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CHOOSECO POLICY STATEMENT ON PRODUCT PLACEMENT WITHIN CHILDREN’S MEDIA


CHOOSECO LLC does not allow product placement advertising within the body of content of children’s media. By body of content of media we mean the storyline or factual or game text of any book, TV show, board game, electronic game, workbook or other entertainment or educational product for children. We consider such commercial product placement advertising inside these media contrary to the best interests of children and society. We further believe that this position is shared by the majority of people involved in producing children’s entertainment.

CHOOSECO thus apologizes to its audience for inadvertently allowing a product placement in a DVD based upon a recently reissued CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE title. There are non-invasive ways to promote and advertise products while still supporting content. We embrace and accept these on a case-by-case basis.

We invite your support in keeping the content of children’s entertainment and education free of product placement advertising.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

R. A. Montgomery
CEO
CHOOSECO LLC




CHOOSECO LLC (CYOA.COM) PRIVACY POLICY

Chooseco LLC has a new Privacy Policy in effect as of July 7, 2011

Use of this site signifies your acceptance of the terms and conditions.
Chooseco LLC ("Chooseco") is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting this web site operated by us.  Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our policies on web site privacy, so that you and your family can take full advantage of our sites. Please remember that this site and the servers that make this site available are located in the United States.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS POLICY WITH YOUR PARENTS AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THINGS YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. 
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS:Chooseco LLC adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and the guidelines of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. in our web sites for children. Parents, you can help by spending time online with your children and monitoring your children’s online use. Please help us protect your child’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.


1. Does Chooseco Collect Any Personal Information About Me?
Chooseco doesn’t require anyone to share any personal information about themselves in order to enjoy our website. That means you can visit our sites without any need to register with us. We do not collect any personal information from you online unless it is voluntarily provided, for instance when registering for contests, sweepstakes, promotions, downloads, or free demos, completing our online customer surveys, or placing and order. See Question 4 below for how we use this information. We may obtain customer lists, demographic and other information from other sources. We may combine this information with information we collect online to better understand your needs, improve our site, our products, and our services, and better serve you.


2. What Ordering Information Does Chooseco Collect?
We offer the purchase of our products online in our own e-store at http://www.cyoa.com. Please visit cyoa.com for our terms of service and sale of our products when you purchase products directly from us.  When orders are placed, we collect the necessary billing and shipping information, as well as e-mail addresses, but we do not retain credit card information.


3. Does Chooseco Use Cookies or Collect Other Information Automatically?

Chooseco receives and stores certain information automatically whenever you visit our site. Examples of information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version; the operating system and platform you use; and pages viewed and time spent on our site. This information helps us to optimize your experience at our site.  A “cookie” is a small file that is saved on your computer’s hard drive which contains non-personal information. Our cookies help us improve your online experience, allow you to personalize your visit, enable us to customize our offerings, and help you to participate in some activities or events on the site. For instance, we use cookies to keep track of your progress in certain games. If you leave the site and then return, cookies may allow you to continue the game so that you do not have to start all over again. Cookies help us determine how many people visit our sites, which of our web pages they use and how long they stay there. This information helps us evaluate which of our web features are successes and which need improvement. You can disable the use of cookies through your Internet browser. Check your browser’s Help menu to find out how. However, if you disable cookies you may not be able to take advantage of some features of our website.

For administrative purposes, we also collect IP addresses, which is the number assigned to your computer when you surf the web. Your IP address and cookies are not connected to any personally identifiable or on-line contact information like a name and address. However, if you register, all information we have about you will be associated with your customer file.


4. What Does Chooseco Do With the Information We Collect?
We use all the information we collect to improve our site, understand our customers, improve our products and services, and better serve you. We use the personal information we collect for a variety of reasons. For instance, if you register in a drawing, sweepstakes or contest, we will use the registration information to notify winners. Adults who register for sweepstakes or contests, may be added to a list to receive additional information by mail or e-mail. Occasionally, we might also e-mail you to provide information on upcoming Chooseco products, web site updates and promotions. If you want to stop receiving such updates and product information from Chooseco at any time, you can either respond to the “unsubscribe” provided with every e-mail or send us an email at customerservice@chooseco.com with your email address, and we will remove it from our system.  
Adult visitors may be asked if they wish to provide additional optional information about family and friends who may be interested in Chooseco products and services. This information will be used to send those individuals information about Chooseco products and services and offer them an opportunity to receive special promotions by mail and email.

5. How Does Chooseco Safeguard Personal Information?
The security of your personal information is important to us. We also review our security procedures periodically to consider whether new physical, administrative or technical measures are needed. Remember, however, that despite our commitment to data security, we cannot guarantee that our systems or the Internet will always be secure. When you create a password and log-in name, we recommend that you adopt a unique name, combining letters and numbers that will be difficult for others to duplicate or guess. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished, especially when using a shared computer.


6. Does Chooseco Share Information About Me With Others?
Chooseco does not share names, mailing addresses or any other personal information with other companies.


7. How Can I Update My Preferences on Use and Sharing of My Personal Information?
To update your contact information, change your mail or e-mail preferences on how we contact you, or provide us with any other information about your account or user preferences, please email customerservice@cyoa.com with your request. Please remember that it may take time for all of our systems to be updated. To opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails from Chooseco at any time, follow the instructions in the e-mail or send us an e-mail at customerservice@chooseco.com.

 

8. Your Privacy Rights.

We do not share names, mailing addresses or any other personal information with anyone.  And Finally...We want you and your family to have fun online and urge you and your family to follow common sense whenever disclosing personal information - on this site or anywhere on the Internet. Thank you for reading our privacy statement. We are genuinely committed to safeguarding privacy for both you and your children. We hope you have a better understanding of the many activities we offer and how we use information to improve our site, our products and services, and to understand your needs. Remember, we may change our policy from time to time. When this happens, we will notify you of the new policy by posting it on our site.

If you have concerns about your child’s use of our service, please contact us using our feedback form.