Terms & Condition of Use
This PhillySwirl Web site brings you the coolest information about the world of PhillySwirl and provides a first-hand look at some of our games and products. If you are a parent or guardian and are interested in knowing more about PhillySwirl’s policy regarding the online collection of information from children, we recommend reviewing the Note To Parents below.
PhillySwirl respects the privacy rights of its online visitors and is committed to providing you with a secure online environment.
What information does PhillySwirl collect?
In order to give you the most exciting Internet experience possible, PhillySwirl may request and/or collect information from you on a voluntary basis when you: (1) register with us; (2) shop at any of our online stores (when available); (3) participate in contests, events or promotions; (4) send questions or comments via e-mail to PhillySwirl customer support; (5) submit your resume to us online; and/or, (6) fill out online surveys. The requested information may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and home address. For some activities, we may also ask you to create a password and to provide demographic information such as your age and the gender and birthdates of children in your household. If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information with your personal information. This allows us to tailor the notices we send you and the content we provide you according to your preferences and interests.
If you are under the age of 13, you will need your parent or guardian’s consent before you can provide any personal information to us for purposes of registration and other online activities. Kids, if you are ever unsure about anything you are seeing on this site, ask your parent or guardian for help. See Note To Parents below for more information.
If you wish to register with one of our sites you may be asked to supply personal information such as your full name, e-mail address, and mailing address. We may also ask you to provide demographic information such as your birthdate, gender, the birthdates and genders of children in your household, the postal code and country in which you live, and information on products you own or of interest to you. PhillySwirl uses such information to periodically contact you with product information news, special offers and relevant announcements (including service announcements) and to provide other exclusive benefits to those who register their products on our sites.
In the event we provide an online store, visitors purchasing goods and services through such store will need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date, in addition to name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
To participate in some of our promotions, you may be asked to provide an e-mail address, name or screen name, so that we can let you know if you won a prize. For other PhillySwirl promotions, we may request your name and home address in order to send you products or information by regular mail.
By allowing you to send e-mail to us, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you. We will only use personal information (such as name, mailing address and e-mail address) contained in your e-mail to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the e-mail. Although we may retain your e-mail for a period of time, we will not use any personal information contained in your e-mail for any purpose other than responding to your specific inquiry or comments.
By allowing you to send postcards or pages to friends, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you or the person you are e-mailing. We will use the personal information supplied (such as name and e-mail address) only to send the postcard or page as you request and allow the recipient to respond to you.
In order to improve the user experience at our Web sites, we may employ online surveys for visitors to volunteer anonymous demographic information about themselves and provide us feedback about why they visit our sites and what we can do to make them better. Information collected through these surveys is anonymous; we cannot identify who is submitting the information or tie it to other personally identifiable information a user may have provided us through another means.
Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. If you do not want to submit personal information when requested, you will not be able to access certain areas on our site. However, you do not need to provide personal information to PhillySwirl in order to use our Web sites.
Who is collecting my information and how will it be used?
PhillySwirl collects the personal and demographic information you provide on our sites. We will use the information you submit to our Web sites to send you advertising or promotional materials, including information about new products, contests, newsletters, features and enhancements, special offers and other events of interest. We also use your personal information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the products and services we provide you and can better meet your needs.
With whom does PhillySwirl share my personal information?
From time to time, PhillySwirl may employ and share its customers’ personal information with entities who use it solely to provide support for the internal operations of the PhillySwirl website (e.g., online product fulfillment, online registration and email services, or technical support). These entities will not use your personal information for any other purpose, and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from us.
We may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.
PhillySwirl does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected from and about its users (including children under 13) to third parties. However, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, PhillySwirl’s customer information may be transferred to PhillySwirl’s successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
Other information passively collected by PhillySwirl is in the form of logs – files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users’ browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help PhillySwirl determine (among other things) how many and how often users have visited our Web sites, which pages they’ve visited, and other similar data. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.
Linking to third party sites
To provide relevant information not found on our Web sites and to facilitate online shopping, PhillySwirl may provide links from our Web sites to third party Web sites. We encourage our users to read third party sites’ privacy policies before submitting personal information.
