Thank you for visiting Invent the Summer, Inc (ITS), and reviewing our Privacy Statement. ITS does not collect your personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. ITS does not sell, exchange, or release your personal information to outside parties without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.
This Privacy Statement applies only to the online activities of ITS.
If You Send Us Personal Information
The ITS website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, registering for emails, entering our challenges/contests, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we normally will respond to your inquiry, request, or order.
We also may contact you to provide information about ITS activities, programs, products, and special events that may interest you. Please note that if you purchase goods from the ITS Store, you will automatically receive emails about new products, special offers, sales, and other promotions that may be of interest to you. In such cases, we may share limited personal information that we have collected from you, including personally identifiable information, so that InventTheSumer.com or our trusted partners may contact you with offers that may interest you. You will always be provided an opportunity to opt-out of all such communications, and you may unsubscribe from such communications at any time.
When we send you information by email, you always will have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact our webmaster at info@InventTheSummer.org.
ITS uses outside vendors to provide certain services on our behalf, such as e-mail distribution and contest management. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions but may not use that information for any other purpose.
ITS may offer opportunities for you to opt-in to receive information from non-ITS entities. If you opt-in, you may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products, or services that might interest you. If you decide to opt-out of receiving any further correspondence from a non-ITS entity, please correspond directly with that business or organization to be removed from their mailing list.
Otherwise, we will not share your name or information outside if ITS unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in aggregate form only, and is not used to contact you personally:
The IP address from which you access our website;
The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, gmail.com, if you are connecting from a Google Online account);
The type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
The domain of the website which referred you to this website (the last website you visited before visiting this one).
Our website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Children and Privacy
ITS’s website is intended to be accessible and enjoyed by general audiences. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of fifteen (15), without first providing the parent or legal guardian with notice and obtaining consent. In addition, if a visitor known to be a child sends an email to ITS, we only will use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.
ITS takes reasonable steps to design and manage our websites’ technology to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and information technology infrastructure are secure.
Questions and comments about this Privacy Statement may be directed to us via email at info@InventTheSummer.org.