Why We Collect Information
American Publishers has created a secure website that allows students/participants and other fundraisers to sell magazines to support their school or organization easily. This website enables the fundraiser to easily notify potential buyers of their fundraising efforts. This website also enables purchasers who have been referred by the fundraiser to buy the magazines they select, and the purchases of those buyers will be credited to the fundraiser so that the appropriate school or other organization receives credit for that purchase. In order to provide these services we require some personal information from our users, depending on whether they are fundraisers or purchasers.
How We Collect and Use Information from Students/Participants and Other Fundraisers
We ask for required and optional information when you join American Publishers as a student/participant or member of an organization who is participating in a fundraiser for their school organization.
- Parents First & Last Name if a child is under the age of 13
- Child’s First & Last Name
- E-mail address for child or parent/guardian depending on the age of child
- Teacher’s Last Name
- Assigned School or Fundraising Organization Code
- Your choice of password
American Publishers has many features that let users send electronic greetings and messages to your friends and family to notify them about your fundraising endeavors and to make sure that any purchases they make are credited to your organization. If you want to use those features, you will be asked to provide us with the e-mail address and name of the recipient in order to send your message in a personalized matter to the people you have designated. You do not have to give us that information; however, if you do not, you will not be able to use these simple and convenient features to notify friends and family of your activities.
If you don’t want to use our online features to notify friends and family about your fundraiser, you can still encourage them to make purchases that will benefit your organization. Simply tell them to go to our website www.worldsfinestonlinefundraiser.com/ and ask them to enter the online code that was provided to you by your school or organization.
How we Collect and Use Information from Purchasers
If you are visiting our site to make a purchase, we require certain information in order to fulfill your purchase and to make sure it is credited to the appropriate fundraising organization. This information provided below is used solely to process and deliver any magazine subscriptions or products ordered to support fundraising efforts via this site. This information will be used by American Publishers only and will not be sold to any third parties to be used for any outside marketing initiatives.
Types of information that may be requested are:
- First & Last Name
- Email Address
- Phone number
- Credit Card number, expiration date and security code
We may use your name to customize our site and services.
Information We Collect from Children
Students/participants can access many parts of the Websites and their content and use many of its features without providing us with personal information. Additionally, we strongly encourage students to access the Websites only with their parent or guardian. Some content and features require us to collect certain information, including personal information, from them. In addition, we use certain technologies, such as cookies, to automatically collect information from our users (including children) when they visit or use the Websites.
We only collect as much information about a child as is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in an activity, and we do not condition his or her participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
Information We Collect Directly. We provide students/participants with the ability to create an avatar, which can be based on the participants’s real-world physical attributes. Participants are also provided with an opportunity to record their voice and upload a picture or video to personalize their product program campaign. When students or parent’s sign up, we also collect the child’s first and last name, nickname, grade, and teacher or group, and may combine that information with other information we collect from the student or parent or information about the student’s/participant’s fundraising campaign. We specify whether information is required or optional when we request it.
We enable registered users to communicate with friends and family as part of their fundraising campaign. The nature of these features allows the Girls to disclose information about them to others. Any videos and images of children are visible through American Publishers only to friends and family members whose email addresses you provide, who see your social media postings, or who enter a unique code that you provide to them.
How We Use Your Child's Information
We use the personal information we collect from your child to send fundraising campaign donation solicitations to friends and family and track the results of their fundraising campaign.
We use the information we collect automatically through technology (see Automatic Information Collection) and other non-personal information we collect to improve our Websites and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns and store information about the child's preferences, allowing us to customize the content according to individual interests.
Our Practices for Disclosing Children's Information
We do not share, sell, rent, or transfer children's personal information other than as described in this section. We may disclose aggregated information about many of our users, and information that does not identify any individual. We may disclose children's personal information:
- To third parties we use to support the internal operations of our Websites and who are bound by contractual or other obligations to use the information only for such purpose and to keep the information confidential.
- With schools or organizations as necessary to administer the product program campaign process.
- If we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as to comply with any court order or subpoena or to respond to any government or regulatory request.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of American Publishers, our customers or others, including to:
- protect the safety of a child;
- protect the safety and security of the Websites; or
- enable us to take precautions against liability.
- To law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.
In addition, if American Publishers is involved in a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of American Publishers assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding or event, we may transfer the personal information we have collected or maintain to the buyer or other successor.
Accessing and Correcting Your Child's Personal Information
We request your consent to collection of your child’s personal information at the time of sign up and seek to verify that consent through an email confirmation. At any time, you may review your child's personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information, and/or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using the child's information. You can review, change, or delete your child's personal information by:
- Logging into your account and visiting the dashboard page.
- Contacting Customer Service at www.worldsfinestonlinefundraiser.com/Campaign/Home/Contact. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make corrections.
We may use third party service providers to help us run the activities on our sites. For example, we may use third party services to help us deploy email or to process credit card payments. Those third-party providers are not authorized to use the information they obtain for any purpose other than to fulfill the function which we have asked them to provide.
No Third-Party Advertising
We honor your privacy. Addresses and information provided will not be used for purposes unrelated to the school/organization you are supporting. We will not sell or share your information with other companies. We do not authorize any company to advertise on this site.
Links to Other Sites
We do not link to outside companies or third-party sites. All links contained within this website are pointing to other American Publishers owned web properties.
How We Protect Personal Information
In an effort to prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of collected information, American Publishers has established appropriate electronic, physical, and managerial procedures secure the information we collect online.
