Comic Wonder Privacy Notice

Comic Wonder LLC. ("Comic Wonder") recognizes that its participants, visitors and others (Users) who use www.ComicWonder.com or other web sites owned or operated by Comic Wonder (the "Comic Wonder Sites") consider their privacy to be important and may, just may, worry about us spying on them or doing something unseemly with their personal information. We believe in karma at Comic Wonder. We value your privacy because we value our own. We have created this Privacy Notice to provide important information about how we use and disclose User information collected on the Comic Wonder Sites. After reading this Privacy Notice, you may well decide to take your eyeballs elsewhere. If such is the case, we will miss you (though our lawyers advise us we can't call you a big sissy for that).

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the Comic Wonder Terms of Use, which we have also provided for your reading pleasure. Your use of the Comic Wonder Sites and any personal information you provide on the Comic Wonder Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

When a User posts an audio file, video, image, or other content onto the Comic Wonder Sites, we consider that Content published. This Privacy Notice does not cover or pertain to any published Content.

Comic Wonder collects the following information:

  1. Cookies: When you visit the Comic Wonder Sites, we send you a gift basket of cookies. Amazingly, our cookies are calorie free! (They are also rather tasteless.[QUESTION: Does this tasteless comment risk offending anyone?]) When examining our cookies up close, you will find small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters instead of chocolate chips. In truth, we are giving to get. We give you these cookies so that we can identify your browser. Comic Wonder uses both session cookies and persistent cookies (without nuts!). After you leave our site and close your browser, a persistent cookie remains. Persistent cookies can be removed by following you're the help file directions in your web browser. Similar to a well dunked Nillaâ„¢ wafer, a session cookie is disappears after you close your browser. If you are allergic to cookies, just reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you refuse our cookie gift basket, we reserve the right to be less friendly to you. Some features of the Comic Wonder Sites may not function properly. For example, we may conveniently forget your name or avert eye contact. We also reserve the right to refuse your Christmas fruitcake.
  2. User Provided Information: When you choose to participate on the Comic Wonder Sites (e.g., uploading audio files, posting comments, entering contests, subscribing to mailing lists, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, etc.), you are providing personally identifiable information (e.g., your name and email address) to Comic Wonder. You are giving us this information out of your own free volition. No one is twisting your arm or at least no one affiliated with us.
  3. Log Files: The Comic Wonder servers automatically record certain information (e.g., web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, URLs, etc) that your web browser sends whenever you visit our websites.
  4. Web Beacons: We may employ clear GIFs or Web Beacons to track anonymously how Users use the Comic Wonder Sites. We may also use Web Beacons in our emails to track which emails are opened by recipients.

How Comic Wonder Uses Information:

Comic Wonder uses information collected from cookies, Web beacons, and log files to enhance our Users' experience by providing custom, personalized content. We also use this information to monitor the overall effectiveness of our site and track metrics (e.g., total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc). Comic Wonder does not rent or sell personally identifiable information to advertisers. We may, however, use your personally identifiable information to:

  1. send you notices and updates
  2. provide your content to other Users
  3. send you our newsletter
  4. provide access to your Account
  5. confirm purchases
  6. track customer service
  7. resolve service problems
  8. correct errors in the service
  9. provide requested information about promotions and sweepstakes
  10. determine the technical capabilities of your computer

Due to our contractual obligations with our partner companies, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing personally identifiable information with these third parties. Please note that our partner companies do not have an independent right to share this information.

When Comic Wonder Discloses Information

If Comic Wonder goes belly up, your personally identifiable information may be provided to a third party for bankruptcy purposes or if there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of Comic Wonder. Comic Wonder may also disclose personally identifiable information to respond to a subpoena, court order or similar request, or defend ourselves against legal claims. Comic Wonder may also provide such personally identifiable information to investigate, prevent and take action regarding fraud or misuse, to comply with law or in response to a law enforcement agency's request, to enforce our Privacy Policy and end user agreements, and to protect the rights, property and safety of the Comic Wonder Sites, Users and others.

We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Notice, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

We may share non-personally-identifiable information (e.g., anonymous User usage data, platform types, number of clicks, etc) with third-parties to determine usage patterns for certain services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Comic Wonder Sites.

We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (e.g., U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Comic Wonder reserves the right to disclose both personally and non-personally identifiable information to enforce our Terms of Use, prevent liability, and investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations. We may also provide information to assist government enforcement agencies, protect the security or integrity of the Comic Wonder Sites, and/or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Comic Wonder employees, Users and others.

What would you like to do?

You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information. If you do choose to submit your information, you may update or correct it at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that any files you provide to the Comic Wonder Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use policy.

We work too protect your privacy and security. We take reasonable measures (e.g., requiring a password) to verify your identity before allowing you to access your profile or make corrections.

Advertisers and Links to Other Sites:

Comic Wonder allows other companies, such as third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements. These third-party providers use technology to send the advertisements and links that appear on the Comic Wonder Sites directly to your browser. When this occurs, the third party providers automatically receive your IP address. They may also use other technologies (i.e., cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to tailor their advertising content.

Comic Wonder does not provide any personally identifiable information to third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. If you respond to an advertisement on the Comic Wonder Sites, the advertiser or ad-server may use information regarding your use of the Comic Wonder Sites to determine which ads to deliver to you in the future. If this practice concerns you, please review the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices. Comic Wonder's privacy policy does not apply to other advertisers or web sites.

Information Security Protocols:

Comic Wonder takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect your personally identifiable information. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to Comic Wonder while in transit. In addition, we cannot guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed due to a breach of our security safeguards.

If Comic Wonder learns of an information security breach, we may attempt to notify you via E-mail so that you can take appropriate steps. In addition, Comic Wonder may post a notice on the effected site(s). Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify via email at Privacy (AT) ComicWonder.com.

Children's Privacy:

The Comic Wonder Sites are intended for mature audiences. Children under the age of 13 should not visit any of the Comic Wonder Sites nor submit any personal information. Comic Wonder does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Furthermore, Comic Wonder does not knowingly use or distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13. If Comic Wonder obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our servers.

Special Note to International Users:

The Comic Wonder Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Comic Wonder Sites from any outside the United States, please be advised that your activity on the site acknowledges your consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States. The protection and dissemination of your personal information will be governed by the laws of the United States.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice:

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice periodically without notice. We encourage you to revisit this page to stay informed of any changes. Your continued use of the Comic Wonder Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Notice was last modified April 23, 2007.

Contact Information:

Please contact Comic Wonder at Privacy (AT) ComicWonder.com with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice.