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Privacy Policy

Carus Publishing Company understands the importance of protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We encourage kids (especially those ages 13 and under) to get a parent's permission before submitting any information online. Cricketmag.com, our e-commerce site, is intended for use by visitors 18 years of age or older. By ordering a product from the site, a customer is representing himself or herself as 18 years of age or older.

Children’s Privacy
We take care to safeguard children’s privacy. We adhere to the guidelines created by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. While we make every effort to make your child's visit safe and enjoyable, we encourage you to monitor your child's online use and help us protect children's privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other site without permission.

Visitors to the site can communicate only through the editors, not directly with one another. Our editors review all responses and submissions received and deletes any personally identifiable information that may have been sent prior to posting any submissions on our site. In the parts of the site devoted to online postings, we make sure that messages contain only minimal information about the sender: first name, last initial, age, city, and state or country. No contact information about visitors (postal or e-mail addresses or phone numbers) is collected or posted anywhere on the site, and we discard
any such information that might come our way. Please note, some submissions from kids may also be printed in our magazines using only minimal information about the sender.

Parents of children who have submitted personal information to the site have the right to review that information and request that the site operators delete any personal information the site collected from their child. If you believe personal information has been collected and posted, or if you see anything that doesn’t belong on the Kids sites, please go to our contact page.

Teen’s Privacy on Cicada
Services on www.cicadamag.com (including, but not limited to "The Slam"and book reviews) are intended only for young people age 14 and older. We assume all visitors who participate in these services are age 14 and older, and conversely, by participating in these services, a visitor
represents that he or she is age 14 or older.

Automatic Information
When you visit our Web site, we recognize the domain name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) via an Internet Protocol (IP) address. We do not recognize individual users, but we do know whether users are connecting to the Internet via popular ISPs or a private company network. We track various tallies of Web site traffic: the full Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) which lead to and around our site, and the pages viewed on our sites, including the date and time of visits. We collect and analyze this information to improve usability, navigation, and performance of our site.

Cookie Technology
Cookie technology is useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system. This information helps Carus Publishing create the best possible experience for the user. Any personally identifiable information collected by cookies and/or other future technologies will be used in the aggregate.

If you are a registered user on Babybug or Cicada, we use cookies to maintain your account information, history, and/or site preferences when you sign-in. Your browser allows you to reject cookies, and software is available from third parties which will allow you to visit our Web site anonymously, although certain site functionalities may be impacted.

Other General Terms
We sometimes recommend other Web sites for kids or parents. Although we check recommended links to other sites regularly, we do not take responsibility for any material featured on those sites, and we cannot guarantee the privacy of anyone using these other sites. Visitors leaving our site do so at their own risk.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your child’s use of our Web site, please contact us immediately:

  1. Go to our contact page
  2. Write to us at:
    Cricket Magazine Kids Web Site
    Carus Publishing Company
    70 East Lake Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60601

Disclaimer
This policy is reviewed periodically by Carus Publishing and may be subject to change.