Kids Safety

We welcome children who are under 16 years of age (“Children”) (We also follow all relevant laws for children aged between 13 and 18 and when it comes to personal data, we consider anyone under the age of 16 years a child ) to visit all SmileyWorld Ltd websites (however accessed or used), whether via personal computers, mobile devices, or other technology (“Device”) and other interactive features, applications or downloads that are operated by us that are available through these websites and contain this Children’s Privacy Policy produced and maintained by SmileyWorld Ltd(collectively “Website”). By using the Website, you acknowledge that you’ve read and understood this children’s privacy policy. SmileyWorld Ltd includes any and all of their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and are referred to in this policy as “we”, “our” or “us”.

We care deeply about making sure children are safe online and have extra privacy processes in place to make sure we’re keeping our younger fans safe when they’re using our Website. In fact, some features have age gated so to prevent children from inadvertently using such features. We also take all reasonable care to secure that we don’t knowingly collect, store, use or process personal information from children who may use those features without proper parental consent.

SmileyWorld Ltd complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and GDPR. Please read our Children’s Privacy Policy carefully as it explains our information collection practices for Children at our Website, such as the type of information we collect regarding Children and how we may use that information. It also describes a parent’s or guardian’s (each, a “Parent”) ability to limit the collection and use of data collected from their Children.

WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DOES SmileyWorld Ltd COLLECT?

A. Information provided by Children

Children may view much of the Website’s content without providing personal information (for example, first and last name, e-mail or postal address or telephone number (collectively, “Personal Information”).

SmileyWorld Ltd may collect a Child’s e-mail address under the following limited one-time use circumstances:

  • If your Child sends a request to us, we will keep their e-mail address to respond to them. We will then delete their e-mail address from our system once we have responded to them; or
  • If your Child enters a competition, sweepstake or contest, we will ask the Child to give us the Parent’s e-mail address, too, so that we can tell the Parent that the Child has registered for the competition, sweepstake or contest. If we need more than the Child’s e-mail address and first name (or screen name) to enter your Child in the competition, sweepstake or contest, we will notify the Parent, explain what information we need and ask that the Parent provide it. For example, we will ask the Parent for the Parent’s mailing address so that we can send, for your Child, any prizes the Child wins, or for the Parent’s telephone number so that we can tell the Parent when the Child has won. Any information a Parent or the Child gives us in these circumstances will be deleted from our database once the competition, sweepstake or contest is concluded, and after any legally required period for keeping such information has ended.

Other than the one-time use exceptions set out above, if a Child provides more than just the Child’s e-mail address in order to participate in a particular activity, such as receiving e-mail newsletters, we will ask the Child for the Parent’s e-mail address so that we can notify the Parent of the Child’s request and obtain the Parent’s permission. When we ask for the Parent’s permission, we will tell the Parent what we will do with the information the Parent or Child provides us. We will not keep the Child’s e-mail address unless the Parent gives us permission to do so.

B. Information collected through the use of our Website

SmileyWorld Ltd collects information on our Website’s visitors collectively including which sections of the Website are most frequently visited, how often and for how long (collectively, “Usage Information”). This is done through cookies and other technologies. This data is used as aggregated, non-Personal Information. Cookies do not contain any Personal Information about a specific user. SmileyWorld Ltd uses Usage Information to improve and enhance our online service. You may disable cookies using your browser’s preferences, but some features of the Website may not function if you do so. We do not share this information externally.

PARENTAL CHOICES AND CONTROLS

At any time, Parents or guardians can review the personal information we have collected about the Child, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of that information. If you need to make a data-related request, contact us at dataprivacy@SmileyWorld Ltd.com. Please let us know your child’s username, email address along with your own email address and digital signature to confirm you are the right Parent. We’ll need to confirm your identity as the parent or guardian of the child before granting access to the child’s personal information. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

WHAT DOES SmileyWorld Ltd DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We may use a Child’s Personal Information or Usage Information:

  • to provide a Child with service he chose like receiving an email newsletter;
  • to enable a Child to participate in a variety of the Website’s features or enter competitions, sweepstakes or contests;
  • to contact the Child and Parent with regard to the Child’s use of the Website and, in our discretion, changes to the Website and/or Website’s policies; or
  • for purposes disclosed at the time the Child provides their information or as otherwise set out in this Privacy Policy.

REQUESTING PARENTAL CONSENT

If a child under the age of 16 accesses an online channel that’s designed for children by using an age gate, we’ll email the child’s parent or guardian before collecting any personal information from the child. The parent or guardian has the option to agree to the collection and use of the child’s information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties. If a Parent thinks that a Parent’s child is taking part in an online activity that collects their personal information and the parent/guardian hasn’t received an email to know or seeking parental consent, please contact us at thesmileys@Smiley.com. We won’t use email addresses provided for parental consent for any other purpose.

DOES SmileyWorld Ltd SHARE ANY INFORMATION?

We do not disclose Children’s Personal Information to third parties. We may share some or all of the Child’s Personal Information within SmileyWorld Ltd or one subsidiary or affiliated companies for our internal business purposes. We may also share Children’s personal information with service providers that perform services on our behalf and help us run our business. We require our subsidiary, affiliated companies and service providers to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of Personal Information and comply with this Privacy Policy.

We may share your Child’s Personal Information to meet legal processes or if disclosure is required by law:

  • in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas or other legal process or if in our good faith opinion such disclosure is required by law;
  • at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; or
  • to protect the personal safety or rights of any individual.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting it here. We will not change how we handle previously collected information without providing notice. If applicable, we will also obtain your consent. Please check our sites periodically for updates.

CONTACT US

To contact us with a query, request, complaint or a privacy question, or write to us at dataprivacy@SmileyWorld Ltd.com.

A member of our Customer Service team will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

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