Introduction

The Internet contains a wealth of information; unfortunately, it may also contain personal details about you that you don't want everyone to know. For example, your real name (lots of people on the Internet use aliases, alter egos, or nicknames), street address, phone number, or e-mail address. When you go online, sites you visit may be gathering information about you without your knowledge. It's important to sherston.com to help our customers retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Privacy Policy

Early Years World policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it. Using the Internet should be a fun experience and we want to help you make it so. The information you provide is only used by Early Years World, as it is our goal to make your visits to our sites easy and enjoyable. However, be assured that we will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. Early Years World may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Early Years World’s rights or property, other website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Early Years World may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Early Years World share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. For example, we will say the websites audience is x percent female and y percent male. This data is used to customise website content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our users. There are cases where we may ask you for personal information such as your name, e-mail address, and birth date. For example, we request personal information when you register for a an Online Account, for online shopping or transactions, or for services that require registration or subscription (for example email newsletter). Early Years World needs to collect this information for fulfilling prizes, tracking/verifying compliance with company policies as well as UK and EC laws, and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes. In case you change your mind or some personal information changes (such as your post code), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove the personal data you give us. 

Please contact simon@EarlyYearsWorld.com

 

Opting Out

 

Information provided at the time of Registration or submission from a Guest who is 13 years of age or over may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Early Years World only. To keep you in control of your personal information and the communications directed to you, we allow you to opt out of receiving communications from sherston.com about new features or services by:

 

          * You can send email to sales@EarlyYearsWorld.com

          * You can call the following telephone number:             01452 812060  

 

Information provided when purchasing products from any of our online shops may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-out processes described on, or linked to, each order form.

 

Use of IP Addresses

 

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve up" Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. Early Years World collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When Guests request pages from our websites sites, our servers log the Guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers, or others. Some services within our websites, such as certain message boards, may display IP addresses along with the message poster's name and message. Please review each service prior to use and only use those that disclose information you are comfortable with sharing.

 

Use of Cookies

 

What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll find them at most major Web sites. By showing how and when Guests use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users needs. Early Years World have two primary uses for their cookies. First, we use them to specify unique preferences. This way you don't have to tell us over and over again about the kinds of services you want to see. Secondly, we use cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps us better understand and improve areas of the website services that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a cookie, visitors to our websites always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. Information from cookies is sometimes attached to messages sent to our Customer Service department. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of our website services will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalised news preferences or you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions, entering contests, or playing games. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. Early Years World do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

 

Links to other Sites

 

Users should be aware that when they are on our websites, they could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from our web pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement or a search result, the "click" takes you off the Early Years World website. This includes links from advertisers, Centre sponsors, and partners that may use the companies logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online --- for example, via message boards or chat --- that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While we strive to protect users' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Early Years World's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

 

Security

 

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our Guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Your Online Account is password-protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. Remember to sign out of your Online Account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if your computer is accessible to others or if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

 

Your Acceptance of these Terms

 

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Early Years World.com Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of our websites sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

 

Safety Tips

 

This is a great place for both new and advanced Web users to find information on using the Internet wisely.

 

Internet Safety Tips

 

          * Keep your passwords private, even from your best friend! Your online service will never ask for them, so neither should anyone else.

          * Use only your member name and/or e-mail address when chatting or sending e-mail. Never give out personal information like your name, address, or phone number.

          * Don't share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.

          * Always delete unknown e-mail attachments without opening them. They can contain destructive viruses.

          * If a person writes something that is mean or makes you feel uncomfortable, don't respond. Just log off and tell your parents, or guardian or a responsible adult, who can report it to your online service provider.

          * Remember that nothing you write on the Web is completely private -- including e-mail. So be careful and think about what you type and who you tell. Not everyone is as nice, cute, and funny as they may sound online.

          * Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.

          * WHEN IN DOUBT -- always ask your parents, or guardian or a responsible adult for help -- and just LOG OFF if you're not sure! You can always go back online later.