(Version 1.0 - December 1999)
As a member of the FamilyTLC.com community, you're undoubtedly
concerned with protecting your family's privacy on the Internet.
We want to emphasize and assure you that this issue is important
to use as well, and to explain how we handle the information that
you may provide about your family while using our site.
Information that FirstTeacherTLC Gathers
Personal data may be requested when you register with FamilyTLC.com
or another FirstTeacherTLC product. Some of the personal data
we ask for may include user name, password, child's date of birth,
gender, ZIP code and/or country information. Any information that
you do provide will be maintained in strictest confidence and
only used by the company for the purposes of delivering to you
the highest level of services possible.
We recommend that you do not disclose your personal password to
FirstTeacherTLC offers you the ability to correct or change personal
information collected during registration. The personalization
area is open at any time, and you may return as often as necessary.
Aggregated data tracks user activity as a whole rather
than on an individual basis and is not used to identify you personally.
Aggregated tracking information helps us to determine which areas
of our site users like and don't like based on traffic to those
areas. The feedback from this information will help us improve
the site for your use.
How FirstTeacher.com Uses Information
The purpose for collecting information on the FamilyTLC web site
is to provide you with the best experience possible. By customizing
the site based on your personal characteristics, we can provide
information and resources that are specifically tailored for you.
This makes it possible for you to focus on the more important
issues in life - spending time having fun and learning with your
Contests and Sweepstakes
FirstTeacherTLC and FamilyTLC may occasionally offer contests
and sweepstakes in which we request certain personal information
on a voluntary basis. These contests and sweepstakes will be in
full accordance with United States federal and state laws. The
full rules and all information about such contests will be clearly
posted during the event, including how the collected information
will be used.
Cookies and Tracking
A cookie is a small data file that Web sites commonly write to
your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file contains information
that can identify you anonymously in order to track traffic patterns
on the site. Cookie data is encrypted for added security. FirstTeacherTLC
usage an assist our partners to track taffic to and business at
Cookies don't identify you personally, but rather identify your
computer when you visit our site. A cookie can't read data off
your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. You
can control cookies from your Internet browsers (like Netscape
and Explorer). Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.
If you prefer, you can set your browser to alert you when cookies
are in use. You can also erase a cookie that has been placed on
your computer by us or by others.
FirstTeacherTLC offers free, electronic newsletters as a service
to our users, based on a voluntary subscription. You will only
receive a newsletter if you have requested it during registration
or in another area on our site. We do not share newsletter mailing
lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners,
unless you voluntarily permit us to do so when you register or
sign up. You may opt out of receiving the Weekend Fun Links email
newsletter when you register with FamilyTLC.com. In addition,
you may unsubscribe at any time from the email mailing list by
following the directions at the bottom of an email.
Please remember that while FirstTeacherTLC does not share any
personal information gathered during registration to Message Boards,
any postings to message boards become public information. Use
caution and be considerate of others when posting.
The security of personal information is a high priority at FirstTeacherTLC.
We maintain our web sites and all associated data with technical,
administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against loss,
unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper
disclosure. No computer system or information can ever be fully
protected against every possible hazard. FirstTeacherTLC is committed
to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect
our web sites and its information against foreseeable hazards.
Third Party Information Disclosure
FirstTeacherTLC is committed to using personally identifiable
information about its registered users only in defined and responsible
ways. We will not share user information with third parties except
when we have told users about the disclosures, when we have prior
consent, or when required by law.
We will always be committed to the principle of maintaining your
as we refine, improve, or expand the FirstTeacher.com web site.
Also, we may make policy changes in response to trends in Internet
standards, government regulations, etc. Please return to this
section periodically and check to see if there have been any changes
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