and Tissie, Inc. are committed to protecting consumer privacy online.
We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the web
will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence
and ultimately their participation in online activities. At Tissie.com,
we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal
information (individually identifiable information about an individual
collected online) and strive to help you protect your privacy while
using our services.
of our policy is to inform you about the types of information
we gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that
information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices
you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct the
information. Please read this notice. By using this site, you
to this policy, please do not use our site.
Which We Collect and the What We Do With the Collected Information
Tissie.com, you can be assured that no personal information is
collected, retained or used by Tissie.com, unless you voluntarily
supply it. If you choose to engage in certain interactive activities
on the Tissie.com site (including, but not limited to, sending
e-mails, answering surveys, entering contests, obtaining daily
comic strips or subscribing to newsletters), personal information
may be requested from you. The personal information requested
may include your e-mail address, postal address, and name. You
may be asked voluntarily to provide your income, job function,
industry, age, gender or other demographic information; however,
this information is not required to participate in online activities
or to receive information from us. It is entirely your choice
to determine whether or not you wish to submit any personal information.
Tissie.com does not use "cookies" or tracking software
that can identify you personally while you are visiting the site.
to the Tissie.com site become the property of Tissie, Inc. and
Gentry Akens, and they will have the right to use them free of
charge, and in any manner and in any medium, forever and throughout
the world. This means that your submissions might appear in publications
including, but not limited to, a book, newsletter or on a Tissie,
Inc. web site. If you do not want your submissions to become the
property of Tissie, Inc. and Gentry Akens, please do not submit
to our sites.
We use the
personal information collected on our site for purposes such as
correspondence, contacting winners of contests or providing you
with a newsletter or comic strip. There may be instances in which
you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that
will send information about the site or our advertisers to your
e-mail address, but this will be done only with your permission
and consent. Additionally, in each newsletter or e-mail containing
a comic strip, you will be provided the opportunity to opt-out
of receiving future correspondence.
may perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior, but
they are not based on personal information. These analyses allow
Tissie, Inc. to measure relative consumer interest in the various
areas of our web sites for product development purposes. Any non-personally
identifiable information collected is used for our own internal
purposes to improve the content of the web sites, to enhance user's
experiences when visiting our site, to customize the content and/or
layout of our pages and to provide the services required by an
individual user. Again, any statistical analyses of user behavior
will not be based on personal information, but solely on aggregate
information. Tissie, Inc. may share this aggregate non-personally
identifiable information with advertisers or potential advertisers.
Our site features
several activities which are co-sponsored by other web sites.
We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of
any of our co-sponsors and strongly recommend that you check their
privacy policies. Tissie, Inc. does not own, control, have access
to, or maintain any information collected by our co-sponsors.
our site may contain links to other web sites, including those
of advertisers. We have no control over the privacy practices
or the content of advertisers or other sites to which we provide
links from our site. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement,
the click takes you off the Tissie.com site. These other sites
data or solicit personal information. We have no control over
these practices and strongly recommend that you check the applicable
does not own, control, have access to, or maintain any information
collected by these other web sites.
to Third Parties
information you choose to provide to us through submissions that
will be posted to our site, such as when you submit an entry toa
contest or a question posed in the Ask TissieªÊsection,
may be disclosed to visitors to the Tissie.com site. THEREFORE,
IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BE KNOWN BY OTHERS,
DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES.
We may disclose
to our Administering Agencies personal information you voluntarily
provide to us in order to participate in contests. These Administering
Agencies use the information only for conducting the contest and
retain the information only as long as is required by law and
then they destroy the information.
you submit when you choose to contact the creator or Ask Tissieª
will only be disclosed in aggregate form our statistical analyses
or demographics of users to third parties, such as advertisers
or potential advertisers.
does not retain personal information in tracking profiles.
used to display advertising contained on Tissie.com does not collect
any personal information about you, such as your name, address,
phone number or email address. We also do not implement the use
of "cookies" t track user data or information at this
policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation
of the Internet, and therefore beyond Tissie, Inc.'s control,
and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable
law or government regulation.
We use our
best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted
by users. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission
of information from your PC to our computers. Unfortunately, no
electronic communication over the Internet can be guaranteed to
be 100% secure. While we strive to take great care to protect
your personal information, Tissie.com and Tissie, Inc. cannot
warrant the security of any information that you submit to us,
and you do so at your own risk.
VII. Use of
to download and store or output the materials in our site is granted
for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced
in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance,
display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical
or electronic without the express written permission of us is
strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint
or reproduce any materials appearing on these sites may contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
policies are effective as of February 5, 2002. We reserve the
right to change this policy at any time, and will post any changes
to this policy as soon as they go into effect.