The Wonderzone is the location on the World Wide Web where children can come to find out more about God's Word and how it applies to their lives, as well as play games, have their opinions heard, and interact with specially trained adult "TrailGuides" who will help them from God's Word in a personal yet non-threatening way. All TrailGuides are carefully screened before they are allowed to participate.
The Wonderzone believes in the power of God's Word and we urge both children and their parents to use and enjoy our website.
While we encourage the interactive nature of online media, we strive to educate parents and children about how to appropriately safeguard their privacy when traveling on the Web.
While The Wonderzone is not required by law to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we do believe strongly in doing everything we can to comply with its principles.
We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their children restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know.
At The Wonderzone, it's our policy to create website content that requires minimum collection of information from our visitors. Generally, The Wonderzone limits our collection of information from children to what is known as nonpersonally identifiable information (e.g. screen name, gender, country of residence). This information is collected so children can participate in online activities on The Wonderzone (e.g. complete online discipleship lessons, post messages in the message center, play online games) without giving unnecessary personal information.
The Wonderzone does not condition a child's participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.
Cookies and Log Data Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user's hard drive. Cookies allow websites to "remember" users' activities on a website as well as users' visits to a site. At The Wonderzone, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our website over a given period and to remember user screen names so that the need for multiple log-ins is eliminated. We do not store any personal information in cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information that children submit online when participating in our activities.
You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. Log data collected on web servers both within The Wonderzone's control and under the control of The Wonderzone's third party ad service provider, who is required to maintain such data on a confidential basis, supplies The Wonderzone with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site.
The Wonderzone uses such aggregate information to improve access to our content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many children as possible. We do not link the log data collected to the personal information that children submit online when participating in our activities.
The Wonderzone will take steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child and to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian.
The Wonderzone may provide links to other websites that may have their own information collection practices. 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.