"us", or "our") and all of its associated Web sites, products, and services (collectively, the "Services")
treats user or personally identifiable information that the Services collect and receive.
unless such policy states otherwise.
that Gadzoo.com does not own, operate or control, or to people that it does not employ
In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any
information about yourself. Gadzoo.com does not collect personally identifiable
information about individuals, except when specifically and knowingly provided by
such individuals on interactive areas of the Site. "Personally Identifiable Information"
is information that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single
person, such as name, postal address, email address, phone number, and credit card
number, among other information, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
Any posting made while using the Site and Services can be viewed by the public and
therefore is not considered "personal information" or "Personally Identifiable Information"
3. Information We Collect
- Personally Identifiable Information.
Examples of Personally Identifiable Information we collect include name, postal address,
email address, credit card number and related information, and phone number.
We also maintain a record of all information that you submit to us, including email and other correspondence.
We may collect Personally Identifiable Information when you register to receive
alerts or offerings, sponsor or submit information in connection with certain Services,
post other content on the Site, purchase products or other services, opt-in to receive
special offers and discounts from us and our selected partners
or participate in other activities offered or administered by Gadzoo.com.
We may also collect Personally Identifiable Information about your transactions
with us and with some of our business partners. This information might include information
necessary to process payments due to us from you, such as your credit card number.
We do not intentionally collect Personally Identifiable Information about children under the age of 13.
Please see the section on "Children’s Privacy" below.
- Other Anonymous Information.
Like most websites, Gadzoo.com also receives and records information on our server
logs from your browser automatically and through the use of electronic tools such
as cookies. Our server logs automatically receive and record information from your
browser (including, for example, your IP address, and the page(s) you visit). The
information gathered through these methods is not "personally identifiable;" i.e.,
it cannot be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person.
4. How We Use Your Information
- Use of Personally Identifiable Information:
We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
- Personally Identifiable Information and other personal information you specifically provide may be used:
to provide the Services we offer, to process transactions and billing, for identification
and authentication purposes, to communicate with you concerning transactions, security,
privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site and Services,
to improve Services, to do something you have asked us to do, or to tell you of
Services that we think may be of interest to you.
- to communicate with you regarding our Site and Services.
for the administration of and troubleshooting regarding the Site. Certain third
parties who provide technical support for the operation of the Site (our web hosting
service, for example), may need to access such information from time to time, but
are not permitted to disclose such information to others.
- We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you under the following circumstances:
In the course of operating our business, it may be necessary or appropriate for
us to provide access to your Personally Identifiable Information to others such
as our service providers, contractors, select vendors and Affiliates so that we can operate
the Site and our business. Where practical, we will seek to obtain confidentiality
of the information you have shared.
We may share your Personally Identifiable Information if we are required to do so
by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to: (1) comply
with the law or with legal process (such as pursuant to court order, subpoena, or
a request by law enforcement officials); (2) protect, enforce, and defend our Terms
of Use, rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this
Site; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public
(among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt
to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation
into your actions.)
- Use of Anonymous Information:
- Certain information that we collect automatically or with electronic tools (such
as cookies) is used to anonymously track and measure user traffic to this Site and
to enhance your experience on this Site. For example:
We let other entities that show advertisements on some of our web pages set and
access their cookies on your computer. Other entities’ use of their cookies is subject
entities do not have access to our cookies.
IP Addresses/Session Information. We occasionally may obtain IP addresses from users
depending upon how you access our Site. IP addresses, browser, and session information
may be used for various purposes, including to help administer this Site and diagnose
and prevent service or other technology problems related to this Site. This information
also may be used to estimate the total number of users visiting the Site from specific
geographical areas, to help determine which users have access privileges to certain
content or services that we offer, and to monitor and prevent fraud and abuse. IP
addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information
Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique
identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on
your computer’s hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept cookies, reject
them, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject cookies, you may not be
able to use our Services that require you to sign in, or to take full advantage
of all our offerings. Cookies may involve the transmission of information either
directly to us or to another party we authorize to collect information on our behalf.
We use our own cookies to transmit information for a number of purposes, including
require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed
to protect you against others accessing your account contents;
- keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Site;
- estimate and report our total audience size and traffic;
- conduct research to improve the content and services provided on the Site.
We may share anonymous information aggregated to measure the number of visits, average
time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. with our partners, advertisers and others.
