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Privacy Policy

We are committed to providing a nature inspired, fun, entertaining, and safe island community site for folks of all ages and species. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online. Parents/guardians (collectively "Parents") are encouraged to help kids learn to exercise control over the personal information they give out while surfing the Internet. In addition, we take extra measures to help them protect their privacy while online. For example, we do not ask kids under 13 to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and we take efforts to prevent kids from providing personally identifiable information.

As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.

Please note: the terms "HulalaGirls.com" or "our Sites" also include our parent company and any affiliates that are under the management control of our parent company such as any subsidiaries or sister companies. Sometimes the term "affiliate" is used for clarity. But it is assumed in all cases.

  1. The Information We Collect

    Much of the personally identifiable information we receive comes directly from users who are interested in obtaining various products and services from us. Typically, this information includes the visitor's name, postal address, email address, and telephone number. We may also collect other types of information such as gender, age, number of children, and personal interests, which we may associate with personally identifiable information. If you purchase products or services from us, we will note, for example, credit card information, the type of services or products ordered or purchased, and the date of the order or purchase. We collect personal information when you register on, log on, or visit our Sites, including when you participate in activities on our Sites, such as sweepstakes, contests, games and promotional offers.

    At HulalaGirls.com, the only personally identifiable information we collect from users under 13 years old is their first name, Parent's email and birth date. We use this information to send users one message to activate their Hulala Girls account. For some of our online activities, such as polls or surveys, we may ask users to provide additional information that is not personally identifiable, such as city or state of residence.

    Users can also change their user information supplied upon registration (except for user name, original email address and date of birth) on this page: http://www.HulalaGirls.com/profile and following the directions on this page. When a child under 13 enters a contest, we will ask for a Parent's email address to provide notification that we have received personal information from the child. We do not knowingly collect names and email addresses from a child under 13 without notifying the Parent via email providing the opportunity to remove the child's name from the list of entries. Winners of our contests or sweepstakes are notified by email and are required to send us by fax or regular mail a form containing their street address. Winners who are minors must have the form signed by a Parent in order to receive their prize(s).

    Additionally, when visitors come to our Sites, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable "computer" information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the user's "IP Address", the web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) being used, and information regarding the Internet service provider.

  2. How We Use the Information

    HulalaGirls.com, Licensees and Co-Branding Participants

    Personally identifiable information collected under this Privacy Policy is used for many purposes. For example, HulalaGirls.com may use your personal information to send you promotional materials about goods and services (including special offers and promotions) either offered by HulalaGirls.com or offered by third parties. These promotional materials may be sent to you by postal mail, email or other means. You may opt out of receiving these communications during registration. Please keep in mind, however, that when you purchase or request products or services from HulalaGirls.com, promotional materials may accompany delivery of that product or service. We refer to sending you promotional materials in these circumstances as "Fulfillment Uses" of your personal information. Because these promotional materials accompany products or services that you have requested your opt-outs will not apply to any of these Fulfillment Uses.

    HulalaGirls.com may also use your personal information for many purposes other than sending you promotional materials. We refer to all of these types of uses of your personal information that do not involve the sending of promotional materials as "Operational Uses." For example, we may use your information to complete transactions requested by you (such as your purchase of a product or service offered on our Sites,) or to send you administrative communications either about your account with us or about features of our Sites, including any future changes to this Privacy Policy. Because these uses of your personal information do not involve sending you promotional materials, your opt-outs will not apply to any of these Operational Uses.

    HulalaGirls.com may share your personal information with companies that offer products and/or services under the brand names of Hulala Girls, HulalaGirls.com or affiliates. These companies are called "licensees." For example, a company that publishes and sells books under the "Hulala Girls" brand would be such a licensee. HulalaGirls.com and affiliates may also share your information with companies that offer products and/or services that are co-branded using the brand names of Hulala Girls and/or HulalaGirls.com. These companies are called "co-branding participants." When HulalaGirls.com shares personal information with third parties acting as licensees and co-branding participants, these licensees and co-branding participants are or will be restricted by contract from using the personal information for any marketing or promotional purpose that is not related to a licensed or co-branded product or service. Finally, to further protect your privacy, these licensees and co-branding participants' use of personal information shared with them under this Privacy Policy is subject to the same opt-out rights (and limitations upon those rights) that apply to use of personal information by HulalaGirls.com.

