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Privacy Policy
 
This privacy policy sets out how Chotopia.us uses and protects any information that you give us while using Chotopia.us. We ensure that our privacy policy and information practices adhere to the United States Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

Chotopia.us is an online world where kids and their parents can have fun, get entertained and make friends. We here at Chotopia.us are committed to making this family environment safe and pleasant. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in compliance with this privacy statement.

Chotopia.us may change this policy from time to time by updating the website. In case of such changes you will receive an email notification.

The information we collect

We do not ask for any personally identifiable information from users who are under 13 years of age. User accounts may only be registered by adults. Kids accounts are created by their parents.

To respond to a kids one-time request, we only ask for a valid parents email while the screen name is generated automatically.

We also enable users to chat online through our website, but all chats are strictly monitored with a variety of security provisions. A chat filtering system automatically blocks personal information such as phone numbers and home addresses. An additional level of protection is guaranteed by Chotopia employees who are constantly monitoring the chat.

First-time non-adult users are usually allowed to use only safe chat with a limited pictorial vocabulary unless permission from a parent has been received.

Sometimes we may ask users to provide information that is not personally identifiable, such as a visitor's favorite color, song or artist. We may link this information to personally identifiable information that we have collected. If we do so, we will treat such linked information as personally identifiable information.

Chotopia collects and stores geolocation information such as IP address, country, state and city. Chotopia uses this information for internal marketing and security purposes. This information is not shared with third parties.

Chotopia securely collects and maintains text messages shared between users on our servers. These messages are retained for 7 days. We use this data to provide a safe and secure enviornment for our users. You may opt-out of this data collection by disabling text chat functionality on your account at anytime.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new games, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. If we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of our assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer personally identifiable information to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Advertisements

We use advertisements provided by the Google Adsense program to fund the website and subsidize membership prices. Google uses cookies to serve ads based on your prior website visits. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on visits to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt-out of Google's internet based advertising by visiting their Ad Settings menu.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

All in all, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.


Controlling your child's personal information

You may choose to change or delete your and your child's personal information at any time by sending a written request to [email protected]

Also, you may want to enable safe chat for your child where s/he can only use a limited pictorial vocabulary.

Inquiries concerning our privacy policies

All inquiries concerning the privacy policies of Chotopia.us should be directed to [email protected]

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