Submitting information to StarryCritters is always voluntary. By doing so, you give StarryCritters permission to use the information for the intended purpose. If you do not want to give StarryCritters permission to use your information, simply do not provide it.
Information Collected with Technology
StarryCritters uses information gathered through technology to make the site more interesting and useful to you. In most circumstances, it may not be readily apparent that information is being collected. For example, when you came to StarryCritters.com, your IP address is collected. That IP address is not personally identifying and is often associated with the portal through which you enter the internet, such as your internet service provider or ISP.
Often we collect information regarding the frequency with which our visitors visit various parts of the site. This helps us determine which pages are of most interest to our visitors. Again, the information is not personally identifying and is collected in aggregate; it is just a number. We also collect aggregate information on platform usage, screen size, browser type and version. This information helps us make future decisions to make the site better for you.
At no time is your private information, whether stored through persistent cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off cookies. Each browser is different. To do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer), look at your browser’s “Help” section to learn the best way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, the site will continue to operate as expected.
We do not use your private information for marketing purposes other than to track your usage of the site. We will not spam you. We will not provide any information to third parties who have no right to your information.
If you choose to provide us with information, by completing a form or sending an email, we will use that information to respond to your message. We will not ask for usernames or passwords, where appropriate. Remember that email isn’t necessarily secure. You should never send sensitive or personal information, such as your Social Security number by email. Alternate methods include secure websites or mail services.
Interaction with Children
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using or disclosing personal information from a child under the age of 13.