PRIVACY POLICY
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The Bonne Bell Company’s Thoughts on Privacy

Like any good friend, we at The Bonne Bell Company think your private stuff should stay private. Here is the deal on our privacy policies so that you understand what we do with your personal information. The Bonne Bell Company is committed to protecting your private information while you surf our websites. We want to keep all the visitors to our site happy and secure, so we urge you to read this entire Privacy Policy (and your parents must read it with you - if you’re under 13) so that you will know what The Bonne Bell Company does with the private information you provide to us.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

In this Privacy Policy, The Bonne Bell Company will inform you about the type of information that is collected about you on all websites owned and operated by The Bonne Bell Company including www.thebonnebellcompany.com, www.bonnebell.com, www.smackers.com, www.worldofsmackers.com, and www.colorandflavorshop.com and all pages residing at such domains (collectively, the “Website”), how the information is collected, what the information will be used for and to whom it will be given. This Privacy Policy will also tell you how to limit our use of your information.

Access to Children

Our Website is visited and accessible to children under the age of 13. We encourage parents to be active participants in their children’s use of our Website.

ATTENTION TO ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13:
IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, WE MUST RECEIVE PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN BEFORE YOU SEND ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION (DEFINED BELOW) TO THE BONNE BELL COMPANY ABOUT YOURSELF OVER THE INTERNET, BY E-MAIL OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY WITH YOU BEFORE YOU CONTINUE ON OUR WEBSITE.

Parent’s Rights to their Children’s Collected Information

As a parent or guardian, you have the right to the following:

  • Review both the categories of information collected and the specific information collected about your child;
  • Prevent further use of the information collected about your child;
  • Prevent further disclosure of information collected about your child to third parties;
  • Prevent further collection of your child’s Personal Information; and
  • Delete your child’s Personal Information.

Upon receipt of your request to do any of the above acts, we will verify that you are in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian. Please contact us at the address below to exercise this right.

What Personal Information We Directly Collect and How We Use It

Your child may navigate freely within our Website without providing any personally identifiable information to us. We abide by the rule under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that no website operator may require, as a condition of participation, that a child under the age of 13 discloses more information than is reasonably necessary.

Certain portions of our Website may collect individually identifiable information from our users, including name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and other information about a user (“Personal Information”); however, we will never collect any Personal Information from a child under the age of 13 without proper parental notice or consent under COPPA. Please see below for more information concerning specific features of our Website.

