Privacy Policy

Updated November 2010

Dreammining.com (The Dream Mining Company) is a safe, carefully-moderated games website and social network for kids ages 8 - 14. The Dream Mining company is fully COPPA-compliant and has consistently exceeded its standards of safety and protection for children. Our staff consists of certified child safety advocates, teachers, parents, and other passionate minds dedicated to creating a wholesome environment for children. We encourage parents to bring their questions, comments, and concerns to us.

The main areas of Dreammining.com are free to use, require no registration, and do not store any personally identifiable information. These include "video," "music, “play”, “character” sections and most of the "games" section.

In certain sections of our site, we will collect some information, in order to make your experience the best possible. For instance, some games require registration with our social network in order to play, and are covered under the "Dream Mining Company Social Network paragraph" below. We’ll describe what information we collect and how we use it next.

1. THE DREAM MINING COMPANY SOCIAL NETWORK

1.1 What Information We Collect:

Registering for The Dream Mining Company involves inputting an e-mail address, and a handle, or username. We require users to input their e-mail address in order to protect our users. Also, we allow our users to create an avatar profile and upload moderated photos.

By verifying that a valid e-mail address is used, we can be certain the registrant is a person and not a robot who could cause harm to our social network or its participants.

1.2 How We Use The Information We Collect:

By verifying that a valid e-mail address is used, we can be certain the registrant is a person and not a robot who could cause harm to our social network or its participants.

The Dream Mining Company does not view or use registrants' e-mail addresses for any purpose except to identify potential threats to the safety of our environment and to notify users about new and exciting features on DreamMining. In addition, children under 13 who register for our site must do so with a parent's permission. An e-mail is sent to the parent for verification that the parent allows his/her child to participate in the forum. No third parties ever, for any reason, get any information about our members.

The Dream Mining Company does e-mail users on occasion, but only if they have opted to receive updates about our social network. Updates and announcements about The Dream Mining Company are the only kinds of e-mails users will ever receive from us. You can opt out of receiving these emails at any time by emailing us at info@dreammining.com or you can opt out through your account settings on your profile.

2. General Information Policy:

Company occasionally uses cookies to track how our users landed on our site, but not to collect any personal information. Additionally, when visitors come to our site, we may passively collect certain non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the user's IP Address, the web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) being used, the frequency with which guests visit various parts of our sites, and information regarding the Internet service provider, in order to make our sites more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to our business. We may collect this non-personally identifiable information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or "cookies." Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Firefox or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.

The Dream Mining Company never asks its users for information such as full name, telephone number, or home address. In addition, The Dream Mining Company is monitored 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by live people, and electronic scripts are constantly running in order to prevent the transmission of personally identifiable information and generally protect the identities of The Dream Mining Company users.

Finally, we collect financial information as set out in Section 5 of this Privacy Policy. We do not use this financial information for any purpose other than processing payments to The Dream Mining Company or third party vendors. The financial information that you enter to purchase a membership is not stored by The Dream Mining Company, but, instead, is retained by our payments processing vendor for the purpose of processing credit card payments.

3. Information Storage And Retention:

We may actively collect and use email addresses and user names to track usage and to ensure users are following the site's Terms of Use. In addition, we may use an email address and user name to ban a user temporarily or permanently from the The Dream Mining website if that user engages in inappropriate conduct on the site. We may also use email addresses and user names to enable parents to review personally identifiable information that the children have submitted to the Dream Mining website and to provide notification regarding the site, such as any future amendments to this Privacy Policy. We also may use information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.

Users under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent during their registration and that parent must verify his/her e-mail address in order to give permission for their child to use The Dream Mining Company. Parents' e-mail address will be used to deliver relevant safety updates and announcement about the site.

4. Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. When you enter sensitive information, such as your credit card number, or our membership subscription form, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

5. Financial Information

If you decide to purchase a membership, the parent's full name, email address, credit card billing information including mailing address will be required at the time of purchase. That information is not stored by The Dream Mining, and, instead, is collected and stored by our payments processing vendor for the purpose of processing payments made to The Dream Mining Company. That information is safeguarded with appropriate security, and it will not be used for other purposes. Furthermore, our payments processing vendor has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal and financial information it obtains from the Dream Mining website, and only to use this information on our behalf. Our financial institution is bound by all applicable privacy laws relating to the provision of financial services.

6. Third Party Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements to you on our website. These companies (1) use information obtained from your visits to this website and other sites to serve ads to you and (2) place unique third-party cookies on your computer through your browser. Also, we use Web beacons provided by third-party advertising companies to help optimize our advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize your browser when a cookie has been placed on your computer. For more information on the privacy policy and data collection of our third party advertisers, please visit their website and privacy policy here. Some but not all third party advertising companies provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information and to opt out of advertisers that provide an opt-out mechanism, please click here.

7. How To Access Your Stored Information, How To Object To The Information; How To Change Or Delete The Information

Please contact us at the email address listed below if you would like to access the personally identifiable information that we have collected online from you or your child, correct factual errors in such information, request to have this information deleted, or request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.

Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect you and your child's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about you or your child.

At any time, a parent may request that their child's account and information be deleted. A representative from The Dream Mining Company may ask for clarification about the reasons for deletion for our own internal records, but will never refuse to delete an account except if there are grave safety concerns involved (for instance, if a user has been bullying another user, we may choose to retain the account of either party for a short amount of time in order to properly address the situation).

You may encounter links to other sites on dreammining.com, including, without limitation, integration links to twitter.com, youtube.com, CDbaby.com iTunes.com, facebook.com, etc. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to or integrating with another site, you should read the privacy policy appearing on that site.

9. Notification Of Changes

Any changes in our Privacy Policy will be posted to this website and will become effective as of the date of posting with respect to information we then collect in the future, but will not be changed with respect to information that we have then already collected. All links to our privacy policy will include the effective date, for your convenience. It is and will be your responsibility to review our Privacy Policy from time to time to make sure you are aware of any changes.

This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to all data that we have collected since the date we started collecting the data,which was August 1, 2010.

We take our users' privacy extremely seriously, and we have adopted policies and practices that will keep the private information you provide to us safe. To address privacy concerns, please contact us at info@dreammining.com. You may also contact us at 646-801-4496, but we strongly prefer you seek help by e-mail first. We will always be happy to speak with you and help you to feel as comfortable as possible with our efforts to keep our online community exceptionally safe.