Park Slope Parents' Privacy Policy

Park Slope Parents Privacy Policy

What personally identifiable information is collected about applicants to either or both of the Park Slope Parents Yahoo! Groups?

 

  • "Personally identifiable information" is non-anonymous information such as your name, phone number, credit card information, address or email address — anything that could identify you personally.
  • When individuals apply to become members of either or both of our Yahoo! Groups, they must apply and register using Club Express.  Applicants will be asked to provide information affirming that they are indeed parents.  When applicants answer these queries, they may offer information including, but not limited to, Name, Address, and the ages and names of their children.  Such information is used only to establish eligibility for membership in the Park Slope Parents Yahoo! Groups and is not shared or resold to any other company without your consent other than as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise necessary to provide you the Park Slope Parent and related services.   All such information that applicants provide during that registration process is governed by Club Express’s privacy policy, which is available for review at http://www.clubexpress.com/popup.aspx?page_id=125&club_id=0.
  • The privacy of contributors to and readers of our two Yahoo! Groups is governed by Yahoo!’s privacy policy.  When Park Slope Parents Members or Readers arrive at Yahoo!’s servers, they are governed by Yahoo’s privacy policy, which is available for review at http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/details.html.
  • When you agree to participate in the Park Slope Parents community, you grant us permission to publish your advice or recommendations to the web site anonymously. This has been our practice from the start to help facilitate access to specific information more easily than via the Yahoo! Group archives. If you do not wish your advice or recommendations to be shared, please reply privately and indicate that you do not wish your reply to be included as part of a summary. You retain the copyright to your posts and can request to have your reviews or recommendations removed. 
  • By joining Park Slope Parents, you have agreed that published content should not be reproduced (or linked to) without permission of the author; nevertheless, you have also acknowledged that you are aware that because the Park Slope Parents website and Yahoo! Groups are public fora, any information posted therein may appear elsewhere.

 

Does Park Slope Parents have access to my registration information provided to Club Express?
  • Park Slope Parents may access your registration information solely for the purpose of sending to you periodic Park Slope Parents newsletters or other information that we think you may find valuable. To do so, we currently use a company called Constant Contact to help with the electronic mailing.  Constant Contact’s privacy policy is available here for review: http://www.constantcontact.com/privacy_guarantee.jsp. If in the future we use a different vendor(s) for these services, such vendor(s)’s policy or policies will apply.
  • The privacy of contributors to and readers of the Park Slope Parents Website hosted at www.parkslopeparents.com is protected as follows:


What personally identifiable information is collected about visitors to www.parkslopeparents.com?

  • Visitors to www.parkslopeparents.com are not required to provide personally identifiable information to use the website.  However, there are two instances in which Park Slope Parents LLC (PSP) may receive your name, email address, or other information that identifies you personally.
  • The first is if you choose to register at our website.  Registration at our website requires the entry of such personally-identifiable information, which is transferred to PSP and kept on our servers.  In such cases, we keep your information confidential and use it to establish a membership for you (establishing, for example, that you are indeed a parent in Park Slope, Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods).  In the future we may use such personally-identifiable information to customize the information that appears on the website you visit (displaying, for example, only the childcare options that serve your zip code once you identify your location).  Your information will not be shared or resold to any other company without your consent.
  • The second is if you click a link on our website asking a question or sending a comment.  In such cases, your email application will likely include your email address and may include other personally-identifiable information in a query sent to PSP, including your name.  In instances in which PSP receives such information, we keep it confidential and use it strictly to send you information or answer your concerns regarding PSP.

 

What other information is collected about visitors to www.parkslopeparents.com?
  • PSP receives standard web log information: cookies, referrer IDs, IP addresses, system information and other similar data.
What is a cookie?
  • A "cookie" is a small bit of record-keeping information that websites often store on a user's computer. Cookies do not include people's names, email addresses, or other information that identifies you personally; they are used to identify a computer, not a person. Cookie technology is fairly commonplace on the Internet because cookies allow websites to personalize their service based on a user's preferences. On most browsers, you can ask to be notified by your browser when you receive a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it.  PSP does not require that you accept cookies, nor will we intentionally prevent you from using our websites if you decline to accept cookies.
How does PSP use cookies?
  • PSP may use cookies to identify those who have registered at the Park Slope Parents website.  In the future, this will allow us to personalize your web experience based on your location and any preferences you may have set upon registration.
What is a referrer ID?
  • A "referrer ID" is information from your web browser which shows us what URL you linked from. This allows us to see what websites link to www.parkslopeparents.com. This information is automatically gathered by our server.
What is an IP address?
  • IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. They are automatically gathered by our web server when you visit www.parkslopeparents.com.
What is system information?
  • System information we gather from our web logs includes time of your visit, type of browser you used, and the operating system, platform and CPU speed of your computer. This kind of anonymous information is routinely sent by your browser when you connect to websites. PSP uses this information only for broad demographic statistics. For example: it tells us what percentage of our users employ, for example, Firefox browsers versus Internet Explorer.
Will I receive unsolicited commercial email ("spam") as a result of visiting the website of park Slope Parents?
  • PSP will never intentionally send you spam.
Will personally identifiable information be collected on www.parkslopeparents.com from children?
  • In an effort to be compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, it is the policy of PSP to collect NO personally identifiable information from children. All individuals are therefore required to be 14 years or older to submit their names, email addresses, or other information at our website.
Changes to this Policy
  • Please note this Privacy Policy is subject to change. Our current privacy policy will always be made available at this page. The policy version will be noted at the bottom of the page and previous versions will be made available to review upon request.  We encourage you to periodically check back. PSP reserves the right to change our privacy policy at any time without further notice to you
How to Contact Us If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation please contact us:  Park Slope ParentsAttention:  Chief Privacy Officer438 12th St. PHCBrooklyn, NY 11215 Or by email at privacy [at] parkslopeparents.comDo you need further information? If you would like to learn more about how to protect your privacy online, check out the following online resources: This Privacy Policy was last updated on July 1, 2009.