Children. Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of online activities regularly. The West Village Website supports and complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and other laws. The West Village Website is not aimed at nor intended for children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please DO NOT USE the West Village Website. Our website does not accept registration from children under the age of 13. No personally identifiable information (as defined in the COPPA, 15 U.S.C. Section 6501) is purposefully or knowingly collected from children under the age of 13 by the West Village Website without parental consent. Every User hereby agrees that all information you provide, including but not limited to age, shall be truthful and correct. The West Village Website will not condition a child’s participation in an online activity upon the child providing more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary for participation in such activity.
How Your Information Is Stored – Information held about you (for example, your e-mail Newsletter subscriptions) is held in a database. The database is protected by a firewall as well as host-based security. The data is not transmitted over the Internet once it has been stored in the database. If West Village ever has a requirement to transmit the data over the Internet (for example, to make an off-site backup) it will be in encrypted form.
Sharing of Information with Service Companies – One of the most valuable assets of our business is you. West Village is not in the business of selling information about Users of the West Village Website. However, if there is a value for our clients, we will share your information or send you messages on behalf of another company as described below. We will also share information for security reasons. Sometimes companies may be hired by West Village to facilitate the sales or delivery of products or services, such as a shipping company for the delivery of packages or promotional literature. In those instances, we need to share your information with those third-party companies. These companies are basically “standing in the shoes” of West Village, and they are allowed to use the information only for the purpose intended by the hiring of the company, such as delivering a product or service.
Promotions, Products, or Services – West Village may offer promotions (e.g., sweepstakes or contests [hereafter “Promotions”]), sometimes in conjunction with the introduction or sales or products or services or a sponsor or advertiser. We will share your information with these sponsors and advertisers if they need it to send or provide you with promotion literature or documents, a commodity or prize. We may share your information with those sponsors so that they may send you other special promotions which they offer, but only if you give us your permission to do so, and we will endeavor to share it only with that specific sponsor or advertiser. In addition, West Village occasionally may send e-mail promotions to the Users on behalf of third-party sponsors. Again, we only will send these promotions to you if you’ve given your permission. Separate registration of information may be required to enter Promotions. Registration for Promotions may require the submission of your first and last name, street address, city, state and zip code, email address, telephone number and date of birth. Additional Personal Information may be requested depending on the specific Promotion, but submission of such information may be optional. The Promotion’s entry page and/or Rules will provide the specific requirements. You may also have the opportunity to opt-in to special Promotions or offers from our advertisers in connection with many of these types of Promotions.
Content Partners – On occasion the West Village Website may provide content that is created by a third-party partner website. In some instances the third-party sites will collect information in order to facilitate the transaction or to make the use of their content more productive and efficient. In these circumstances the information collected is shared between West Village and our third-party sponsors.
Purchase or Sale of Businesses – Online business is still in a very early stage and is changing and evolving rapidly. As West Village continually looks for ways to improve its business, we may buy or sell a company. If we buy or sell a business, the names collected will likely be transferred as a part of the sale. Information about registrants will be used in the aggregate. However, if we buy a business, we will honor the requests that customers made of that business regarding e-mail communications. In the event that we sell a business, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the e-mail communications requests you made of us are honored.