Beloved Doll Designs respects your privacy.
This policy is applied to all of our websites. This will explain what information we collect and what that information is used for as well as what choices you have.
Links to other websites are contained in Beloved Doll Designs. The Privacy stated here is not applied to other websites or individuals that are not in control by Beloved Doll Designs. You review the privacy statement of any sites that you visit from ours to learn of their information practices.
Please read over this statement. By accessing this site, you are agreeing to these terms and be aware that our policies may evolve in the future.
Information We CollectIn various places, we collect Personally Identifiable Information. This would be information such as your name, age, gender, e-mail address, postal address, phone number or other information that can be used to contact you or identify you. For example, this information may be collected when you register for membership or special things such as purchase products, participating competitions or services from us or other special events. In the future we may offer additional features, services and promotional opportunities that would require this Personally Identifiable Information to be submitted for participation.
Most of the collected information, such as e-mail address and real name, can be hidden from other members of Beloved Doll Designs. By default this information (except for IP address) is visible, however there are options to hide this information by the sole choice of the user.
During play we also collect your computers “IP address” (An IP address – Internet Protocol address) is a unique address that certain electronic devices use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network – in simpler terms, a computer address. It is not intended, or usable, to act as an identifier that always uniquely identifies a particular computer. This process is required to prevent cheating and account hijacking and will not be divulged or used for our own profit. The above information will be kept confidential unless applicable law requires us to divulge it.
Just like many other sites, Beloved Doll Designs uses “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer and is stored on your hard drive. When you visit our site, the cookie is used to identify your computer so that re-registration or re-login is not necessary. Cookies may also be used for us to measure traffic to our site and the use of different services and features of the site.
We do not intend children to use our site. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 and we do not permit registration from them.
How We Use the Information
The Personally Identifiable Information that we collect is used to communicate with you, process orders for products and service, conduct research for internal use, and to use such information to improve our services. If you have uploaded content pursuant to the Submissions Agreement, you have also authorized Beloved Doll Designs to use your name and biographical materials publicly for advertising and promotional purposes.
The non-identifiable information is collected for determination of how our site and services are used. These would be things such as information telling us which areas of our site are visited the most frequently. This information helps us to further improve our site. The recording of what activities you are doing have two purposes. One purpose is to cut down on people who may be trying to abuse the site. The other purpose is for fun purposes for people who add you to their friends list who may be curious as to what you are up to.
Beloved Doll Designs uses the information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance and provide to you all of the features and services found on Beloved Doll Designs. We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative purposes such as sending you account activation and “welcome” emails, notifying you of major Beloved Doll Designs updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement issues, or to contact you regarding any Beloved Doll Designs activities in which you are presently participating (such as competitions).
Beloved Doll Designs uses your email address to send to you activity emails, newsletters, and, from time to time, notices about special activities, features, or items available on Beloved Doll Designs. You may opt-out of receiving such notices by unsubscribing from the Newsletter.
How Information is Shared
Beloved Doll Designs does not share your Personally Identifiable Information with any third parties without your consent unless such information is required in order to provide you with services or products. When these third parties are given this information, they are required to use that information only for the function they are helping us with.
When you see parts of our site with a prominent brand of another company, information you supply (or authorize for use) in that part of the site will be shared with the other company that is cooperating in providing the service. Please visit that company’s site to learn more about their information practices.
Beloved Doll Designs also reserves the right to disclose Member Information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect Beloved Doll Designs from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of Beloved Doll Designs; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Members or other persons.
Your Choice Options
You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Beloved Doll Designs, in which case you will not be able to participate in many Beloved Doll Designs activities. You may update, correct, or delete your Member account information and email subscription preferences at any time by going to the Manage Profile section of Beloved Doll Designs; provided, however, that upon deletion of your account or profile, please note that this is a permanent deletion in which nothing can be revived or retrieved again.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Even if you choose not to receive information from us, we reserve the right to communicate with you on matters we consider especially important.
Your Personally Identifiable Information can be reviewed by logging into Beloved Doll Designs and clicking on your username link on the right side of every page on the site. In the Profile, you can modify information that is incorrect and delete certain information from your profile or set things to remain hidden from view.
To delete information, you must manually change the fields to null or empty values. Otherwise, the data is retained indefinitely. Data related to transactions made for products and/or service is retained indefinitely.
You may make a request to have your entire account deleted. This will include your profile, any images you have posted and any other information relating to your account. This deletion of your account is permanent and such information and data cannot be revived or retrieved after deletion.
Reviews and changes to the privacy may change. If changes are made, we will leave a notification on the site in the “Announcement” section of Beloved Doll Designs’s Blog.
Publicly Posted Information
If you are a member of Beloved Doll Designs, and you make any public posts (such as submissions, submission comments, profile comments, blog posts, chatrooms, etc), keep in mind that such posts are publicly viewable, even by visitors who are not members. Beloved Doll Designs holds no control over and is not responsible for the use of information or content you expose publicly through your use of this site.
It is up to you to select passwords that are difficult to guess and safeguard those passwords. Creating a secure password is of high importance in order to keep your account and information secure. We recommend a mix of lower case letters, upper case letters, numbers and symbols. We also recommend that passwords be at least 6 characters long to increase the difficulty of hacking (the more characters your password is, the better protected it is).
Third-Party Advertisers and Links
Beloved Doll Designs does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Beloved Doll Designs to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, males age 15 to 18) or audience segment (for example, males age 15 to 18 who have participated in certain community activities or games) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience that they were trying to reach.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. Beloved Doll Designs’s Privacy Notice does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Beloved Doll Designs reserves the right to add or remove third-party ad networks or ad servers in its discretion and Beloved Doll Designs may not at all times list such updated ad network or ad server partners in this Privacy Notice.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Beloved Doll Designs does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on Beloved Doll Designs from persons under 13 years-of-age, and no part of Beloved Doll Designs is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access Beloved Doll Designs at any time or in any manner. If Beloved Doll Designs learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on Beloved Doll Designs without verifiable parental consent, then Beloved Doll Designs will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a Beloved Doll Designs account, then you may alert Beloved Doll Designs through our Contact pageand request that Beloved Doll Designs delete that child’s personal information from its systems.
Parents, the following are some resources that may help you in monitoring and limiting your childrens’ access to certain types of material on the Internet. While Beloved Doll Designs does not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our Members.
Beloved Doll Designs is hosted in the United States and is intended for United States visitors. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States and by providing your personal data you consent to that transfer.
We may update this privacy statement from time to time as our services change and expand. If we update this privacy statement, we will notify you about significant changes by sending a notice to the email address specified in your account or by posting a notice of such changes on the Beloved Doll Designs site. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect on the date they are posted. Once such changes become effective, your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of the new privacy statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this privacy statement, or any revised privacy statement, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.