My Pop Studio.com is committed to providing a fun, entertaining, and safe Web site for people of all ages. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected on-line and to helping parents and children learn how to exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet. Because many of the visitors to this site are children, we take care that our content is suitable for children. In addition, we take special measures to help children protect their privacy while on-line. For example, we do not ask children to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and we take efforts to prevent children from posting contact information. We have developed our privacy practices as they relate to children based on guidelines established by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau and in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its regulations.
To help ensure a rewarding on-line experience for our visitors - and for the parents of our visitors — we provide you with this summary of our information practices. We also recommend that parents monitor their children's Internet activities and learn to employ software and other tools that can help their children enjoy the entertainment of an online experience without compromising their personal safety or allowing them to use the Internet in a manner inconsistent with their parents' preferences.
The Information We Collect
At My Pop Studio.com it is our policy to create website experiences for children under the age of 14 that require minimal or no collection of personal information.
The only personally identifiable information we require from users under the age of 14 during the registration process is non-personally identifiable information including their age. This information is used to help us determine the actual age of the users to the site to assure that the content remains age appropriate.
When visitors come to our site, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable "computer" information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows 2000 or Mac OS), the web browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and information regarding the Internet service provider.
If a child sends us an email request or question, we will hold their email address long enough to respond to them and then delete it from our system after we have provided an answer.
How We Use the Information
We use visitors' information only for our stated purposes, such as setting up an account or enabling users to send us an email or participate in an activity. We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site, to personalize our visitors' experience and to offer products, programs, and services. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Parental Review of Information
Upon providing proper identification, parents can make a request to review, correct, update or have deleted their child's information from our database by writing to us at: Media Education Lab, Temple University, 2020 N. 13th Street, Room 1A, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
A. Basic Summary:
Remember — No member of MyPopStudio.com or the Media Education Lab will EVER ask you for your password!
The information above is intended as only a basic summary of our Terms and Conditions. Please refer below for our complete, current Terms and Conditions of Use.
B. Full Terms and Conditions
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE (the "Site").
OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; RESTRICTIONS ON USE
All site software, designs, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, or other copyrightable elements, and the selection and arrangements thereof, and trademarks, service marks and trade names (the "Materials") are the property of the Media Education Lab and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, licensors or other respective owners, and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws.
Users are not permitted or authorized to copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute Materials (or any portion thereof) in any way or by any means. Modification of Materials or use of Materials for any purpose is a violation of My Pop Studio's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, use of any Materials in any unauthorized manner (including, without limitation, on web pages or sites that contain paid or free advertisements, third-party endorsements of any kind or nature (including without limitation, endorsements of a religious, political, or social orientation nature), promotions, products, games, services, or other inappropriate content) is strictly prohibited. My Pop Studio hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, revocable, non-transferable license to use and display, for noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of appropriately limited portions of the Materials and/or software that are downloadable from this Site, including, without limitation, any files, codes, audio, or images incorporated in or generated by or in conjunction with the Site and/or My Pop Studio, provided that "My Pop Studio © 2006. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" or © 2006 My Pop Studio. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission" accompanies all copyrightable Materials and other notices are properly maintained. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or circulate any Materials to any third party (including, without limitation, display and distribute the Materials via a third party website) without My Pop Studio's express prior written consent. Unauthorized or prohibited exploitation of Materials will result in deletion of the offender's account from the Site, and may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws.
MyPopStudio.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. MyPopStudio.com may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
MyPopStudio.com's USE OF USER SUBMITTED MATERIALS
By submitting any materials to us and/or the Site by any means whatsoever, you (and your parents, if you're under age 18) automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to MyPopStudio.com a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised) throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community) in those materials have been waived. All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, recipes or other information disclosed or offered to us by you shall be deemed and shall remain our property. You understand and acknowledge that we have both internal and external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical or similar to your suggestion or comment and that we will only accept suggestions and comments on these terms. In any event, any suggestion or comment is not submitted in confidence and we assume no obligation, express or implied, by considering it. Without limitation, we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the suggestions of every kind and nature throughout the Universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the comments and suggestions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the submitting party.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, MYPOPSTUDIO.COM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MYPOPSTUDIO.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MYPOPSTUDIO.COM DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE WITH REGARD TO THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL RESTS WITH YOU. YOU (I.E., NOT MYPOPSTUDIO.COM, NOR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY) ASSUME THE COMPLETE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, MYPOPSTUDIO.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY MYPOPSTUDIO.COM OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL MYPOPSTUDIO.COM HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE).
THIRD PARTY HYPERLINKS
The appearance of external hyperlinks and/or other materials generated by third parties does not constitute an endorsement by MyPopStudio.com, its subsidiaries and affiliates, of the opinions or views expressed by these third party web sites. MyPopStudio.com explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, availability, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained at these sites. Further, MyPopStudio.com is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such sites. As such, neither MyPopStudio.com nor its subsidiaries and affiliates are responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites.
MyPopStudio.com encourages discretion when browsing the Internet using anyone's service. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, MyPopStudio.com cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third-party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. Thus, under no circumstances will MyPopStudio.com be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third party hyperlinked sites.
MyPopStudio.com cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you obtain from a third-party site that links to or from MyPopStudio.com, since such sites are owned and operated by third parties. MyPopStudio.com does not endorse any of the merchandise or services, nor has MyPopStudio.com taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained on such third-party sites. MyPopStudio.com does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you may be required to provide on a third-party site, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against MyPopStudio.com with respect to such sites. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. MyPopStudio.com never gives or sells e-mail addresses to sponsors without permission, provided, however that if a user chooses to "opt-in" (click on a checkbox) for sponsor information, or to register with a sponsor, by doing so he has given permission to MyPopStudio.com to transmit his e-mail address to that sponsor.
UNAUTHORIZED LINKS TO SITE
MyPopStudio.com allows users to link MyPopStudio.com-related fan sites to the MyPopStudio.com homepage (http://www.MyPopStudio.com). However, by using this website, you specifically agree not to link to any pages within the MyPopStudio.com site without our express written approval.
DENIAL OF ACCESS
MyPopStudio.com or the Media Education Lab, for any reason and at its sole discretion, may decide that any person shall be denied access to any part of the site. The sending of an e-mail notice by MyPopStudio.com to any e-mail address used by a person who is subject to the denial shall constitute complete and sufficient notice of the denial. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to cease and desist immediately from any attempt to access the site upon issuance of a denial.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MyPopStudio.com, the Media Education Lab, Temple University, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you. MyPopStudio.com reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with MyPopStudio.com in asserting any available defenses.
These Terms and Conditions are effective until terminated by either party. Users may terminate this Agreement by destroying all Materials (including without limitation, all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these Terms and Conditions or otherwise) obtained from this Site (or any other web site or source) and by ceasing all use of this Site. The privileges granted to you under this Agreement will terminate immediately and automatically without notice from MyPopStudio.com if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions. Upon such termination, you must destroy all Materials obtained from this Site (or any other web site or source), and all copies thereof, whether or not made under the terms of this Agreement, and cease all use of the Site.
This Agreement contains the entire understanding of you and MyPopStudio.com, and supersedes all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or modified except by a writing signed by you and an authorized signatory for MyPopStudio.com. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the Agreement will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make it legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect. This Agreement and all matters or issues collateral thereto will be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of Pennsylvania applicable to contracts executed and performed entirely therein (without regard to any principles of conflict of laws). You hereby agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or the site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the County of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania. Further, you hereby expressly consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
You may send your comments and questions by writing to us at: Media Education Lab, Temple University, Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street, Room 1A, Philadelphia, PA 19122.