The Adventures of Noodles and Sam Terms and Conditions of Use
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This site is controlled and operated by The Adventures of Noodles and Sam, from its offices within the State of California, United States of America. The Adventures of Noodles and Sam make no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
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The Adventures of Noodles and Sam may change, move or delete portions of, or may add to, this web site from time to time.
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The Adventures of Noodles and Sam makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other web sites, which you may access from this site. When you access a Noodles and Sam web site, please understand that it is independent from The Adventures of Noodles and Sam and that Noodles and Sam has no control over the content on that web site. A link to a non-Noodles and Sam web site does not mean that Noodles and Sam endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such web site.
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You are solely responsible for the content of any comments you make. You agree that no comments submitted by you to this web site will: (i) violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; (ii) be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material or constitute the misappropriation of the trade secrets of any third party; and (iii) disparage the products or services of any third party. You agree not to submit any personal information (other than your email address or user name) through email sent to other users or messages posted on this site by you.
What information does The Adventures of Noodles and Sam collect?
In order to give you the most exciting Internet experience possible, The Adventures of Noodles and Sam may request and/or collect information from you on a voluntary basis when you: (1) register with us; (2) shop at any of our online stores (when available); (3) participate in contests, events or promotions; (4) send questions or comments via e-mail to The Adventures of Noodles and Sam; (5) submit your resume to us online; and/or, (6) fill out online surveys. The requested information may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and home address. The Adventures of Noodles and Sam does NOT sell any collected information to third parties.
If you are under the age of 13, only your parent or guardian can provide any personal information to us for purposes of registration and other online activities. Kids, if you are ever unsure about anything you are seeing on this site, ask your parent or guardian for help. See internet safety below for more information.
The Adventures of Noodles and Sam is committed to protecting your privacy. No private information is required or requested to view our educational content.
When you fill out a form, the personal information you enter is used only to process your order or other request. Rest assured, all your information is kept private. We will never give out your email address and we will not bug you.
Our web servers create normal logs of web page accesses and the IP locations of users. This information is kept private and only used to measure website traffic and improve content
The best form of Online Safety begins at home with you, the parent. We offer you the following tips to keep your child safe on the Internet. The best way to know what your child is doing online is to ask. Whether you ask other parents, an Internet-savvy friend, or your child about how they use the Internet asking the right questions will help you understand what your child is doing online so you can make sure they are making safe online choices.
Questions to ask your child:
- What sites do you visit?
- What do you do on those sites?
- Why do you go to that site?
- How much time do you spend on the site?
- Did you have to register?
- What information did they ask for?
- What information did you give?
- Who are you speaking to online?
Spend time surfing the Web with your child. This is a great way to learn about what types of interactions your child is having online, and with whom.
Once you have an idea of how your child uses the Internet and what is available to them, you can establish online guidelines and rules. Whether it’s setting guidelines about which sites to visit or what’s okay to do online, it is essential to clearly communicate the rules to your child.
Speak often to your child about potential risks and what to do in various situations. Encourage your child to ask questions about situations they run into. Being aware of the risks your child faces, and communicating frequently with your child about these risks, will help develop their judgment and responsibility about Internet usage.
While the Internet offers amazing opportunities for entertainment, education, connectivity, and more, anyone who goes online should understand basic Online Safety. Teaching these basics to your children is essential.
- When asked by friends or strangers, online or offline, never share Account IDs and Passwords.
- Don’t reveal any personal identity information in your Screen Names, such as your birthday, hobbies, hometown or school.
- In any information exchange, like e-mail or chat, never give any personal information about yourself or someone else.
- Don’t share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.
- Never open e-mails that come from unknown sources DELETE them.
- If you receive mean or threatening comments online, don’t respond. Log off and report the activity to your parents.
- Nothing you write on the Web is completely private. Be careful what you write and to whom.
- Never make plans to meet an online “friend” in person.
- WHEN IN DOUBT: Always ask your parents for help. If you’re not sure, log off.
Just as a child may encounter bullying or aggressive behavior from other students in school, they may be subject to bullying online. So-called “cyber bullies” may send harmful and cruel words or images through the Internet or an electronic device such as a cell phone, in order to harass, embarrass, humiliate, and threaten their target. Other forms of bullying include password hacking, identity theft and blackmail. Many kids may be equally likely to become bullies or victims. While some are anonymous, cyber bullies are often kids who are known by a child from their school, camp, community group, or neighborhood.
It is important to talk openly with children about how to handle cyber bullying issues. If your child encounters a form of cyber bullying, remember that bullies thrive on the reactions of their targets. Children should avoid escalating the situation by refraining from responding to the bully. Parents should contact your local authorities if the problem persists. Be sure to save all messages, including dates and time.
Children as young as two are interacting with the Internet from their parents’ laps. As they get older, however, they may begin to venture online by themselves, with as much support and guidance as you can provide. It is up to parents to decide which controls to put in place and when to ease up as children grow and mature in their decision-making. Here are some resources that you can use to shape your child’s Internet usage:
- Many sites have guides for parents. Take a look to make sure that you understand how the sites your child visits approach safety.
- Some sites offer parental controls. Take advantage of parental controls to determine what your child has access to.
- Most browsers have settings that can block Web sites or entire domains. Use these controls to pre-select Web sites children can or cannot visit.
- Research software available that can monitor children’s Internet use.
- Review the privacy policies of your child’s favorite sites to be aware of what kind of information is being collected about your child, and how it is being used.