The Mean Green Bean (“TMGB”) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website (“Site”.) This policy describes the type of information we collect, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information through this Site, as well as through other channels.
TMGB’s Mission Purpose
TMGB’s mission is to enhance positive social interaction skills. As such, any information we collect serves to further our mission, including but not limited to the following:
To foster empathic behavior and a positive social environment for children by introducing TMGB at an early age.
To promote empathic behavior among children as they gain a greater ability to identifying and express emotions.
Provide an environment for expression of emotions through theater.
Promote TMGB’s events, programs, and activities.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We do not collect any personal information from visitors browsing the public areas of our Site. We do collect data such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name of a visitor’s computer. This information is used only as anonymous aggregate data to help us customize our website content and advertising to make our sites more useful. We may share this anonymous data with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.
For some emails that we send in HTML format to our members through our list-serves and electronic newsletters, we track whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message and collect specific information such as: email address of a user, the date and time of the user’s "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. We use this information solely to enhance our products and their distribution to our members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
Personal Information; Purposes
You can access some areas of the Site without submitting any information to us. However, if you wish to access additional content available on the Site or participate in some of TMGB’s activities, you may be asked to provide certain personal information for the following purposes:
Create a website account
Participation in “You’re Running The Show” Blog
Participation in “You’re Running the Show” Forum
You will be entering into a contract with us by participating in any of the activities described.
TMGB only collects personal information you voluntarily submit to TMGB. TMGB collects the following types of personal information:
Your full name
Your child’s full name
Your email address
Your child's email address
It is TMGB’s general policy to keep your personal information for a period of 7 years following your last contact with us, or your last business transaction with TMGB, including all activities described in 1 through 6 above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TMGB may keep your personal data for a longer period as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings.
NO COLLECTION OF SPECIAL DATA
TMGB does not collect any special categories of personal data such as personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, genetic data, etc. Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offensive.
WHEN WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
TMGB may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when TMGB believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets to a third party, we may also disclose your personal information to third parties. In the event of such a transaction, the personal information held by TMGB will be among the assets transferred to the buyer.
TMGB wants to protect the safety of children using the Site. To the extent applicable, TMGB complies with applicable laws and regulations, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under the age of 13.
Consistent with the requirements of COPPA, in any instance where TMGB asks for age and determine the user if under the age of 13, TMGB will require a parent or guardian email address in order to send a Parental Consent Form to the parent/guardian for verifiable consent before TMGB collects any personal information from children under the age of 13.
Without obtaining verifiable parental consent, online contact information collected from a child is only used to respond directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child and is not used to re-contact the child and is not maintained in retrievable form by TMGB.
In addition to obtaining verifiable consent according to the process described above, TMGB does NOT:
collect personally identifiable offline contact information of a child under age 13 without prior parental consent.
provide any personally identifiable information, regardless of its source, to any third-party for any purpose whatsoever concerning our Users under 13 years of age, unless otherwise disclosed to children and their parents during the information collection process.
give children under age 13 the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent.
entice any child by the prospect of a special game, prize, or other activity to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.
There are several exceptions that permit collection of a child’s e-mail address without receiving parental consent in advance:
To provide the parents with notice and to seek consent for communications with the child. Note: this may require the collection of the parent’s e-mail address as well.
To protect the safety of a child who is participating on the site
To protect the Website or to respond to law enforcement; i.e., in the case of a Website compromise.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
TMGB places a premium on making sure that personal identifying information remains private and secure and is not subject to misuse or manipulation. Our Site has industry-standard security measures in place, including storage of personal identifying information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under TMGB’s control. Although we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.
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