    You may engage in transactions (such as purchasing products or services) without registering and logging on our Sites. These transactions may be either with us or with others. We refer to all of these transactions that you engage in without registering and logging on our Sites as "Non-Registered Transactions." An example of a Non-Registered Transaction would be when you purchase items from HulalaGirls.com without registering and logging on the Sites. When you engage in Non-Registered Transactions, the opt-out choices during registration will not be available to you. However, your information will not be shared with third parties, and will not be used by HulalaGirls.com or affiliates to send you promotional materials other than the company involved in your transaction, except as separately permitted by other provisions of this Privacy Policy.

    Finally, HulalaGirls.com may take your personally identifiable information and make it non-personally identifiable, either by combining it with information about other individuals (aggregating your information with information about other individuals), or by removing characteristics (such as your name) that make the information personally identifiable to you (de-personalizing your information). Given the nature of this information, there are no restrictions under this Privacy Policy upon the right of HulalaGirls.com to aggregate or de-personalize your personal information, and HulalaGirls.com may use and/or share with third parties the resulting non-personally identifiable information in any way.

    Third Parties Offering Promotions, Products or Services

    Subject to your opt-out choices during registration, HulalaGirls.com may share your personal information with selected third parties so that they can send you promotional materials about goods and services (including special offers and promotions) offered by them. We call this type of sharing "promotional sharing" or sharing for "promotional purposes." When sharing your information for promotional purposes, HulalaGirls.com attempts to select only reputable companies that offer high quality products and services. Moreover, HulalaGirls.com will not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes, except when you consent to such sharing in the course of your participation in a Sponsored Activity as described below. When HulalaGirls.com shares your personal information with a third party under any circumstance described in this "Third Parties Offering Promotions, Products or Services" section, your personal information will become permanently subject to the information use and sharing practices of the third party, and the third party will not be restricted by this Privacy Policy with respect to its use and further sharing of your personal information.

    In addition to the promotional sharing that is subject to your opt-out choices during registration, HulalaGirls.com may also share your information when you engage in certain activities on our Sites that are sponsored by third parties, such as purchasing products or services offered by a third party, electing to receive information or communications from a third party, or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes, games or other programs sponsored in whole or in part by a third party. HulalaGirls.com may also share your personal information when you respond to promotional materials from HulalaGirls.com and authorize a third party to use your personal information for purposes such as, for example, sending you additional promotional materials, providing you a product or service, or entering you in a contest, sweepstakes or game. We refer to all of these activities and requests as "Sponsored Activities." When you participate in Sponsored Activities, you will either be required or requested to agree that the sponsor or business associate may use your personal information (including, in some cases, your email address) in accordance with the sponsor or business participant's privacy practices. Since you will have consented to this specific instance of sharing of your personal information, the opt-out choice for "Third Parties" during registration will not apply.

    Companies That Facilitate Communications and Transactions with You

    Sometimes HulalaGirls.com hires companies to help deliver products or services, like a shipping company that delivers a package or a company that helps fulfill prizes for a sweepstakes. In those instances, there is a need to share your information with these companies. Sometimes HulalaGirls.com also works with other companies who help either gather your information or communicate with you. Your opt-out choices during registration will not apply to sharing by HulalaGirls.com of your personal information with any of these companies. Nonetheless, except as separately permitted by other provisions of this Privacy Policy, these companies are allowed to gather, receive, and use your information only for the purposes described in this paragraph or as required by law.

    Companies That You Previously Authorized to Obtain Your Information

    In certain circumstances, your dealings with a third party may have authorized that third party to obtain your personal information from HulalaGirls.com and to use that information in accordance with the third party's own privacy practices and policies. For example, in using an online shopping service, such as the shopping services offered by Internet portals that refer the portal's users to third-party merchants, you may have authorized that shopping service to obtain from the service's participating third-party merchants, including HulalaGirls.com, information about your purchases conducted through the shopping service. In such circumstances, your opt-out elections during registration will not apply to sharing of your personal information by HulalaGirls.com. HulalaGirls.com will provide such companies only with the information that you authorized, except as separately permitted under other provisions of this Privacy Policy. In the example given above, the shopping service would be provided only with the information concerning purchases you made from HulalaGirls.com through that shopping service, and would not be provided any other information concerning you, unless any additional sharing of your personal information were separately permitted under another provision of this Privacy Policy.

    Purchase or Sale of Businesses

    From time to time, we may purchase a business or sell one or more of our businesses and your personally identifiable information may be transferred as a part of the purchase or sale. In the event that we purchase a business, the personally identifiable information received with that business would be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy, if it is practicable and permissible to do so. In the event that we sell a business, we will include provisions in the selling contract requiring the purchaser to treat your personally identifiable information in the same manner required by this Privacy Policy, including any amendments to this Privacy Policy. In light of this protection, your opt-out choices during registration will not affect our right to transfer your information to a purchaser in these circumstances. The provisions of this paragraph will also apply in the event that one or more businesses of any affiliate are sold and personal information subject to this Privacy Policy is transferred to a purchaser of those businesses.

    Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of HulalaGirls.com and Others

    Regardless of any opt-out choices that you make during registration, HulalaGirls.com and any affiliate will disclose personal information when it believes, in good faith, that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our Terms of Use; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; (c) protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of HulalaGirls.com and/or affiliates, and/or third parties, including the safety and security of property that belongs to HulalaGirls.com or affiliates or third parties.

  3. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Sponsors & Others

    Our Sites contains links to other sites, including those of sponsors, advertisers and survey companies, whose information practices may be different from ours. Sometimes the other sites might conduct contests or sweepstakes that are promoted on HulalaGirls.com. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, since those sites are not covered by our privacy policy and may follow procedures that are different from ours. HulalaGirls.com never gives a user's email address or other registration information to such third parties without permission. However, if you choose to "opt-in" (click on a box to receive a third party's information) to register with one of our sponsors, or not to "opt-out" (uncheck a checked box that will provide a sponsor with your information), that means you have allowed HulalaGirls.com to give your registration information and other collected information, including email address, to the third party.

    Additionally, sometimes third parties use cookies, text files, or similar technologies (see "IV. Cookies, Etc." below) to collect user preferences for various purposes. The use of these technologies by such third parties is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours. Visitors who do not wish their activities to be subject to this data collection should consult the websites of these third parties for their procedures for opting out of cookie placement.

    We may supplement personally identifiable information that we have collected directly from our users with other information that we obtain from third parties and affiliates. In addition, we may obtain information about individuals who are not yet users of HulalaGirls.com. In addition, when we associate information that we obtain from third parties or affiliates with personally identifiable information that we have collected under this Privacy Policy, we will treat the acquired information like the information that we collected ourselves and, except as permitted by this Privacy Policy, the information will not be shared with third parties.

  4. Cookies, Etc.

    We collect information through technology to make our Sites more interesting and useful to you. For instance, when you visit our Sites, we collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our visitors enjoy various parts of our Sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information.

    Our Sites also use cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a site sends to your computer while you are viewing it. We and other companies use cookies for a variety of purposes. For instance, when you return to one of our Sites after logging in, cookies provide information to the site so that the site will remember who you are. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different. Study your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, like the features mentioned above, and some of our services will not function properly.

    Our Sites use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our Sites, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Sites. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these technical methods in HTML emails that we send our guests to determine whether our guests have opened those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.

    Many advertisements may be managed and placed on our Sites by third parties. These companies are called "Site Advertisers." Site Advertisers may also use cookies and web beacons in their advertisements on our Sites to collect non-personally identifiable information when you click on or move your cursor over one of their banner advertisements. You may not realize this information is being collected. In some cases, we may have access to information from web beacons and cookies used by Site Advertisers on our Sites. This information may permit us to identify other sites that you have visited that are also associated with the Site Advertiser. Finally, once you've clicked on an advertisement and have left our Sites, our Privacy Policy no longer applies and you must read the privacy policy of the advertiser to see how your personal information will be handled on their site.

  5. Security

    We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

  6. Parental/Guardian Review of Information

    Parents/Guardians: Please send a letter to our Privacy Manager at the mailing address below, if you would like to:

    • Access the personally identifiable information HulalaGirls.com has collected electronically from your child;
    • Correct factual errors in such information; or
    • Request to have this information deleted.

    Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number. To protect your child's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about your child.

  7. Contact Us

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please email us at Privacy@HulalaGirls.com or write us:

    HulalaGirls.com
    Hulala Girls USA, LLC
    11693 San Vicente Blvd. #586
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    Attention: Privacy Manager

  8. A Final Note to Parents

    The Internet offers a world of opportunity for everyone. Your guidance and involvement in your kids' use of the Internet is essential to help ensure that they have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to explore and visit the vast online resources dedicated to helping families understand online safety measures. As responsible Parents, your efforts to instill well-informed online practices in your kids will help guide them to take advantage of what the Internet has to offer.

  9. Effective Date

    The privacy policy set out above is effective as of July 20, 2007 and applies to all information previously obtained by HulalaGirls.com. HulalaGirls.com reserves the right to change its privacy policy at its sole discretion. Site users will be informed of any such change by our posting a new privacy policy on HulalaGirls.com. The effective date of any change of privacy policy will be clearly marked.