The Toy Association is committed to providing a safe cyber environment for parents, children, and people who are interested in the U. S. toy industry. We respect your privacy, and would like you to know what is done with any information that we collect through our website:
Browsing Toy Association web properties
(e.g. ToyAssociation.org, ToyAwards.org, PlaySafe.org, TheGeniusOfPlay.org, PlayFairNY.com and ToyFairNY.com)
Our sites log certain activity of visitors (i.e., how many total visitors we have, what the most popular pages are, etc.). However, that tracking is NOT done in such a way that it identifies the individual visitor … with one exception: in order to conduct the nomination and voting for the Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, we use personal "cookies" to identify and monitor individuals and their voting activities on ToyAwards.org.
Information You Give Us
All personal information collected by The Toy Association is securely stored, and will be used solely for identification and/or purposes stated when the information is requested. The Toy Association will not sell, distribute, or otherwise make available to third parties any information we collect on this site. Children, as always, are encouraged to check with their parents before providing any information on any website they visit.
The Association aggregates information from all visitors into log files in order to measure the total number of visitors to the website and how many visit each area within it. This helps the Association to learn about which areas are most popular and should be expanded and which are least popular and should be reduced or eliminated. The Toy Association does not belong to banner ad networks and does not access or allow access by other organizations. Currently, The Toy Association uses WebTrends software to collect information about visits to our website. Here is specific information about WebTrends:
Because your privacy is important to us, WebTrends conducts its business under the following principles:
- Principle 1: No Collection of Personal Information
WebTrends does not collect personal information such as name, age, phone number and mailing address from visitors to our customer's web sites.
- Principle 2: No Combination of Browsing and Web Traffic Information with Personal Information
Since WebTrends does not collect any personal information, we do not combine traffic analysis information with personal information such as name, age, phone number and mailing address.
- Principle 3: No Aggregation of Individual Visitor Traffic Patterns across Multiple Sites
WebTrends does not collect individual profile information for visitors across multiple sites and does not aggregate information from any other sources about browsing patterns of individual visitors across multiple sites.
- Principle 4: Use of Anonymous IP Address
IP addresses are recorded by every site on the Internet. WebTrends collects this information as well, but does so exclusively for the following uses: (1) anonymous statistical purposes; or (2) administration of our web site and servers, and to improve our services.
- Principle 6: No Individual Profiling
WebTrends does not create individual profiles for visitors. Unlike other tracking services we do not have a database of individual profiles for each visitor. WebTrends collects data in aggregate form and data is not recorded or stored for individual visitors.
Your payment and personal information is always safe. The applications used by The Toy Association and our third-party vendors that process credit card payments are PCI compliant and use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software that is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.
It is our policy that payments made for dues and exhibitor fees for Toy Fair and Fall Toy Preview are non-refundable. All registration fees for our trade shows are refundable up to six weeks prior to the event. Any cancellations made after that time are non-refundable.
- Accuracy of Content
The Toy Association makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and up-to-date, but the Association does not offer any warranties (whether express, implied, or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy, or completeness of the information appearing on the Website.
The Toy Association may remove material from the Website at its own discretion and without giving any notice.
- Intellectual Property
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Website content, software and all HTML and other code contained in this Website, shall remain at all times vested in The Toy Association and/or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other laws and international treaty provisions.
Users may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, redistribute, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material which may be displayed on the Website from time to time without first obtaining permission to do so from The Toy Association in writing.
The Website and its contents are copyright material and the copyright is owned by The Toy Association unless stated otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, copying the above listed materials to any other server or location for publication, reproduction or distribution is expressly prohibited.
All trademarks appearing on the Website are either owned by The Toy Association or the Association has obtained permission from the trademark owner to use the trademark on the Website.
If you wish to obtain permission to make use of any of the trademarks or other material that may be displayed on the Website from time to time please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Prohibition on Commercial Use of Website Content
You are permitted to use the material that is displayed on the Website from time to time only as expressly authorized by The Toy Association or its licensors.
This Website is intended to provide information relating to Toy Association concerns and the Website is designed for personal, non-commercial use only.
Users may not use this Website, or any of the material appearing on the Website from time to time to further any commercial purpose, including (but not limited to) advertising or to promote or generate activity on any other website.
You are advised to check the terms and conditions of use and the privacy policies of these external websites before entering or making use of them.
If you wish to create a hyperlink to this Website or to any other website operated or maintained by The Toy Association please contact email@example.com. The Toy Association generally welcomes links to its websites. However by so linking, you agree that TIA™ may require the link to be removed if, in The Toy Association’s sole opinion, any aspect of the linking website, its content or any other matter relating to the link is objectionable to The Toy Association.
- Limitation of Liability
The Internet is by its nature an unreliable medium. Consequently, you accept that this Website is offered on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
The Toy Association takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the Website is properly functioning at all times but The Toy Association does not warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of software viruses or bugs or other defects.
The Toy Association is an association of member companies. However, The Toy Association is not liable for the actions of any individual member company, nor is any individual member company liable for the actions of The Toy Association.