Updated July 7th, 2016
StoryCub, Inc. (aka “StoryCub”) has created the StoryCub app and StoryCub.com as the online locations where you can enjoy video picture books, children’s music videos, and more. StoryCub urges both kids and their parents to use and enjoy our website and we are committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our information collection practices are described below and we strongly recommend that children who want to enter any information on any website to check with their parents first; we think parents should discuss with their children appropriate safeguards and restrictions concerning the online disclosure to anyone they don’t know of any kind of personal information.
What Information Is Collected?
At StoryCub we try to avoid creating online content that requires significant personal information from our visitors. We generally limit our collection of information from kids to what is known as non-personally identifiable information such as screen names and birthdate. However, we may request limited personally identifiable information such as kids’ email addresses and/or email address of parents, in order to conduct online contests or sweepstakes or offer other online activities such as electronic postcards and newsletters. We do not require the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the applicable activity.
Contests and Sweepstakes
StoryCub may occasionally offer contests and sweepstakes, which will be entered online. To participate in a contest or sweepstakes, a child is asked to provide his or her name, age and email address and the email address of his or her parent or guardian. If the child is under the age of 13, we send the child’s parent or guardian an email within two business days informing the parent or guardian of the child’s entry and asking the parent to grant permission for the child to enter the contest or sweepstakes; if we do not receive an e-mail granting permission within one (1) week, the child’s entry is deleted. All personally identifiable information collected by StoryCub for contests or sweepstakes is securely maintained and used only for the purpose of conducting the contests or sweepstakes. We delete any personal information collected after the conclusion of the contest except that we may provide information collected to a fulfillment house that helps run the contest or sweepstakes. We require those fulfillment houses to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of any information we provide them.
StoryCub, and its affiliated companies is an active production company and therefore does not knowingly accept unsolicited submissions of creative material including, without limitation, submissions of scripts, story lines, articles, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, ideas or concepts. StoryCub’s policy is to promptly delete any such submission without reading it or forwarding it to other StoryCub departments or personnel. Accordingly, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any StoryCub, and/or its affiliate companies, creative work is purely coincidental.
Electronic Artwork Submission
Occasionally, StoryCub may provide kids the opportunity to send, through StoryCub.com or the StoryCub app, electronic artwork featuring original artwork. In connection with the submission of such original artwork, participants must print out a release form from the site. The child and his or her parent or guardian must sign and return the form to StoryCub with any such submission as a condition of our considering the content. We do not require kids to submit personally identifiable information about themselves (other than their names and ages in some cases) in order to send electronic artwork. All information collected for electronic artwork is used only to identify the person who created and/or sent the artwork to StoryCub, and such information is deleted from our system once the electronic artwork is removed from the site.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
Use of Information
StoryCub uses or may use personally identifiable information that kids provide in order to identify their artwork. StoryCub may also share information with consultants and affiliates for internal business purposes. Except for the purpose of announcing contest winners or identification of artwork from children, StoryCub currently does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that kids provide. From time to time, however, we may share such information with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to administer certain online activities such as contests and sweepstakes. Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purposes. Additionally, if all or substantially all of StoryCub’s assets are transferred or sold to another entity, we may transfer personally identifiable information submitted to us prior to such transfer. Finally, we may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when required by law or is pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings, or otherwise necessary to protect our website or the safety of its users.
Log data is collected on web servers both within StoryCub’s control and may be under the control of StoryCub’s third party providers, who are required to maintain such data on a confidential basis. Log data supplies StoryCub with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. StoryCub 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/if participating in our activities.
StoryCub 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.
Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that StoryCub may contain links to sites other than StoryCub.com or the StoryCub app, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as StoryCub. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that StoryCub would not.
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Minneapolis, MN 55432 USA
The StoryCub app and StoryCub.com website is primarily intended for domestic viewers and is consequently directed towards residents of the United States.