information do we ask for?
A visitor wishing to
sign the MY HERO guestbook or build a hero web page will be asked
for the following information:
first and last name
* city, state and country
* phone number
* email address
* additional information
is possible to use the MY HERO guestbook while only disclosing a minimum
of personal information, such as by giving a first name only, or by
using initials. Providing a phone number, city, email address, and
additional information is optional.
do we use this information?
MY HERO will never sell or share personal
information with third parties. We might use contact information,
such as an email address, for any or all of the following purposes:
1) To contact a writer in order to request further information for
2) To inform the writer of our intent to launch the story;
3) To inform the writer of our intent to feature (publish) the story.
In this case, we award the writer a MY HERO T-Shirt prize and request the writer's mailing address. A school address may be given and it is often the case that MY HERO will send T-Shirt prizes addressed to the student's instructor at the school address.
4) We keep our writer database in a secure file, accessible only
to MY HERO staff members. In the event that a MY HERO television
series is produced, we intend to contact the writer of the stories
we wish to use.
5) To contact teachers and parents with information about materials,
activities, or other things that might be of interest to them.
6) We sometimes use the information for internal purposes, for instance,
to analyze site usage. Furthermore, we will disclose information
we maintain when required to do so by law, for example in response
to a court order or a subpoena, and might disclose information in
response to a law enforcement agency's request.
do we collect information?
We receive information that visitors put into the guestbook entry
or into the online registration or survey forms. Cookies are small
text files that can be placed in visitors' computer browsers to store
their preferences. Cookies are not in use on this site.
about outside links?
www.myhero.com contains screened links to other sites. Those
sites' information practices may be different from ours. Visitors
should consult the other sites' privacy policies because their sites
are not covered by our policy.
information or refusing further collection
At any time, parents may notify MY HERO to request that a child's personal information be deleted, that
names in stories be changed to protect privacy, or to disallow further
collection of information. Your guidance and involvement are essential
to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience.
Voice your questions, comments, or concerns regarding our privacy
policy and/or practices by email: