The Adventurous Mailbox created Crameye’s World so kids could continue the adventures started in our adventure series. It was established to offer kids a fun environment where they could explore the world, share their own adventures, interact with our main characters and other kids, as well as to be simply entertained.
As our books and Crameye’s World are geared to kids 8-12 years old, we have taken their safety and privacy very seriously. Following guidelines set out by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we have developed a safe and secure environment that also maintains standards in friendliness and respect of others.
Though The Adventurous Mailbox is established as a Taiwanese company, the owner and many key team members are American, with the rest of our team being European or based in Taiwan. Many on our core team are devoted parents, and as such we have chosen to base our safety and privacy standards on COPPA, the most stringent guidelines, as well as the most familiar, for our customers in the United States.
COPPA is a United States federal law that regulates the online collection, use and disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13. It requires that parents give their consent before personal information is collected online or is publicly disclosed online from or by children under 13 years old. The law also sets out the acceptable ways of determining consent and providing transparency online.
We have designed Crameye’s World so that collection of children’s information is kept to a minimum and is only used when necessary, for example when your child wins a prize or is invited to be a guest author on one of the character’s blogs. The personally identifiable information Crameye’s World collects online (e.g. full name, email, address) will never be posted, released, sold, or distributed to any third party outside of Crameye’s World or The Adventurous Mailbox.
Upon purchase of the adventure series through The Adventurous Mailbox main site, we will collect the name, email, and phone number of the parents. We will also collect your child’s name and address (for shipping purposes) as well as his or her birth date (only if the purchased package includes birthday cards sent from the characters). This information is kept securely and only on our servers.
If adults other than parents or guardians purchase our products as a gift for a child, we will still require an email address for that child’s parents or guardian at point of purchase, and will use that email to complete and confirm registration.
If teachers are making use of Crameye’s World in the classroom, kids will still need a parent’s or guardian’s email address to register and take part in the online community.
As part of the package arriving from abroad, kids will receive an invitation letter with a “secret code” that was generated at purchase. With this, kids can go to Crameye’s World and begin the registration process. The registration process involves the following:
From time to time, Crameye’s World will hold contests and giveaways for prizes. To enter these contests, they will need to use a parent’s email address as they send their solutions or entries to a provided email address. If they win a prize, we will notify them through their parent’s email. At this time, we will also need to collect a child’s name and address for delivery purposes of a prize.
Crameye’s World contains a multitude of content and activities, some of which provide opportunities for children to share information and interact with others. These areas are as follows:
Our forums are set up to give kids an opportunity to share parts of their lives, as well as to ask questions of others. Only their chosen user names will ever be displayed in the forums or on their profile pages. Depending on the forum category, kids will be able to share their adventures, ideas, creative output, advice for others, questions or problems, academic writing, as well as questions for our main characters. Kids will also be able to upload photos of their trips or from their lives.
Our forums are monitored by our staff and approved additional forum monitors (a team made up of parents and grandparents). Every post is reviewed for the following content:
All comments on the character blogs are monitored for the same content in Crameye’s Secret Community BEFORE they are approved for post. For inappropriate content, the same steps outlined for Crameye’s Secret Community will be taken.
Crameye’s World is intended to only be populated by kids whose have been given our adventure series from The Adventurous Mailbox as a gift, or by students using our books and workbooks. There is no way to enter the site without making a purchase. Occasionally, we may provide a visitor account for reviewers, but such accounts are limited in functionality and users are not able to comment in the blogs or forums.
In addition, all of our blogs and forums use the same gateway, and there is no way to enter an individual blog or forum without first coming through our main sign in page.
Upon registration, kids will be directed to review our safety guidelines for making posts. You can view these safety guidelines here. Additionally, at the top of every forum, rules are posted for kids to follow in terms of content and general decency.
Visitors to Crameye’s World will find links to independently owned, controlled and/or managed websites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. While we initially visit and research these sites, we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. Please review the links to determine if they are appropriate for your child. The Adventurous Mailbox cannot be held accountable for material found on these sites.
The Adventurous Mailbox reserves the right to transfer personally identifiable information in the event of a change of ownership to another organization that would continue to run the website in the same manner. Such transfer of data would be necessary to enable the new owner to facilitate log-on for existing members and to fulfill membership benefits.
Not only will we not allow third party advertising on Crameye’s World, but we will also not advertise our own products. We at The Adventurous Mailbox believe that 8 to 12-year-old minds should not be polluted by advertising appeals. We also do not want to give unwanted pressure on their parents.
Your children may hear of newer series being talked about in the forums by other members, or even about some of the cultural gifts available through The Adventurous Mailbox, but the characters themselves will never initiate discussion of them. They will respond to questions about them, however.
Of course! If you no longer want your child to be given access to the site or wish to have individual posts removed, contact us and we will comply to your requests as quickly as possible.
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