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Privacy Statement



As the Web grows, privacy becomes a bigger issue to those who use the Internet.



We at The Big Cartoon DataBase are as concerned about this as you are. The Big Cartoon DataBase has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site and our viewers. We treat our Users as we wish to be treated, with respect for everyone's privacy.


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On Our Use of Cookies



There are cookies used on our site. What is a "cookie?" A cookie is a technical term for a piece of information that's sent by a Web server to a browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer) and then back again from the browser to the Web server. This can happen with or without your knowledge, depending on how you have configured your browser.



The placement of these cookies on your computer is not a requirement of the use of these sites. You may opt-out of taking these cookies by simply setting your browser to reject all cookies, or reading this page.



Information Submitted to
The Big Cartoon DataBase



Again, we take the use of any information from our Users very seriously. Our site's registration form requires Users to give us limited contact information (like their e-mail address) and asks for (but does not require) additional demographic information (like their hobbies or location). The more information you may choose to submit, the better we can serve you. Ultimately, you choose what you want us to know.



We use User contact information from the e-mail forms to send the User information and updates as the User requests. If the User requests, the User's contact information is also used for future contact (but only on your request. We do not believe in unsolicited e-mailing.). Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the delete/deactivate section below.



We do not e-mail Users unless they have first submitted an e-mail to us. Anyone submitting an e-mail question (as opposed to registering online) is not automatically added to any e-mail list unless they ask to be. We do not "harvest" e-mail addresses for mailings, either from visits to our sites, or from the web at large. You have to specifically ask to be added to our mailing list!



Any and all information collected from this site is used in-house only, and is not sold or distributed to any third party.



We do take our Users privacy very seriously, and we do all we can to protect that privacy. If you have any other questions about how we handle the information you give us, just drop us a line!



Information We Get
You May Not Know About



Just browsing our site, it is possible for us to gather some information about your browsing experience. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers- the computers that "serve" up Web pages- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. In most cases, you will have a different IP address every time you log on to the Internet... it is not specific to you.



When guests request pages from The Big Cartoon DataBase, we log their IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a User's session will be logged, but the User remains anonymous to us. Even if you are a registered User, we have no way of combining the fairly anonymous IP address information with your specific User information.



This site contains links to other sites. The Big Cartoon DataBase is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. In no case is any information from The Big Cartoon DataBase shared with any of these outside links. Ever. We use an outside ad company to display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company, and we do not have access to this information.



Third Party Cookies



We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here (link to the NAI universal user opt-out) or here (Magnetic Privacy Statement).



Chat Rooms/Message Boards/Public Forums



This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its Users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution (and good, common sense) when deciding to disclose your personal information.



Contests and Give-Aways



This site may run contests or give-aways in which we ask Users for contact information (such as their name and email address) and demographic information (such as their zip code, age, and/or income level). The User's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary, such as if they win a contest or to notify Users of upcoming contests. There are three ways we may deal with information submitted in these contests:

  1. We host the contest ourselves, and all information that is collected stays in-house.
  2. We may share address information with third party for shipping purposes (UPS, FedEx opr USPS).
  3. In some rare instances, a third party may host the contest and all information would then be shared.

In our contest registration, we give our Users the opportunity to sign up for the BCDB newsletter. However, Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings by selecting the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the newsletter. Opting-out does Not effect your chances of winning in any way.



On-line (and Off-Line) Security



This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Any information we collect is kept in a password-protected database. Only employees of The Big Cartoon DataBase have access to this database. We have never, nor have we any plans to share this database to anyone for any purpose.



Children's Privacy



Our site does not specifically target children, but it is inevitable that children will visit a site of this nature. We have taken steps to make sure our Web site meets the guidelines of TRUSTe's Children's program. Please see our COPPA Statement page.



We do not solicit or collect any information regarding the specific age of any of our viewers. We require all submission made to our web site be from an adult, and by submitting, you warrant that you are an adult.



Opt-Out



This site gives Users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

  1. You can send an e-mail to us requesting us to drop you.
  2. The e-mails we send include Opt-Out instructions, and a link to instantly Opt-Out.
  3. You can send mail to the following postal address:
The Big Cartoon DataBase
79 East Fort Union Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84047
  1. You can call the following telephone number: 801.255.5771


Change/Modify



This site gives Users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

  1. You can send an e-mail to us with the changes or modifications you request.
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:
The Big Cartoon DataBase
79 East Fort Union Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84047
  1. You can call the following telephone number: 801.255.5771


Contacting the Web Site



If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:



The Big Cartoon DataBase
79 East Fort Union Boulevard
Salt Lake City, Utah 84047, USA


Policy Changes



The Big Cartoon DataBase reserves the right to make changes to this policy on occasion, as it sees fit. While every effort shall be made to conform to the spirit of our above policies, circumstances at some point may dictate changes. Such changes shall be posted to this page in a timely manner, although they may be in effect prior to being posted. The Big Cartoon DataBase shall not be held liable for any changes it makes to it's privacy policy; we reserve the right to make any and all such changes as we see fit, at our complete discretion, at any time. Should the User disagree with any changes we make to our policies, their sole remedy shall be to be removed from our database, and it is the Users responsibility to notify us to do such.