Privacy Policy

At KidKupz.com we take your privacy seriously. Except as disclosed below, we do not sell, rent or disclose your personal information to any third party outside of KidKupz.

Last Updated: March 5, 2009

The policies below are applicable to the KidKupz.com website (“Website”) produced and maintained by KidKupz, LLC (collectively “KidKupz,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). We have established this security and privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to the Website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.
Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered through this Website and, where applicable, through this Website’s customer service department in connection with this Website, and do not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through other off-line means.

By visiting our Website, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.

From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy. When we do so, the “Last Updated” line above will be changed to reflect the date of revision. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. We urge you to review the Privacy Policy each time you visit the Website. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, please contact us by email at KidKupzPrivacy@KidKupz.com.

Please note: This site includes links to other web sites. We provide these links as a courtesy to you and we do not have control over the operation of the sites, even though they may use the KidKupz name or logo. In addition, you may sign up for accounts on some of these web sites. These sites have their own privacy and information security policy and terms and conditions and do not necessarily follow our Privacy Policy. Their policies will control their collection and use of your personal information. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. In addition, when you browse, they may place their own cookies on your computer and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose advertising or links appear on our site.

Children Should Not Use this Website without Parental Guidance

Our Website is not intentionally targeted to children under the age of 13, and is designed with the goal of not collecting information from children under the age of 13.

If you are under the age of 13, you should use this Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us.  We do not collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13.

What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?

One of the basic principles we've tried to follow in designing this Website is that we ask for only the information we need to provide the service you've requested. As a result, the information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of our Website and our services.

Personal Information

We collect and store information that you enter into this Website or that you provide through our customer service department. For example, when you open an account, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide: name, address, email address, telephone number (“Personal Information”). This information is used to provide customer service or provide you with promotional information you have explicitly requested. We may also collect financial information such as credit card data if you purchase products from our online store.  Registration may also be required and Personal Information may also be collected in certain portions of the Website in which you specifically and knowingly provide such information, e.g. community postings (i.e., chat or bulletin boards), suggestions, or customer service requests.
If you choose to opt-in to receiving promotional emails from us, some of this information collected from you may be used to contact you about sales, new products, special offers, and new site features. To change your preferences regarding promotional communications from us, please visit our unsubscribe page or contact us at KidKupzPrivacy@KidKupz.com.

Anonymous Information

Through your use of the Website, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through "traffic data." We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this Website. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit this Website. We also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve this Website and to provide our customers with a fulfilling shopping experience

Use of Spyware

We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer.

How We Use Your Information?

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not collect, use or disclose information to third parties about your individual visits to our Website or your Personal Information collected online. If we propose to permit any use of your Personal Information, you will be provided an opportunity to instruct us not to allow such contact.

Customer Service and Feedback

We may use your Personal Information to provide customer service, track your compliance with the Website’s Terms of Use, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when you provide the information). In the event we plan to publicly post any of your Personal Information on a Website (as, for instance, a letter), you would be provided prior notification of such posting and given the option of preventing such posting.

Use of Anonymous Information

We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Website and who our readers are so we can improve our Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical "ratings" information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the KidKupz.com website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary.

Third-party Agents

We occasionally have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, credit card processing, shipping or stocking orders, providing customer service, or fraud protection. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Website.

Transactional partners

We may share non-personal information with our partners and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited this Website during a specific time period or purchased a specific product through this Website. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.

Emergency Situations

We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend the our rights or property, the Website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Website or the public.

What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?

Personal Information collected at KidKupz.com is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In many instances, the Personal Information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction. Only those employees who need access to your Personal Information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
To protect the security of your information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Most browsers will give a visual indication of when your connection is secure. For example, Internet Explorer will show a padlock icon in the lower right of the browser window. If you place an order through this Website, you will be asked to set up an account and provide an email address and password. You must provide an appropriate email address and password in order to access account information. In order to help protect your personal information further, you should be careful about providing your password to others. If you wish to cancel your password, or if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of your password, please contact KidKupz’ customer service department by email at CustomerService@KidKupz.com or by phone at (888) 543-5879.

While we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

What Happens When I Link To or From Another Website?

This Website may contain links to third parties’ websites. Please be advised that the practices described in the Privacy Policy for KidKupz.com do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. These other sites may also send their own cookies to you, collect your data or solicit your personal information. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other websites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave this Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that you visit.

What about Contests and Sweepstakes?

If we run a contest or sweepstakes relating to this Website, it will be accompanied by a set of rules. The rules for each contest/sweepstakes will specify how the information gathered from you for entry will be used and disclosed, if it is different than as described in this Privacy Policy. Personal Information will be collected only if you voluntarily submit it to our sponsors or us.

Public Areas, Chat Rooms and Newsgroups

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any Personal Information that you expect to keep private. For more information, please review our Terms of Use.

Governing Law/Assignment

KidKupz.com is published in the United States and is intended for users from the United States. California law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or otherwise.  By using this Website you consent to the jurisdication of the state and federal courts located in New York County (Manhattan).
We may change ownership or corporate organization while providing the Website. As a result, please be aware that we may transfer your information to another company that is affiliated with us or with which we have merged. Under such circumstances KidKupz would to the extent possible require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

Opt-In Procedures and Preference Changes

We provide you with the opportunity to opt-in to receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about you. KidKupz.com will not send you promotional e-mail or postal mail unless you choose to receive such communications. Even if you choose to receive those communications, you may always opt-out of receiving e-mail messages and postal mail.
There are several ways in which you can tell us whether or not you want to receive promotional communications from KidKupz.com. When you set up an account you will have an opportunity to make your selections in this regard. You also will have an opportunity to change these selections by following the “unsubscribe” or “preference center” instructions contained in the promotional emails we send you.

Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to KidKupzPrivacy@KidKupz.com You can also reach us by telephone at (888) 543-5879 or by mail at:
KidKupz, LLC
Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
945 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6B
New York, NY 10021