Privacy Notice For California Residents
As stated above, American Publishers collects and processes information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual or household (“personal information”) in connection with use of our programs, services, and in connection with purchases of magazines or other products. In some instances, such as student/participant or school/organization fundraising, we may act as a service provider, processing information on behalf of other organizations for their business or commercial needs.
In other instances where we are collecting information directly from students/participants, schools/organizations, other fundraisers, or purchasers, we collect and process the categories of personal information specified bellow. We also may use, share, or disclose these categories of personal information for one or more of the indicated business or commercial purposes.
(A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers)
To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information, such as fulfilling your orders and verifying your information.
To process your requests, purchases, transactions, and payments.
To send administrative information to you, such as about your account or purchases or respond to your inquiries and requests for information.
To communicate with you and inform you about billing, orders, purchases, returns, services, campaigns, programs, and accounts.
To inform you about our services, products, promotions, events, or other promotional purposes.
To improve your experience with our products and services, such as by personalizing your experience with us.
To process rewards, prizes, and donations, as applicable.
To deliver gift cards or gifts to others in accordance with your instructions.
To perform analytics, quality control, and determine the effectiveness of our websites.
To provide you with support, respond to your inquiries, investigate and address your concerns and monitoring and improve our responses.
To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our website, products and services, and properties.
To manage and operate our business, fulfill our legal obligations, and develop our website, products, and services.
To comply with applicable law and legal process.
To detect, prevent, or investigate potential security incidents or fraud.
To facilitate the functionality of our websites.
To enforce our terms and conditions.
As described to you when collecting your personal information.
Categories listed in the California Customer Records statute
(A name, signature, address, telephone number, education, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information.)
(Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.)
Internet or similar network activity
(Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement)
I. Right to Know About Personal Information Collected or Disclosed
You have the right to request that American Publishers disclose to you: (1) the categories of your personal information collected; (2) the categories of sources from which your personal information was collected; (3) the categories of your personal information that were sold or disclosed for a business purpose, if any; (4) the categories of third parties to whom your personal information was sold, if any; (5) the business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling your personal information; and (6) the categories of third parties with whom we share your personal information. You also have the right to request to receive the specific pieces of your personal information collected by American Publishers to the extent such information is maintained by, and available to, American Publishers.
To submit a request, please go to Contact Us or call 1-800-284-9711.
In order to verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information you must verify your identity by matching at least two pieces of Personal Information provided by you during your transactions with us with Personal Information maintained by us, that we have determined to be reliable.
However, if your request involves receiving specific pieces of Personal Information (rather than categories of Personal Information), we must first verify your identity by matching at least three pieces of Personal Information provided by you with Personal Information maintained by either the website operator/retailer or us. Then, you must provide a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose Personal Information is the subject of the request.
We cannot respond to your request to provide any personal information if we cannot verify your identity using the information provided.
In the preceding 12 months, American Publishers has not sold consumer personal information to third parties. American Publishers has disclosed the above categories of consumer personal information, which have been obtained either directly from you, or your contacts (such as friends, colleagues and peers), to the following third parties for a business purpose:
- Service Providers such as Email and cloud service providers, merchant processors, and other third party service providers.
- Magazine publishers for fulfillment of magazine orders
- Product manufacturers and retailers for purpose of fulfilling product and food orders
- Schools and other fundraising organizations and fundraisers
II. Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information
You have the right to request that American Publishers delete personal information that we collected from you as a purchaser and retained, subject to certain exceptions, including the ability to fulfill your orders, and fundraising requests and services, and to comply with our obligations under contract with third parties and/or our contract with you, the fundraiser.
To submit a request, please go to Contact Us or call 1-800-284-9711.
In order to process your request, you must first verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information. If your request relates to non-sensitive information, we can verify your identity by matching at least two data points provided by you with two data points already maintained by us or the third-party retailer with whom we contract with to provide services to you.
However, if your request involves sensitive personal information, we must first verify your identity by matching at least three pieces of Personal Information provided by you with Personal Information maintained by us that we have determined to be reliable. Then, you must provide a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose Personal Information is the subject of the request.
III. Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Privacy Rights
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. This means that, unless permitted by the CCPA, your exercise of these rights will not result in American Publishers: (1) denying you goods or services; (2) charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties; (3) providing you a different level or quality of goods or services; or (4) suggesting that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, please note that we cannot process orders and deliver services if we have to delete certain of your information.
IV. Designating an Authorized Agent
You may use an authorized agent to submit a request to opt-out of the sale of personal information on your behalf if you provide the authorized agent written permission to do so.
If you use an authorized agent to submit a request for additional disclosures described in Section I or a request for deletion described in Section II, he or she must provide their name, email address, phone number, and written permission from you that includes your contact information. We will contact you using the information provided and verify your identity directly with us. We cannot respond to your request to provide additional disclosures or delete any personal information if we cannot verify your identity and the authorized agent’s authority to make the request on your behalf. Written permission is not required if the agent provides proof of power of attorney pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465, or you are submitting the request on behalf of your minor child.
Other California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our online services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please visit worldsfinestonlinefundraiser.com/Campaign/Home/Contact or call 1-800-284-9711.
Contact for More Information
If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies and practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
This privacy notice was last updated on [August 1, 2021]. American Publishers reserves the right to amend this privacy notice at its discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on our website and update the notice’s effective date.