Children’s Privacy Policy

WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
Welcome! Finders Keepers is owned by Galerie, Inc. (“Galerie”).  Galerie respects the privacy rights of our users, particularly those under 13, and understands the importance of protecting these rights. Before you use finderskeeperscandy.com (referred to as the Finders Keepers website, website, or site), please read the following Privacy Policy carefully to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our offerings.  

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected on the Finders Keepers web site.  Galerie, Inc. and its affiliated entities are collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Galerie,” “we” or “us.” This Privacy Policy describes what information the Finders Keepers Candy website collects from users, including children, when they visit the site; how such information is used and stored; when such information may be disclosed to third parties; how users, parents, and guardians can control the use and disclosure of collected information; and how such information is protected.

At Galerie, privacy is important to us. Our children’s privacy practices are guided by the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as well as data privacy laws in the United States. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website or mobile application, and we encourage families to discuss their household guidelines regarding the online sharing of personal information.

The Finders Keepers website is based in the U.S.  All data is collected and stored in the U.S. and we reserve the right to restrict access to the site from visitors outside the U.S. By accessing the Finders Keepers website, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. This document is the sole statement of the Children’s Sites’ Privacy Policy and no summary, restatement or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, including, without limitation, machine-generated, is valid.  In interpreting this document, the English version governs the interpretation and meaning of the obligation set forth herein. To the extent there is an ambiguity or conflict with the Privacy Policy in other languages, the Privacy Policy in English governs.  If you do not consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Finders Keepers website because your use of the site represents your consent. If you have already provided personal information, please contact us about how you would like us to handle such information.

This privacy policy is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

SECURITY, STORAGE AND RETENTION OF INFORMATION

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING INFORMATION

LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

CONTACT US

POLICY MODIFICATIONS

I. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE.
We may request or collect certain information when you visit the Finders Keepers website. However, visitors are required to share only the information that is reasonably necessary to participate in the particular activity.

A. Computer Information Collected by Us and Third Parties: When visitors come to the Finders Keepers website, we may automatically collect certain information from their computers, such as the type of computer operating system; the visitor’s IP address, as permitted for the internal functioning of the website, the web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox); information collected through the use of unique identifiers such as cookies (see below); information regarding the Internet service provider; and other standard server log information (collectively referred to as “Computer Information”). We only use Tracking Technologies (defined below) at Children’s Sites for the purposes described below.

We may use cookies, web beacons, tokens or similar technologies (collectively referred to as “Tracking Technologies”) on the Finders Keepers website. Cookies (which may be html files, Flash files or other technology) are text files that help store user preferences and activity. Web beacons (also known as image tags, gif or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect analytical data, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. The Finders Keepers site and/or third parties may use Tracking Technologies to collect Computer Information automatically to support internal operations, such as providing web analytics.

We may use Tracking Technologies to help tailor our content, enable the internal functioning of the website, understand site and internet usage, improve or customize the content or offerings on the site, personalize your experience on the site (for example, to recognize you by username when you return to the site), save your password, and/or maintain and administer the website. These Tracking Technologies collect click stream data and additional other information regarding your visits to the Finders Keepers website (such as your visits to specific webpages or use of features), and may also collect your IP address or some other identifier unique to the device you use to access the site (“Identifier”). An Identifier may be automatically assigned to any device you use to access the site to enable internal functioning of the website.

You may be able to have the device you use to access the site warn you each time a cookie (other than Flash cookies) or most other Tracking Technologies are being set, or you can choose to turn off such warnings. This is done through your browser on the device you use to access the website. Additional information on warnings and removal of warnings may be available through your browser’s support feature.  Deleting, rejecting, disabling or turning off Tracking Technologies through the above options will not remove Flash cookies. Please be aware that certain areas and features of website can only be accessed in conjunction with Tracking Technologies, and that disabling Tracking Technologies might prevent you from accessing such content.  

On finderskeeperscandy.com, the following entities collect persistent identifiers on our website solely for the purposes described above:  Google Analytics.

B. Social Media Links: The Finders Keepers website may display social media links in the Parents Corner. When you visit social networking platforms, you share your information with them and their privacy policy applies to their collection, use, and disclosure of such information. In addition, they may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on the website, and they may notify your connections on the social networking platform about your use of the site. Such services may also employ unique identifiers which allow your activity to be monitored across multiple websites for purposes of delivering more targeted advertising to you. The privacy policies of such services may be different from our own and we encourage you to read them.

C. Other Data Collection and Use: We may collect information from visitors when they contact us with questions and comments. We may use this information, along with any of the other information described above, to (i) analyze use of the website and understand and improve our service offerings; (ii) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and protect our legal rights; or (iii) for any other legitimate business purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

II. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES.
We may share your information with third parties for the limited purposes described below. Parents of children under the age of 13 have the option of consenting to the collection and use of their child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to certain third parties.

