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Privacy Policy

Updated: July 20th, 2009

Shidonni Ltd. ("Shidonni") is operated and presented to users in all locations. Shiddonni hereby grants you access to the Public version of the Shidonni's Public version Web Site.
Shidonni respects the privacy of our on-line visitors and recognizes the importance of providing a secure environment for them.
You can visit and use this web site without providing any information about yourself, excluding parent's valid email address which is provided in order to register on the website. We will only collect additional personal information if you have chosen to provide it to us. You should not provide such information if you do not want us to collect it. Except for password authentication, we do not obtain an identifier as to the computer through which you are accessing the web site.
Please note that when you link to other sites from the Shidonni website, this privacy policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities on those other sites.

  1. The Information We Collect

The Shidonni website requires child users to provide a parent's valid email address in order to register on the website. We use the parent's email address in order to send him/her a message in which the parents is asked to confirm the child's registration to the Shidonni website; to notify the parent about our privacy practices; to send the parent communications either about the parent's or the child's Shidonni accounts or about features of our Web site, and for the other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This email address is correlated with the account user name.
When a child registrant acquires a paid membership, we may collect additional personally identifiable information ("PII") from the registrant's parent. The types of PII that may be collected at that time include the parent's full name, email address, and credit card billing information including mailing address. The Shidonni website does not condition a child's participation in an online activity on the child providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for that activity.
We may also request a user name and email address when a user submits a form through the "Contact Us" portion of the Shidonni website so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect the e-mail address for the sole purpose of responding directly on a one-time basis to a specific inquiry.
In addition we collect the child's creations, list of friends (buddies) and the message they send to their friends. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through the messaging function.
For some of our online activities - such as improvement of user experience or our marketing efforts, we may collect user's information that is not personally identifiable.
Finally, we may offer blogs or other Public Forums, as well as other features, but we take measures, including live moderation, so that users will not communicate personal information through these Public Forums. If you use a Public Forum on this website, and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these Public Forums.
Additionally, when visitors come to our site, we may passively collect certain non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the user's IP Address, the web browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, the frequency with which guests visit various parts of our site, and information regarding the Internet service provider, in order to make our site more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to our business. We may collect this non-personally identifiable information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or "cookies." Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.
Finally, if you decide to purchase a membership, we collect financial information as specified below. We do not use this financial information for any purpose other than processing payments to Shidonni. The financial information that you enter to purchase a membership is not stored by Shidonni, but, instead, is retained by our payments processing vendor for the purpose of processing credit card payments made to Shidonni.
Our payment vendors are PayPal and Plimus.
If personal information is not provided to us, then Shidonni may not be able to provide access to certain content and functionality on the Shidonni website, or to provide other information, products or services which may be requested.

  1. How We Use, Disclose, and Store the Information we Collect

In addition to the purposes described in Section 1, we may actively collect and use email addresses and user names to track usage and to ensure users are following the site's Terms of Use. In addition, we may use an email address and user name to ban a user temporarily or permanently from the Shidonni website if that user engages in inappropriate conduct on the site. We may also use email addresses and user names to enable parents to review PII that the children have submitted to the Shidonni website and to provide notification regarding the site, such as any future amendments to this Privacy Policy. We also may use information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.
We may disclose information where we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or where we disclose information to service providers or other group companies who provide support for the operations of our website and who do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose PII in response to a law enforcement agency's or other public agency's (including schools or children services) request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our website, protect the security or integrity of our website, or enable us to take precautions against liability.
If we sell all or part of our business or make a sale or transfer of our assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may transfer PII to a third party as part of that transaction, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

  1. Collection of Information for Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

Our intention is to keep Shidonni free from any sort of direct advertising. In addition, Shidonni will NOT provide any links to Web sites that are unsuitable for children.

  1. Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. When you enter sensitive information, such as your credit card number, or our membership subscription form, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

  1. Financial Information

If you decide to purchase a membership, the parent's full name, email address, credit card billing information including mailing address will be required at the time of purchase. That information is not stored by Shidonni, and, instead, may be collected and stored by our payments processing vendors, , such as PayPal or Plimus, for the purpose of processing payments made to Shidonni. That information is safeguarded with appropriate security, and it will not be used for other purposes. Furthermore, our payments processing vendor has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal and financial information it obtains from the Shidonni website, and only to use this information on our behalf. Our financial institution is bound by all applicable privacy laws relating to the provision of financial services.

  1. Access to Information, and Objection to Information Collection and Retention

Please contact our Privacy Director as provided in Section 7 if you would like to access the PII that we have collected online from you or your child, correct factual errors in such information, request to have this information deleted, or request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect you and your child's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain about you or your child.

  1. Contact Us

If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to or write us:
Shidonni LTD
7 Oppenhaimer St. Science Center Bldg, Science Park, Rehovot, Israel 76701.
Tel: + 972 8 9319966
Fax: + 972 8 9319996
Please be assured that any personal information that you provide in communications to the above e-mail and postal mail addresses will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.

  1. Effective Date

The privacy policy set out above is effective as of July 20, 2009, and applies to all information previously obtained by Shidonni. We reserve the right to change the privacy policy at our sole discretion. Shidonni users will be informed of any such change by us posting a new privacy policy on the Shidonni website and the effective date of any change of privacy policy will be clearly marked. As required by law, we will not use PII in ways that are materially different from the ones described in this Privacy Policy without also providing notification of such practices and obtaining consent to any such different uses. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.