Children's Personal Information
HSC will not collect personally identifiable information from children under age 18 online. Our web site will not sell, share, trade or intentionally make available to any third party (except for our contract service providers as explained below) any personal information submitted from any of our visitors, children or adults. During registration for the interactive games, children are prompted to enter fictitious names to enable them to participate completely and interactively. The fictitious names are used to personalize the site for the child and to offer incentives for playing the educational games. HSC will never ask for information from children online that is personally identifiable. If a parent, guardian or caregiver becomes aware that a child has provided personally identifiable information (for example, his or her real name) please email us at email@example.com and we will delete that information from our database.
If any child visitor to the HSC web site submits stories, artwork, comments or anything else which we post on the site, he or she will only be identified by his or her fictitious name, city and state. By submitting any such materials, the materials become the property of HSC and may be used at the discretion of HSC.
Teachers' and Parents' Information
HSC has sections dedicated to parents and teachers, which are intended for adults only. Certain aspects of these sections require registration. This registration might require full name, address, city, state, zip code and e-mail address. You can request to review, update, or delete this registration information at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Users who opt to receive the HSC newsletter can unsubscribe at anytime. Users who no longer wish to receive HSC newsletters may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or emailing email@example.com with user's removal request.
If a web-user chooses to use our referral services for informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. HSC will use this information to automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The information will be deleted after this one use.
Except for third party service providers under contract with us as described below, HSC will not sell or share personally identifiable information with any third parties, including Lowe's Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Lowe's").
Third Party Service Providers
Web Site Links
ISP Addresses and Cookies
For internal purposes to help us evaluate the usage of our site, HSC's system gathers the date, time, browser time, and Internet provider servers of our site visitors. This information is used solely for system administration, quality assurance and internal security. HSC does not link ISP addresses to anything personally identifiable. For additional information about cookies, HSC recommends that you visit Cookie Central.
Visitor information is password-protected so that only the visitor has access to this personal information. A visitor may edit their account information at any time by logging in with their user name and password. HSC strongly urges all visitors to keep passwords confidential, and parents should advise children of this safety precaution. HSC staff also urges visitors to completely close their browser window when they have finished visiting the HSC web site. This is to ensure that others cannot access personal information if the computer is shared or is used at a public place like the library or school.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In order to help assure your privacy, every page on the HSC web site on which information is exchanged between you and HSC employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL is a secure and encrypted method of communicating between your browser and software and our web server. SSL is the most common method of secure communication on the Internet, and the SSL technology is built into most major browsers. After HSC receives your information, we use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems.
Questions and Comments
Home Safety Council
1725 Eye Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org