5. Privacy Alert: Your Site Postings Generally Are Accessible to the Public
- Your own use of the Site may disclose personal information or Personally Identifiable Information to the public. For example:
This Site makes submissions, and other postings to our Services available for
viewing by all our visitors unless the sponsor or host of a Service selects a privacy setting that restricts public access.
Please remember that any information disclosed on a non-restricted Service becomes
public information and may be collected and used by others without our knowledge.
You therefore should exercise caution when disclosing any personal information or
Personally Identifiable Information in these forums.
When you post a message to any message board, blog, or other public forum on the
Site, your user ID or alias that you are posting under may be visible to other users,
and you have the ability to post a message that may include personal information.
If you post Personally Identifiable Information online that is accessible to the
public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Such
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. In addition, although we employ
technology and software designed to minimize spam sent to users and unsolicited,
automatic posts to message boards, blogs, or other public forums on the Site (like
the CAPTCHA word verification you see on email and registration forms), we cannot
ensure such measures to be 100% reliable or satisfactory.
6. Children’s Privacy
Gadzoo.com does not intentionally collect from or maintain Personally Identifiable Information
of children under the age of 13, nor do we offer any content targeted to such children.
- In the event that Gadzoo.com becomes aware that a user of the Site is under the
age of 13, the following additional privacy terms and notices apply:
Prior to collecting any Personally Identifiable Information about a child that Gadzoo.com
has become aware is under the age of 13, Gadzoo.com will make reasonable efforts
to contact the child’s parent, to inform the parent about the types of information
Gadzoo.com will collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances it will
be disclosed, and to obtain consent from the child's parent to collection and use
of such information.
Although Gadzoo.com will apply these children's privacy terms whenever it becomes
aware that a user who submits Personally Identifiable Information is less than 13
years old, no method is foolproof. Gadzoo.com strongly encourages parents and guardians
to supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control
tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide
a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent children from
disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental
Personally Identifiable Information collected from children may include any of the
information defined above as Personally Identifiable Information with respect to
general users of the Site and may be used by Gadzoo.com for the same purposes. Except
as necessary to process a child's requests or orders placed with advertisers or
merchants featured on the Site, Gadzoo.com does not rent, sell, barter or give away
any lists containing a child's Personally Identifiable Information for use by any
A child's parent or legal guardian may request Gadzoo.com to provide a description
of the Personally Identifiable Information that Gadzoo.com has collected from the
child, as well as instruct Gadzoo.com to cease further use, maintenance and collection
of Personally Identifiable Information from the child.
If a child voluntarily discloses his or her name, email address or other personally-identifying
information on chat areas, bulletin boards or other forums or public posting areas,
such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.
Gadzoo.com and/or the Affiliates are the sole owner(s) of the information collected on this Site.
8. Security Measures
The security and confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information is
extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical
security measures to protect guest information from unauthorized access and improper
use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate
new technology and methods. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts,
no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no data transmissions over
the web can be guaranteed 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant
the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
9. Correcting or Updating Information
You may modify and correct Personally Identifiable Information provided directly to Gadzoo.com in connection with the Services, if necessary.
Gadzoo.com offers users the following options for updating information:
Send an email to us at
Send a letter to us via postal mail to the following address:
Gadzoo.com 820 Davis Street Suite 210 Evanston, IL 60201 Attention: Operations
10. Opt-Out Procedures
You may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from Gadzoo.com.
If the mailing does not have an email cancellation form, send an email to
detailing the type of information that you no longer wish to receive.
11. Third Party Advertising and Ad Delivery
This Site contains links to other sites that may be of interest to our visitors.
We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
Gadzoo.com works with third parties, including Adtech US, Inc. (“Adtech”), for the purpose of advertisement delivery on the Site and affiliated Web sites.
The non-personally identifiable information collected about a consumer’s visits to this and other Web sites, including, but not limited to, certain information
from your Web browser and your IP address, may be used by third parties, including Adtech, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Third parties, including Adtech, may also set cookies to assist with their advertisement delivery services.
For more information about Adtech cookies, and how to opt out, please visit http://www.adtechus.com/privacy/.
Personally Identifiable Information will be handled.
mean that you accept the changes.
13. Additional Information
Gadzoo.com 820 Davis Street Suite 210 Evanston, IL 60201 Attention: Operations
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
(As provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83)
A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom
he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household
purposes ("California customer") is entitled to request information about whether
the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third
parties’ direct marketing purposes.
Gadzoo.com does not share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by emailing