  • worldofsmackers.com Membership Users of the Website may anonymously join worldofsmackers.com by creating a screen name and password. Screen names must be no less than 6 characters. Screen names should not be user's actual names. User names and passwords are confidential and must not be divulged by users to anyone. Although worldofsmackers.com includes opportunities to earn points, get homework help, view exclusive content not featured on our Smackers site, and send comments to Smackers, we do not ordinarily collect any Personal Information of our users in connection with worldofsmackers.com. We do, however, give our users the opportunity to send a postcard to a friend inviting them to worldofsmackers.com. Names and e-mail addresses collected in connection with such requests are used for no other purpose and are permanently deleted from our records promptly after the postcard has been sent. We also give our users the opportunity to send feedback and ideas to us. Although worldofsmackers.com includes opportunities to earn points and get homework help, no personally identifiable submissions from children under the age of 13 are posted on the Website without prior written consent of parents or guardians. Except as described in this Privacy Policy, any data collected in connection with worldofsmackers.com remains anonymous and The Bonne Bell Company will keep such data separate from contact information collected exclusively to fulfill a user’s request for updates. (See “World of Smackers Updates,” below, for more information.)
  • World of Smackers Updates Users of the Website may request to receive regular updates from worldofsmackers.com. The only information we require from a child is their e-mail address. If the requester indicates that he or she is under the age of 13, we ask for the e-mail address of a parent. We automatically contact the parent by e-mail to let them know about the child’s request to receive regular updates from World of Smackers. In that e-mail message, we provide parents with instructions to refuse to permit further contact with the child and to require the deletion of the information we have collected from the child and, in each update, we provide a way to unsubscribe and a link to this Privacy Policy. The contact information we collect is used only to send these updates to the child and for no other purpose. The Bonne Bell Company will not combine contact information collected exclusively to fulfill a user’s request for updates with any other information collected on the Website, including worldofsmackers.com user names and account data. If we use the services of a third party to help us deliver or process the delivery of these updates to the child, we will only do so under a contract which requires the third party assisting us to keep such information confidential. (Please see “Worldofsmackers.com Membership,” and “Parent’s Rights to their Children’s Collected Information,” above, for more information.)
  • Smackers Advisory Panel Certain worldofsmackers.com members may be selected as Smackers Advisory Board members. With the advance written consent of parents or guardians, Advisory Board members will be asked to provide input on projects such as new product concepts, product testing, product preferences, opinion surveys, teen lifestyle questions and other Smackers research as well as her name, age and other information via e-mail, the Smackers Advisory Board Website or otherwise (the "Advisory Panel Submissions"). Personally identifiable Advisory Panel Submissions may be combined with information collected from your child as a worldofsmackers.com member, however such information will be used only for The Bonne Bell Company’s marketing purposes in connection with the sale or advertising of Bonne Bell’s products. Except as set forth under this Privacy Policy, any information shared with third parties will be done on an anonymous, aggregated basis and only under a contract which requires the third party assisting us to keep such information confidential.
  • colorandflavorshop.com Our Website offers users the chance to purchase BONNEBELL and Smackers products though colorandflavorshop.com. colorandflavorshop.com will collect personal information in order to complete purchase transactions. Data collected will be kept separate from contact information collected exclusively to fulfill a userÕs request for worldofsmackers.com updates as well as worldofsmackers.com user names and account data. All information provided is maintained by The Bonne Bell Company and is subject to The Bonne Bell CompanyÕs privacy policy. If you are not comfortable with our policies, do not make a purchase through colorandflavorshop.com.

What Other Information our Automated Systems Collect and How We Use It

We will also be passively collecting and tracking information about user activities on our Website in the aggregate (i.e., on a group basis). Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, this aggregate information will not be linked to Personal Information. We do this to keep track of what users may be interested in and to assist us in improving and customizing our Website. We will not combine such information with any Personal Information collected elsewhere on the site.

  • Non-Personal Aggregated Website Usage Statistics We may collect and log certain non-personally identifying information which a user’s browser makes available whenever a user visits the Website. This information may include a user’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet), home server domain name, computer type, browser type, browser language, as well as the date and time of a user’s visit. This information does not include a user’s Personal Information. We use this information to administer, operate, develop, and improve the Website.

    We may also track and store information in the aggregate as it relates to user’s movement within the Website such as the pages from which the user was referred, entry and exit points for the Website, search terms, pages a user visits, page views/impressions, access times, domain names and browser types. None of this information is linked to a user’s Personal Information.
  • Cookies and other Automated Processes We use cookies in connection with the Website. These are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer and record data about a user’s visit. Cookies assist web surfing by saving visitor preferences and other information. In general, we use cookies to collect information so that we can determine how to improve our Website and services by seeing which areas and features are most popular, to personalize the Website and to improve a user’s experience on our Website as well as to complete transactions a user has requested. We use cookies in connection with the Website. These are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer and record data about a user’s visit. Cookies assist web surfing by saving visitor preferences and other information. In general, we use cookies to collect information so that we can determine how to improve our Website and services by seeing which areas and features the setting to reject cookies or to prompt a user before accepting a cookie from the sites a user visits by editing browser options. If a user decides not to accept our cookies, a user will still be able to access those parts of our Website available to the general public but the user may not be able to use some of the Website’s features or our services, and the user may have a less satisfactory experience.

    We may also use web beacons on our Website. A web beacon, also known as a “web bug,” is a small, graphic image on a Web page, in a Web-based document or in an e-mail message that is designed to allow us to monitor visitors to the Website, the IP address of the computer to which the Web beacon is sent, the URL of the page from which the Web beacon comes, and the time it was viewed. None of this information is linked to a user’s Personal Information.

