Information collected will vary depending upon the activity and may include your name, e-mail address, phone number, mobile number, home address, birth date and credit card information. In addition, we may collect demographic information such as gender, zip code, information about your computer, hardware, software, platform, media, Internet IP address and connection, information about online activity such as chat, message board postings and additional member profiles such as quilt information, shop information, and professional teacher's information. We may combine demographic information with personal information. In the event of contests, prize winners may also be required to provide Social Security or Social Identification Number for tax purposes.
Members must provide truthful account information in order to obtain access to most of the features on our site. Whatever the purpose may be, we will only collect information to the extent that is reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives.
The Quilt Show's Online Store
Visitors purchasing goods and services through our online store may need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date, in addition to name, mailing address(es), phone number and e-mail address.
Online Chat Rooms and Profiles
You may choose to disclose information about yourself in our online chatrooms or when creating user "profiles" on our sites. Information that you disclose in chat rooms or in "profile" information is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in either place. Please see our Terms of Service on this point and for other guidelines about posting content on our web sites.
A Special Note About Children
Once we have obtained parental consent and a child is registered, we are prohibited from conditioning a child's participation in an activity - like contests - on the child's disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.
What about cookies and other technologies?
Some ads on our site may contain cookies. Cookies received with banner ads may be collected by our ad companies. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies whenever you visit a website. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However some areas of our sites will not function properly if you do so.
Other technologies used include clear GIFs and IP address logging. Clear GIFs (a.k.a. web bugs, beacons or tags) are small graphic images placed on a web page, web-based document, or in an e-mail message. Clear GIFs are invisible to the user because they are typically very small (only 1-by-1 pixel) and the same color as the background of the web page, document or e-mail message. We do not use clear GIFs to collect personal information about you. However, we may use clear GIFs capture statistical usage information for our web pages, features or other elements on a web page. We may correlate this information to a user to personalize user experience and for statistical analysis of user experiences on our web pages.
The Quilt Show also maintains log files which contain Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses. An IP address is a numeric address that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. In general, we only use log files to monitor traffic on our Web sites, to report aggregate information to our advertisers and to troubleshoot technical problems. In the event of user abuse of our websites, however, we may block certain IP addresses or console IDs provided by our licensed hardware manufacturers. IP addresses and console IDs may be linked to personal information.
What happens to the information provided?
ARJJ Inc. does not disclose any personal information about children under 18 years of age who have registered on any of our websites to third parties, regardless of parental consent, or share or disclose personal information other than as set forth in this policy, provided however, that in the event of a merger, acquisition, or the unlikely event of bankruptcy, management of ARJJ Inc. customer information may be transferred to its successor or assign.
The personal information you provide will allow us to alert you to new products, features and enhancements; special offers; upgrade opportunities; and contests and events of interest. From time to time, we are approached by companies and organizations that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. In this event and at our discretion, The Quilt Show may send an email notice about the product or service, but it will not provide to the third-party your personal information.
We may use survey information in marketing surveys to select and direct advertising that is more likely to be of interest to a particular member. This information may be transmitted to an ad server owned by the advertising company to match members with ads that they are more likely to be interested in. However, we do not disclose any member's personal information to our advertisers without the member's consent. Participation in member surveys is entirely optional. We may share aggregate consumer data (which does not contain personal information) with the advertising companies.
From time to time, ARJJ Inc. may employ third-party contractors to collect personal information on our behalf, or to provide email delivery, product or promotional fulfillment, or other services on our sites. When requesting these services, you may be asked to supply your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. When our third-party contractors collect and/or have access to the personal information you provide when requesting such services from ARJJ Inc., ARJJ Inc. requires that they adhere to our stated privacy policies and protect the confidentiality of personal information they collect or have access to in the course of their engagement by ARJJ Inc.
Finally, we may use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can consistently improve our sites to better meet our visitors' needs. To enforce legal rights and the law, or when we have reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with our rights, property, operations, users or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, we may also disclose personal information to law enforcement, or the appropriate civil authorities.
Where is the information held?
When we first collect information about you, we will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of having your personal information shared with parties outside of ARJJ Inc. or its subsidiaries (except to the extent required by law, court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority). The Quilt Show newsletter is provided as part of your membership. You will not be able to opt out of newsletter receipt. If you do not wish to read it, you may delete it when it arrives, but the subscription will continue until membership is expires or is cancelled.
Safeguarding Your Personal Information
Review, Correction of Your Information and Requesting Removal from Mailing Lists and Deactivating Your Account