Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY
To help ensure a rewarding online experience for our visitors, we provide you with this Privacy Policy that describes the information practices of MeCards4Kids.com (the “Site,” “we,” “us” or “our”), including how we collect, use and disclose personal information.

1. The Information We Collect:
As described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, we solicit submissions of SoulCollage®-inspired collage art and poetry from our users (the “Submissions”). The Submissions may include text, messages, ideas, concepts, stories, formats, artwork, photographs, drawings, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions (including lyrics), or sound recordings.

The Submissions may include the collection of the user’s email address, name, and other personally identifiable information (“PII”). The types of PII that may be collected at that time include the parent’s full name, email address, and telephone number. The Site does not condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the child providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for that activity. The Site requires child users to provide a parent’s valid email address in order to provide Permission to upload a Submission. We use the parent’s email address to notify the parent about our privacy practices, and to send the parent communications either about features of the Site, including periodic parent newsletters about the Site, and for such other purposes as described in this Privacy Policy. This email address is correlated with the account user name. With the parent’s prior permission, we also may use this email address to send the parent promotional messages regarding the Site’s products and services. The parent may revoke their permission to receive promotional messages regarding the Site at any time by contacting customer support and may unsubscribe from promotional email communications by clicking on unsubscribe links in those emails. We may also request a user name and email address when a user submits a form through the “Contact Us” portion of Site so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect the e-mail address for the sole purpose of responding directly on a one-time basis to a specific inquiry. Additionally, when visitors come to our Site, we may passively collect certain non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the user’s IP Address, the web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) being used, the frequency with which guests visit various parts of the Site, and information regarding the Internet service provider, in order to make the Site more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to our business. We or one of our contractors on our behalf may collect this non-personally identifiable information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn on/off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Firefox or Internet Explorer) settings. Please note that most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.

2. How We Use, Disclose, and Store the Information We Collect:
In addition to the purposes described in Section 1, we may actively collect and use email addresses and user names to track usage and to ensure users are following the Site’s Terms of Use. In addition, we may use an email address and user name to ban a user temporarily or permanently from the Site if that user engages in inappropriate conduct on the Site. We may also use email addresses and user names to provide notification regarding the Site, such as any future amendments to this Privacy Policy. We also may use information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services. We may disclose information where we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or where we disclose information to data processors who act on our behalf (service providers or other group companies who provide support for the operations of our website and who do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose). To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose PII in response to a law enforcement agency’s or other public agency’s (including schools or children services) request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our Site, protect the security or integrity of our website, or enable us to take precautions against liability. If we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of our assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer PII to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

3. Collection of Information for Third-Party Sites and Sponsors:

This Site contains a link to Amazon.com, Inc. to facilitate sales of the Book, How To Make MeCards4Kids®: Creative Expression for Children and the Grown-Ups in Their Lives, and any related supplies. The SoulCollage® website provides a wealth of information about SoulCollage®. These websites are not under the control of this Site, and Nancy L. Weiss, LCSW is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, including any link contained in a linked site.
We do not allow any other third-party companies to solicit or advertise to our users. Our intention is to keep MeCards4Kids® free from any of this sort of direct advertising.

4. Security:

The security of your personal information is important to us. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Wherever your personal information is transferred, stored or processed by us, we will take reasonable steps to safeguard the privacy of your personal information.

5. Access to Information, and Objection to Information Collection and Retention:

Please contact us as provided in Section 6 if you would like to access the PII that we have collected online from you or your child, correct factual errors in such information, request to have this information deleted, or request that we no longer collect or maintain such information. Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect you and your child’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about you or your child.

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy:

From time to time, we may change this privacy policy to accommodate new technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements or for other purposes. We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent.

7. Contact Us:
If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to nancyweiss@mecards4kids.com.

Effective Date:

The privacy policy set out above is effective as of October 15, 2013, and applies to all information previously obtained by the Site. We reserve the right to change the privacy policy at our sole discretion. You will be informed of any such change by us posting a new privacy policy on the Site and the effective date of any change of privacy policy will be clearly marked. As required by law, we will not use PII in ways that are materially different from the ones described in this Privacy Policy without also providing notification of such practices and obtaining consent to any such different uses. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Testimonials

Barbara Bottner

MeCards4Kids™ invites an artistic language both in words and pictures that help kids to understand themselves.
2014-05-07T07:19:18+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ invites an artistic language both in words and pictures that help kids to understand themselves.

Charlie, 3rd grade

I feel powerful when I make MC’s because I can just be, and I can dream what I can be.
2014-05-07T07:25:52+00:00
I feel powerful when I make MC’s because I can just be, and I can dream what I can be.