Information Sharing with Third Parties

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we never share any Personal Information with any third parties.

We may share aggregated information with third parties, provided that it is not traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you. We will only do so under a contract which requires the third party assisting us to keep such information confidential.

Duty of Confidentiality

The Bonne Bell Company recognizes its duty to maintain reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your child’s information. We employ such reasonable procedures in an effort to maintain confidentiality, security and integrity.

Limits to Confidentiality

The Bonne Bell Company will share your Personal Information only when we are required by law to do so or in the event of:

  • Transactions with The Bonne Bell Company We may provide a user’s Personal Information to trusted businesses or persons (“Business Partners”) for the sole purpose of processing or storing Personal Information on our behalf. These Business Partners include website developers, internet service providers, banks and credit card processing companies, as well as other third parties we use to assist us in our mission of proving users with Bonne Bell products. When we do disclose a user’s information to others, it will be subject to agreements that require Business Partners to maintain the security of the Personal Information provided by The Bonne Bell Company, and to process such Personal Information only on our instructions, in compliance with this Privacy Policy, and in an appropriate confidential and secure manner.

  • Sale or Transfer of Business We may sell or otherwise transfer such information to a successor of The Bonne Bell Company, or a subsidiary or division of The Bonne Bell Company, in connection with an asset sale, acquisition, merger, consolidation, divestiture, stock sale, purchase of part or all of the assets of The Bonne Bell Company, or other corporate transaction, or by way of assignment (whether by operation of law or otherwise) in connection with any such or similar transaction or in connection with the administration of a bankruptcy estate. In the case of any such event, the Personal Information will become the property of the transferee and will be subject to the successor’s privacy policy should they have one.

  • User Instructions If a user of the Website voluntarily contacts us because the user is having a problem with the Website such as purchases through our Business Partners on colorandflavorshop.com, we will require the user’s permission to investigate that purchase on behalf of the user and may need to utilize information provided by the user in course of investigating and attempting to resolve the problem. In such case, we may need to share with Business Partners information provided by the user to The Bonne Bell Company, and we will need to contact the user once we have investigated the complaint.

  • Inappropriate Conduct If we find that your actions on our Website violates our Terms of Use agreement that you agree to by using our Website, we may access and disclose Personal Information if necessary in order to protect the rights and safety of our users and others and to comply with applicable law.

Security

The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with our users, like you, is of great concern to us. Personal Information provided in connection with worldofsmackers.com is available only to our internal web team and is kept on a secure server. Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, only those employees who need access to our users’ information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, as described above. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies may be subject to termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

Contact our Website

For inquiries concerning our information practices, you may contact us at:
On-line Privacy, The Bonne Bell Company
18519 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Attention: Webmaster
Or by e-mail at: webmaster@bonnebell.com. We will employ reasonable methods to insure that we are communicating with the parent or legal guardian during this contact, and during any contact requiring verifiable parental consent.

Opting-Out

You may opt-out of having your Personal Information collected by contacting us by e-mail or regular mail. Please note that in order to fulfill certain obligations, we may need to continue sending your notices or other important information concerning any orders or services you request.

Requesting to See Your Personal Information

You may request, via e-mail or regular mail that we provide you with the Personal Information we have concerning you. Once you receive this information, you may request that we modify or remove any of your Personal Information. We reserve the right to verify your identity before sending you this information.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Website may contain links to other Internet websites. We encourage our partners, contributors and other third parties to implement policies and practices that respect your privacy and comport with COPPA.

We are not, however, responsible for other websites’ privacy practices or website content. Occasionally, you may receive cookies from third party advertisers, partners and vendors. We do not control these cookies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We ask that you review this Privacy Policy from time to time to insure you are familiar with the most current version of it.

Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

By using this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as well as any posted changes to this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to the terms, DO NOT use our Website.

revised 10/07

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