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Information Collection, Privacy, Medical/Information Disclaimer, Site Terms of Use, Forums House Rules, 3rd Party Disclaimer



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Information Collected On This Site

Privacy Statement

Medical/Information Disclaimer

Site Terms of Use

Forums House Rules

3rd Party Disclaimer


The following document outlines many legal issues for this website. It is a dynamic document and subject to change at any time, at the discretion of KidSource management. If you have any questions or comments about our any of our policies, or know of any violations to these policies, please contact us support@kidsource.com. You can also reach us at 408.253.0246.

KidSource OnLine, Inc. is a parenting website, for parents or adult caregivers. As noted below, we only collect information volunteered by our visitors. We do not solicit information from children. Visitors must be 18 years or older to participate in our contests or Forums.

Thank you for supporting our rules. Our rules are designed to protect our visitors and to help ensure an enjoyable, safe and informative experience for everyone.


Information Collected On This Site

KidSource Area User Information How Collected How Used
Single Question Survey on Home Page and other simple survey questions throughout the site No personal information collected. Only the response to the given question is saved. The User's IP address is noted, but can not be used to identify an individual. Visitors volunteer the information. Aggregate data is summarized and used internally, in our media kit or published online or in print. It is not sold.
Long Survey General preference information is collected. User name and e-mail is optional. The User's IP address is noted, but can not be used to identify an individual. Visitors volunteer the information. Aggregate data is summarized and used internally, in our media kit or published online or in print. It is not sold. If the person provides their e-mail address, we add their name to our KidSource Updates e-mail newsletter. These names are not sold or redistributed to 3rd parties. They can unsubscribe at anytime by either following the directions on the bottom of each newsletter or by visiting www.kidsource.com/subscribe.html.
Contest General preference information is collected. User name, address and e-mail is optional. Visitors volunteer the information. Aggregate data is summarized and used internally, in our media kit or published online or in print. It is not sold. If the person provides their e-mail address, we add their name to our KidSource Updates e-mail newsletter. If they select the option that they'd like more information about software, then their name and e-mail address are given to the contest sponsor. Their answers to the survey questions are not given to the contest sponsor. Contest winner's physical addresses are given to the sponsor so prizes may be awarded. Otherwise these names (and information) are not sold or redistributed to 3rd parties.
My KidSource Subscribers provide their name, e-mail address and select list(s) that they want to receive. Periodically there are survey questions in the MyKidSource mailings or online. These follow the same privacy guidelines for the surveys noted above. Visitors volunteer the information. Subscribers receive a daily MyKidSource e-mail newsletter. They can unsubscribe at anytime by either following the directions on the bottom of each newsletter or by visiting www.kidsource.com/subscribe.html. Subscriber names are not sold or redistributed to 3rd parties.
Guest Book A guest's name, address and e-mail address are collected. Visitors volunteer the information. If the person provides their e-mail address and indicates that they want to receive our newsletter, we add their name to our KidSource Updates e-mail newsletter. These names are not sold or redistributed to 3rd parties. They can unsubscribe at anytime but either following the directions on the bottom of each newsletter or by visiting www.kidsource.com/subscribe.html. Subscriber names are not sold or redistributed to 3rd parties.
Forums Visitors can register and provide basic name, e-mail address. Any other information is up to the visitor's discretion. Visitors must provide this information if they wish to post in the forums. If they wish to view the Forums but not add comments, then they do not have to register. KidSource OnLine does not sell or redistribute these names to 3rd parties. However, we can not prevent 3rd parties from visiting our site, copying the e-mail addresses as noted next to each posting and then spamming the visitor.
Feedback Forms for Professor Tobbs' Activities Visitors can complete a feedback form with comments about each activity. They can include the child's gender and age. Parent's e-mail address is optional. They do not have to do this to access the activities. Visitors volunteer the information. A privacy statement is posted below the form, and is in the next cell of this table. The information from activities remains strictly confidential. It will only be used by KidSource OnLine and by the author of these activities. Names and personal information will not be sold, shared, traded or redistributed to 3rd parties in any form, electronic or in print. However, we reserve the right to publish aggregate data from this form. This information is being collected solely to help us to improve the activities. It is not intended as a solicitation of personal information about children. It is our intent that parents or adult caregivers complete this information, not children. If at anytime, anyone wishes to delete the information that they have sent to us, or to see a copy of what they have sent to us via this form, or if anyone has any questions about our privacy policy, please contact Support@kidsource.com.

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Privacy Statement

The information collected on this site strictly confidential, except where noted above. Names and personal information will not be sold, shared, traded or redistributed to 3rd parties in any form, electronic or in print. However, we reserve the right to publish aggregate data from the site. The only time we share information - is to give the author of the articles explicit feedback volunteered by visitors and to give our contest sponsors, entrants' names when the entrant expressly asks for more information. Otherwise, all visitor information is used for internal KidSource use only.

We do not intend that any question, form, survey or contest entry as a solicitation of personal information from children. It is our intent that parents or adult caregivers provide information, not children. If at anytime, anyone wishes to delete any information that they have sent to us, or to stop the usage of their information, or to see a copy of what they have sent to us, please contact Support@kidsource.com.


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Medical/Information Disclaimer

The information provided in this website is to be used to informational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional and/or medical diagnosis, treatment and care.

This web site does not have information about all diseases, treatments and problems, nor does it contain all medical information that may be relevant. It is therefore not intended and cannot provide a diagnosis for any particular person and should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional and/or medical treatment and care. See your professional advisor and/or medical professional in all cases.

