TSS Photography is committed to comply fully with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998 and believes in the power of kids and we urge both kids and
their parents to use and enjoy our website. While we encourage the interactive nature
of online media, we strive to educate parents and kids about how to appropriately
safeguard their privacy when traveling on the Web. We urge kids to check with their
parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss
with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personal information
to anyone they don't know.
What Information Is Collected?
At TSS Photography, it's our policy to create website content that requires
minimum collection of information from our visitors. Generally, we limit our collection
of information from kids to what is known as nonpersonally identifiable information
(e.g. screen name, birthday, gender, state, zip code). This information is collected
so kids can participate in activities (e.g. play online games) without giving unnecessary
personal information. From time to time, however, we may request limited personally
identifiable information (e.g. email address of parent ), as explained below, in
order to conduct online contests or sweepstakes or offer other online activities
(e.g. electronic newsletters). TSS does not condition a kid's participation in any
of our online activities or the disclosure of more information than is reasonably
necessary to participate in the activity. As explained below, we may also collect
from parents additional types of information (e.g., credit card and billing information)
when they purchase products and offerings at our site.
Electronic Newsletter Subscription TSS offers kids the opportunity
to sign up to receive the TSS newsletter by email. At any time after receiving this
notification email, the child's parent has the opportunity to exercise the option
to request that we stop sending the child the TSS newsletter and have the child's
information removed from our TSS newsletter by following the "unsubscribe" instructions
found at the end of any of the TSS newsletter emails. In addition, parents may at
any time review any identifiable information collected about their child (see below,
Parental Access). All information collected for TSS newsletters is used only
to send the child the electronic newsletter and may be transferred, disclosed, or
shared with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle the preparation
and delivery of the electronic newsletter and perform other related technical and
processing functions. These third parties may not use it for other purposes and
have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
Contests and Sweepstakes
TSS occasionally offers contests and sweepstakes, which may be entered online. Sometimes,
when we conduct contests or sweepstakes that may involve more than a one-time contact,
we ask additionally for the email address of his or her parent. All the information
collected by TSS is securely maintained and used only for the purpose of conducting
the contest or sweepstakes. The information collected in a TSS sweepstakes may be
passed to a TSS Franchise Owner.
Use of Information
TSS uses or may use personally identifiable information that kids provide for such
purposes as sending requested electronic postcards and email messages on their behalf,
and conducting contests or sweepstakes, and responding to their questions regarding
our products and services. TSS currently does not disclose to third parties personally
identifiable information that kids provide, except from time to time, we may transfer,
disclose or share such information with third parties such as Franchise Owners to
deliver prizes. Such third parties have access to personal information needed to
perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Additionally, in
the event that all or substantially all of the assets relating to TSS are transferred
or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information submitted to us may
be transferred to the acquiring entity. Finally, we may also disclose personally
identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with law or requests
by law enforcement agencies, to enforce our Terms and Conditions or to protect the
rights, property or safety of our website, users of our website and others. Use
of Photos Your purchase, either through your local photographer or the TSS Photography
website, acknowledges images are the property of TSS Photography and may be used
for display purposes.
Cookies and Log Data
Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of
your computer when you visit a website. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can
they read information from a user's hard drive. Cookies allow websites to "remember"
users activities on a website as well as users visits to a site. At TSS, cookies
are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our website over a given
period and to remember user screen names so that the need for multiple log-ins is
eliminated. We do not store any personal information into cookies nor do we link
or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information that
kids submit online when participating in our activities.
You can, of course, disable
cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus
in your browser.
The ads appearing on TSS are delivered to you by a third party ad service provider.
In the course of serving ads, the ad service provider may place or recognize their
own unique cookie on your browser, and may use non-personally identifiable information
about your visit to TSS, such as the number of times that you have viewed an ad.
For more information about the third party ad service provider and how to "opt out"
of the ad serving cookie, please click here.
Log data collected on web servers both within TSS's control and under the control
of TSS's third party ad service provider, who is required to maintain such data
on a confidential basis, supplies TSS with aggregate information about the number
of visits to different pages on our site. TSS uses such aggregate information to
improve access to our content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system
types to make our content available to as many kids as possible. We do not link
the log data collected to the personal information that kids submit online when
participating in our activities.
Parental Access At TSS, our goal is to help parents ensure that
their kids have a safe and fun online experience. That's why we've set up a system
by which parents can call us to request a form that allows them to review any identifiable
information collected about their child, have this information deleted, and/or request
that there be no further collection or use of their child's information. TSS takes
steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child and
to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian.
TSS has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected
in the future is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical
access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password
protections which guard against unauthorized access.
TSS provides a "bumper page" when linking from TSS to an advertiser's site, which
lets kids know they are going to an advertiser's site and reminds them not to give
out information online without getting permission from their parents.
TSS provides links to other websites that may have their own information collection
practices. TSS provides internal "bumper pages" that inform kids that they have
linked to another site and instructs them not to give out information online before
checking with their parents. These other websites are governed by their own privacy
policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different
from ours. We encourage visitors to other websites to review the privacy policies
and information collection practices of those websites.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding TSS's privacy
policy and/or practices, please email us at: email@example.com or via
Webmaster c/o TSS Photography
2150 Boggs RD Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30096
Or call this number: 678-740-0800