If you do not want PhillySwirl to send you e-mail or regular mail about our products and/or services, you can opt-out at the time of registration or at the time of information collection. If you are receiving e-mails or regular mail and at a later date you choose to opt-out and have your name removed from PhillySwirl’s e-mailing list, you can do so by sending an e-mail to info@PhillySwirl.com.
Safeguarding your personal information
PhillySwirl will only collect personal information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and we will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us. Any information provided to us is housed in a secure datacenter, which can only be accessed by PhillySwirl personnel.
Review, update and removal of personal information
If you have registered with our site, you may at any time review and/or update the contact information we have for you or inform us that you want us to remove your information from our database by contacting us at info@PhillySwirl.com.. If you choose to send us an e-mail, please be sure to include in your message the name of the site at which you registered and the e-mail address you used to register so that we can verify your request.
Questions and Complaints
Any questions or complaints about PhillySwirl or this privacy statement can be addressed by contacting us at info@PhillySwirl.com..
We reserve the right to change this statement at any time, so visit this page from time to time to check for changes. For additional information about our Web site, please see our Terms and Conditions of Use.
NOTE TO PARENTS
PhillySwirl has developed its Web site to be an enjoyable experience for children (and adults) of all ages. PhillySwirl recognizes that some younger children may not understand some of the information contained on the Web site or how the site operates. That is the purpose of the Privacy Statement. Please discuss this statement with your children so that they will better understand how to use the site and the information they may be asked to provide. PhillySwirl strongly believes that providing its visitors with accurate and adequate notice about the Web site will lead to informed choices and decisions about how to use the site, as well as protect its users’ privacy. If you have any questions or comments about our policy, please contact us using the Contact Information provided below.
Children Under 13
Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information
PhillySwirl may collect and store personal information about children under 13 (“children” or “child”) if it is submitted in connection with our website registration or with the parent’s verifiable consent. To determine who is younger than 13 years old and whether parental consent is required, we ask all users who wish to register to submit their date of birth. Those users that indicate they are less than 13 years of age are taken through a parental consent process. If given verifiable permission from a parent, PhillySwirl may collect and store the following types of personal information about a child under 13: name, email address, mailing address, parent’s or guardian’s name, and parent’s or guardian’s email address. PhillySwirl may also collect demographic information about a child such as the child’s date of birth, gender, and other preferences; and, combine such information with the child’s personal information. PhillySwirl will only collect this information if it is voluntarily submitted to us by the child or parent and provided with the parent’s verifiable permission.
Once collected, a child’s registration information may be used to: (a) allow the child to participate in activities on our site (e.g., contests); and, (b) allow us to send the child promotional materials, including information about new products, contests, features and enhancements, special offers, and other events of interest. We may also use the information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so that we can constantly improve the products and services we provide our visitors and to better meet their needs.
Please note that we are prohibited from conditioning a child’s participation in an activity – like contests – on the child’s disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. This means that if we don’t need a specific piece of information (like the child’s phone number) to allow the child to participate in a contest, we simply won’t ask for it.
In some instances, certain portions of our site will allow children under 13 to submit personal information such as their e-mail address without first telling us their age or obtaining their parents’ consent. Such portions of our site operate activities or provide services in a way that does not require prior parental consent.
PhillySwirl Contact Information
Any personal information that a child provides to our Web site(s) for purposes of registration is collected by PhillySwirl. PhillySwirl’s contact information is as follows
1102 N. 28th St.
Tampa, FL 33605
Toll Free: 1-877-379-4757
Disclosure of Children’s Personal Information
Please read the section titled “With whom does PhillySwirl share my personal information” (above) for our policy on the disclosure of personal information collected from and about children under 13.
A parent who has already given PhillySwirl permission to collect and use his or her child’s personal and demographic information can, at any time, do the following: (1) review, correct, or have deleted the child’s personal information; and/or, (2) discontinue further collection or use of the child’s personal information. To do so, please contact us at info@PhillySwirl.com. and be sure to include your child’s name and email address, your name and email address, and the name of the site at which your child is registered. We will be happy to honor your request.