Privacy Policy

What Information We Collect And How We Collect It

When users, including children under 13, create an account on ClayPiggy.com, the website asks them to select a name for their account, a screen name (also referred to as a piggy name), a password and to provide his or her parent or guardian's email address. No additional personally identifying information is required.
If the user has already enrolled with ClayPiggy.com and returns to interact with the website again, we request certain screen name and password to access his or her Clay Piggy account.
Occasionally, ClayPiggy.com sends out updates regarding new site features, via parent announcements and our newsletter. We also need to contact you regarding any Customer Service queries you submit, such as password retrieval. We use parent's email address provided in these instances.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We link the information we store in cookies to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) you submit while on our site. Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Our cookies themselves do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Our cookies reference the PII you provided during registration. We reference the information you provided via an encrypted identifier. Where we link these unique identifiers with your PII, we will treat the unique identifiers as PII as long as they are linked. We use the registration information you provided to contact you if you lose your password or contact you about site updates and changes.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie. When a Clay Piggy user is using the Clay Piggy site, we collect certain non-personal information by placing and accessing ClayPiggy.com cookies on the user's computer. Cookies do not contain any personal information, so we do not use cookies (or other covert or non-consensual methods) to acquire contact information about the user or other users of the computer.

Third Party Cookies

The use of cookies by our affiliates and/or service providers is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

How Clay Piggy Uses The Information It Collects

Clay Piggy uses the parent's email address provided at registration to notify parents that their kids have created an account on ClayPiggy.com. In that initial notice, parents are provided a link to this privacy policy, and details about how their kids can use ClayPiggy.com. Parent email addresses are used to communicate with parents about their kids in relation to their activity at ClayPiggy.com such as keeping up with kid's progress or a forgotten password.

Upon activation of an account, the information submitted will be used by Clay Piggy to create a personalized piggy and will allow the registered user to participate on the ClayPiggy.com website, which contains a variety of interactive community features. Within those features, users are identified in the community by their screen name. This limited (and non-personal) identifying information, accompanied by a picture of their piggy, will be displayed to the user or kid's friends and others who have obtained the user or kid's screen name. Kids can make friends only if they see the other kid's piggy in the community area. The recipient must accept the invitation before the two can communicate.

Once an invitation is accepted, the two become online "friends" and can use the site to leave moderated messages.

Parental Rights

Parents and legal guardians of kids who are members of ClayPiggy.com have certain rights under COPPA, and Clay Piggy recognizes those rights. Parents/guardians can consent to collection and use of a kid's personally identifiable information (PII) without consenting to the disclosure of information to third parties. Currently the only identifiable information we collect from children is the parent email address.

A child's participation or access to an activity on our site is not conditioned on their providing more Personal Information than is reasonably necessary for the activity. Parents/guardians can review information their children have contributed to ClayPiggy.com, request that Clay Piggy delete that information, and refuse to allow Clay Piggy to collect further information from their kids by contacting our Customer Services department by email at parents@claypiggy.com. Parents should include their kid's Piggy Name and the registered (parent's) email address in the email so we can better assist them with their inquiry or request. Clay Piggy may ask additional questions or take other steps to verify the identity of parents/guardians before responding to a request to review or delete their kid's information, or a request to refuse further collection from kids.

Information Sharing And Disclosure

Clay Piggy does not share, rent or trade personally identifying information about our registered users with non-affiliated third parties (i.e., companies who are not one of our corporate affiliates or who are not providing support to the internal operations of our company) for their promotional purposes.Clay Piggy makes every reasonable effort to disallow and discourage users and kids from sharing personally identifying information with each other via the community features via a filter system and live moderators. The only information that can be openly shared in the ClayPiggy.com community features are screen names (and kids are cautioned not to select their real names) and moderated messages. Users and kids who use the Chat or Messages feature do have the opportunity to draft their own messages to their friends, but we do not prompt any site users to provide any identifying information about themselves.

Clay Piggy may share other information submitted on its site - non-personal information - to provide requested products or services, if permission is granted, or under the following circumstances: We share personal information in certain cases in order to prevent, take action against or investigate situations regarding illegal activities, fraud or suspected fraud, events in which threats or potential threats to the physical safety of any person or persons is evident, when violations of Clay Piggy's terms of use occur, or in other situations required by law.

We respond to subpoenas, court orders and other legal processes, or make use of information in exercising our legal rights or establishing defense against legal claims.

We also reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information in case of a corporate restructuring (such as a merger or acquisition), as long as the receiving entity adopts this privacy policy that applies to your information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We constantly strive to provide the best services. Changes to this policy may be required to keep apace with changing technology and threats, and as new or changed services are released. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be cases where changes may be more significant. In such cases we will first provide prominent notice to users who are affected.

Posting the modified Privacy Policy on this website and providing notice as stated above will give effect to the revised terms. Your continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of any revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised policy, please refrain from using this website and/or leave this website.

Opting Out

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or you may communicate by emailing us at unsubscribe@claypiggy.com please type UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, or you may contact us in writing by posting your mail to:

Clay Piggy
3200 University Park Ln
Irving, TX 75062
USA