WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED BY ONLY BEADS AND HOW IS THIS INFORMATION USED?
We automatically collect and store the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access one of our sites; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site, to better develop the Network sites to address our users' preferences and to attract new users, and, in some instances, to properly credit third-parties who refer users to our site.
In addition to the information we automatically collect any time a user visits our site, we also ask users to voluntarily provide certain information so that users can take full advantage of the services and features offered at our site. Users of our site are often able to enter contests, sign up to receive electronic newsletters, greetings and other emails or content (such as weekly jokes), become members, play games, and participate in chat rooms. To provide these services to our users, we generally request that the user provide no more than a name and an email address. We do not require any of our users to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation. We use the information collected to distribute the requested newsletter or other content, to notify contest winners, to enable password protected access to certain services and sections within our site, and to provide whatever other service the user has authorized in providing the contact information.
To make a purchase at our site, users are asked to provide their name, email address, mailing address, credit card number and credit card expiration date. Once entered, this information is usually saved by the site. When you choose to make future purchases through our site, this information automatically appears in the appropriate spaces on the web page within the site for placing orders.
Finally, Only Beads may occasionally poll users and request background information from users such as address, age range, gender, occupation, interests, hobbies, etc. The provision of any such information is always voluntary and never unnecessarily a condition of access or use. The information collected in user polls is solely for the internal purpose of letting Only Beads know who its users are and what they like in order to be better able to serve them. User poll information is only maintained and released by Only Beads, if at all, in aggregate statistical fashion and never in any manner that would allow for personal identification of a particular user.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES ONLY BEADS STORE ABOUT MY VISIT?
From time to time, an Only Beads Network site may notify registered users of product or service offerings that certain registered users may find of interest. Additionally, when communicating with users or responding to requests for mailings and other opt-in features, our sites may include third-party advertisements, offers or promotions. Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving any promotional offerings or other mailings.
HOW DOES ONLY BEADS PROTECT THIS INFORMATION?
All transmissions of personal user information are through Only Beads's secure computer servers which run authentication and data encryption software. Access to registered users' accounts on our site is password protected.
HOW DO WE HANDLE INDIVIDUALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS OLD?
In general, Only Beads is comprised of general interest/audience sites and is not directed at children under the age of 13. It is Only Beads's policy to refrain from knowingly collecting personally identifying information from children 12 or under and to actively discourage children from providing such information at points of collection.