Karyl Sisson

With this book, children discover their natural, creative talents and parents (or teachers) have the opportunity to share in this…
2014-05-07T07:19:32+00:00
With this book, children discover their natural, creative talents and parents (or teachers) have the opportunity to share in this wondrous experience.

Charlie, 3rd grade

The key of making a MeCard is to have imagination.
2014-05-07T07:26:11+00:00
The key of making a MeCard is to have imagination.

Dorothy Clark, PhD

MeCards4Kids™ integrates feelings, analytic thinking, and creative insight, opening the door to a whole new, exciting way to teach and…
2014-05-07T07:19:50+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ integrates feelings, analytic thinking, and creative insight, opening the door to a whole new, exciting way to teach and engage our kids.

Charlie, 2nd grade

The best MC’s always come from your heart. Charlie, 2nd grade
2014-05-07T07:26:33+00:00
The best MC’s always come from your heart. Charlie, 2nd grade

MeCards4Kids™ addresses the Whole Child in a fun and engaging manner, with its focus on social, emotional and intellectual development,…
2014-05-07T07:20:30+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ addresses the Whole Child in a fun and engaging manner, with its focus on social, emotional and intellectual development, and its capacity to draw children into their internal selves.

Stella, 2nd grade

I can really share about my heart.
2014-05-07T07:26:47+00:00
I can really share about my heart.

Betsy Caprio Hedberg

In this inspiring book, the authors gather the artistic and poetic wisdom of young children’s simple, yet profound, MeCards4Kids™.
2014-05-07T07:20:48+00:00
In this inspiring book, the authors gather the artistic and poetic wisdom of young children’s simple, yet profound, MeCards4Kids™.

Stella, 1st Grade

My MeCards are the many sides and pieces of me!
2014-05-07T07:27:01+00:00
My MeCards are the many sides and pieces of me!

Seena Frost, Author of SoulCollage® Evolving

MeCards4Kids™ is a great exercise for developing imagination and intuition early in life.
2014-05-07T07:21:43+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ is a great exercise for developing imagination and intuition early in life.

Dorothy G. Clark, PhD, Prof. of English

Children develop literacy and artistic skills as they produce pictures, poems, and stories.
2014-05-07T07:22:00+00:00
Children develop literacy and artistic skills as they produce pictures, poems, and stories.

Natalie White, LMFT

Children speak the truth of what lies deep within their young psyches. This book captures a snapshot of the soul…
2014-05-07T07:22:14+00:00
Children speak the truth of what lies deep within their young psyches. This book captures a snapshot of the soul of a small person.

Kat Kirby, ATR

MeCards4Kids ™ gives children the opportunity to express feelings and gain a stronger sense of self. How exciting to invite…
2014-05-07T07:22:32+00:00
MeCards4Kids ™ gives children the opportunity to express feelings and gain a stronger sense of self. How exciting to invite children to allow their intuition and imagination to lead the way for this creative exploration!

Roberta Rook, LCPC

An indispensable resource to help children and their families use creativity to move through life’s seasons and changes.
2014-05-07T07:22:46+00:00
An indispensable resource to help children and their families use creativity to move through life’s seasons and changes.

Jasmine, 1st grade

Making MeCards makes me feel good because it makes my heart open and that makes me happy to be me!
2014-05-07T07:24:08+00:00
Making MeCards makes me feel good because it makes my heart open and that makes me happy to be me!

Jack, 2nd grade

Making MeCards is a great time to think to yourself, to think about what you really love. It’s also really…
2014-05-07T07:24:22+00:00
Making MeCards is a great time to think to yourself, to think about what you really love. It’s also really fun.

Langdon, 3rd grade

You don’t have to be a good artist to make an awesome MeCard. You just have to have feelings and…
2014-05-07T07:24:36+00:00
You don’t have to be a good artist to make an awesome MeCard. You just have to have feelings and imagination!

Nicholas, 1st grade

You can be whatever you want and just say what you want and you can feel what you want.
2014-05-07T07:24:51+00:00
You can be whatever you want and just say what you want and you can feel what you want.

Michael Steele

How to Make MeCards4Kids™ is presented in a beautiful and engaging format that gives children the utmost respect.
2014-05-07T07:18:13+00:00
How to Make MeCards4Kids™ is presented in a beautiful and engaging format that gives children the utmost respect.

Nicholas, 1st grade

It’s really, really fun!
2014-05-07T07:25:15+00:00
It’s really, really fun!

Larry Starr-Karlin, LMFT

MeCards4Kids™ is a fun tool that raises the capacity for empathy by encouraging children to put themselves in the place…
2014-05-07T07:18:50+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ is a fun tool that raises the capacity for empathy by encouraging children to put themselves in the place of others and speak for them.

Nicholas, Kindergarten

MeCards help you because they can bring you wisdom.
2014-05-07T07:25:31+00:00
MeCards help you because they can bring you wisdom.

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