A. Law Enforcement and Safety: You acknowledge, consent, and agree to the extent legally permissible in your jurisdiction to allow us to access, preserve, and/or disclose the information we collect and/or content you provide to us (including information you may have posted on bulletin boards or internal site communication systems) to a law enforcement agency or other third parties if required to do so by law or with a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the Terms of Service of the website; (iii) respond to claims that the content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the owners of the website, any user of the website, a third party or the general public. We also may disclose user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability; to protect or defend our rights or property; or protect the safety, rights, or property of others.

B. Service Providers: Information collected through the website may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties engaged by us to handle and deliver certain activities, such as sweepstakes and contests, technical and processing functions, such as sending postal mail and email, maintaining data integrity, programming operations, user services or technology services. We may provide these third parties information collected as needed to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and specifically agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

C. Business Transfer: In the event that assets relating to the website are transferred or sold to another entity as a result of, for example, a corporate sale, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, information collected on the website may be transferred to the acquiring company.

D. With Your Consent: We may otherwise disclose your information pursuant to your consent.

III. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER.
The website is designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. While users from countries other than the U.S. may access the website, we make no representation that the site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. By participating in activities on the website, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for the site as set forth in the respective Terms of Service. If you do not meet the age and other eligibility requirements of the website, please discontinue using that Children’s Site immediately as your continued use of the site indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Please be aware that by providing us with personal information, you understand and agree that: (a) your personal information may be transferred to and stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction; (b) to the extent you are a resident of a country other than the United States, you consent to the transfer of such data to the United States for processing by our affiliates in accordance with this Privacy Policy; and (c) the Privacy Policy and the collection of information pursuant to the Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

IV. SECURITY, STORAGE AND RETENTION OF INFORMATION.
The Finders Keepers website maintains reasonable technical and organizational steps to help ensure that information collected is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers and use of electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access. We also take reasonable steps to help make sure our third-party service providers protect the security of your personal information. However, as with most Internet sites and services, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully access such personal information through a number of means despite our efforts. Information collected on the website will not be stored for longer than is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, or to otherwise meet legal requirements.

V. YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS.

California Privacy Rights:

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) provides California residents with certain rights with respect to their personal information: 

  • Right to request that we disclose, no more than twice in a 12-month period: 
    • The categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.  
    • The categories and sources from which personal information is collected.
    • The business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling personal information. 
    • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.

We will provide this information upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request.  How we will verify your identity depends on how you have interacted with us in the past.  

  • The categories and sources of personal information we collect and the business or commercial purposes for collecting personal information are described in the Information Collection and Use Section above. 
  • Right to request that we delete any personal information about you that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.  If we are required to delete your personal information, then upon receipt of a verifiable request, we will delete your personal information from our records and direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.  
  • Right to opt-out of the “sale” of your personal information to third parties. The website does not share personal information with third parties under circumstances that might constitute a “sale” under the CCPA. 

California residents can exercise their rights by submitting an online request to customerservice@galerieusa.com or by calling us at 859-538-8000.  You can designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf.  We may require proof of your identity and that the agent is duly authorized by you.  We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights; however, if you decline to provide parental authorization in circumstances where it is required, we cannot make those services available to your child.  

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. The website does not disclose personal information of children to third parties for their direct marketing purposes [without parental consent.] To make such a request, please send an email to or write us at
customerservice@galerieusa.com, or you may contact us via regular mail at:

Customer Service
Galerie, Inc.
3380 Langley Drive
Hebron, KY 41048

Nevada Privacy Rights:

Nevada residents have a right to submit a verified request directing a website operator to not make any “sale” of covered information collected about the consumer for monetary consideration to a person for such person to license or sell the information to additional persons, subject to certain exceptions. The website does not engage in the “sale” of covered information, as that term is defined. 

VI. LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES.
The Finders Keepers website may contain links to other sites. These other websites are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from ours. We encourage visitors to other websites to review the privacy policies and information collection practices of those websites.

VII. CONTACT US.
If you have any other questions about our information handling practices, including our practices with respect to children’s personal information, please contact us at:

Customer Service
Galerie, Inc.
3380 Langley Drive

Hebron, KY 41048

Or email us at:
customerservice@galerieusa.com
Or call this number:
859-538-8000

VIII. POLICY MODIFICATIONS
From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy and will post the revised policy here. We encourage you to periodically check back to this policy statement at our website to learn what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it. By accessing the Finders Keepers website, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy or any Privacy Policy in effect at the time you access the website. 

IX. CARU COPPA SAFE HARBOR PROGRAM

This privacy policy and the CARU icon shown on our Website (finderskeeperscandy.com/kids) confirm that Galerie, Inc. is a valid licensee and participating member in the CARU COPPA Safe Harbor Program (“CARU Safe Harbor”).  To protect your privacy, we have voluntarily undertaken this privacy initiative.  CARU has reviewed and certified that we meet established online information collection and use practices on all Galerie, Inc. websites where this privacy policy is posted.

As part of the CARU Safe Harbor, we are subject to audits and frequent monitoring of our websites and other enforcement and accountability mechanisms administered independently by CARU.  

If you believe that we have not responded to your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact CARU at:

CARU COPPA Safe Harbor

Attn: Director

1676 International Dr.

Suite 550

McClean, VA  22102

infocaru@bbbnp.org