A Special Note for Parents and Guardians
It is Metre Ideas and Design's intention to adhere to the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) guidelines in any website directed to children.
While we make every effort to make your and your child's visit safe and enjoyable, we urge you to follow common sense when disclosing personal information on this site or any other site, and we encourage you to monitor your child's online use and to help us protect your child's privacy by instructing your child never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.
Does Metre Ideas and Design collect any personal information about me?
You don't have to register personal information with us in order to enjoy our website. However, this site contains special sections and offers conveniences for visitors who do register personal information with us — for example, if you register with this site, we may send you content, promotional offers, and product updates. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (such as names, addresses, and e-mail addresses) from you unless you are 18 or older and it is voluntarily provided — for instance, when registering for contests, sweepstakes, reviews, free demos, registering for our e-mail newsletter, updates or other e-mail communications, or purchasing products. The personal information that we ask for is usually first and last name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Only people who are 18 or older may purchase products from our online store.
Most of our areas with content intended for children do not require a child to provide any personal information. We may ask that a child disclose personal information to participate in a game or other activity, but for those events we do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate, and we do not register or keep this information in our database. For example, we may ask for a child's first name in an activity so that the content can be personalized using the child's name, but the child's name is not registered or kept by us.
What ordering information does Metre Ideas and Design collect in our online store?
The Toobalink Online Store offers products available for purchase online. Customers must be over age 18 with a valid credit card. When you place an order for product from our online store, we collect information associated with the transaction. This information includes your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, shipping address, products ordered, and credit card information. We ask for this information so we can fulfill your order. When you place an online order, we will send a confirming e-mail message to the e-mail address you provide when placing the order.
While completing an online order, you have the option of registering certain information for use during future orders. If you choose to register, we will capture your login name, password, name and mailing address, alternate ship-to addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. You can access your online account information through the "My Account" feature at our website. When a registered visitor returns to the site to place subsequent orders, they can identify themselves with login name and password.
What does Metre Ideas and Design do with the information we collect?
We use the personal information we collect for the purposes indicated at the time you provide such information. For example, if you register in a contest, we will use the registration information to notify contest winners, or if you purchase a product, we will use the information to fulfill the order. If you place an order online, we add your name and address to our e-mail mailing list. With the permission of a visitor who is 18 years of age or over, personal information submitted in connection with a registration or other activity on our websites may be used for marketing and promotional purposes.
If you register for any of our e-mail newsletters, updates or other e-mail communications we offer, we will send the e-mail newsletters, updates and other communications requested by you. These communications will announce site upgrades, new product information, promotions, and other updates that may be of interest to you. From time to time, we may send an e-mail asking if you'd like to participate in a survey. If you want to stop receiving these communications, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the e-mail, or e-mail us at email@example.com to opt-out of receiving e-mail newsletters, updates, or communications. Our e-mail communications instruct you how to "opt-out," so you can stop receiving our e-mails at any time.
If you register with our site and participate in reviews and surveys, we will use your information and responses for internal business purposes and to improve our products, services, and websites. In certain situations we may also use such personal information to contact you directly for the purpose of clarifying a response(s) to a survey or seeking additional responses or information.
We may use non-personal information gathered online for internal marketing analysis and to improve our products, services, and websites.
Does Metre Ideas and Design share information about me with others?
We may give individuals or companies outside our company access to our information databases but only if necessary to allow them to provide database or server maintenance or security, manage transactions, help us process and fulfill orders or requests, help us implement and facilitate surveys or consumer insight panels, or provide other similar services, such as technical or fulfillment services. Such disclosures are subject to non-disclosure commitments by third parties. You may instruct us not to use your information at any time by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Customers' telephone number(s), e-mail address(es) and credit card information are never shared.
If we believe that anyone's behavior on our sites may damage us, or our sites, or anyone else, we may disclose the relevant personal information in order to prevent this harm. In such a case, we might try to identify the wrongdoer, contact them, or bring legal action against them. We may also disclose personal information if we believe that the disclosure is required by law, or in response to a legal request.
How does Metre Ideas and Design use "cookies" or collect other information automatically?
We also use other technology, called clear GIFs, to provide us with other important anonymous information, such as when an e-mail has been opened. These tools help us understand features that interest our customers.
For administrative purposes, we also collect IP addresses, which are the automatic numbers assigned to your computer when you surf the web. Your IP address and cookies are not connected to any personally identifiable or online contact information like a name and address unless you place an order at our online store; however, if you place an order, all information we have about you will be associated with your customer file.
How can I update my contact information or opt-out of Metre Ideas and Design's database for e-mail communications?
You always have the right to change your contact information or communications preferences. You can access your account through the "My Account" feature on our site to change your contact information. You can also follow the appropriate instructions at the bottom of any of our e-mail messages or e-mail us at email@example.com to change your contact information or to opt-out of receiving e-mail newsletters, updates or communications. Please remember that it may take time for our e-mail database to be updated.
How does Metre Ideas and Design safeguard personal information?
We and our agents and affiliates use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect credit card data during transmission to our website, and adopt careful internal procedures to safeguard this information in our systems. We require our service providers and vendors to safeguard the privacy of any personal information they handle and to adhere to industry-accepted best practices to safeguard personal information. Users are warned, however, that no method is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. When you create a password and login name, we recommend that you adopt a unique name, combining letters and numbers that will be difficult for others to duplicate or guess. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished, especially when using a shared computer.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Metre Ideas and Design
The Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Updated July 8, 2012