KidSource OnLine, Inc. and its advisors, medical advisors, consultants, employees, and moderators disclaim and exclude all warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose and non-infringement. There are no warranties or guarantees made as to this information's accuracy, completeness, currency, or reliability. The user assumes all risks associated with the use of this information. KidSource OnLine, Inc. shall not in any case be liable for any special, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, even if KidSource OnLine, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Visitors are reminded that specific products and medications, referred to at this website, whether by name, brand name, company name or generically, are given for general informational purposes only and not by way of endorsement, recommendation or approval.

All works, HTML and other code and design are copyright of KidSource OnLine, Inc., expect where noted. Content in articles written by external organizations or individuals are the copyright of that organization or individual. All coding, layout and implementation details remain the copyright of KidSource OnLine, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein without written permission is strictly prohibited.


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Site Terms of Use

The following rules are for anyone visiting the KidSource OnLine site. By visiting this site, you agree to these rules. Appropriate action will be taken as necessary, including legal action or contacting the violator's ISP for such violations.

  • Visitors use the information on this site at their own risk. The information provided in this website is to be used to informational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional advice and/or medical diagnosis, treatment and care.

  • All visitors agree to follow the rules in the Medical/Information disclaimer above.

  • All visitors to the Forums agree to follow the rules in the House Rules section below.

  • Any postings to our Guest Book follow the same guidelines as listed in the Forum House Rules section below.

  • Any site indexer (or search engine) or similar program or service will abide by our robots.txt document.

  • Abusive activity by 3rd parties is prohibited. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to: mining e-mail addresses from our Forums, our Guest Book or anywhere in our site for spamming purposes, attacking our servers to overload them or to erroneously drive up traffic levels, or using our mailing servers to send 3rd party messages. Legal action will be taken and/or the violator's ISP will be contacted.

  • Visitors may not copy content from our site except for personal use only. If you'd like to republish information for any other use, contact us at support@kidsource.com.

    All works, HTML and other code and design are copyright of KidSource OnLine, Inc., expect where noted. Content in articles written by external organizations or individuals are the copyright of that organization or individual. All coding, layout and implementation details remain the copyright of KidSource OnLine, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein without written permission is strictly prohibited.

  • KidSource OnLine is a trademark of KidSource OnLine, Inc. and may not be used for any purpose. MyKidSource is a trademark of KidSource OnLine.

  • KidSource OnLine, Inc. is a California corporation. All legal issues and litigation will be done with respect to the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County, California.


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Forums House Rules

The following rules are for participation in our discussion Forums. There is a link to this section from the Forums area. By posting to KidSource OnLine Forums, you agree to abide by the following rules.

Whether this is your first time online or you're an internet veteran, we'd like to share our rules with you. First and foremost, we ask you to use good manners, common sense, and to show respect for others.

  • You must be an adult to publish information on the forums. If you are under the age of 18, you may read the Forums, but not publish messages.

  • To post messages, you must register your real name. You may not publish any messages anonymously or under a false name.

  • We have rated our site as "PG", meaning that we do not allow sexually explicit language, but will discuss issues in details such as circumcision, reproductive issues, the body's digestive and excretory functions and breastfeeding and more. All such discussions will be done in good taste.

  • We don't allow obnoxious, obscene, racist, or sexually-explicit language. We'll remove posts that defame or insult anyone, as well as those that are abusive or hateful. Any harassing posts that might be construed as stalking will be deleted and made available to law enforcement. We also reserve the right to move or remove posts that are inappropriate or off subject. We reserve the right to do all of this without warning.

  • Opinions, advice and all other information expressed on the KidSource OnLine Forums represent the individual's own views and not necessarily those of KidSource OnLine management.

  • Remember that if you see someone violating these House Rules that does not mean that you can violate the House Rules.

  • No commercial usage, solicitations or advertisements are allowed, except in any area specifically and obviously set aside for advertisements.

  • You may not suggest, condone or encourage or link to illegal activity.

  • You must have copyright ownership of all material that you post on our forum. No articles, poems, song lyrics, art or graphics may be posted without the written consent of the copyright holder.

  • You must respect individual privacy. No posting of phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers, or any such personal information.

  • Good manners online means that you don't post the same note more than once. The online word for posting many times on one topic is "spamming." We don't allow spamming.

  • You participate at your own risk on the forums. You take responsibility for postings under your identification and use the information provided here at your own risk. KidSource OnLine takes no responsibility for the content, information or opinions posted here.

  • KidSource OnLine reserves the right to remove any postings, at our discretion. No one at KidSource OnLine wishes to pre-screen or filter your communications. We do not and can not review all messages posted in the Forums. Members expect each other to behave with consideration and mutual respect. If we learn of communications that may be unlawful or harmful to others, or that impinge upon the rights of other KidSource OnLine visitors, we will take appropriate action. We may delete any communication that we deem to be inappropriate, and may send you a warning and/or terminate your membership immediately.

  • You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless KidSource OnLine and its board from any and all liability resulting from publication, distribution or redistribution related to the posted material or the use of the material by any person.

  • By posting to KidSource OnLine, you agree to abide by the rules.

Thank you for your support.


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3rd Party Disclaimer

KidSource OnLine can not be responsible for 3rd parties at KidSource, such as advertisers, sites that we link to, partners, etc. While we do our best to only work with reputable parties, we can not guarantee such. This includes information validity, e-commerce activity, and any legal issues. If you have any issues about any such party, we want to know. Please contact us at: support@kidsource.com. You must include your name and contact information.

Visitors are reminded that specific products and medications, referred to at this website, whether by name, brand name, company name or generically, are given for general informational purposes only and not by way of endorsement, recommendation or approval.


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